Benrus Double Date Calendar Square Case

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Style: Calendar, Mid-Century Dress

Circa: 1940's

Case: Rare tank style 10k gold filled case with horn lugs. Measures 39mm by 25.5mm excluding crown. 16mm strap.

Dial: Original factory printed two-tone dial with outer date chapter and aperture above center to show days of the week.  Applied gold marker with inset small seconds at 6:00. Signed Benrus, Swiss.

Movement: Complicated 17 Jewels Swiss made manual wind movement with day/date features signed Benrus Watch Co. INC, Model CK 2. Recently serviced and in excellent working condition.

This rare tank style Benrus calendar watch is a wonderful example of how complication and style can be beautifully combined. The red tipped arrow hand points to the date in the outer ring and can be quickly set by pushing the winding crown down much like a chronograph button. A great feature, only remember its something that should never be done between 10:00pm to 2:00am as that could damage the mechanism. The day is shown in a aperture located just below 12:00. Even with the slight spotting on the dial this watch still looks fantastic and shows very little signs of wear.  Truly sweet vintage style in this complicated double date by Benrus.