14 - 15 February 2001
Benrus. A 14K white gold wristwatch with presentation inscription
Signed Benrus, circa 1956
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the silvered dial with Arabic and applied dagger numerals, silvered dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds, the circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, engraved presentation inscription to the reverse, case, dial and movement signed
32 mm. diam.
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