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Date/Report Number ….010112-442WY74 Item VIETNAM   WAR  1968 STAINLESS STEEL BENRUS SINGLE CASE PX VERSION OF THE BENRUS MIL-W-38188
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Description of item:  VINTAGE JANUARY 1968 STAINLESS STEEL BENRUS SINGLE CASE PX VERSION OF THE BENRUS MIL-W-38188. 34.3 X 40.72 W/O CROWN WITH DESIGNED TO MILITARY SPECIFICATIONS FOR USE IN VIETNAM. BENRUS 17J DR 2F2 WITH VINTAGE WIDE LEATHER WATCH  CUFF WITH LARGE DUAL TONGUE ROLLAR BUCKLE

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $550.00


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JANUARY
1968

STAINLESS STEEL
BENRUS
SINGLE CASE

PX
VERSION
OF THE
BENRUS
MIL-W-38188

34.3 X 40.72
W/O CROWN

WITH
DESIGNED TO MILITARY
SPECIFICATIONS FOR USE IN VIETNAM

BENRUS
17J
DR 2F2

WITH

VINTAGE
WIDE LEATHER
WATCH  CUFF
WITH
LARGE
DUAL TONGUE
ROLLAR BUCKLE

FITS UP TO
SIZE 8

WITH

WE HAVE NOT DETERMINED THE STRAP YET

WITH


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DURING THE VIETNAM WAR, WIDE LEATHER "CUFF" BAND WATCH STRAPS WERE POPULAR. IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE HIPPIE GENERATION, THEN IT WENT BIKER, THEN WENT "GRUNT".

THOUGH THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ISSUED WATCHES SUCH AS THE BENRUS MIL-W-38188, THESE WERE ISSUED ONLY TO CERTAIN PERSONAL ON A LIMITED BASIS.

MOST SOLDIERS SERVED WITH THEIR OWN PERSONAL WATCHES. AND THE WATCH BECAME ONE OF THE FEW "PERSONAL" ITEMS SOLDIERS HAD TO REMIND THEM OF HOME. OR THE FREE WORLD. 

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IN THE OSCAR WINNING MOVIE PLATOON, JOHNNY DEPP, AS LERNER, WORE A WIDE LEATHER CUFF --WHICH HE STILL OWNS AND WEARS TODAY.

 

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ALSO IN THE MOVIE PLATOON,   CHARLIE SHEEN IS ON WATCH DURING THE FIST SCENE WERE HE IS ON AN IN A AMBUSH PATROL. HE LOOKS DOWN TO HIS WATCH AND BEGINS WIPING THE CRYSTAL TRYING TO READ THE TIME. WE CAN SEE THE WATCH AND SEE THAT IT IS A STAINLESS STEEL 6602-8040 WITH WHITE DIAL AND NO DATE.

 

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IN THE VIETNAM MOVIE Apocalypse Now, MARTIN SHEEN WORE A 6105-8110/8119 SEIKO DIVERS WATCH.

 

THUS, THIS BENRUS, DESIGNED TO  THE SAME SPECIFICATIONS AS THE BENRUS MIL-W-38188 EXCEPTING THIS MODEL IS ALL STAINLESS STEEL, HAS BEEN SET-UP JUST LIKE MANY WERE DURING THE VIETNAME WAR; WITH AN AWESOME, ROCK FINISHED, WIDE LEATHER CUFF.

 


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THIS 1968 BENRUS HAS THE IDENTICAL DIAL AS THE BENRUS MADE FOR
DIRECT US MILITARY ISSUE EXCEPTING THAT THE LUME IS THICKER
AND THE SECONDS HAD HAS A RED ARROW.

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THE CASE IS EXACTLY LIKE THE BENRUS MILITARY ISSUE, EXCEPT THIS
PX MODEL IS ALL STAINLESS STEEL AND NOT ANODIZED OR PARKERIZED
IN FACT, 80% OF ALL WATCHES WORN BY TROOPS WERE ON THIS TYPE.
SEIKO DIVE, ZODIAC SEA WOLF, BULOVA AND OTHERS WERE POPULAR.
MOST WERE STAINLESS STEEL. IN THE MOVIE PLATOON CHARLIE SHEEN IS
ON WATCH IN A AMBUSH PATROL. HE LOOKS DOWN TO HIS WATCH AND BEGINS
WIPING THE CRYSTAL TRYING TO READ THE TIME. WE SEE THE WATCH AND IT
IS A STAINLESS STEEL SEIKO PERSONAL WRIST WATCH1

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CONDITION IS EXCELLENT

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THIS BENRUS IS ATTACHED TO
AN AWESOME VINTAGE PERIOD  WIDE LEATHER STRAP

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WITH STEEL RINGS
ROLLER BUCKLE
DUAL TONGUE AND HOLES
THIS CUFF STRAP LOOK IS RIGHT OUT OF
THE MID 1960'S

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THE STAP HAS BEEN "ROKERIZED"

 

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STRAP RESTORE

NOTE: WHEN YOU INVEST IN A TIMEPIECE THAT HAS A RESTORED LEATHER STRAP LIKE THIS ONE, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU WIPE YOUR LEATHER STRAP WITH COTTON CLOTH GENTLY BEFORE WEARING; DO THIS FOR THE INITIAL SEVERAL DAYS OF WEARING. AND, DO NOT WEAR A WHITE OR LIGHT COLOR SHIRT UNTIL YOU WEAR THE TIME PIECE FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

THE FOLLOWING ARE
GSW MWB GSWW
ARCHIVAL PICTURES
OF ROCK RESTORING A
LEATHER  STRAP. THE SAME WAY
THE STRAP IN THIS OFFER WAS RESTORED

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APPLYING
OIL AND POLISH

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STRETCHING
THE OLD LEATHER

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BUFFING THE OILED STRAP
EMBEDDING
THROUGH
HEAT & PRESSURE
AT 3600 RPM
OILS AND WAXES
DEEP INTO
THE STRAP LEATHER

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MORE OF THE SAME..

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THIS HOW ROCK RESTORES

LEATHER STRAPS
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THIS WIDE CUFF STYLE STRAP
FITS UP TO A SIZE EIGHT (8)


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DIAL IS LOADED
1 THRU 12 RAISED LUME
WHITE 13 THRU 24 HR
LUME TRIANGLES
SECONDS CHAPTER IN WHITE

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THIS IS A SINGLE CASE
NO CASE BACK
NO BEZEL RING
THERE IS A SPLIT STEM
MALE ON OE END
FEMALE ON OTHER
SO CROWN HAS HALF
MOVEMENT THE OTHER HALF

ONE PULLS THE CROWN RELEASING HALF STEM
CRYSTAL IS REMOVED WITH A CRYSTAL PULLER
THE MOVEMENT
WITH
DIAL
IS LIFTED OUT OF THE CASE



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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE ROLLER
AND
THE DUAL TONGUES


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VERY COMFORTABLE

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YOU WOULD KNOW THAT WE CHOOSE
FIRST QUALITY LEATHER STRAPS

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PERFECT


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WOW

 

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THE WATCH IS LARGE FOR A PERIOD MILITARY TIME PIECE


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NOTICE THE OPEN THRU CRYSTAL

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BAM

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STAINLESS STEEL

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WATER PROOF
SHOCK ABSORBER
DUST PROOF
SERIES #3061

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THIS IS AN EXCELLENT CONDITION
WITH A  MINTY LOOK
AND
RESTORATION


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PERFECT

 

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NOTICE THE CROWN RECESS
PROVIDES SUPURB CROWN DAMAGE PROTECTION

 

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Benrus
DR 2F2
17 jewel
manual wind.


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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS

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