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WNS-VINT-2021 - Benrus - 15J Tank - Dial Close Up View

Case: The case measurements are 28 mm across (31 mm including the crown) and 38 mm lug to lug. The curved glass crystal is in excellent condition and clear and is raised 5 mm from the case at the center point. Crown is at the 3 o’clock position.

Dial: Restored to its original condition with a chalk white background. The hour markers are applied gold Arabic numerals. The diamond style hour and minute hands are gold in color, The outer rim of the sub-seconds dial has Arabic numerals at the 60 and 30 second positions and straight line markers at the 5, 25, 35 and 55 seconds positions. The inner rim has a 60 seconds scale with small lines marking every second position. It has a 'sweep' gold colored hand.

It is marked Benrus below the 12 o'clock position and has a 60 minutes scale bordering the outer edge of the dial with each minute indicator marked with slim black colored lines.

Movement: Swiss made 15 Jewel mechanical wind. The inside is marked Benrus Watch Co., Model BB 3, 15 Fifteen Jewels, Swiss, Unadjusted and CXW.

Strap: Speidel expansion bracelet which matches the watch very nicely.

Comments: This is a classic thirties barrel shaped case men's wrist watch. This watch was given to me after a family member passed away. In 1999 I had it completely restored which included a new mainspring, cleaning and oiling, the dial completely cleaned and restored and a new bracelet. It cost me more than it is worth on the market, but it is one of those personal sentimental items we all have and cherish.

Item ID: WNS-VINT-2021

Benrus - 15 Jewel Classic Thirties Barrel Case with the Original Thick Glass Crystal (circa 1930s)


WNS-VINT-2021 - Benrus - 15J Tank - Full Front View

WNS-VINT-2021 - Benrus - 15J Tank - Left Front View

WNS-VINT-2021 - Benrus - 15J Tank - Right Front View