Westclox Pocket Ben Style Series

The Pocket Ben pocket watch was introduced in 1915, and made in a series of styles up to ca. 1990.

There are 10 styles in the Westclox Pocket Ben Style Series

Westclox Pocket Ben Style 1

Characteristics:

Round bow

Dates made:

1915 - 1927
Westclox Pocket Ben Style 1a

Characteristics:

Oval bow and pendant.

Dates made:

1927 - 1929
Westclox Pocket Ben Style 2

Characteristics:

Oval bow, oval pendant, silver-plated metal dial.

Dates made:

1929 - 1931
Westclox Pocket Ben Style 2a

Characteristics:

Oval bow, rectangular pendant, silver-plated metal dial.

Dates made:

1931 - 1932
Westclox Pocket Ben Style 3

Characteristics:

Silver-plated dial with circular rings in center.

Dates made:

1932 - 1933
Westclox Pocket Ben Style 4

Characteristics:

Two-toned dial with silver center. Note: The center often appears to be gold (instead of silver) due to yellowing of the crystal.

Dates made:

1933 - 1942
Westclox Pocket Ben Style 5

Characteristics:

Plain silver plated dial or black luminous dial

Dates made:

1946 - 1960
Westclox Pocket Ben Style 6

Characteristics:

Round top bow, Dauphine style hands (small or sweep second hand)

Dates made:

1960 - 1980+
Westclox Pocket Ben Lighted Dial

Characteristics:

Push button at bottom to turn on light.

Dates made:

1967 - 1969
Westclox Pocket Ben Pocket Ben 1990

Characteristics:

Trapezoidal bow, dauphine hands

Dates made:

ca. 1990

History

The trademark Pocket Ben was issued to Western Clock Co. on October 19, 1915, no. 106,385. The registration contains the statement "The trade-mark has been continuously used in our business since February 25, 1915."

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