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
Oval bow and pendant.
1927 - 1929
Oval bow, oval pendant, silver-plated metal dial.
1929 - 1931
Oval bow, rectangular pendant, silver-plated metal dial.
1931 - 1932
Silver-plated dial with circular rings in center.
1932 - 1933
Two-toned dial with silver center. Note: The center often appears to be gold (instead of silver) due to yellowing of the crystal.
1933 - 1942
Plain silver plated dial or black luminous dial
1946 - 1960
Round top bow, Dauphine style hands (small or sweep second hand)
1960 - 1980+
Push button at bottom to turn on light.
1967 - 1969
Trapezoidal bow, dauphine hands
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."