Vintage late 40's to early 1950's Benrus wristwatch in 14kt solid gold with diamonds on the hour an minute hand. MINT 14K Solid Gold Benrus Mens Wrist Watch with Diamond Hands and original Box. I do not use the word mint lightly - this is a mint condition vintage piece. The watch has fancy horned lugs and is a 17 jewel, manual wind movement model DM 411 Benrus Watch Comany. The slightly pied dial has raised gold numbers and hour markers , with one of the focal points being the two bright diamonds on the hour and minute hand. Marked Benrus 14kt on the caseback. It is triple signed on the dial, case and movement. The watch comes in it's original green velvet presentation box with the orginal gold filled watch band.
CONDITION: The watch is in excellent condition as the photo's testify to. It is running strong and keeping time. There are minor scuffs on the crystal.
SIZE: The watch measures 37mm lug to lug and 30mm to crown.
Andrea, your store is a wonderful treasure trove and your knowledge and class are of a scholarly collector.
I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
All pieces are one of a kind handpicked by yours truly over 40 years to add texture, style and story to your authentic style.
My collecting story starts after watching 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.
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.