Westclox Wrist Ben Style Series

Westclox introduced “Wrist Ben,” their first wrist watch, in 1936, and a modified version in 1939. New Wrist Ben (curved to fit the wrist), was introduced in 1950. The above cases are tonneau shaped.

In 1956 the Wrist Ben was redesigned as a round watch.

Only the 1950 model (style 3) says "Wrist Ben" on the dial, the others say just "Westclox".

There are 6 styles in the Westclox Wrist Ben Style Series

Westclox Wrist Ben Style 1

Characteristics:

Chrome art deco case, round time track, dial says "Westclox" but not "Wrist Ben". Flat back.

Dates made:

1936 - 1939
Westclox Wrist Ben Style 2

Characteristics:

Chrome art deco case, tonneau shaped time track, dial says "Westclox" but not "Wrist Ben". Curved back.

Dates made:

1939 - 1942
Westclox Wrist Ben Style 3

Characteristics:

Chrome case, rectangular with curved sides.

Dates made:

1950 - 1954
Westclox Wrist Ben Style 4

Characteristics:

Round case, says "Westclox" but not "Wrist Ben"

Dates made:

1956 - 1958
Westclox Wrist Ben Style 4a

Characteristics:

Round case, waterproof, arrow tipped sweep second hand

Dates made:

1957 - 1959
Westclox Wrist Ben Style 5

Characteristics:

Round case, dauphine hands, more streamlined than style 4

Dates made:

1960+

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