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..]

Browse the widest range of vintage Benrus wristwatches at the lowest prices.


Vtg Mens 10K Rolled Gold Plate 17J Benrus Model BA 2 Watch w Box Swiss
$61.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 46m
Bid now | Add to watch list

vintage benrus mens watch
$12.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5h 32m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Benrus Automatic Water Resistant Watch with Date Gold Filled Top Band
$21.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 22m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Benrus Shock Master Military Style 15 Jewel 14K Gold Supported By Metal
$18.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 22m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Benrus Womens Wrist Watch 21 Jewel Swiss Movement Runs NO RESERVE 509
$2.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6h 53m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Mens Benrus Mechanical Wristwatch with Case
$46.09 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 22m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Benrus Shock Absorber 20 Micron Gold Plated Case Mens Watch
$30.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 9h 37m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Benrus Automatic 14K Electroplate Runs Good
$26.00 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 22m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Watch Lot 6 Benrus Bulova West Clox Seiko Auto
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 12h 58m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Lot Vintage Mens Watches Parts Repair Lord Elgin Waltham Benrus Timex Westclox++
$19.27 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 31m
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE MENS AUTOMATIC BENRUS 25 JEWEL WATCH RUNNING MOVMT 7323 351
$39.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 38m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Diamond BENRUS Watch 17 Jewels
$14.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 2m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Lot Antique Vintage Art Deco Enamel Watch Benrus Bulova For Parts or Repair
$26.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 32m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Mens Benrus Mechanical Wristwatch with Stepped Case Design
$11.99 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 14m
Bid now | Add to watch list

RARE MENS VTG 10K GOLD BENRUS FANCY LUG CASE SELF WINDING BLACK STAR DIAL WATCH
$44.00 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 34m
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE LOT 4 LADIES WRISTWATCHES 2 BULOVA 1 BENRUS1 LONGINES WHITTNAUER
$14.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 29m
Bid now | Add to watch list

BENRUS VINTAGE RGP 17J SMALL SECONDS MENS RECTANGULRA WATCH FOR PARTS REPAIR
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 45m
Bid now | Add to watch list

BENRUS VINTAGE 17J SWEEP SECONDS MENS CALENDAR WATCH FOR PARTS REPAIR
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 45m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Mens Benrus Self Winding Wristwatch Working
$9.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 39m
Bid now | Add to watch list

30 VINTAGE MENS WATCH MOVEMENT LOT BENRUS CROTON WITTNAUER FULTON ORIS CONCORD
$36.95 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 17m
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE BENRUS WWII WATCH NIGHTDROP 101ST AIRBORN PARATROOPER MILITARY 1944
$13.77 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 13m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Benrus 10k Gold filled self winding watch on leather strap Nice Patina
$51.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 38m
Bid now | Add to watch list

BULOVA BENRUS HAMILTON GRUEN AGGISY CARAVELLE MENS VINTAGE WATCHES estate
$11.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 48m
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RARE WATCH LOT OF ALSTA JEAN CARDOT NORBY BENRUS AND MUCH MORE
$14.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 26m
Bid now | Add to watch list

BENRUS WRIST WATCH MENS VINTAGE RARE CRYSTAL ART DECO FANCY LUGS SWISS
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 18m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Super Clean Vintage 1970s Mens Benrus Gold Tone Watch Runs All Original
$10.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 10h 41m
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE LOT LADIES WATCHES Benrus Central Bulova Westfield
$12.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 58m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Mens Vintage BENRUS Wrist Watch 10k Rolled GOLD Art Deco RUBY Dial 17j needs TLC
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 12m
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE MECHANICAL WRIST WATCH PARTS LOT 8 WATCHES BULOVA ALECOULTRE BENRUS
$2.51 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 8m
Bid now | Add to watch list

4 Vintage Mens Estate Watch Lot All Run Elgin Benrus Alton Swiss Black Red Dials
$9.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 27m
Bid now | Add to watch list

« Previous12

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.