All Rights Reserved. Benrus Watch Company was an American company. It was a family company.
I read a decent number of forums and ingest all sorts of vintage watch-related social media, and something has always stood out to me about the Sky Chief; there are very few apologists about the watch despite its diminutive size. Well, I had only seen one of these in person before in a large case of other vintage chronographs and it did look small. In the end, though, I decided that this Benrus was historically significant enough to add to my collection and, therefore, when the right piece popped up, I grabbed it.
More than thirty years after his death, everything the man touched remains Cool with a capital C. When McQueen took delivery of his Ferrari inhe was in the middle of filming what would become arguably his most famous film: Bullitt. The movie follows San Francisco cop Frank Bullitt McQueen as he navigates his way through a tricky situation involving politicians, mob informants, and the mob itself and, most famously, navigates his dark green Ford Mustang GT fastback quickly and screeching through the San Francisco streets in one of the greatest movie car chases ever made. And on his wrist is this little civilian mil-watch.
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Benrus is an American watchmaking and lifestyle company founded as a watch repair shop in New York City in by Romanian-American Benjamin Lazrus and his two brothers. In the s the company transitioned from watch repair to the manufacture of watchcases and assembly of completed watches using imported internal components from La Chaux-de-FondsSwitzerland. In the early s, Benrus failed in a hostile takeover of Hamilton and subsequently lost a legal battle with Hamilton in which Benrus had acquired Hamilton stock for the stated purpose of investment but for the actual purpose of control.