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Movement – the gilt ¾ plate movement has a lever escapement and is jewelled to the centre. The movement is signed “J W Benson62 and 64 Ludgate Hill, London, By Warrant to H.M. The Late Queen Victoria, Swiss Made”. The movement is in 100% mint condition.
Case – the movement comes in a Swiss silver open face case, which has a hinged inner, back and bezel. The case is stamped JWB Ltd. The inner cover has the following inscription:
“UPW. Presented to T. Funnell by his comrades at Sth Lambeth on his retirement, 1922”
UPS stands for the Union of Post Office Workers.
The case has a smooth plain finish and is in 95% mint condition – ultra clean
Dial – the white enamel dial has a full set of blue steel hands and is signed “J W Benson, London, Swiss Made”. The dial is in 99% mint condition – tiny marks only
The watch has a mineral glass
The watch comes in a fine example of a fitted J W Benson box with the full logo and address details on the inside of the lid. The box has gold tooling on the lid and is lined inside with cream silk and blue velvet. The box is in excellent condition