I will admit I have no idea about Benrus or watches from the 40's and 50's. This was one of my grandparents watches that was tossed in a box with a ton of WW II negatives my grandfather made from his days in the pacific. All I know is this thing works and it says Benrus shockproof on it
Very nice to find an old watch that hasn't been tampered with. Despite the minor damage, that's an exceptionally nice dial, in my opinion. And the case isn't bad either. Just a little honest, age-appropriate wear. Get it serviced, replace the strap, and wear it with pleasure.
If you get it open, please post photos of the movement and the inside of the case.
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