Often when things are complicated, it means more stress and more effort, but in the end, it's worth it. This same idea holds true for complicated vintage wristwatches who craftsmen created timepieces that transcend art and talent. When it comes to vintage wristwatches, the highest realms of respect and value are often reserved for watches that do much more than merely tell time.
The Benrus Swiss wristwatch featured in today's offering is an example of this phenomenon - and available within a price range that is not exclusive.
Equipped with complications that display the day of the week unusually in an aperture by 12 and the date using a hand, our favorite method for showing a date, it's a fine display of precision to be enjoyed on the wrist. The date quick-sets by repeatedly pushing the crown.
As a small 30mm mens midsize, it is well-suited for anyone with smaller wrists.
But what is most impressive about this watch is its incredible condition. It is near new old stock. The case has never been polished, and the dial is gorgeous!
Our watchmaker has just given the movement its first servicing since leaving the factory. It is running strong and true. And for the final touch we have installed a new genuine crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Benrus is an American watch icon. They were a New York based watch company who produced the vast majority of their movements in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the epicenter of Swiss watchmaker. They grew to become the third largest American watch company after Hamilton and Bulova, and the World War II years were especially good for the company as they were chosen to produce watches for the U.S. Military as well as timing devices for bombs and set up their even greater success in the years that followed the war.
Country of origin: Switzerland - made for the U.S. market
Year sold: c. 1950's
Case no.: 758,591
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Day, Quick-Setting Date, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Small mens midsize
Case material: 10K Gold filled and stainless steel
Case condition: Near new old stock with signs of light handling wear
Dimensions: 30mm diameter (excluding crown), 37mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, gold Arabic indexes, outer graduation for date, window for day, original, like new old stock
Hands: Original, gold feuilles
Movement type: Signed Benrus, based on ETA 930 mechanism, 41 hour power reserve, 17 jewels, rhodium plated
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of other bands.
Band width: 16mm
Serviced: Yes, just received its first cleaning and oiling since leaving the factory.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.