Junghans pocket watch with black dials, updated 02.02.2020 - Helicopters, pocket watches, flight simulation, tools.

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Junghans pocket watch with black dials, updated 02.02.2020

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Once in a while, you can find Junghans pocket watches with black dials. Mostly the resources talk about a military background. My research shows that these dials are not mentioned in the catalogs or price lists at all. What I saw so far is that these black dial watches have a J47b/1 movement installed which puts them after 1938. I got a black dial pocket watch with a J55 movement with luminous numbers and pointers. Also, I have seen J29 timing watches with black dials. According to Konrad Knirim there is no proof that Junghans manufactured pocket watches with black dials during WWII. The military defined requirements had no black dials for pocket watches. The observation pocket watch, Zeitübertragungsuhr Fl.23884, from Junghans had a white dial. Later during the war, there was a need for better readable dials at day, night and under UV light, but these are kind of greenish dials that had zinc sulfide over the whole dial.

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I got to hold on one myself. The dial has no other markings besides the "Junghans" logo. The case is burnished and has the number 10150 on the outer back lid.
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