Vintage art deco 1940's Benrus wristwatch with fancy sculpted case and two tone dial. This is a very rare 10kt rolled goldplated, steel caseback quad signed watch with stunning details including the raised, geometric pyramid shapped hidden lugs and silver matte two-tone dial which also has a 60 minute outer track. It is an exceptional 17 jewel, manual wind ETA caliber timepiece. The caseback serial number is 256,551 and the movement is signed Benrus Watch Co. Model BB4, 17 jewels - Swiss. The watch also has a nice size sub-second track at 6 o'clock, with raised deco style numerals and gold baton-style hands. Ready to wear or give as a gift with a 16mm IW black crocodile calf band with gold buckle.
CONDITION: Recently serviced and running beautifully. Costmetically as well it is in excellent condition. The domed crystal is also in mint condition. The watch keeps good time and runs smoothly.
SIZE: It is a nice mid-size 37mm lug to lug x 29.2mm including the signed crown.
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From the first time I watched Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new. What you see in my shop is my personal collection. Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.