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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Benrus Commemorative Military Watch Re Issue
$59.00 (5 Bids)
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Vintage BENRUS mechanical wind silver tone womens watch
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VINTAGE LOT 9 WATCHES HAMILTON GUCCI KRONOTRON LUCERNE BENRUS RITIME BENRUS
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VINTAGE BENRUS GOLD ART DECO WRISTWATCH SWISS Mens Tank Watch
$19.99 (2 Bids)
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Vintage Benrus 21 Jewel Shock Absorber Series 3001 Stainless Steel Watch
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Mens Vintage Watch Benrus Rose Gold Plated Art Deco ERA for Restoration
$2.76 (4 Bids)
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Vintage Ladies BENRUS Luxury Swiss Watch 20 micron Gold Stainless Steel
$1.00 (1 Bid)
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Vtg Benrus Mans Watch 1950s 17 jewel Incabloc
$5.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE GENTS MEN BENRUS 17 JEWELS INCABLOC WINDING WRIST WATCH
$3.25 (4 Bids)
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Vintage Ca 1930s Benrus gold GF Mens Wrist Watch Stepped Case
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1940s Vintage BENRUS 15 Jewels Manual Base Metal Watch
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Ladies Vintage Watch Movement LotBulova Elgin Gruen LaMarque Benrus Waltham
$48.88 (12 Bids)
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Vintage 14K Solid Gold Benrus Swiss 17j Model DM 21 Mens Watch RUNS GREAT
$54.00 (7 Bids)
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VINTAGE BENRUS EMPEROR 10K RGP BEZEL BAND TOP GOLD CONTENT 025 HALLMARKED
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S 471 WATCH MAKER VINTAGE 11 RECTANGULAR BENRUS WRIST WATCH 10 K GF
$2.25 (4 Bids)
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Vintage 1930s Benrus Shockproof Mens Wristwatch Watch Swiss 15 Jewels No Res
$4.25 (9 Bids)
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4 vintage watches Hamilton Pulsar Elgin Benrus
$3.25 (2 Bids)
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3 VINTAGE WATCHES MILBER LOUVIC RHINESTONE DIALS BENRUS WATCH LOT
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A PAIR OF VINTAGE MENS WRISTWATCHES BENRUS AND BULOVA
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Benrus Type I Class A MIL W 50717 Vintage Military Diver Automatic Watch 1979
$735.00 (9 Bids)
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Vintage Benrus manual watch
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LOT Vintage Watches Wristwatches Bulova Benrus Wittnauer Elgin Kirks Folly EARLY
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vtg BENRUS swiss SKY CHIEF mens chronograph watch parts repair
$53.00 (5 Bids)
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VINTAGE MENS WATCH 32mm BENRUS AUTOMATIC 17J RUNS BLACK DIAL
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S 478 WATCH MAKER 6 VINTAGE WRIST WATCHES ELGIN BULOVA MILITARY BENRUS
$15.50 (7 Bids)
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Mens 1950s Benrus 14K SOLID GOLD Conentric Calendar 2X DATE Vintage Swiss Watch
$377.00 (13 Bids)
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Vintage Elegant Benrus Mens Gold Plated Watch Unique Art Deco Fancy Case Works
$38.99 (6 Bids)
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Vintage Lot of Fancy Wrist Watch Crystals Benrus Bulova Elgin Hamilton Longines
$2.25 (3 Bids)
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Vintage Mens Benrus 7 jewel Wrist Watch Keeps Time
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Vintage Benrus Selfwinding 3 Star Watch Horween Chromexcel
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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.