Jump to content
  • Sign Up to reply and join the friendliest Watch Forum on the web. Stick around, get to 100 posts and be a member for 365 days and gain access to your full profile and additional features such as a personal messaging system, chat room and the sales forum PLUS the chance to enter our regular giveaways.

JW Benson Serial Number Catalog / Information


Recommended Posts

I recently found a JW Benson pocket watch in the belongings of my late father. Upon opening it I found some engravings and a serial number (400152). THe other marks are in the center of the back plate -- a 9 in a diamond in the center and 375 in a rectangle stamped below the diamond. There are two other marks on either side of the diamond but I need a stronger magnifying device.  The face has JW Benson written on it and below the seond hand dial (inset in the face is written Swiss made)If anyone can help direct me to an online resource that could help or provide any information, I would greatly appreciate it. The numbers are calligraphic alpha numeric. 

 

Thank you for your consideration, time and expdertise.

 

Tim Rodgers

Alberta Canada 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 28/07/2021 at 21:46, TPSRodgers said:

I recently found a JW Benson pocket watch in the belongings of my late father. Upon opening it I found some engravings and a serial number (400152). THe other marks are in the center of the back plate -- a 9 in a diamond in the center and 375 in a rectangle stamped below the diamond. There are two other marks on either side of the diamond but I need a stronger magnifying device.  The face has JW Benson written on it and below the seond hand dial (inset in the face is written Swiss made)If anyone can help direct me to an online resource that could help or provide any information, I would greatly appreciate it. The numbers are calligraphic alpha numeric. 

 

Thank you for your consideration, time and expdertise.

 

Tim Rodgers

Alberta Canada 

On JW Benson, Wikipedia is a good start. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_William_Benson

You're very unlikely to be able to get any information from the serial number. The other marks you can see are hallmarks, which are useful for identifying the case. The ones you describe relate to the purity of the metal (silver?) and the others should tell you where it was assayed, the year and the maker. We can help if you post clear photographs, or use this online resource. https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/index.htm  Start with Hallmark Identification, then go to Makers Marks.

Then you need to open the case and look at the movement. Again, we may be able to help identify it from clear photographs.

You can post links to your pictures if you have them hosted elsewhere, or use the gallery here, which is free for two weeks.

https://thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?/subscriptions/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...