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Code: bennett silver london 1906
Antique Silver BENNETT Gent's Open Face
Pocket Watch English London 1906
A silver John BENNETT open face pocket watch, hallmarked for London 1906. This pocket watch is made by the famous John Bennett. (See history underneath). This pocket watch is coming with a book from David Rooney who writes an entire chapter about Sit John Bennett.
DIAL: The white enamel dial has black Roman numerals with outer minute divisions. The dial has blued hands and a subsidiary second’s dial at the six.
MOVEMENT: The English fully screwed movement has blued screws. The original Bennett movement is in great condition as it has just been serviced by my watchmaker; however, we cannot guarantee accuracy for an antique watch. The movement is signed: " Sir John Bennett Ltd, 65 Cheapside, London" and numbered: 60703.
CASE: The pocket watch lies in a silver case with a smooth finish. The inner side of the case is hallmarked for silver London 1906 with the casemakers initials WB and numbered: 60703.
Diameter: 50 mm - Total Weight: 102.8 gr
Made in England - 1906.
History: Sir John Bennett, son of watchmaker John Bennett and Elizabeth Sinnock, was born October 10, 1814, in Kent, England. When his father died, he took over the family jewellery and clock making business with the help of his mother. He became very successful and moved from his shop on Stockwell Street in Greenwich to his soon-to-be famous shop in Cheapside, London, in 1847. He became the biggest retailer of Swiss watches. His activities led to the foundation of the British Horological Institute.