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Lot 0036
  • Item: Vintage Benrus 14K Rose Gold Ladies Mid Century Art Deco Watch
  • Metal: 14K solid rose gold squared case
  • Gemstone: Two genuine rubies (0.20 cwt) set on lugs
  • Crystal: Domed
  • Dial: Rose gold with markings and hands
  • Bracelet: Flexible 14K or 10K rolled gold band
  • Size: Fits 6-7 inch wrist
  • Movement: Hand winding manual
  • Total Weight: 16.3 grams
  • Working and keeps time

    The Benrus Watch Company was founded in New York City in 1921 by Benjamin, Ralph, and Oscar Lazarus. Benrus made a wide variety of mechanical, self-winding, and digital watches. Two of its most famous models were the "Sky Chief" and the "Dial-O-Rama". The "Sky Chief" was a multi-function pilot's watch with day, date, and stop watch features that is highly prized by collectors, usually selling in the $500 – $1,200 range (2012 dollars). The "Sky Chief" was assembled with either a Valjoux or Venus movement that was purchased by Benrus. The "Dial-O-Rama" is also known as a "jump-hour" - a transition from a sweep hand to a mechanical/digital watch. Benrus also made Vietnam-era military watches with a "hack feature," as well as divers' watches. The military watches seem to often be later counterfeited or "reissued." Benrus watches come in a wide variety of body shapes, including circular, tank (square), rectangular and curved. They were typically made out of steel, gold or gold fill.

    Please note that this lot has a reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Jasper52 will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

  • Domestic: Free shipping to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
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  • Location: This item ships from California.

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  • Condition

    Works but no warranties

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    Vintage Benrus 14K Rose Gold Ladies Art Deco Watch

    Estimate $400 - $600Jan 8, 2017