BENRUS TYPE I AND TYPE II MIL-W-50717

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BENRUS TYPE I AND TYPE II MIL-W-50717

Post by koimaster » November 14th 2020, 3:45pm

When I think about all the things a military issued watch should be (robust, legible, functional), no watch comes as close to perfection as the 1970s Benrus dive watch. Its super-solid case, highly-readable dial, and simple but functional features make it a real classic among military and dive watches. Today we’ll take a look at what makes these watches so special.

In the early 1970s, while the British were issuing their now-famous, essentially off-the-shelf Swiss military dive watches, American forces wrote MIL-W-50717, a military specification that outlined all the design details they were looking for in a diving watch. Benrus, who had been producing field watches for the US military since the early 1960s, answered the mail with the watches you see here.



https://wornandwound.com/benrus-type-i- ... e-watches/






The modern version https://www.benrus.com/pages/type-i
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