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    Popped the hood on my "new" military...

    My research proved true: my "new" 1965 military watch is equipped with a Benrus cal. DR 2F2, which is based on the ETA 2372. This movement is 17 jewels, shock protected, and has hacking capability. It was considered "high grade" for military watches at the time, and was primarily issued to pilots and navigators.

    It's still keeping time to within a few seconds per day.













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    Re: Popped the hood on my "new" military...

    that movement looks pristine. very nce
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    Re: Popped the hood on my "new" military...

    Now THAT was a nice purchase.

    A net search turned up this document (which I imagine you already have): http://www.shinall.com/pdf/watch/MIL...ifications.pdf
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    Re: Popped the hood on my "new" military...

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    Now THAT was a nice purchase.

    A net search turned up this document (which I imagine you already have): http://www.shinall.com/pdf/watch/MIL...ifications.pdf
    Yeah, the seller at the NAWCC show gave me a hard copy.
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    Re: Popped the hood on my "new" military...

    Wow Tom, that's CLEAN. Very nice snag!

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    Re: Popped the hood on my "new" military...

    Hi -

    Tom, as always: You Da Man. Beautiful, beautiful shape! Truly outstanding.

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    Re: Popped the hood on my "new" military...

    Looks amazing even when disassembled~Cheers!

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    Re: Popped the hood on my "new" military...

    last week, I was able to remove the bezel on my benrus and cracked the crystal in the process. mine has a similar movement, doesn't hack. The movement is filthy though, a lot of dirt still got through from the crown. I will definitely have to clean this movement.
    I'm a watchbreaker not a watchmaker.

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    Re: Popped the hood on my "new" military...

    Benrus really finished their movements beautifully. I hope yours scrubs up Itri - looks like it will.

    I think I have about 8 different Benrus watches and they are all nicely finished like this.

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    Re: Popped the hood on my "new" military...

    That watch really is pristine. It looks like it never left the shelf.
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