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SORRY SOLD Half Hunter Solid
Silver watch retailed by Sir
John Bennett of Cheapside London. JB was a major retailer of watches
and an important figure in London. He was a Councillor and became Sheriff
of London in 1871. He was knighted the following year. It is also said that
his activities in the trade led to the formation of the British Horological
Institute.The watch itself has a nicely jewelled three quarter plate English
Lever movement, signed SirJohn Bennett Ltd. It is pin set and button wind.
The movement is housed in a substantial solid silver case, signed TRA. thought
to be TR Arrnott. Hallmarked London 1912. A
very collectable piece priced at £250.
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