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    Every collection needs a bumper, and Benrus had one...

    Its nice when you can fill a hole in your collection without straying too much from your idiom. I came across this Benrus bumper on the bay and paid more then I'm normally willing to spend, because this fit so nicely. The movement is a Benrus DT-15, which is based on the AS-1302. Unlike most Benrus watches, there doesn't appear to be any indication anywhere of the ebauche caliber, just some otherwise cryptic nubmers stamped on the top plate. The rotor has a nice curved edge to it that's a bit different from the standard model. I'm guessing this was the "start" of the 3-Star line. The dial shows its age nicely, although the case needs a bit of a touchup in places.

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    Re: Every collection needs a bumper, and Benrus had one...

    Looks like it's taken some hard wear, but a pretty nice watch none the less. Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Every collection needs a bumper, and Benrus had one...

    congrats on a nice watch
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    Re: Every collection needs a bumper, and Benrus had one...

    Cool. Didn't know Benrus offered a bumper. You are correct that any well-rounded vintage collection needs a bumper.... or 2, or 3, or 4.....

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    Re: Every collection needs a bumper, and Benrus had one...

    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    Cool. Didn't know Benrus offered a bumper. You are correct that any well-rounded vintage collection needs a bumper.... or 2, or 3, or 4.....

    Ah, that's ok then Between my good Lady & myself, we have these three

    Mine.....


    and hers....


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    Re: Every collection needs a bumper, and Benrus had one...

    Hi threre,

    looks pretty much like an AS 1302:
    bidfun-db AS_1302: AS 1302



    But that's not strange - most bumpers look like any AS bumper.

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    Re: Every collection needs a bumper, and Benrus had one...

    I got a Croton Aquamatic bumper for $30 and it had a beatiful orig. copper dial. My daughter absconded with it and its too hard to get a shot of the movemnt because of how the caseback and movement load into the bezel. I saw an advert pic of it once but I can no longer find it. The thing I liked about the croton was the way the bumper felt. It was a really solid bump with recoil. In fact, when I recenty got the Omega cal 342 I wasnt impressed with the 'bump' at all. Can barely feel it so whats the fun?
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    Re: Every collection needs a bumper, and Benrus had one...

    ah-hah-here is a photo. check out the chunky rotor and strike:
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