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hi there. I've done a bit of searching about my latest acquisition and haven't found a lot to work with to date. The watch has a 'linen' finish dial and is stamped "Benrus Watch Co. Germany" inside the case back. I 'think' that the movement is an FE-140 as i did note '140' stamped just below the balance. Can someone please help identify the likely age (i'm guessing early to mid 60's), model and movement in my Benrus for me?

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I am also guessing early 60's... those linen finishes are very cool, I have a few I will dig up.
Lots of Benrus information was lost and that is why many can be had for a resonable
price these days... the few with names like the Sky Chief and some others can go for BIG bucks!

Congrats on a cool Bennie!
 

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'FE' (inside a shape like France) is France Ébauches it was the biggest french movement manufacturer, they made a joint venture in the 90s' with China, then became 100% Chinese in 2000.

It's now called Technotime.

Your watch is probably 70s as that is the time they moved production to Germany

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Ahhh so that's what that 'shape' is beside the 140. I have seen a couple of 'Sky Chiefs' & they are definitely out of my price range. :)

Is there any documentation left that can provide model names etc ? Thanks for the info!
 

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Ahhh so that's what that 'shape' is beside the 140. I have seen a couple of 'Sky Chiefs' & they are definitely out of my price range. :)

Is there any documentation left that can provide model names etc ? Thanks for the info!
There is quite a bit (mostly duplicated) info on the web, not any written books I know of. I just search and take notes to add to my database.
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