Type I - Special Release
One of the very few commercially available vintage Mil-Spec dive watches.
As a special Holiday release BENRUS presents the new Type 1 on a handmade nubuck watch strap accompanied by a deer grain leather watch travel pouch. Both the strap and travel pouch were produced in a small production run by family-owned leather goods factories in the Venice region of Italy.
The calfskin nubuck strap in light blue is constructed of fine Italian leather and handsewn by artisans. The strap features a Swiss Made quick release spring bar and signature Italian made logo buckle. The handmade deer grain calfskin watch travel pouch offered in navy blue is also constructed of fine Italian leather. The snap on the pouch is produced in Italy and is installed with a crystal protecting cover in the interior. The pouch comes with a case back protector ensuring that your metal bracelet does not scratch your case back.
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.
- Case Diameter: 42.5 mm
- Case Type: Bead blasted 316L SS case w/ screw-in high-grip textured crown
- Case Height: 14.6mm
- Case Length: 47.5mm (top lug to bottom lug)
- Movement: ETA Swiss automatic movement w/ hacking seconds feature
- Strap: Light blue Italian handmade calfskin nubuck
- Lug Width (Strap Size): 20mm
- Water Resistant: 30ATM
- Double domed Sapphire crystal
- BW G9 Super-LumiNova markers and hands
- Limited Edition engraved case back
- Assembled in the USA
- Comes with a navy blue deer grain leather watch travel pouch
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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).
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.
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Accepted Payment Methods
We accept most major credit cards including VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. We also accept Apple Pay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 complete and include the downloadable repair form as seen below. It is recommended that you insure and track shipments.
- 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.
Grand Central Watch
52 Vanderbilt Avenue, Suite 1010
New York, NY 10017
If the repair is under warranty, there is no charge.DOWNLOAD REPAIR FORM
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.