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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Re: BENRUS TYPE I AND TYPE II MIL-W-50717

Post by koimaster » January 12th 2021, 9:41pm

A limited edition of 1,000 pieces, each BENRUS Type I is assembled by hand in Arizona, honoring the company’s rich American heritage. It is priced at $1,695, and BENRUS is donating a portion of the proceeds of each watch sold to the Boulder Crest Foundation, which supports combat veterans and first responders struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. You can purchase the BENRUS Type I Limited Edition right now, with watches shipping in two to four business days, right here.
Assembled in Arizona?


https://www.ftsusa.us/in-the-press/the- ... d-edition/
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Re: BENRUS TYPE I AND TYPE II MIL-W-50717

Post by Thunder1 » January 13th 2021, 5:34am

koimaster wrote:
January 12th 2021, 9:41pm
A limited edition of 1,000 pieces, each BENRUS Type I is assembled by hand in Arizona, honoring the company’s rich American heritage. It is priced at $1,695, and BENRUS is donating a portion of the proceeds of each watch sold to the Boulder Crest Foundation, which supports combat veterans and first responders struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. You can purchase the BENRUS Type I Limited Edition right now, with watches shipping in two to four business days, right here.
Assembled in Arizona?


https://www.ftsusa.us/in-the-press/the- ... d-edition/
Could be..has a Swiss movement, though..
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Re: BENRUS TYPE I AND TYPE II MIL-W-50717

Post by biglove » January 13th 2021, 7:12pm

Wish they said how much went to the charity. That I will give Ball credit for as they stated of the Caring Edition, $300 from each watch sold goes to charity.
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