Benrus is a watch-making brand with over 100 years in the business. A family of three brothers started the company with the goal of creating a variety of imported Swiss movement watches that were a balance of high function and style. The company’s headquarters is still located in the middle of New York City’s famous jewelry district. Their latest offering is the Benrus DTU 2A/P Field Watch, a 39.5mm timepiece with a seatbelt nylon strap in olive green, and is water-resistant up to 5 ATM, so it is suitable for showering but not swimming or diving. The Benrus Field Watch is powered by a Sellita SW200 movement with a 38-hour power reserve. It features a bead blasted 316L stainless steel case with a black dial, a double-domed acrylic crystal, numerals and indices in white, an inner ring with military time, along with Super-LumiNova hands and markers.
Made in the United States, this watch is a tribute to the Benrus first model DTU 2A, which was a 1964 Vietnam-era timepiece that was commissioned by the US Army to supply the troops during that conflict. Historically speaking, Benrus was the only company to secure this type of contract because the watch was the only one to meet the government’s strict requirements. The new re-edition watch, the Benrus DTU 2A/P Field Watch, includes a compass in place on the watch band that is removable and is truly a grand tribute to an American classic.
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