Saturday, September 11, 2010

Benrus Type 1 reissue

Evidently this is a watch that is only available in Japan. Will have to look for it when I go there at the end of the year. Some specifications:

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, dual time (?)
Case: stainless steel, 40 mm diameter, 16 mm thick, 19 mm lug width
Crystal: mineral glass
Movement: Swiss quartz
Water resistance: 10 ATM

The watch will feature the Tritium gas tubes on the hands, 1 on the hour hand and 2 on the minute hand. The tubes are the H3 mb-microtec H3 technologies tubes. The watch is expected to retail for USD 350.

I understand that there is also a Type 2 reissue. Will bring more on the type 2 once more details in available.

The Benrus BR763 Type 1 watch.

A close up view of the face. Note the tubes on the hands.

The case back. The two indentations is to facilitate removal of the case back for battery change.

Photographs: Benrus, Amazon Japan, Rakuten

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