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1971 Benrus Techniquartz Electro-mechanical


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New Old Stock (NOS) Never worn or used since new nearly forty years ago!  Working great!

Very rare electro-mechanical Benrus Techniquartz.  Olive Green / Avocado Dial

Before Quartz battery powered watches nearly destroyed mechanical innovation in the seventies, there existed a brief period of transition, an electro-mechanical era. The first battery powered watches were of course the famed Hamilton Electric series of the late fifties and early sixties. There were other technological hybrids including the first electronic diode watch by the French company Lip and the transistorized Bulova Accutron with their tuning fork mechanisms.

Some history of the electro-mechanical watches from my blog-->Link


caseback with original purple coating from factory

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