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John Bennett 1872 Pocket Watch


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I bought this as a non-runner. Apart from not working, it's in good condition and the movement number matches the case, so I think it will be worth getting fixed. London hallmark dates to 1872, if I'm reading it right. Can't make out the maker's mark though, which is irritating. Any thoughts? :)

Bennett dial

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Bennett hallmarks 2

Maker to the Royal Observatory.

Bennett coverBennett movement

 

I've already got two Sir John Bennett Ltd wristwatches, so this seemed like the next logical development.

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My best guess, discounting similar marks registered in the 18th century, would be John Hammon (IH), 11 Seckforde St, Clerkenwell, London.

It would appear from a quick search on the net, there are plenty of references to marriages between the families of Bennett & Hammon, quoted as being in the profession of watch/case making.

It was common, both here & in Europe, that marriages would occur between watchmaking families.  No real surprise as families usually met & mixed within the same social circles.

 

Nice timepiece BTW, well worth fettling, IMHO!
 

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1 hour ago, Karrusel said:


My best guess, discounting similar marks registered in the 18th century, would be John Hammon (IH), 11 Seckforde St, Clerkenwell, London.

It would appear from a quick search on the net, there are plenty of references to marriages between the families of Bennett & Hammon, quoted as being in the profession of watch/case making.

It was common, both here & in Europe, that marriages would occur between watchmaking families.  No real surprise as families usually met & mixed within the same social circles.

 

Nice timepiece BTW, well worth fettling, IMHO!
 

:thumbsup:

 

Thank you, that makes sense and I couldn't make it out at all.

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5 hours ago, spinynorman said:

I bought this as a non-runner. Apart from not working, it's in good condition and the movement number matches the case, so I think it will be worth getting fixed. London hallmark dates to 1872, if I'm reading it right. Can't make out the maker's mark though, which is irritating. Any thoughts? :)

Bennett dial

Hallmarks

Bennett hallmarks 2

Maker to the Royal Observatory.

Bennett coverBennett movement

 

I've already got two Sir John Bennett Ltd wristwatches, so this seemed like the next logical development.

Cant wait to see the result, following.........

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