ROTHERHAMS No 279175, for Sir John BENNETT Ltd, London


£ 2,745.00

Fine gold half-hunter cased watch in lovely original condition, with chain and box.

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Slim 18ct gold double back case hallmarked 1921, casemakers R&S (Rotherham & Son). Rotherham's three-quarter plate 'super grade' movement, jewelled to the 3rd with cap jewels on balance, lever and escape, with their distinctive conjoined gold setting for the escape and lever jewels. Single-roller detached lever escapement. Compensation balance, balance-spring with overcoil. Signed enamel dial in perfect condition, with the original Rotherham's distinctive blued-steel hands. 49mm diameter and only 13 mm deep including the cover. Together with 18ct gold chain weighing 25 grams, in the original silk and velvet  lined Sir John Bennettbox.

NB: The watch is shown in the box with what I believe is an original Sir John Bennett supplied 18ct single Albert chain with dog clip and a ring bolt on the short drop. The makers mark is indistinct but it came with the watch and is a perfect match both in colour and weight.

Sir John Bennett Limited 'Founded in the Reign of George II,' one of the leading London retailers in the second half of the 19th and first quarter of the 20th centuries, with shops at 65 Cheapside and 105 Regent Street at this date.

Rotherham & Sons Ltd, 27 Spon Street, Coventry, the UK's premier post war manufacturer of top quality machine-made watches, both pocket and wrist. Their watches and movements were retailed by many famous English and its Empire based firms.

Case joints and bow still tight and the covers without previous engraving or monogram, the watch and chain showing almost no signs of use. Serviced and guaranteed. Please note that if the chain is not wanted, the watch is available at a price of £1,745