Watches n’ Such

Copyright © 2000-2018 - Watches n’ Such - All Rights Reserved

WNS-MCTY-3005 - Gruen - Star Hour Markers - Dial Close Up View

Case: The round shaped gold plated case measures 33 mm  across (36 mm including the signed 'B' crown) and 42 mm (lug to lug. The domed crown is located at the 3 o'clock position and signed with a 'B.' The lugs are a sculpted and curved design that are very eye-catching and appealing. The back of the screw down case is marked Waterproof – Self-winding – Dustproof – 10K Gold Filled – BENRUS – 724310 – Pat. 2,302,340.

Dial: The near mint round dial has an original silver satin-finish background. It has applied solid gold stars for each of the twelve hour markers which are connected together by a concentric ring. The dauphine-style hour and minutes hands are gold in color.  And the thin dauphine-style sweep seconds hand is gold in color as well. The crystal has a slight curvature on the surface and angular sides and is raised 3 mm above the case at its center. It is signed Benrus (with three gold stars) below the 12 o'clock position, and  Self Winding above the 6 o'clock position, and Swiss at the base of the dial, but this is partially concealed by a spacer ring. 

Movement: High Quality Gruen Self-Winding (circa 1950s)

Band/Strap: 16 mm IW genuine Lizo Calf that is sewn around the edges and is black in color.  It has a gold tone buckle.  The total length is 9."

Comments: An all original vintage fifties 10K Gold Plated Benrus wristwatch with very cool curved lugs and featuring an extraordinary clean dial which has twelve applied stars for hour markers. 

This watch is in excellent cosmetic and running condition, and is an absolutely beautiful timepiece

Item ID: WNS-MCTY-3005

Gruen - High Quality Self-Winding Movement, Applied Stars for Hour Markers, Sculpted and Curved Lugs, 10K Gold Filled Case wristwatch - (circa 1950s)

WNS-MCTY-3005 - Gruen - Star Hour Markers - Back Case View

WNS-MCTY-3005 - Gruen - Star Hour Markers - Side Case View

WNS-MCTY-3005 - Gruen - Star Hour Markers - Right Side View

WNS-MCTY-3005 - Gruen - Star Hour Markers - Full Front View

WNS-MCTY-3005 - Gruen - Star Hour Markers - Dial Close Up View