The Benrus Calendar WatchThis is their most celebrated model ever. It's the first calendar watch ever made! At the time it was made, this model was the most complex mechanical watch available. A timeless watch that looks like nothing else on any wrist today, yesterday and throughout watchmaking history. Of this particular watch model it has been said:It was during the 1940s that Benrus produced some of their best watches.
The most notable of these would have to be their celebrated calendar watch which was introduced in the late 1940s. This was a manual wind watch that featured a window in the dial to show the month and a hand-indicated-date that had the days of the month running around the outside of the dial. This would turn out to be the most mass produced complicated watch of all time. Benrus Watch Co was founded in NYC by the Lazarus Brothers; the name came from one of their first and last names: Benjamin Lazarus. Their first NYC headquarters were in the Hippodrome building.
Some assembly took place in USA but most in Switzerlandthey owned a factory in Chaux-de-Fonds; they owned a 6-7 story Benrus Watch Co. Case factory in Waterbury CT where their cases were made. Their slogan was The Official Watch of Famous Airlines.For many years, the company was the second largest American watch company, after Hamilton (thus, bigger than Elgin). The three were to USA watchmaking what GM, Ford and Chrysler were to USA auto-making. There is slight damage to the left side of the case where the cover was removed, not noticeable when wearing. Also, the gold plate has worn off on part of the crown. Otherwise, the watch is unbelievably clean. The dial is as if it was in a time capsule- IMMACULATE! The movement shines and glitters like from a store display! Grab this one, it won't come around again! Please note that vintage watches were made smaller than the contemporary watch sizes. This is a 30mm watch. The item "BIG PRICE DROP Vintage Benrus Day Date Calendar 10k rolled gold. ICONIC" is in sale since Friday, February 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".
The seller is "batteryrunninglow" and is located in Spring Valley, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.