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    Benrus sky chief chrono opinion

    This watch just became available for $300. Still trying to get more info and pics.
    It comes with the original leather case and tags.

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    Re: Benrus sky chief chrono opinion

    And you are waiting for????? I can't see the darn thing, but really, I wouldn't hang around on that.
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    Re: Benrus sky chief chrono opinion

    Yes, an expensive (and very storied) watch, with photos provided by the seller's 3 year old.....
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    Re: Benrus sky chief chrono opinion

    My first concern is the Benrus font; I believe that's the font used in the mid 70's after they were sold to Viktor Kiam. And that would make me think it may be a "commemorative" piece, and not quite what you think it is.
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    Re: Benrus sky chief chrono opinion

    You're a better man than me if you can see what it is! I doubt very much that it's a genuine 1950s Sky Chief, but as you say, a 'homage' piece.

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    My first concern is the Benrus font; I believe that's the font used in the mid 70's after they were sold to Viktor Kiam. And that would make me think it may be a "commemorative" piece, and not quite what you think it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    My first concern is the Benrus font; I believe that's the font used in the mid 70's after they were sold to Viktor Kiam. And that would make me think it may be a "commemorative" piece, and not quite what you think it is.
    +1 on that. I think this is a later commemorative piece, I remember seeing them somewhere....
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    Re: Benrus sky chief chrono opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    My first concern is the Benrus font; I believe that's the font used in the mid 70's after they were sold to Viktor Kiam. And that would make me think it may be a "commemorative" piece, and not quite what you think it is.
    My second concern is the layout of the 12 hr register. All the original SkyChiefs numbered each position; this one clearly only has every other mark labeled (assuming they're even numbers and not months of the year...). The only "Benrus Sky Chiefs" that I can find that have this layout are the ones produced in the last couple of decades by the re-launched Benrus brand.
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