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Antique J W. Benson The Ludgate Double Albert Chain, Fob and Display Stand


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Antique J W. Benson The Ludgate Double Albert Chain, Fob and Display Stand  

  • J W.BENSON “THE LUDGATE” WATCH (circa 1886)
  • Double Albert Chain set with matching hallmarks T-bar and two clasps
  • Display stand and dome

     One year guarantee

     Fast and Free delivery

The Watch:

THE LUDGATE WATCH (circa 1886)

James Walter Benson ‘By Warrant to H M the Queen’ was one of Victorian London’s most prestigious watch making and watch retailing firm; the prestige jewellers most famous three watches are:

The lowest grade being the “The Field”, the intermediate “The Bank” and The top grade “The Ludgate”, as key set models;

A great iconic watch, becoming rarer by the day especially in this Condition

Keeping excellent time and runs just over 30 hours, serviced September 2016

The movement is very clean with original shine, in great condition and with original key

127.3 grams solid silver case fully hallmarked for the London assay office with the letter (L) for the year 1886 with the case makers mark “J.W.B, Ludgate Hill, London”.

Just one small ding on the side hardly visible

The Dial is in excellent condition original porcelain example

The crystal is made from thick mineral glass, little wear, very good original example

Dimensions: The watch is 2 inches excluding the bow; weighs 127.3 grams

The Double Albert Chain Set (Chain set circa 1924; Fob medal circa 1963)

Beautiful antique solid silver double Albert chain set, all Chain, T Bar and the two Clasp are the originals and have the same hallmarks for Birmingham and the letter Z for the year 1924. All links are individually hallmarked.

The Fob: Solid Silver never been engraved; the front with vacant cartouche and the back is blank, ready for engraving on both sides if you wish. Circa 1963

All pieces are in excellent condition; total weight 40 grams

The Display Stand and Dome:

Custom made using quality materials, strong traditional design; handmade solid wood and solid brass blank plaque ready for engraving.

Comes with solid brass knobs, real leather padding and clear hand blown glass dome; Height 17 cm, Base radiance 11.5 cm.


All our pocket watches are serviced and come with one year guarantee to; to service a pocket watch can cost you approx £90 to £150 and much more if parts are to be replaced.  Not many horologist do offer one year guarantee which is very important in my opinion, especially when you are buying an antique pocket watch relying on a mechanism built over 100 years ago which needs to be serviced, maintained and in full working order to be considered as a good investment.

One year Guaranty starting from the date of purchase 

Free Delivery Royal Mail Express 24 fast and secure delivery.

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