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Why We Love It
While Benrus produced a ton of military grade watches back in the 60s and 70s, they also excelled at making attractive dress pieces.
While most dress pieces from this era were cased in stainless steel, this little curiosity made from 14k White Gold. Distinct fancy lugs and applied gold indices give the watch character while remaining understated. At 32mm, the case is extremely thin and will wear comfortably under a sweater or shirt cuff.
Fitted on a black lizard strap, this Benrus would be perfect for an unexpected daily wear or paired with your finest tuxedo.
The Benrus Watch Company, founded in New York City, quickly became one of America's iconic watch brands. With large assembly efforts in the United States, and a case factory in Waterbury, CT, Benrus was an honest-to-goodness American watch. The company went bankrupt in 1971 because of the Quartz Crisis, but for many years, Benrus was the second largest American watch company after Hamilton.
While Benrus is probably most famous for its defense-contracted GI watches that they produced for troops during the 60s, it was during the 1940s that Benrus produced some of their best watches.
14k White Gold case is approximately 32mm (excluding the crown). Calibre 23J manually-winding movement. Circa 1950s .
Overall Condition: The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light wear consistent with age and use. Non luminous glossy black dial is in excellent condition with printed Arabic numerals, applied dart indices and steel handset. Unsigned crown.
Includes black lizard strap with steel pin buckle.
Analog/Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
We back each Analog/Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states. We are happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
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