BENRUS TYPE II A 1978 MILITARY ISSUE 600M TOOL DIVER AUTOMATIC VINTAGE 41MM NICEBenrus
For auction is one of the most original, best condition Benrus Type II watches offered anywhere for sale. The Benrus Type II was a 600M dive watch with a one-piece case, a screwed down crown and a screwed in high dome plexiglass crystal. The Type II was made between 1973 and 1980. They were only issued to the best of the best, Navy SEALs and UDT divers. They were some of the most rugged, modern-wearing watches that were used in the US Military. Due to its rarity, large size (42 without crown, 45mm with crown), use of automatic Swiss movements and good looks, good Type II’s are becoming harder to find. This particular example is unmolested and excellent. The high dome crystal has minor crazing and the bezel insert has a slight chip at 9:00 but the case is in excellent unpolished condition. The impossible-to-find original dimpled crown screws down and the dial and hands are great, with a creamy patina on the lume. The Benrus-signed ETA automatic movement was recently serviced and runs great. If you don’t own the best of the US military watches, you should jump on this one. Also a great birth year watch if you have a friend who was born in February of 1978.
Ref #: Mil-W-50717 X7954
Diameter: 41 mm w/out crown, 43 mm w/crown, 47 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 20 mm at the lugs tapering to 20 mm (will take a 20 mm strap)
Height: 15 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: 600 meter
Gram Weight: 86 grams
Movement: ETA automatic
Crystal: DOMED acrylic original
Strap/Bracelet: Generic NATO
Case: 1-piece STAINLESS STEEL case with the original Parkerized finish is in excellent condition. Bezel is original, with minor wear at 9:00. Original crown is in perfect shape and screws down.
Dial: 12/24 hour Military dial is mint, with creamy lume on the triangular hour plots. The hands are untouched original and match the dial perfectly
Condition: 80% (8.0 of 10) nice original vintage condition running well
Box/Papers: Watch only
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