WWII era Benrus
WWII era Benrus
Three quarters view of Affordable vintage luxury watch with gold case and tropical dial made by Benrus
Side view of Affordable vintage luxury watch with gold case and tropical dial made by Benrus
Back of Affordable vintage luxury watch with gold case and tropical dial made by Benrus with engraved caseback
Three quarters view of Affordable vintage luxury watch with gold case and tropical dial made by Benrus

WWII era Benrus

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The Jawdropper

Sometimes a description is necessary - other times, the watch sells itself. This watch truly needs no description. Just look at the dial. I can probably count on two hands the number of times that I have seen such a stunning tropical dial - and the ones that I’m thinking of cost about as much as a small house. Dials like this started out black; over time, harsh solar rays, probably from a long vacation the watch took to the tropics, and just the right amount of water intrusion faded the dial’s lacquer to the gorgeous brown tones you see today. The wonderfully preserved case and original Benrus signed crown are just icing on the cake.

The Specifics

Decade: 1940s
Case size: 34mm
Lug size: 18mm
Movement: Manual wind
Country of manufacture: Switzerland

What To Know

All of our watches keep good vintage time (within a few minutes per day) and have to meet a high standard of condition, both mechanically and aesthetically, to be included in our inventory. These watches are several decades old, and wear the battle scars of their many years of service with pride, giving each one its own unique character. Each watch is one of a kind, and once this one is sold there will never be another one exactly like it. 

Three quarters view of Affordable vintage luxury watch with gold case and tropical dial made by Benrus
Side view of Affordable vintage luxury watch with gold case and tropical dial made by Benrus
Back of Affordable vintage luxury watch with gold case and tropical dial made by Benrus with engraved caseback