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hi to all...
i like so much military and russian watch...
now for so much time i had tryed to buy a hamilton or benrus at a good price and in a good condition...
but always the price goes up and up..
At the end i have thinked that i will not want to wear that kind of time piece because of the real value of the watch...
and because i will be scared in order to scratch or damage it....
Ok ok now at the end i have decided to buy thw WWII Benrus reissued watch...
What do you think about it?



For me it is beautiful....
Hack features..
Superluminova index and hands..
very vintage piece that i can wear without the scare of damage...

i hope i made a good choice...
 

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the seller said to me that is:

beautiful watch , this is fantastic, brand new in box.
all steel waterproof case, 17 jewel swiss movement , hack feature, .
this is the reissue of the classic watch issued to the u.s military
during the ww.2 korea and vietnam wars. it wa s a limited edition and
is no longer in production. this could be your only chance to own one
in this condition. has been kept as an investment piece.

but i don't know.......
i will see when the watch will be here.....:-!
 

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Nice watch, but I believe it is 60s or 70s, not WWII.

wemedge
It is marketed as a WWII vintage watch, but the caseback engravings and style make it a Mil-W-46374 homage.

The movement is a hacking 17-jewel handwound, likely an ETA 2750.

It is a bit smaller than a GG-W-113, and polished.
 

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Whatever it is ecalzo, it looks great! I really like those types of watches.
Enjoy it, friend! :-!
Dave
 

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Keep in mind Benrus was one of the few US watch makers not

to supply watches to troops durring WWII. They continued production of thier civilian watches.

So the WWII tie in is not completely accurate.
 

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Re: Keep in mind Benrus was one of the few US watch makers not

to supply watches to troops durring WWII. They continued production of thier civilian watches.

So the WWII tie in is not completely accurate.
this means that is not affordable watch?:think:
i thought if this is a reissud one maybe it can be accurate..
not the real watch of WWII i know but just a piece of time with some military features...
prior the hacking features...
for me have some scent..
you know "moderator Strela" i like russian military and military watch...
this one i think is the less expensive military-like watch with the best value/price ratio on the market..
in the past i owned an MWC military watch that is less expensive but not as good as the benrus is...
Hamilton,CWC,GWC,Glycine, are so beautiful i know very well........but it's too expensive for me...:-(
always i plan to buy one but the price at the end goes up and pass the 250$...
i'm speaking of watch in NOs condition or similar...
i hope i've done a good choice...;-)
thanks for all the info and opinion.....
 

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It is marketed as a WWII vintage watch, but the caseback engravings and style make it a Mil-W-46374 homage.

The movement is a hacking 17-jewel handwound, likely an ETA 2750.

It is a bit smaller than a GG-W-113, and polished.
They are nice little watches, about the size and shape of the Hamilton 46734B or later GG-W-113.

The movement, however, looks like a Chinese carbon copy of a 2801-2. (At least on the one that I have seen.)
 

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The movement, however, looks like a Chinese carbon copy of a 2801-2. (At least on the one that I have seen.)
My watch dates from the first half of the 1990s ... not sure that they all have the same movement.

Mine is definitely one notch smaller than the GG-W-113, too.
 

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thanks for all your answer...
the mouvement for me is.. what the seller and my web search have foun:

17 jewel swiss movement , hack feature, . this is the reissue of the classic watch issued to the u.s military during the ww.2 korea and vietnam wars

anyone have the same watch to post a comment on the funtion ad how it runs?
;-)

i hope is a swiss mouvement and not a chinese mouvement..
because i bought it as swiss one...
:think:
 

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anyone have the same watch to post a comment on the funtion ad how it runs?
I have the watch and yes, it has a hacking function. Accuracy is reasonable (somewhere under 20 seconds per day, never bothered to measure it).

But mostly I wear my GG-W-113s. :)
 

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excuse me and my ignorance...
but....
why you mostly wear GG-W-113s and not the Benrus?
because of the accuracy or maybe because you like more the Hamilton?
Isn't more valuable the GG-W-113s than the Benrus?
isn't scary to wear a timepiece like that all the day...?
:think:

and...
anyone knows the timeline or homepage of the Benrus Watch Company?
thanks
 

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Is this the same Benrus that the Smithsonian Institute has reissued as a commemorative military watch for the 50th anniversary of D-Day? According to their add it has a Swiss movement, but doesn't specify which one. It goes for $129.

Ricky
 

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A friend of mine just bought one not too long ago and brought it over to show me. I thought it was a nice watch, though definitely too small for me. I then traded him my MWC W-10 for a limited edition numbered Zippo of the Dresden Cathedral that he purchased when he was last in Germany.

For him, the Benrus was the first step to being a WIS :-!

Cheers,
Griff
 

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excuse me and my ignorance...
but....
why you mostly wear GG-W-113s and not the Benrus?
because of the accuracy or maybe because you like more the Hamilton?
Isn't more valuable the GG-W-113s than the Benrus?
isn't scary to wear a timepiece like that all the day...?
I have got four Hamiltoin GG-W-113s. ;-)

They cost barely more than the Benrus re-edition, and they are a tad larger than the Benrus, also they have suitable matte cases.

Of course, they are issued watches.

What really puts me off the Benrus is the pseudo-1944-marketing. As Strela has said, Benrus wasn't even part of the US war effort in WWII (though they produced notable military watches later on).
 

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I have got four Hamiltoin GG-W-113s. ;-)

What really puts me off the Benrus is the pseudo-1944-marketing. As Strela has said, Benrus wasn't even part of the US war effort in WWII (though they produced notable military watches later on).

Don't believe the books Benrus did have military pieces for WW2 in the later years, this is in my collection, complete with inner magnetic/dust cover, blued hands and original lume :)
 

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What makes that an issued watch?

got a pic of the back showing any issue marks?
 

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A friend of mine just bought one not too long ago and brought it over to show me. I thought it was a nice watch, though definitely too small for me. I then traded him my MWC W-10 for a limited edition numbered Zippo of the Dresden Cathedral that he purchased when he was last in Germany.

For him, the Benrus was the first step to being a WIS :-!

Cheers,
Griff
for me too......:-d
the first one bought for 104euro
i'm plannig of buying the HMT in NOS condition as my second WIS watch...
i told to you about it ,my friends, in my other post...
 
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