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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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