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Benrus Square Shape Gold Electroplate Watch, 1960s

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Benrus Square Shape Gold Electroplate Watch, 1960s

Lot 0007 Details

Description
  • Watch: Benrus Square Shape Gold Electroplate Watch
  • Origin: Swiss
  • Date: 1960's
  • Movement: Mechanical, hand winding
  • Case Metal: 20 micron gold electroplate
  • Case Size: 33mm
  • Strap/Bracelet Type: Genuine calfskin leather
  • Bracelet Length: 7.5 inches

    The Benrus Watch Company was founded in New York City in 1921 by Benjamin, Ralph, and Oscar Lazarus. Benrus made a wide variety of mechanical, self-winding, and digital watches. Two of its most famous models were the "Sky Chief" and the "Dial-O-Rama". The "Sky Chief" was a multi-function pilot's watch with day, date, and stop watch features that is highly prized by collectors, usually selling in the $500 - $1,200 range (2012 dollars). The "Sky Chief" was assembled with either a Valjoux or Venus movement that was purchased by Benrus. The "Dial-O-Rama" is also known as a "jump-hour" - a transition from a sweep hand to a mechanical/digital watch. Benrus also made Vietnam-era military watches with a "hack feature," as well as divers' watches. The military watches seem to often be later counterfeited or "reissued." Benrus watches come in a wide variety of body shapes, including circular, tank (square), rectangular and curved. They were typically made out of steel, gold or gold fill.

    NOTE: This item will not be shipped until March 1st.

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Jasper52 will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

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  • Location: This item ships from New York

    Authenticity:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. Please contact us if there is a misrepresentation so that the item can be returned.

    Your purchase is protected:
    In the rare event that your purchase from this auction does not meet your expectations, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. If the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, U.S. buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
    Working condition, but requires servicing for everyday where. All functioning movement parts are in working order, nothing rusty or damaged, but watch has not been serviced in many years.
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    Benrus Square Shape Gold Electroplate Watch, 1960s

    Estimate $200 - $250
    Feb 26, 2017
    Starting Price $1
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    Lot 0007 Details

    Description
    ...
  • Watch: Benrus Square Shape Gold Electroplate Watch
  • Origin: Swiss
  • Date: 1960's
  • Movement: Mechanical, hand winding
  • Case Metal: 20 micron gold electroplate
  • Case Size: 33mm
  • Strap/Bracelet Type: Genuine calfskin leather
  • Bracelet Length: 7.5 inches

    The Benrus Watch Company was founded in New York City in 1921 by Benjamin, Ralph, and Oscar Lazarus. Benrus made a wide variety of mechanical, self-winding, and digital watches. Two of its most famous models were the "Sky Chief" and the "Dial-O-Rama". The "Sky Chief" was a multi-function pilot's watch with day, date, and stop watch features that is highly prized by collectors, usually selling in the $500 - $1,200 range (2012 dollars). The "Sky Chief" was assembled with either a Valjoux or Venus movement that was purchased by Benrus. The "Dial-O-Rama" is also known as a "jump-hour" - a transition from a sweep hand to a mechanical/digital watch. Benrus also made Vietnam-era military watches with a "hack feature," as well as divers' watches. The military watches seem to often be later counterfeited or "reissued." Benrus watches come in a wide variety of body shapes, including circular, tank (square), rectangular and curved. They were typically made out of steel, gold or gold fill.

    NOTE: This item will not be shipped until March 1st.

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Jasper52 will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Free shipping to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from New York

    Authenticity:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. Please contact us if there is a misrepresentation so that the item can be returned.

    Your purchase is protected:
    In the rare event that your purchase from this auction does not meet your expectations, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. If the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, U.S. buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
    ...
    Working condition, but requires servicing for everyday where. All functioning movement parts are in working order, nothing rusty or damaged, but watch has not been serviced in many years.

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