J W Benson Swiss silver (935) men’s half hunter pocket watch c1901. 935 silver, better than UK Sterling of 925, 5cm (50mm) across the case, a Swiss silver case by J W Benson. The case is in good condition, some slight marks commensurate with age, no major scratches, only minor marks and light scratches inside covers, only minor dings and dents. Has a royal warrant to her majesty the late Queen Victoria etched onto the dust cover.


Lever set, at IIII (4 O'clock) position at dial. (Pull lever out, set time, return lever)


The front cover pops open with a depression of the crown, as it should, covers open to 90 degrees, black Roman Numerals around front window, mineral glass crystal in front window in great condition. All hinges are good.


Mineral glass main crystal in perfect condition.


The dial is bright and clean, no cracks or chips. Black Roman Numerals that match the style of the front cover numbers. Blued steel hands + sub seconds hand. Swiss 15 jewel movement. Fully serviced including modern alloy "unbreakable" mainspring. 


Great for wedding, graduation, retirement, Christmas, Fathers day or birthday present. Running well and keeping good time.


Presented in a fitted, velvet, brass edged pocket watch box in black.


Servicing is defined as the piece being disassembled, cleaned, inspected and adjusted if necessary. It is then re-assembled and correctly oiled, timed for accuracy and adjusted if required. The mainspring will be replaced and the piece will be bench-tested for at least one day.



I restore all of my watches to a fully working condition. It is my aim to provide a watch that is not only running but working to a usable state. My watches can be worn and used for their intended purpose on a daily basis. The time keeping should certainly be within +- 5 minuted per 24 hours but I aim for +-3 or better. I do offer guarantees, the details of which can be found on my website for Time Pocket Watches. I have many years experience and a vast catalogue of Waltham spares and parts.



My highly detailed photographs show the watch in detail, this level of detail is not normally seen by the naked eye. The watch will look even better in real life.

Antique Swiss 935 Silver J W Benson Half Hunter Pocket Watch


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