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    Benrus Series 3011

    Hey guys. I'm new to this message board, and kinda cool to collectible watches. Someone recently gave me a Benrus series 3011 men's watch. I can't seem to find a whole lot about on the internet. I believe it to be a Swiss watch from the early 60's era, maybe 62, from the scant info I can find. There doesn't seem to be a lot of people selling them, and the demand seems to be pretty low. The few I see on ebay I have seen are in the $50-100 range. Is this watch decent? Is it worth anything? It seems to run a pretty slow, and looses about 5 minutes every hour or so when fully wound. Its 20 years older than me, so I'm sure it could use a little clean and lube. That being said, I want to learn how to clean and lube watches myself. I have a Nice Citizen Eco-Drive that needs service, as well as a Seiko Pogue 6139 I really want to take apart and clean, but I know jack squat about watch assembly currently....and I don't want to learn on those. So, I need some practice watches. I want to learn and experiment on some less valuable ones first. Is this one of those watches? Or is this something that someone might actually want for a decent price? How desirable is this watch? It looks reall nice, in great condition with original box, but it keeps time like crap, so it needs work anyways.

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    Re: Benrus Series 3011

    That's a nice looking Benrus!
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    Re: Benrus Series 3011

    Thanks, it actually looks nicer in person. The pics make it look a little rougher than it is. Its this watch desirable, or worth anything to anyone out there in the general populous? Or is it a good "practice watch" to attempt to service myself as a novice and not fret too much if I break it?

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    Re: Benrus Series 3011

    This is what’s inside my similar watch, essentially a re-badged ETA 2372 and maybe also in yours.

    Obviously it’s your call but, if it were me, I think I’d be doing my learning on something a bit less “decent”.


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    Re: Benrus Series 3011

    Quote Originally Posted by balaton View Post
    . . . . Obviously it’s your call but, if it were me, I think I’d be doing my learning on something a bit less “decent”.
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    Re: Benrus Series 3011

    It's also very nice to have the original box. So I agree, buy a cheap watch or movement on Ebay and practice on that.
    fyi Jurgensgermany has 2 serviced gold plated Benrus. Here's one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IIIQuaZIII View Post
    Its this watch desirable, or worth anything to anyone out there in the general populous?
    Someone will definitely buy it if you put it on eBay. Especially with the box. It's in nice condition and has an appealing vintage style. FYI, it's generally not in your interest to have it serviced if you just intend to sell it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    Someone will definitely buy it if you put it on eBay. Especially with the box. It's in nice condition and has an appealing vintage style. FYI, it's generally not in your interest to have it serviced if you just intend to sell it.
    What do you think its worth? I can't seem to find a lot for sale to use as a reference point....I am thinking $50-100 max?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IIIQuaZIII View Post
    What do you think its worth? I can't seem to find a lot for sale to use as a reference point....I am thinking $50-100 max?
    Yes, I agree with that general assessment. Anyone buying it will need to have it serviced, and it's not an intrinsically valuable watch given the gold-plated case and the absence of a high-end brand name. However, it's a nice wearable vintage watch, and someone is likely to appreciate the condition and the distinctive style elements (e.g. the lugs and the the font of the applied numerical dial markers).
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    Re: Benrus Series 3011

    Quote Originally Posted by IIIQuaZIII View Post
    What do you think its worth? I can't seem to find a lot for sale to use as a reference point....I am thinking $50-100 max?
    If it's any help, mine cost me the equivalent of $25 back in 2014, admittedly without a box.

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