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Sir John Bennet

Made in

Swiss Made


Manual Wind


Sterling silver case

Case diameter

Case 31.5 x 29 mm



Bracelet material

Leather strap – made in France




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Sir John Bennet Vintage Watch

SKU: 10257
  • This vintage watch is in very good working condition. Our vintage watches have been serviced by a professional watch expert. Due to the age of this watch, Watch Again Watches does not guarantee that this watch is waterproof or water resistant. We recommend that you do not place any vintage watch in water as it may damage the mechanism and/or bring condensation inside the watch.


    Vintage watches also have to be well taken care of and serviced to maintain its proper functioning. We have done our best to offer you a Vintage watch in excellent condition that will be enjoyed by you for years to come. You are welcome to contact us for more information on any watch we sell.

    • Very Rare Vintage Watch in good working condition
    • English Brand
    • Ref #191433
    • 15 jewels
    • Breguet numbers
    • Blue hands
    • Stamped case


    John Bennett (1814 – 1897) was one of the most controversial characters in British horology and, in many aspects one of the most advanced. He was educated to become a pastor, but after the death of his father he entered the family antique clock and watch business, which was established by his grandfather in Greenwich. He was one of a small number of British watchmakers who saw the need for modernization of the current methods of manufacturing he employed many machine tools and lectured about them, advocating Swiss production methods and interchangeability of parts, which put him in conflict with many of his colleagues.


    It was even said that the establishment of the British Horological Institute was designed to protect decent watchmakers from “new brooms” like Bennett. He was probably the first British watchmaker to employ modern methods of business with lavish advertising and with use of political influence. In 1872 he received a knighthood. Bennett took part in many World Exhibits and received many awards and prizes. He became a Maker to the Royal Observatory, to the Admiralty and to the Queen. After his retirement in 1889 the firm became a limited company producing in the Bennett tradition until 1940.

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