VINTAGE 1936 9KT GOLD J.W. BENSON WATCH CYMA 335 72 HOUR POWER RESERVE MOVEMENT WITH ORIGINAL BOX

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VINTAGE 1936 9KT GOLD J.W. BENSON WATCH CYMA 335 72 HOUR POWER RESERVE MOVEMENT WITH ORIGINAL BOX

VINTAGE 1936 9KT GOLD J.W. BENSON WATCH ‘CYMA 335’ 72 HOUR POWER RESERVE MOVEMENT ORIGINAL BOX.
THIS FABULOUS GENTLEMEN’S ART-DECO INSPIRED WATCH WAS RETAILED BY THE PRESTIGIOUS JEWELLER AND WATCH-MAKER J.W. BENSON IN 1936 AND IS OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY.
HOUSING THE VERY RARE CYMA / TAVANNES CALIBRE 335 MOVEMENT WITH 72 HOUR POWER RESERVE, THE ONLY ONE OF IT’S KIND AND VERY UNUSUAL TO FIND.
THE WATCH IS IN 100% UN-TOUCHED ORIGINAL CONDITION, WE HAVE ONLY FITTED A NEW STRAP THAT IS ALL.
THE LARGE 9KT GOLD CASE WITH HINGED BACK IS IN THE CLASSIC ‘TANK’ STYLE, WITH FACETED SIDES AND SHOULDERS. THE FIXED STRAP LUGS EACH HAVE TINY 9KT GOLD HALLMARKS AND THE BACK IS CURVED TO THE SHAPE OF THE WRIST. THERE IS A NICE CLEAR 9KT HALLMARK ON THE SIDE OF THE CASE. THE INSIDE CASE BACK IS STAMPED WITH BIRMINGHAM HALLMARKS FOR 1936 AND INDIVIDUALLY SERIAL NUMBERED, ALONG WITH THE CASE MAKERS MARK A.L.D. (DENNISON) AND ’MADE IN ENGLAND’ STAMP.
THE ORIGINAL GLASS CRYSTAL IS STILL PRESENT, NOT REPLACED WITH A PLASTIC ONE AS THEY USUALLY HAVE. MEASURING 20.5mm ACROSS, NOT INCLUDING THE CROWN AND 38mm TIP-TO-TIP. THE CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, WITH NO DINGS OR SERIOUS SCRATCHES AND NICE SHARP EDGES STILL TO THE SHOULDERS. THE HINGE IS VERY SECURE STILL, SNAPPING THE BACK CLOSED FIRMLY AS IT SHOULD.
THE ORIGINAL SILVERED DIAL IS VERY, VERY NICE INDEED. SIMPLY SIGNED ’J.W. BENSON – LONDON’ WITH SUBSIDIARY SECONDS AND VERY UNUSUAL ELABORATE HANDS.
THE MOVEMENT IS EXCEPTIONAL, OF HIGHLY UNUSUAL DESIGN WITH A VERY LARGE BARREL AND TWIN PLATES. THE FINISH OF THE MOVEMENT IS BEAUTIFUL, WITH GOLD JEWEL SETTINGS, GENEVA STRIPES AND INDIVIDUAL SERIAL NUMBER. THE ORIGINAL WINDING CROWN IS STILL PRESENT AND IN PERFECT CONDITION WITH NO WEAR.
THE WATCH WORKS FAULTLESSLY AND KEEPS VERY GOOD TIME, WINDING AND SETTING CORRECTLY ALSO AS IT SHOULD. RETAINING THE ORIGINAL J.W. BENSON PRESENTATION BOX WHICH IT HAS PROBABLY SPENT MOST OF IT’S LIFE STORED IN. THIS IS A RARE WATCH, OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY AND ONE WHICH WOULD HAVE COST A PRETTY PENNY WHEN NEW. WE HAVE FITTED A NEW QUALITY ALLIGATOR-GRAIN STRAP TO THIS SUPER 9KT GOLD WATCH.