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    vintage Benrus

    Hey all. There's a vintage Benrus on eBay I'm looking at. I don't know terribly much about Benrus so I'm hoping someone has a good starting point for me to do some research into determining authenticity, etc. The seller states it is from 1948. I tried typing "1948 Benrus" into Google but that unleashed a torrent of useless links. I'd appreciate any help anyone can offer.

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    can the pic be any bigger ?
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    I couldn't enlarge that pic but here is a different one. I've also included a pic of the movement.

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    from the limit knowledge I have on benrus looks sorta ok the pattern to the case top and bottom would have match a rolled gold bracelet at a guess looks over polished and the dial looks touch up in a way but then looks like theirs a mark on it at the four curious so for a fun price might take a look but not for proper money thou see these in job lots all the time all slight diff and all fairly cheap so yeah for funnzy it not bad but not a collection make one thou
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Yeah, this would be a fun piece and my ceiling is quite low. I mostly want to avoid a Frankenwatch or Mumbai special or being sold a watch that was actually from 1928 when I was told it was from 1948. Thanks for the info.
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