Benrus Revives Type II Military Dive Watch in Limited-Edition Run

Following the revival of the Benrus Type I in 2021, the brand does the same with a 500-piece limited edition of the Benrus Type II. 

Benrus relaunched in 2020, bringing back a few of its famous pieces, including the Type I dive watch, based on Mil-Spec MIL-W-50717, used mainly by U.S. armed forces members. The Mil-Spec MIL-W-50717, however, has a Type II version that is perfect for field operations because it allows quick conversions between 12-hour and 24-hour time.

The new Benrus Type II Limited Edition sports a similar asymmetric case that protects its screw-down winding crown, measuring 42.5mm with a sandblasted finish and created using 316L stainless steel. It has subtle improvements from Type I, like the double-domed sapphire crystal and the bidirectional rotating bezel. 

Each watch is engraved with its individual number out of 500 pieces paired with the original mil-spec markings. It has a solid stainless steel caseback that gives Benrus Type II Limited Edition 300 meters of water resistance. 

Benrus Type II follows a traditional field watch design with a secondary scale to easily reference 24-hour time. Its face does not have any type of branding, just the BWG9 Super-LumiNova-finished hands and markings. It is paired with a  two-piece black nylon “seatbelt” strap that use NATO-style hardware. 

The timepiece is powered by the Soprod P024 automatic movement with a standard frequency of 28,800vph and a 38-hour power reserve. It is basically an ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW200 equivalent. 

Benrus Type II Limited Edition retails for $1,495 and is available now through


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