Type I - Original Military Dive Watch

$1,695

15% off to past and present military members, first responders, medical associates, teachers and non-profit owners and employees. 

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  The sales of Type I support Boulder Crest Foundation, a non-profit and leader in Posttraumatic Growth that works to ensure combat veterans, first responders, and their families can live great lives in the aftermath of trauma.

 

One of the very few commercially available vintage Mil-Spec dive watches.

In 1972, the United States Military requested a watch for American soldiers in Vietnam that was far more robust than any watch previously requested and that could meet the requirements of the specialized UDT (Underwater Demolitions Team) divers and for field functionality - the Type I was born. Originally produced from 1972 through 1980, it was never made available to the public. Fifty years later, there is no need to look elsewhere than BENRUS to put an authentic Type I on your wrist. In honor of its military heritage, the new Limited Edition Type I brings back the same iconic design in its original form, but with all the improvements afforded by current watchmaking technology. Honoring the original details, every measure was taken to ensure the recreation of this improved, but true to original case, including a hacking Swiss ETA movement, original dial design and bezel aesthetics. The new Type I even meets the depth rating standards of the original military contract, rated to 30ATM and including the original case back inscription but with the current date and limited serial numbers for this edition only.

Model: T1-BB-BK-NS

  • Case Diameter: 42.5 mm
  • Case Type: Bead blasted 316L SS case w/ screw-in high-grip textured crown
  • Movement: ETA Swiss automatic movement w/ hacking seconds feature
  • Strap: Black two piece seatbelt nylon NATO
  • Water Resistant: 30ATM
  • Double domed Sapphire crystal
  • BW G9 Super-LumiNova markers and hands
  • Limited Edition engraved case back
  • Assembled in the USA   

     

     

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    How can I contact Customer Service?
    Email us at support@benrus.com

    What are your customer service hours?
    We are readily available Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST. Weekend inquiries will be answered in the order of receipt on Monday (there is no need to resend as we answer the oldest messages and emails first).

     

    ORDER INFORMATION

    How Long Will it Take to Ship My Order?
    Most items ship within 48 business hours. Items do not ship out on Saturday or Sunday.

    How Can I Check My Order Status?
    If you created an account when you placed your order, please log-in using your user name and password and your order status information will be available on your account page. If you checked out as a guest and did not create an account, you can also check your order status using the order number we sent in your order confirmation email and the email address you used when you placed your order.

    Tracking Your Order
    When your order ships, we will email you a shipping confirmation which will contain carrier and tracking information. If you created an account when you checked out, you can also obtain this information by logging into your account online.

     

    PAYMENT INFORMATION

    Accepted Payment Methods 
    We accept most major credit cards including VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We also accept Apple Pay.

    Sales Tax
    Sales tax is charged for orders shipped to U.S. states where we have a business presence and/or we have determined sales taxes are applicable. Items shipped to APO / FPO military addresses are not subject to taxes. The amount of state sales tax charged is based on current tax rates. State and local tax rates are subject to change at any time. Tax will be refunded for returned items.

     

    SHIPPING INFORMATION

    Why didn't all of my items ship in one package?
    While we strive to include all items in a single package, however, due to our pick & pack process, this is not always the case. You will receive an email confirmation and tracking information for each package shipped and there are no additional fees of any kind for split-shipments.

    Delivery Times

    Standard Shipping orders will arrive in 3 - 5 business days within the continental 48 states, 7-14 days for Hawaii, Alaska and US Territories, and up to 4 weeks for APO/FPO addresses. Expedited shipping has a delivery time of 2-3 business days. Two-day delivery will arrive in 2 days (excluding Sunday) if the order is placed by 11 AM EST. Two-Day delivery service is not available for APO/FBO, Hawaii, Alaska or US Territories. 

     

    RETURNS + EXCHANGES

    We have a 30 day return and exchange policy. If you're not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, we will make it right or refund your original purchase price (less the shipping and handling fees). 

    To be eligible for a return or exchange, items must be unworn, unwashed with original tags attached. 

    Warranty

    BENRUS warrants, for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, the hands, movement and dial face plate of this timepiece to be free from defects in material and workmanship. Only timepieces purchased directly from BENRUS or at Authorized BENRUS retailers are covered under this warranty. Excluded from warranty coverage are any damage to the band, crystal (glass), battery or any other part of the timepiece not expressly warranted herein, as well as damage caused by abnormal or unreasonable use. In order to fulfill the warranty requirements, including battery changes, all timepieces must be repaired by a BENRUS Authorized Service Center. The warranty becomes null and void if the caseback is opened by anyone other than an Authorized Service Center. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. Additional rights may be available under the laws of your State.

     

    Warranty Repair

    If your BENRUS timepiece has a manufacturer's defect covered by our two-year warranty, we will repair or replace it, at our discretion without charge. Please ship all watches to the Authorized Service Center in appropriate, protective packaging (not the original display box) and include the information as seen below. It is recommended that you insure and track shipments.

    Please provide:

    - Your name, address, phone number and an email address, if possible

    - Proof of point of purchase, date of purchase, model/serial #

    - A brief description of the issue and repair needed

     

    Out of Warranty

    A damaged timepiece not covered by our warranty can be repaired by our Authorized Service Center. Note that repair costs and handling charges may apply. Include your name, address, phone number, and a valid email address (optional) with your return, along with a brief description of the repair needed.

    Please ship your timepiece insured via carriers such as USPS, UPS, or FedEx.

     

    Ship to:

    Watch Central_BENRUS repairs

    31 W 47th Street, Suite #503

    New York, NY 10036

    Email: info@watchcentral.com

     

    If the repair is under warranty, there is no charge.


    Shipping

    Orders placed before 12 PM PST on weekdays will be fulfilled same day and all other orders will be shipped within 24 hours. Orders placed over the weekend are processed the following Monday. Items can be returned or exchanged up to 30 days after the initial purchase.