Westclox Pocket Ben Pocket Watch 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 Pocket Watch 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
History of the Pocket Ben Pocket Watch
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."