Benrus is one of the Magnificent Seven American Watch Brands ( the others were Elgin, Gruen, Hamilton Bulova Waltham and Helbros) that graced the wrists of consumers from the 1920's till the late 1970's and then were swallowed up by large Swiss or Japanese Corps, or the brands were trashed as makers of cheap quartz watches.
Benrus was founded in 1921 in New York City, whilst importing parts from Switzerland the watches were designed and assembled in New York. Benrus also had a great reputation with the military and American soldiers wore these watches from WW2 to Vietnam.

This Model is a beautiful 1950's Gents Dress Watch, the case is 10k Yellow Gold Filled and is in good condition barely any scratches but a very small dent on the back of the case, the dial shows almost no signs of wear the numerals and batons clearly readable.

 

Inside the case there is a Swiss 17 Jewel Lever movement Model BB4 and signed Benrus Watch Co.Inc.

Cosmetically overall in good condition and is running well.

Benrus Gents Dress Watch 1950’s

£185.00Price