Benrus GI Reissue
$ 450.00

Benrus GI Reissue

It's no secret that we have a particular soft spot for vintage military watches. They were, after all, designed to be simple, accurate, easy to read, and durable- isn't that what anybody would want in a great timepiece? Indeed, many of the iconic military watches have had an outsized influence on wristwatch design to this very day- the popularity of flieger-style pilot watches and simple field watches is a testament to this.

While we tend to gravitate to the originals, they certainly come with their own compromises. Plenty of people want a field watch that ha vintage style but not one that's well worn, fragile, and subjected to who-knows-what over the years.

This Benrus presents an interesting option- not quite vintage, not quite new. It is, in fact, a 1994 reissue of their iconic MIL-W-46374 design, the General Issue (G.I.) infantry watch issued in large quantities to US forces starting in the late 1960's. Featuring the same clean dial and hand setup that has inspired countless homages, but powered by a decidedly modern ETA 2801-2 hand-wound movement and housed in a brushed stainless steel case, it strikes just the right balance. True to its inspiration, the caseback even features the correct military-style engravings.

If you're looking for a vintage military watch with none of the compromises, this Benrus should be on the short list.

Details

Stainless steel case is approximately 33mm (excluding the crown). ETA 2801-2 hand-wound movement. Circa 1994

Overall Condition: Case is in excellent condition, showing very light wear from from age and use. Black dial is in great condition with clean, cirsp printing and very light, even patination across the dial and handset. Signed screw-down caseback and oversized unmarked crown.

Includes one 18mm nylon strap by Crown & Buckle

SKU: TT01006

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