An original gold pocket watch made by Sir John Bennett Watchmakers and Goldsmiths, circa 1892. It is in great condition, comes with a case and box, and is inscribed with a message from a father to his child: “From Papa to Dear May – 15th Sept 1892”. the watch (without the casings) weights 43.5g and is approximately 38mm wide.
Sir John Bennett was a well-known and respected watchmaker in London. He passed away in 1897 and made some fabulous antique watches that have been sold for thousands. Not only was he a watchmaker, but he was a politician as well as sheriff to London and Middlesex in 1872.