Vintage Benrus Watches

The Benrus Watch Company was founded in New York City in 1921 by Benjamin, Ralph, and Oscar Lazrus. The name BENRUS was a combination of Benjamin Lazrus first and last names.
The company produced memorable watches like the Embraceable watch and the Benrus Citation. Benrus Watches from the Retro-Modern period are very collectible today.
By the beginning of the 1950s, Benrus was the 3rd largest watch producer in the US, second to Bulova, and Hamilton Watch. Benrus had strong reputation for making quality timepieces.

Benrus Vintage Watches. Article by Mia Jones

The quartz revolution brought forth a great tragedy to vintage mechanical watch makers. Due to the popularity and mass production of quartz watches, vintage watch makers were forced to close their watch making businesses. Vintage watches refer to mechanical watches that were manufactured prior to the quartz revolution in the 1970’s.[..Read More..]

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Vintage Benrus 39 jewel self winding 10 kt rolled gold watch Works good 1002
$45.00 (9 Bids)
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Vintage 1940s Benrus Military Watch
$2.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE UNUSUAL MENS BENRUS AUTOMATIC WATCH TWO TONE DIALONE DAY AUCTION
$20.50 (22 Bids)
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Vintage Lot Of 4 Mens Benrus Watches For Parts Or Repair
$8.50 (9 Bids)
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Vintage Benrus Mens Wristwatch Rolled Gold Plate Bezel and Band Runs
$11.51 (4 Bids)
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Vintage Benrus Sea Lord Mens Wristwatch Automatic 14K electroplate bezel REPAIR
$6.05 (4 Bids)
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3 Vintage Gold Filled Mens Watches 1955 Bulova 40s Benrus 70s 3 Star 4 Repair
$15.50 (4 Bids)
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Vintage BENRUS 17 Jewel WIND Mens Wrist Watch Model BA 2 Art Deco 10 K RGP runs
$11.50 (3 Bids)
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Vintage Benrus Womens Wrist Watch 17 Jewel Swiss Movement Runs NO RESERVE 419W
$4.09 (6 Bids)
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Ladies Vintage Benrus 14K solid gold 41 grams Wrist Watch for Parts or Repair
$20.50 (4 Bids)
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Vintage Benrus Watch Sterling Silver Band Inlaid Cardinal Bird 17 Jewel
$26.00 (1 Bid)
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Benrus Vintage 1940s CE 14 Pointer Day Date Watch
$35.00 (8 Bids)
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WOMENS LOT OF4 SWISS WATCHES 2 WORKING BULOVAZODIACBURENBENRUS VINTAGE
$26.00 (8 Bids)
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Vintage Benrus Womens Wrist Watch 7 Jewel Runs NO RESERVE 404W
$20.50 (23 Bids)
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Vintage Benrus Military Vietnam era 1967 MIL W38188 wristwatchwatchnr
$107.50 (30 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 39m
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VINTAGE BENRUS 10KARAT GOLD PLATED BEZEL 17J 410926 WATCH CIRCA 1940S
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Benrus Series 2031 Wrist Alarm Mens Watch W Snakeskin Band E42
$47.00 (6 Bids)
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Lot of 4 vintage antique watches Benrus Gervus Muralto Wadsworth Part or Re
$4.99 (14 Bids)
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VINTAGE MENS WATCH LOT FOR REPAIR GRUEN ELGIN BENRUS VULCAIN MILITARETC
$72.99 (6 Bids)
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5 Vintage Mens Wristwatches Bulova Orvin Benrus Elgin and Hilton All RUNNING
$32.00 (2 Bids)
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3 Mens Vintage Benrus waterproof watches
$9.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Benrus Automatic Mens Watch With Date 14K GE E58
$24.50 (2 Bids)
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Benrus Military 1974 Vietnam Era Gents Vintage Wristwatch W Military Band
$67.00 (29 Bids)
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Vintage Mens Benrus Watch Mechanical Hand Wind Collectible Running
$23.50 (2 Bids)
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2 Vintage Ladies Watches Bulova Benrus Both Running lot 3498
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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2 Vintage Ladies Watches Seiko Benrus Both Running lot 3499
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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2 Vintage Ladies Watches Bulova Benrus Both Running lot 3500
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE GENTS MEN BENRUS 17 JEWELS INCABLOC WINDING WRIST WATCH
$5.50 (18 Bids)
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Vintage 1950s Mens S S Benrus Shock Absorber Mechanical Watch Great Dial
$8.79 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 33m
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vintage Ladies 14k gold wristwatch watch Benrus running order 75 57 grams
$405.00 (21 Bids)
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The Benrus Watch Company was one of the watch manufacturing companies of this era. This company was founded in New York in 1921 by three brothers – Oscar, Benjamin and Ralph Lazrus. These three brothers came into business at a time when wrist watches had just been introduced and were sold at exuberant prices. The three brothers created a name for themselves when they seized the opportunity of providing wrist watches at a moderate price for the benefit of the common man. By 1951, Benrus watches had swiped the market and had become the third biggest watch manufacturer after Bulova and Hamilton. The Benrus Company was fully operational until the quartz revolutions in the 1970’s.

Some of the Benrus watch brands that were in high demand include the ‘Embraceable’ and ‘Citation’. Cheaper Benrus watches include the ‘Belforte’ and ‘Sovereign’.

Today, with more and more people giving preferences to uniqueness or products that are one-of-a kind, vintage watches including Benrus Watches are highly demanded. These watches give people the prospect of wearing something truly exquisite.  They are ideal for those with a distinguished taste and love for craftsmanship. Vintage watches like the Benrus Watches are renowned for their complex mechanical workings that allow it to control the calendar, alarm, chronograph, moonphase or even tidal data.  Wristbands that commonly go with Benrus Watches include lizard skins, shark skins, crocodile skins and genuine leather.

Though you may find a number of antique stores that sell vintage watches, the internet is definitely, one of the best places to look for Benrus Watches. You will find plenty of sites that show you catalogs and provide you with reasonable quotes for Benrus watches.  However, extra care needs to be taken when dealing online for there are hundreds of stores that trade replica Benrus watches. The last thing you want to find out after spending so much of time, effort and money is that what you have bought is not an original Benrus watch. So beware of the negative implications while you shop online, with convenience.

Benrus watches are usually priced at a higher premium than quartz watches due the craftsmanship required to design such watches. Besides, in today’s world vintage watches are considered a quality investment due to the exclusivity, charm and grace it offers the owner.  Price also varies amongst different Benrus Watches on the basis of scarcity and condition of the watch.