Friday, October 10, 2014

Round 2...

It looks like 'Benrus' Japan has released a couple of new Type 1 and 2 watches. These are quartz powered watches and is a homage to the original Benrus Type 1 and 2 from the 70s. These watches will retail between 29,000 to 30,000 Yen, before tax. 

The Benrus Type 2BK.

The Benrus Type 2SL.

The Benrus Type 1SL.

The Benrus Type 1BK.

Photographs: Amazon Japan

There have been a number of changes made since the launch of the first ones back in 2010 (?). I actually had one back in 2010.

I eventually sold it because I did not like the gas tubes. 

The new model no longer feature the gas tubes, but sadly, the ladder hands has also been replaced.

Anyway, fast forward to today. 

Its round two for me.....

Made in Swiss....

The Benrus Type 1 SL. Note the new hands design...

Well it does say 'Swiss Made' on the case back. The earlier reissue was made in Hong Kong. 

More on the watch later...

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