This Reissued Field Watch Has History in the Military

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.

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Raoul Beltrame

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DTU-2A/P Field Watch

This timepiece was originally created as a result of modifications requested by the US military for combat watch specifications in the early '60s. Featuring a 39.5mm bead blasted 316L stainless steel case with black dial, numerals and indices in white, inner ring with military time, this is the perfect partner for your roughest excursions. 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. The new BENRUS DTU-2A/P comes with a removable military compass attached to the strap for days when you need the extra guidance. The watch also features all the original case back paying homage the vintage version.


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Reissue

To mark 100 years of watchmaking, BENRUS unveils the DTU-2A/P field watch, a reissue of the vintage military watch nicknamed the “DTU” originally issued in 1964.

Extended Life

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 Type I.

Military

BENRUS was the first military supplier to win the commission of the MIL-W-3818B contract to produce a field watch for US soldiers in Vietnam. The ‘DTU’ is an iconic model for BENRUS since they were the only company to secure the MIL-W-3818B contract.


Price: $595

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