April 4, 2022 7:37 pm Published by

The BENRUS ‘DTU,’ originally issued in 1964, was the result of modifications requested by the US military for combat watch specifications in the early 60s. The revision was meant to simplify the requirements for a 17-jewel hacking wristwatch with an extended service life. BENRUS created the DTU-2A/P per this request, which subsequently led to the development of the iconic Type I. To mark 100 years of watchmaking, the brand looks back to this popular vintage military timepiece and unveils a re-edition of the original BENRUS DTU-2A/P field watch. Featuring a 39.5mm bead blasted 316L stainless steel case with black dial, numerals and indices in white, inner ring with military time along with Super-LumiNova hands and markers. Powered by a Sellita SW200 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve and 5ATM water resistance, the watch is finished with a doubled domed acrylic crystal and offered on a green seatbelt nylon single pass NATO strap. Since many soldiers outfitted and personalized their own watches, the new BENRUS DTU-2A/P comes with a removable military compass attached to the strap. Assembled in the USA, the watch also features all the original case back markings of the vintage version.

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