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1966 Vietnam War BENRUS Military DTU-2A/P MIL-W3818 (Standard US Armed Forces Issue)

This watch was SOLD on July 13, 2017 (Destination: Moline, IL, U.S.A.).

 
benrus military manual-wind watch
Gender: male
Year: 1960-1969
Accessories: none
Crystal: acrylic
Dial/Face Width: 30 mm
Dial/Face Height: 30 mm
Movement: 17 jewels manual-wind
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 34 mm without crown
Case Height: 41 mm with lugs
Serial Numbers on Back: 107523, MIL-W3818B, DTU-2A/P, 6645-066-4279, GS-00S-61940
Serial Numbers on Movement: DR 2F2
Band: leather
Band Width : 17 mm
Band Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)
 

This is an authentic Swiss-made 1966 BENRUS Military DTU-2A/P MIL-W3818 Manual-Wind Watch.

  • 100% All Original BENRUS Watch with REPLACED Band!
  • FEATURES: Standard & Military Hour Markers, Natural Patina on Case & Back , Custom Hand-Made Band
  • STAINLESS STEEL case, bezel, crown, back & clasp
  • LEATHER: band (brown)
  1. Notes on the HANDS: the luminous filling has dimmed with age
  2. Notes on the HOUR MARKERS: the brightness of the luminous arrows has dimmed with age
  3. Notes on the CROWN: pinhead-sized corrosion spot on surface
  4. Notes on BAND: used/worn genuine leather
  5. Notes on MOVEMENT: hack setting no longer works
I described this watch as 100% All Original though its leather band has been replaced. Leather deteriorates over time, it is bound to be replaced & is not considered a permanent part of any timepiece. In the case of vintage watches, replacing with new leather is sometimes necessary to restore its beauty & purpose.

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

benrus military manual-wind watch

This "old soldier" BENRUS Military Watch has acquired a beautiful patina over time; the detailing on its dial has remained crisp & clear! The hand-made leather band brings out its sturdy & spartan appeal!

In 1962, the US Department of Defense revised & elevated the existing MIL-W-3818 standard for military wristwatches. A number of companies submitted watches for testing, but only the BENRUS DTU-2A/P met the strict requirements & was officially issued to military personnel between 1964 & 1969, during the Vietnam War .

benrus military manual-wind watch

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint".

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Working perfectly, needs no repair or service.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
benrus military manual-wind watch

stainless steel case & bezel with natural patina

matte black dial or face

benrus military manual-wind watch

luminous-filled steel hands

Notes on the HANDS: the luminous filling has dimmed with age

painted white Standard & Military Hour Markers with corresponding luminous arrows

Notes on the HOUR MARKERS: the brightness of the luminous arrows has dimmed with age
benrus military manual-wind watch

painted white "SWISS" at 6 o'clock

clearly-marked white grid

benrus military manual-wind watch

original BENRUS stainless steel crown

Notes on the CROWN: pinhead-sized corrosion spot on surface

clear acrylic crystal

benrus military manual-wind watch

replaced custom hand-made brown leather band

Notes on BAND: used/worn genuine leather

Band Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)

stainless steel clasp

benrus military manual-wind watch

stainless steel case back. Markings are as follows:

  • WRISTWATCH DTU-2A/P
  • MIL-W3818B
  • FED. STOCK NO. 6645-066-4279
  • US MFG PART NO XZ73065
  • SERIAL NO 107523
  • CONT. NO 1966 (Vietnam War Era)
benrus military manual-wind watch

Swiss-made BENRUS 17 jewels manual-wind movement

Notes on MOVEMENT: hack setting no longer works

PHOTO CREDIT: [THE WATCH SPOT (July 13, 2017) • Benrus DTU-2A/P (Benrus Cal. DR 2F2) (Review & Study) • Retrieved from http://thewatchspotblog.com/?p=4111]

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