Benrus Wrist Alarm 'Bullitt'

Regular price
$3,950
Regular price
Sale price
$3,950
REF 3021
Manual-winding
34 MM
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SKU AS03909
Article Number 40990041
ref 3021
case size 34 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Field
category Vintage
bracelet Fabric
lug width 18 MM
Includes Forest green Phoenix® NATO strap with steel pin buckle.
REF 3021
Manual-winding
34 MM
– Show less
SKU AS03909
Article Number 40990041
ref 3021
case size 34 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Field
category Vintage
bracelet Fabric
lug width 18 MM
Includes Forest green Phoenix® NATO strap with steel pin buckle.

Why We Love it

While Benrus is probably most famous for its defense-contracted GI watches that they produced for troops during the Vietnam war, the brand has an extensive history in watchmaking dating back to the 1920s. They excelled at making a variety of timepieces; including but not limited to chronographs and even precious metal dress watches.

Take this Wrist Alarm watch for example - with a compact but sturdy 34mm case, gloss black dial, luminous handset, and red-tipped alarm indicator hand, this piece has enough flair of its own to stand alone, but has all the quality one would come to expect from watches produced by Benrus with their no-nonsense quality control and military pedigree.

Furthermore, this particular Reference, a 3021, is very similar in design to the time-only model worn by Steve McQueen in the 1968 film 'Bullitt' - known everywhere for its great theme music, style-forward costuming, and of course the greatest car chase in cinema history!

Just like the King of Cool himself, this Benrus exudes just about everything that we love about great vintage timepieces - snatch it up and see what we mean!

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing normal signs of wear consistent with age and use. Matte black Tritium dial with printed 'Arabic' indices is in equally excellent condition, showing even patination to luminous elements with matching 'syringe' handset. Dual signed crowns.

Brand Story

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The Benrus Watch Company, founded in New York City, quickly became one of America's iconic watch brands. With large assembly efforts in the United States and a case factory in Waterbury, CT, Benrus was an honest-to-goodness American affair.
While Benrus is probably most famous for its defense-contracted GI watches produced for American troops during the 1960s, it was during the 1940s that the firm made some of its finest timepieces. Among these, the best-known is probably the Sky Chief, a simple and beautiful pilot’s watch. Building upon the success of the Airman, which was used by pilots of the National Air Transport Company — the first airline to operate cross-country flights — the Sky Chief quickly became the brand’s most famous chronograph, and is still beloved by collectors today.

Benrus went bankrupt in 1971 during the Quartz Crisis, but for many years prior, was the second-largest American watch company after Hamilton.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Benrus Wrist Alarm 'Bullitt'

Benrus Wrist Alarm 'Bullitt'

Regular price
$3,950
Regular price
Sale price
$3,950
Benrus Wrist Alarm 'Bullitt'

Why We Love it

While Benrus is probably most famous for its defense-contracted GI watches that they produced for troops during the Vietnam war, the brand has an extensive history in watchmaking dating back to the 1920s. They excelled at making a variety of timepieces; including but not limited to chronographs and even precious metal dress watches.

Take this Wrist Alarm watch for example - with a compact but sturdy 34mm case, gloss black dial, luminous handset, and red-tipped alarm indicator hand, this piece has enough flair of its own to stand alone, but has all the quality one would come to expect from watches produced by Benrus with their no-nonsense quality control and military pedigree.

Furthermore, this particular Reference, a 3021, is very similar in design to the time-only model worn by Steve McQueen in the 1968 film 'Bullitt' - known everywhere for its great theme music, style-forward costuming, and of course the greatest car chase in cinema history!

Just like the King of Cool himself, this Benrus exudes just about everything that we love about great vintage timepieces - snatch it up and see what we mean!

Overall Condition

The case is in excellent condition overall showing normal signs of wear consistent with age and use. Matte black Tritium dial with printed 'Arabic' indices is in equally excellent condition, showing even patination to luminous elements with matching 'syringe' handset. Dual signed crowns.

Brand Story

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The Benrus Watch Company, founded in New York City, quickly became one of America's iconic watch brands. With large assembly efforts in the United States and a case factory in Waterbury, CT, Benrus was an honest-to-goodness American affair.
While Benrus is probably most famous for its defense-contracted GI watches produced for American troops during the 1960s, it was during the 1940s that the firm made some of its finest timepieces. Among these, the best-known is probably the Sky Chief, a simple and beautiful pilot’s watch. Building upon the success of the Airman, which was used by pilots of the National Air Transport Company — the first airline to operate cross-country flights — the Sky Chief quickly became the brand’s most famous chronograph, and is still beloved by collectors today.

Benrus went bankrupt in 1971 during the Quartz Crisis, but for many years prior, was the second-largest American watch company after Hamilton.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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