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THIS OFFER IS FOR THE BENRUS 17J SINGLE CASE LAST ON RIGHT

DID YOU KNOW THE BENRUS SINGLE CASE SYS BECAME
THE DESIGN FOR 90% OF ALL WATCHESH

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Genuine
Restored - Serviced

1960/1964
BENRUS

THREE STAR
SELF WINDING
[AUTOMATIC]

32 X 40  MM
W/O CROWN


WITH
BENRUS
(Girard-Perregaux)
(ETA 1256-47BF)
17J
SELF WINDING

MOUNTED ON WIDE CUFF LEATHER STRAP
WITH PATCHES AND REMOVABLE COMPASS

CELIBRATING  THE 82ND AIRBORNE IN THE NAM

 
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Founded in New York City in 1921, Benrus Watch Company was an American company created by three Romanian immigrant brothers. "BENRUS" was a combination of one of the brothers first and last names: BEN"jamin laz"RUS". by 1923, the Lazarus brothers acquired the trademark Benrus from the Swiss federal office for intellectual property. Originally the company watch headquarters were located in the Hippodrome building on 44th street in Manhattan were watches were "put together" and the bulk of the actual movement manufacturing in a Benrus factory in la Choux de Fond, Switzerland.

Due to the fact that all Swiss watches and parts were controlled by Swiss laws and cartels or combined companies, parts makers provided Benrus with parts and, in some circumstances ebauche - which they then assembled or upgraded. to overcome this fact and the fact that swiss parts and assembled watches were being penalized through US Customs duties, Benrus would found a factory in Waterbury CT where they made the cases for Benrus watches and then in late 1950 to early 1960, Benrus opened factories in France, St. Thomas and the Virgin Islands.

NOTE: During the Vietnam War, Benrus won a military Contract over Bulova and the rest of the US companies. For part of this contract, Benrus would buy Japanese Seiko Movements...

Production steadily expanded throughout the 1940's with a boost during WWII when Benrus manufactured watches for the various servicemen and woman who served as well as nurses and other professions. Like most other watch makers, timing devices for use in bombs and weapons were also produced.

By the 1950's, Benrus designers went to work fashioning top grade,luxurious watches in Gold and with Diamonds. Due to their strong relationship with the Swiss cartel, and their market share after the war, Benrus was able to invest in the latest high quality Swiss and German watch movements and ebauche movements.

Designs from 1947 to 1959 were the best ever completed by Benrus. Certain Benrus watches from these same years are sought after by Collectors.

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THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST BENRUS CLOSED CASE W/BEZEL
[SIMILAR TO WYLER WITH NO CASE BACK] 
THE BENRUS SINGLE CASE SYSTEM WOULD WIN
THE FIRST VIETNAM MILITARY CONTRACT;
10.000 UNITS FOR THE MARINES.

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ABOVE ALSO RESTORED BY ROCK

THE FIRST BENRUS  HAD A TWO PART CASE SYSTEM, A LUG/BEZEL HOLD DOWN  WAS CREATED ALONG WITH A NON CASE-BACK "POT"

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BENRUS AND THE VIETNAM WAR


THE SINGLE CASE BENRUS SYSTEM DATES FROM 1959 THROUGH 1965.  THE SINGLE CASED BENRUS HAD A ONE PIECE CASE, A DROP IN MOVEMENT WITH SPLIT STEM & SEALED LONG STEM TUBE CROWN AND WAS FURTHER SEALED BY THE CRYSTAL ALONE.

BENRUS DESIGNED THIS SYSTEM BY COPYING THE WYLER SINGLE CASE SYSTEM WITH OUT THE WYLER OUTER BEZEL. THOUGH MANY OTHER    MANUFACTURERS HAD PRODUCED SINGLE CASE DESIGNS, THE REASON WHY BENRUS CREATED THIS SYSTEM WAS THE 1960 RUMERS OF LARGE US GOVERNMENT WATCH CONTRACTS FOR THE UPCOMING VIETNAM WAR.

WHEN THE US GOVERMENT RELEASED SPECIFICATIONS IN 1961 BENRUS HAD ALREADY RELEASED A WATCH TO THE PUBLIC WITH HALF THE SPECS. THEN WHEN THE US GOVERNMENT UPDATED THE SPECS IN 1962, BENRUS WAS READY WITH A PROTOTYPE.

WHEN BENRUS SUBMITTED THEIR DESIGN IN 1963 THEY ALSO SUBMITTED STUDIES OF THOSE REAL SALES AND USE OF THEIR DESIGN --LIKE THIS 3 STAR.

NOT ONLY DID BENRUS EXCEED US SPECIFICATIONS THAT WOULD SURVIVE JUNGLE WARFARE IN VIETNAM, BUT INTRODUCED SEVERAL VERSIONS, INCLUDING THE FIRST NON-SERVICABLE THROW AWAYS.

THUS, IN 1964, BENRUS WAS THE FIRST MANUFACTURER TO RECEIVE A MAJOR CONTRACT WITH THE US MILITARY TO PRODUCE THE FIRST VIETNAM MILITARY WATCHES. OVER 10,000 WATCHES FOR OVER 300,000. [1964 DOLLARS].

BENRUS BEAT OUT EVERY COMPANY INCLUDING THOSE THAT SUPPLIED THE US DURING WWI, WWII AND THE KOREAN WAR. IN FACT, BULOVA FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE US GOVERNMENTS. ONE OF THE ALLEDGATIONS WAS THAT BENRUS WAS NOT A US BASED MANUFACTURER.

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THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED TO  COMPETE WITH THE BULOVA ADJUSTABLE SELF-WINDING  SUNBURST  WATCH. THE BENRUS SUNBURST WAS BUILT AROUND A  25 [ 2 MORE JEWELS ] JEWEL ADJUSTABLE AUTOMATIC  MOVEMENT WITH  A SOLID STEEL POT OR MOVEMENT HOLDER,  WITH A BEZEL-LUGS PART THAT PRESSED OVER THE POT. BENRUS OUT CLASSED THE BULOVA  SUN   BURST.-- THE BENRUS ALSO HAD   A NEAR  IDENTICAL SUN-BURST DIAL.--

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THESE 2 PIECE CASES  WERE DESIGNED IN IMITATION OF THE CROTON WATCH SYSTEM WITH FULL LUG/BEZEL PLACED OVER THE NON-CASE BACK MOVEMENT HOLDER. TO GRAB PART OF THE 1950'S GROWING PUBLIC FASCINATION WITH THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, BENRUS MARKETED THIS WATCH [NOTE 24 HR TIME]  AND OTHERS AS BEING OFFICIAL WATCHES OF "FAMOUS AIRLINES". 

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A  NON-CASE BACK 2 PART SYSTEM  WOULD OR 1 PIECE SOLID CASE   WITH BEZEL AND LUGS AND SEALED WITH THE CRYSTAL AND A CRYSTAL RING LIKE THOSE OF WYLER.  THIS IS ONE OG THE AUTOMATICS THAT WERE PURCHAED BY SOLDIERS ON R&R, FROM THE "WORLD" IOR PX. AFTER ALL, IT IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE VERY SAME CASED AS THE PROTOTYPE ACCEPTED BY THE US MILITARY AND BECAME THE FIRST ORDERED. 10400 FOR THE MARINES WHO WERE THE FIRST TRYUE COMVBAT TROOPES ADTER THE GULF OF TONKIN INCIDENT.

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AS STATED. THE MOVEMENT CASE WITH PRESSED LUG/BEZEL WOULD END AND BENRUS WOULD USE  A PURE SINGLE CASE SYSTEM; A SYSTEM BENRUS DEMONSTRATED TO THE US MILITARY; A SYSTEM THAT WON BENRUS THE FIRST US MILITARY CONTRACT FOR VIETNAM.

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THIS DESIGN WOULD BE ADOPTED BY NEARLY EVERY WATCH MADE UNDER US CONTRACT. SEIKO, WESTCLOX, BULOVA, HAMILTON,ETC UTILIZE A SINGLE ONE PIECE CASE. NOT LONG AFTER, PLASTIC CASES REPLACED STEEL/BASE METAL CASES.   

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THE TWO PART CASE SYSTEM WAS IN FORCE 1954 TO 1958. THE PURE  SINGLE CASE BENRUS SYSTEM DATES FROM 1959 THROUGH 1969- THOUGH  IT'S DESIGN  WOULD CONTINUE UNTIL THE QUARTZ!

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[YES, THE WYLER SYSTEM HIJACKED BY BENRUS!]

BENRUS DESIGNED THIS SYSTEM BY COPYING THE WYLER SINGLE CASE SYSTEM WITH OUT THE WYLER OUTER BEZEL. THOUGH MANY OTHER    MANUFACTURERS HAD PRODUCED SINGLE CASE DESIGNS,

 

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THE REASON WHY BENRUS CREATED THIS SYSTEM WAS THE RUMORS OF LARGE US GOVERNMENT WATCH CONTRACTS FOR THE UPCOMING VIETNAM WAR. WHEN THE US GOVERNMENT RELEASED SPECIFICATIONS  BENRUS HAD ALREADY RELEASED A WATCH TO THE PUBLIC WITH MOST THE SPECS AND FEATURES.

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THUS, IN 1964, BENRUS WAS THE FIRST MANUFACTURER TO RECEIVE A MAJOR CONTRACT WITH THE US MILITARY TO PRODUCE THE FIRST VIETNAM MILITARY WATCHES. OVER 10,000 WATCHES FOR OVER 300,000. [1964 DOLLARS].

BENRUS BEAT OUT EVERY COMPANY INCLUDING THOSE THAT SUPPLIED THE US DURING WWI, WWII AND THE KOREAN WAR. IN FACT, BULOVA FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE US GOVERNMENTS. ONE OF THE ALLEDGATIONS WAS THAT BENRUS WAS NOT A US BASED MANUFACTURER.

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CONDITION
-ORIGINAL CONDITION 90% NEAR MINT -
WATCH SETS & KEEPS TIME

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HERE SHE IS ON A STRAP

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ROCK TOOK PICS OF THE ORIGINAL FRENCH WWI MAP
IT WAS  OILED IN 1917 .
SO THE [PAPER BECAME LIKE CLOTH
AWESOME
FITS UNDER THE 82ND AA PATCH
WHY WWI?
THE 82ND SERVED IN FRANCE IN WWI.
IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A SPECTACULAR  90 YEAR HISTORY

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AWESOME DIAL

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THIS CRAZY SET UP WEARS GREAT. IT HAS A LOW PROFILE
ROCK IS PLAYING MUSICAL STRAPS AND WATCHES
HE SET THIS UP ORIGINALLY WITH THE LEONIDAS


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     82ND AIRBORNE

Active 1917–19
1921–present
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Army
Role Airborne
Size Division
Part of XVIII Airborne Corps
Garrison/HQ Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.
Nickname "All American Division"
Motto "All the way!"
March "The All-American Soldier"
Engagements World War I
  • Battle of Saint-Mihiel
  • Meuse-Argonne Offensive

World War II

  • Operation Husky
  • Operation Avalanche
  • Operation Overlord
  • Operation Market Garden
  • Battle of the Bulge
  • Invasion of Germany

Cold War

  • Dominican Republic
  • Vietnam War
  • Invasion of Grenada
  • Operation Golden Pheasant
  • Invasion of Panama
  • Persian Gulf War

Global War on Terrorism

  • War in Afghanistan
  • Iraq War

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82 IN NAM

The 82nd Airborne Division is an active duty airborne infantry division of the United States Army, specializing in parachute assault operations into denied areas. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is part of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The 82nd Division was constituted in the National Army on 5 August 1917, and was organized on 25 August 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia. Since its initial members came from all 48 states, the unit acquired the nickname All-American, which is the basis for its famed "AA" shoulder patch. Famous soldiers of the division include Sergeant Alvin C. York, General James M. Gavin, Senator Strom Thurmond (325th GIR in World War II), Senator Jack Reed, R&B singer Lou Rawls, actor William Windom, country music singer Craig Morgan, former Syracuse University football coach Ben Schwartzwalder, fashion critic/choreographer Bruce Darnell and Congressman Patrick Murphy (the first Iraq War veteran elected to Congress).

The 82nd went into action in Vietnam. During the Tet Offensive, which swept across the Vietnam in January 1968, the 3rd Brigade was en route to Chu Lai within 24 hours of receiving its orders. The 3rd Brigade performed combat duties in the Hu? – Phu Bai area of the I Corps sector. Later the brigade moved south to Saigon, and fought in the Mekong Delta, the Iron Triangle and along the Cambodian border, serving nearly 22 months. While the 3rd Brigade was deployed, the division created a provisional 4th Brigade, consisting of 4th Battalion, 325th Infantry; 3rd Battalion, 504th Infantry; and 3rd Battalion, 505th Infantry. The Division Artillery also created an additional battalion, 3rd Battalion, 320th Artillery, to support the 4th Brigade.

From 1969 into the 1970s, the 82nd deployed paratroopers to South Korea and Vietnam on more than 180DBT (Days Bad Time) for exercises in potential future battlegrounds. The division received three alerts. One was for Black September 1970. Paratroopers were on their way to Amman, Jordan when the mission was aborted. In May 1971 they were used to help national guard and Washington DC police to round up and arrest protestors. Nine years later in August 1980, the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 504th PIR was alerted and deployed to conduct civil disturbance duty at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, during the Cuban refugee internment. War in the Middle East in the fall of 1973 brought the 82nd to full alert. In May 1978, the division was alerted to a possible drop into Zaire. In November 1979, the division was alerted for a possible operation to rescue the American hostages in Iran. The division formed the nucleus of the newly created Rapid Deployment Forces (RDF), a mobile force at a permanently high state of readiness.


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COMPASS IS REMOVABLE

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DOTS AND HANDS RE-ILLUMINATED

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ROCK AND ROLL

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82 AIRBORNE
THERE IS A GENUINE MAP
FROM  WWI UNDER THE PATCH

 

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MIXING AF LUMINOVA

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NOTE SINGLE CASE W/NO BACK
MOVEMENT/DIAL FITS INTO CASE
MOVEMENT RING
THEN BEZEL

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THIS IS THE HEART OF THIS
TIME KEEPER

A SWEET
WELL BUILT
GILDED
BENRUS WATCH CO INC
SWISS ETA

25 JEWEL
AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT

RUNNING LIKE NEW
IT IS DISCUSSED FURTHER ON DOWN

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BENRUS CF1- 47BF-17
ETA 1256 BASE
(
MADE FOR Girard-Perregaux)

(ETA 1256-47BF)
Features

automatic
sweep second

Data
17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h

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THE FOLLOWING IS THE US GOVERNME NT REPLY TO BULOVA. THIS WILL BE PART OF APPRAISAL --ALLOW SEVERAL WEEKS FOR LINK-- IT HAS THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS TO THIS VERY BENRUS.

B-153564, MAY 4, 1964
TO BULOVA WATCH COMPANY, INC.:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF FEBRUARY 20, 1964, PROTESTING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO BENRUS WATCH COMPANY UNDER REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NO. AMC/A/36-038-64-490/NS), DATED FEBRUARY 7, 1964.

THE RECORD SHOWS THAT IT WAS DETERMINED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE AIR FORCE, NAVY AND ARMY, THAT SPECIFICATION MIL-W-3818A, DATED MARCH 12, 1956, REQUIRED REVISION TO ACCOMPLISH THE FOLLOWING RESULTS:

A. REDUCE THE VARIETY OF GRADES AND TYPES OF WATCHES.
B. ASSURE CONSISTENT QUALITY OF ITEMS.
C. ELIMINATE TESTING REQUIREMENTS OF ONE YEAR AND SUBSTITUTE IN LIEU THEREOF A GUARANTEE PROVISION.
D. INCORPORATE A NEW CASE DESIGN.

ACCORDINGLY, THE SPECIFICATION WAS FORMALLY REVISED ON OCTOBER 17, 1962, AND IS IDENTIFIED AS MIL-W-3818B.

SUBSEQUENT TO THE APPROVAL OF SPECIFICATION MIL-W-3818B, ALL SOURCES ON THE PREVIOUS QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST, UNDER SPECIFICATION MIL-W 3818A, WERE INVITED BY LETTER DATED DECEMBER 6, 1962, TO MAKE APPLICATION FOR THE SUBMISSION OF THEIR PRODUCT OF FRANKFORD ARSENAL FOR QUALIFICATION TESTING. UPON RECEIPT AND APPROVAL OF THE APPLICATION AS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH 104 OF THE PAMPHLET ENTITLED “PROVISIONS GOVERNING QUALIFICATION,” SAMPLES WOULD BE AUTHORIZED TO BE SUBMITTED. THREE FIRMS SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS AND SAMPLES DURING 1963, NAMELY, BENRUS WATCH CO., INC., LONGINES-WITTNAUER WATCH CO., AND MATBEY-TISSOT WATCH CO., INC.

HOWEVER, BENRUS WATCH CO., INC., WAS THE ONLY SOURCE THAT SUCCESSFULLY MET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROVAL. THEREFORE, THAT FIRM WAS FORMALLY NOTIFIED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1963, THAT THE SAMPLES SUBMITTED WERE APPROVED AND THAT ITS PRODUCT WAS LISTED ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST FOR SPECIFICATION MIL-F-3818B. THE OTHER TWO SOURCES WERE NOTIFIED BY LETTER OF NOVEMBER 21, 1963, THAT THEIR SAMPLES DID NOT MEET MINIMUM SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

ON THE BASIS OF MILITARY INTERDEPARTMENTAL PURCHASE REQUESTS FROM THE MARINE CORPS FOR A TOTAL OF 10,849 WATCHES, THE CONTRACTING OFFICER EXECUTED A DETERMINATION AND FINDINGS DATED FEBRUARY 2, 1964, AUTHORIZING NEGOTIATION UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF 10 U.S.C. 2304/A) (10) AND ASPR 3.210.2 PROMISED ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES REPORTED AS FOLLOWS:

“A. THIS WATCH IS A QUALIFIED PRODUCT AND THE TIME REQUIRED FOR TESTING WOULD UNDULY DELAY DELIVERIES.

“B. THE INTEREST OF THE GOVERNMENT REQUIRES ASSURANCE PRIOR TO AWARD THAT THE PRODUCT IS SATISFACTORY FOR ITS INTENDED USE AND NO OTHER MEANS OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IS AVAILABLE.

“C. AMPLE SOLICITATION AND OPPORTUNITY WAS AFFORDED THE CLOCK AND WATCH INDUSTRIES, RESULTING IN ONLY ONE QUALIFIED PRODUCT, NAMELY, BENRUS WATCH CO.’

THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL WAS ISSUED ON FEBRUARY 7, 1964, WITH A CLOSING DATE OF FEBRUARY 24, 1964, TO BENRUS WATCH COMPANY, AS A SOLE SOURCE PREMISED ON THE FACTS SHOWN ABOVE. BENRUS QUOTED A UNIT PRICE OF $28.28 EACH FOR A QUANTITY OF 10,849 WRIST WATCHES OR A TOTAL COST OF $306,809.72. ON FEBRUARY 20, 1964, AN AMENDMENT WAS ISSUED EXTENDING THE CLOSING DATE TO FEBRUARY 27, 1964. THE PROCUREMENT ACTION WAS SYNOPSIZED, FOR SUBCONTRACTING ONLY, IN THE COMMERCE BUSINESS DAILY DATED FEBRUARY 17, 1964. AT YOUR REQUEST, YOU WERE FURNISHED A COPY OF THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL ON FEBRUARY 13, 1964.

YOU ALLEGE, IN EFFECT, THAT FRANKFORD ARSENAL IS ATTEMPTING TO CIRCUMVENT CURRENT REGULATIONS IN THE AREA OF COMPETITION AND METHOD OF PROCUREMENT AND HAS FAILED TO CLARIFY AMBIGUITIES IN THE SPECIFICATION, PARTICULARLY WITH REFERENCE TO THE GUARANTEE PROVISION AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH 3.21 OF SPECIFICATION MIL-W-3818B, DATED OCTOBER 17, 1962.

YOU ALLEGE SPECIFICALLY THAT FRANKFORD ARSENAL, WITH KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR INTEREST IN THE PROCUREMENT OF BACK-TYPE WATCHES, CIRCUMVENTED PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS BY NOT OBTAINING COMPETITION.

THE RECORD SHOWS YOU WERE AFFORDED AMPLE TIME TO SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCT FOR QUALIFICATION TESTING AND POSSIBLE INCLUSION ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST. HOWEVER, YOU DID NOT SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCT UNTIL FEBRUARY 13, 1964, A LAPSE OF 14 MONTHS FROM THE DATE APPLICATIONS WERE ORIGINALLY REQUESTED. THE PRODUCT YOU SUBMITTED WAS REJECTED ON MARCH 11, 1964, FOR THE REASON THAT IT FAILED THE SHOCK TEST PERFORMANCE PRESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH 4.8.9 OF SPECIFICATION MIL-W 3818B IN THAT OVER A PERIOD OF 20 HOURS THE WATCH GAINED 1 HOUR AND 22 MINUTES.

THIS FAILURE WAS CONSIDERED A SUFFICIENT CAUSE TO REJECT YOUR PRODUCT AS NOT QUALIFYING FOR INCLUSION ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST. SINCE ONLY ONE OF THREE OTHER SOURCES WHICH SUBMITTED THEIR PRODUCT FOR QUALIFICATION TESTING SUBMITTED A PRODUCT WHICH PASSED ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF MIL-W-3818B AND WAS APPROVED FOR INCLUSION ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST, THE DETERMINATION BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER THAT IT WAS IMPRACTICABLE TO OBTAIN COMPETITION, AND THAT A CONTRACT SHOULD BE NEGOTIATED WITH BENRUS, APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PROPER.

YOU FURTHER ALLEGE THAT THE PROPOSED PROCUREMENT SHOULD BE CANCELLED AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROCEED ON AN ADVERTISED PROCUREMENT TO ASSURE ADEQUATE COMPETITION.

AS INDICATED ABOVE, COMPETITION COULD NOT BE ATTAINED BECAUSE ONLY ONE SOURCE WAS ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST AT THE TIME OF THE INITIATION OF THE PROCUREMENT ACTION, AND SO FAR AS WE ARE ADVISED NO OTHER PRODUCT HAS SINCE BEEN QUALIFIED. IN OUR DECISION OF AUGUST 9, 1961, 41 COMP. GEN. 93, IT WAS HELD THAT WHERE THERE IS ONLY A SINGLE SOURCE LISTED ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST, THE PROPER METHOD OF PROCUREMENT IS NEGOTIATION IN LIEU OF FORMAL ADVERTISING. WE SEE NO VALID BASIS UPON WHICH A DIFFERENT CONCLUSION MAY BE REACHED IN THE INSTANT CASE.

IN ADDITION, YOU ALLEGE THAT THE GUARANTEE PROVISION OF PARAGRAPH 3.21 OF MIL-W-38188 IS UNREASONABLE IN THAT IT REQUIRES THE CONTRACTOR TO BE LIABLE FOR THE REPAIR OF WATCHES THAT FAIL TO MEET ALL SPECIFICATIONS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS, AFTER ACCEPTANCE BY THE GOVERNMENT, WITHOUT ANY LIMITATION OF REPAIR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER.

SINCE THE THREE SOURCES THAT SUBMITTED THEIR PRODUCTS FOR TESTING DID NOT TAKE ANY EXCEPTION, OR REQUIRE INTERPRETATION AS TO THE GUARANTEE PROVISION IN THE SPECIFICATION, IT APPEARS THAT THOSE FIRMS WERE READY TO MEET SUCH PROVISION AND THAT THE PROVISION WAS CONSIDERED REASONABLE. ANY EVENT IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THE GUARANTEE PROVISION IS GERMANE TO YOUR PROTEST OR TO YOUR FAILURE TO HAVE A WATCH APPROVED FOR INCLUSION ON THE LIST.

AS TO THE ALLEGATION THAT BENRUS WATCH COMPANY IS NOT A MANUFACTURER OF WATCHES BUT ONLY IMPORTS CASES AND SELLS WATCH MOVEMENTS FROM FOREIGN SOURCES, WE ARE ADVISED THAT BENRUS POSSESSES MANUFACTURING FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND SWITZERLAND WHICH ARE UTILIZED IN THE PRODUCTION AND ASSEMBLY OF WATCHES AND, THEREFORE, QUALIFIES AS A MANUFACTURER UNDER ASPR 12-603.1.

THE BENRUS PROPOSAL SHOWS THAT IT IMPORTS THE MOVEMENT AND DIAL SETTING, DIAL STEM AND SPRING BARS, AND THAT THE CASE, CROWN, ATTACHMENTS, PACKING MATERIAL AND JEWEL BEARINGS (TURTLE MOUNTAIN ORDNANCE PLANT) ARE ALL DOMESTICALLY PRODUCED. ITS COST DATA INDICATES THAT THE COST OF THE DOMESTIC COMPONENTS IS CONSIDERABLY IN EXCESS OF 50 PERCENT OF THE COST OF ALL COMPONENTS, AND THEREFORE THE ITEM MUST BE CONSIDERED A DOMESTIC SOURCE AND PRODUCT UNDER ASPR 6-101 (D).

IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES WE FIND NO VALID BASIS FOR YOUR PROTEST, AND IT IS THEREFORE DENIED

 

WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:


FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT PROGRAM. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM 11 MONTHS FROM WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR TIME PIECE WE STAND BEHIND IT!

670.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL  [WITH STRAP/COMPASS]. THIS IS NOT A JOKE, COST OF TWO WATCHES THE RESTORE THE OVERHAUL THE SERVICING THE WARRANTY THE VERY APPRAISAL ALL COST DOLLARS. APPRAISAL IS 65 TO 95 USD, PLEASE ALLOW 6 WEEKS FOR LINK. APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7