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Pocket Watch - Western Clock Co., 'Westclox Pocket Ben', 1927 Object Reg. No: ST 017704

Gents pocket watch, nickel plated case, 'Westclox Pocket Ben', Western Clock Co., La Salle, Illinois, 1927. This example made by Westclox in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

The Pocket Ben was first introduced in 1919.
Nickel plated case, seconds hand, open face and paper dial.

Stem and button wound spring; lever escapement.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Askew, 1928
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 15 mm (Height), 50 mm (Width), 60 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: pocket watches, american made westclox pocket ben, horology
Themes this item is part of: John Askew, Clock & Watch Collector (1890-1945), Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: united states of america
Inscriptions: Marked 'Patented Dec. 1, 1925, Patents Pdg.' and on dial 'Westclox Pocket Ben'.
Manufacturer: Western Clock Co, La Salle, Illinois, United States of America, 1927


Carolyn Posted on 28 Nov 2009 4:25 AM
What would this watch be worth today?
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Dec 2009 10:18 AM
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Bob Spagnolo Posted on 27 Dec 2009 5:11 AM
Hello, I have a few old pocket watches from my gradfather that are in good condition. A couple of them I can open becasuse they are hinged cases. It appears that a couple of the others have screw on cases but I can't seem to open them. Any suggestions?
Discovery Centre Posted on 28 Dec 2009 10:31 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Bob, thank you for your enquiry. We suggest contacting an antique dealer who specialises in pocket watches. There are a number of these in Melbourne. You may also wish to contact the Australian Antiquarian Horological Society at this website: http://www.clockandwatchclub.com/default.htm
Judith Gunstone Posted on 26 Feb 2010 7:15 AM
very interesting
Greg Biglands Posted on 20 Feb 2015 11:58 AM
I own one of these watches & according to "clockhistory.com" it is a "style 4" Pocket Ben made from 1933 to 1942. Can you confirm it's age? I would be happy if it was older than I thought it was.

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