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An overview page of my Junghans pocket watch movements. As there is only limited information about those watches available I will collect information and present a documentation here.

Please click the numbers and pictures for further movement information.
Website under construction, last updated 29.10.2016

Please send any information, you might have about Junghans
pocket watches, thank you very much.
Movements produced in Schwenningen
Model AModel BModel CGoliathRubiconHNovaMissFigaro


Movements produced in Schramberg
J52J53
J55
J55a
J69F
J69 Forgein


External bought movements
470A470B
J04
J06






Color meaning
Master Watch
Quality Watch
Goodwear Watch
Indestructible Watch
Timing Watch
Alarm Watch
Standard Watch
Wanted
J1

J1

21,5'''

Pin pallet lever, latern pinion, stem wind and pin set.

These pictures of a Junghans J1 are courtesy of the Stadtmuseum Schramberg.
The first made pocket watch by Junghans and Thomas Haller 1903.

J5

J5

21'''
7 jewels
Alarm pocket watch

Junghans catalog 1909 text:

Metal housing, plated or black oxidized, time and alarm adjustable from the outside, only one winding stem, very loud alarm with switch off function, white enamel or metal dial. 1 day power reserve and radium illuminated dial-plate.

J8

J8

19'''

There is a hint on a list that the Ego was referenced as J8.
I believe that the J8 became the movement "H" later and
in the end further developed to the J69.

J9

19'''

Junghans catalog 1914 text:
open quality watch, 15 jewels, compensating hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates gold or silver.
The watch will come with the factories certificate of warranty.

J10

J10

18,5'''
#120594, 1914
Alarm Watch
Production 1910 and 1914
Stem wind and pin set
Sub second
7 jewels

J13

J13

19'''

Junghans catalog 1914 text:
open faced Junghans "Master" Watch, 15 jewels,
cut compensation balance, hardened breguet steel hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, steel escape wheel, double safety roller, gilt plates gold or silver.
The watch will come with the factories certificate of warranty.

J15

J15

19'''

Junghans catalog 1914 text:
hunter case Junghans "Master" Watch, 15 jewels, cut compensation balance, hardened breguet steel hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, steel escape wheel, double safety roller, gilt plates gold or silver.
The watch will come with the factories certificate of warranty.

J16

J16

18,5'''
15 Jewels
1914

Almost the same as a J13 but 1,5 mm less in diameter. J16 is the Lepine version and correspondes with the J17 as the Savonette

J17

J17

18,5'''
15 jewels

Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Cut compensation balance, Breguet steel hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, steel escape wheel, double safety roller, gilt plates, adjusted in different temperatures, hanging and lying, down to a few seconds.

J17a

J17a

18,5'''
15 jewels

Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Breguet compensating hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates, adjusted in different temperatures, hanging and lying, down to a few seconds.

J24

J24

18,5'''
Production from 1953

Junghans catalog 1953 text:
Modern pillar movenment J24, 4 jewels, with pallet lever escapement, shockproof (DBP), turned pivot balance with anti-magnetic Nivarox hairspring, solid anchor and balance bridge, seperate wheel and barrel bridge, all wheel pivots embedded in bushes made from special material, large power reserve, carefully regulated

Junghans catalog 1955 text:
Modern pillar movenment J24, 7 jewels, with pallet lever escapement, shockproof (DBP), turned pivot balance with anti-magnetic Nivarox hairspring, solid anchor and balance bridge, seperate wheel and barrel bridge, all wheel pivots embedded in bushes made from special material, large power reserve, carefully regulated

J26

J26

18,5'''
Pillar movement, 3/4 plate,
7 jewels

J28

J28

19'''
Timing watch made since 1955, 1962 Junghans renamed their calibres and the new name for the J28 was now J628 which makes this one built before 1962.

7 jewels

J28/01

J28/01

19'''
Timing watch made since 1955, 1962 Junghans renamed their calibres and the new name for the J28 was now J628 which makes this one built after 1962.

Junghans catalog 1956 text:
Stop Watch 1/10 seconds, with three-circle dial, 7 jewels, jewelled pallets, shockproof, metal case, Start stop and back to zero by successive pressures on the crown, chromium plated metal case 55 mm ø, metal dial.
The 3 advantages of the Junghans Stop Watch 1/10 seconds with Three-circle dial are:
1. Reading made easier by 3 separate dials for minutes, seconds and 1/10 seconds. Avoids hands to be on top of each other.
2. Reading more exactly as the 1/10 seconds hand always stops accurately on the stroke of the scale.
3. Greater exactness as without zero setting fault and without dial fault (no stopping in between strokes)

Picture of the face site by (c) Manfred Zwehn, http://www.goldschmiede-zwehn.de

J28/02

J28/02

19'''

1962 Junghans renamed their calibres and the new name for the J28 was now J628 which makes this one built after 1962.


Picture of the face site is courtesy of Manfred Zwehn, http://www.goldschmiede-zwehn.de

J28/11

J28/11

19'''

Timing watch made since 1955, 1962 Junghans renamed their calibres and the new name for the J28 was now J628 which makes this one built after 1962.

1/100 seconds, with three-circle dial, 15 jewels,

J28/20

J28/20

19'''

Pictures courtesy of Deutsches Uhrenmuseum Furtwangen

J29

J29

18,5'''
Timing watch

J29/I

J29/I

19'''
Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Timing watch movement, 4 jewels, compensating hair spring, club teeth escapement, double safety roller.

J29/II

J29/II

19'''
Timing watch
4 Jewels
Rattrapante

Picture of the face site by (c) Manfred Zwehn, http://www.goldschmiede-zwehn.de

J29a

J29a

18,5'''
Timing watch

Junghans catalog 1934 text:
Timing watch, bridge movement, 4 jewels, compensating hair spring, club teeth escapement, double safety roller, gilt plates

J29a II

J29a II

19'''
Timing watch

J31

J31

18,5'''

Pillar movement, 3/4 plate,

Junghans catalog 1923 extract:
Junghans "Indestructible" Watch, Movement No. J31 with 3 jewels, compensating hair spring, club teeth escape wheel, double safety roller, gilt plates, well regulated.
These watches can also be supplied with Radium luminous figures (RZ)

J32

J32

18,5'''

Pillar movement,3/4 plate, same as the J26, but height just 6 mm.

Junghans catalog 1923 text:
7 jewels, Breguet compensating hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates, exactly regulated.

J33

J33

18,5'''

Junghans catalog 1923 extract:

Junghans "Quality" watch, Movement No. J33 with 15 jewels, Breguet hair compensating spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates.
Bridge movement, are adjusted in different temperatures, hanging and lying, down to a few seconds
These wathches can also be supplied with Radium luminous figures (RZ)

J33a

J33a

18,5'''
7 jewels

Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Breguet compensating hairspring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates, adjusted in different temperatures, hanging and lying, down to a few seconds

J33b

J33b

18,5'''
15 jewels

Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Bridge movement, Breguet compensating hairspring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates, adjusted in different temperatures, hanging and lying, down to a few seconds

J33c

J33c

18,5'''
15 jewels

Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Bridge movement, cut compensation balance, Breguet steel hairspring, lever escapement with visible jewels, steel escape wheel, double 'safety roller, gilt plates, adjusted in different temperatures, hanging and lying, down to a few seconds

J34

J34

18,5'''

Junghand catalog 1923 text:

Bridge movement, are adjusted in different temperatures, hanging and lying, down to a few seconds, 15 jewels, cut balance, Breguet steel hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates.

J35

J35

15,75'''

Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Small size 15 3/4''', 15 jewels, Breguet compensating hairspring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates,

J35a

J35a

15,75'''

7 jewels

J36

J36

19'''

Junghans catalog 1923 text:
Alarm watch movement, well regulated, 7 or 11 jewels, compensating hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller.

Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Alarm watch movement, 7 jewels, compensating hair spring, lever escapemnet with visible jewels, double safety roller, alarm set hand movable backwards and forwards.

J38

J38

18,5'''

Junghans catalog 1934 text:
Junghans indestructible watch, open face with 3 jewels, pillar movement, flat antimagnetic comepensating hair-spring, safety roller, club teeth escapement with visible steel pallets, gilt plates, carefully regulated.

J38 Astra

J38 Astra

18,5'''

Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Junghans Indestructible Watch "Astra", open face
3 jewels, compensating hair spring, dub teeth escapement with visible steel pallets, gilt plates, well regulated

J38/1

J38/1

18,5'''
3 jewels
Stem wind and set

J38/2

J38/2

18,5'''

Junghans catalog text 1950:
Pocket watch ASTRA
Pillar movement J38/2, 4 jewels, pin pallet escapement, shockproof, turned pivot balance, solid pallet and balance-bridge, flat anitmagentic hairspring, gilt plates, well regulated.

Production from 1953 - 1958

J38a

J38a

18,5'''

Junghans catalog 1934 text:
Junghans goodwear watch, open face with 1 jewels, pillar movement, punched balance, flat antimagnetic hair-spring, safety roller, club teeth escapement with visible steel pallets, gilt plates, well regulated.

J38a/1

J38a/1

18,5'''

Pillar movement, 1 jewel, punched balance, flat antimagnetic hairspring, safety roller, club teeth escapement with visible steel pallets, well regulated.

J38B

J38B

18,5'''

J38c/1

J38c/1

18,5'''

J41

18,5''
15 jewels

Junghans catalog 1931 text:
Junghans "Master" Watch, thin model, '
Second-adjustment. The watch to be set exactly to the second
Bridge movement, thin model, cut compensation balance, Breguet steel hair spring, regulating spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, steel escape wheel plain polished, double safety roller, gilt plates and bridges. Adjusted in different temperatures, hanging and lying, down to a few seconds

J41a

J41a

18,5'''

Junghans catalog 1934 text:
Junghans EXTRA watch, thin model, second adjustment, the watch to be set exactly to the second, 15 jewels, Breguet compensating hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates ans bridges, adjusted in different temperatures, hanging and lying, down to a few seconds,

J42

J42

19'''

Junghans catalog 1930 text:
Junghans "Master" Watch, thin model, hunting case
15 jewels, cut compensation balance, breguet steel hair spring, regulating spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, steel escape wheel plain polished, double safety roller, gilt plates and bridges. Adjusted in different tem- peratures, hanging and lying, down to a few seconds.

J42/1

J42/1

19'''

same as the J42 but with a seperate escape wheel bridge

J43

J43

19'''

Same movement as the J42/1 made for Alpina with the Alpina required seperate escape wheel bridge.

J47a

J47a

18,5'''

Marked only with 47

Junghans catalog 1931 text:
Bridge movement, semi-flat, 7 jewels, flat hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates and bridges.

J47b

J47b

18,5'''

Marked only with 47

Junghans catalog 1934 text:
Second adjustment, the watch to be set exactly to the second,
bridge movement, semi-flat, 15 jewels, flat hair spring antimagnetic, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates and bridges.

J47G

J47G

18,5 '''

same as the J47b, but with a new click spring
G = new click spring assembly

J47a/1

J47a/1

18,5'''
Bridge movement
Semi-flat
7 jewels
Flat hair spring
Lever escapement with visible jewels
Double safety roller, gilt plates and bridges
Seperate escapement wheel cock.

J47b/1

J47b/1

18,5'''
Bridge movement
Semi-flat
15 jewels
Flat hair spring
Lever escapement with visible jewels
Double safety roller
Gilt plates and bridges
Seperate escapement wheel cock.

J47c/1

J47c/1

18,5'''

J47d/1

J47d/1

18,5 '''

J48

J48

18,5'''

Junghans catalog 1934 text:
Second adjustment, the watch to be set exactly to the second,
bridge movement, flat, 15 jewels, flat hair spring antimagnetic, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates and bridges.

Images courtesy of
RUDOLF FLUME Technik GmbH, Essen

J48G

J48G

18,5'''

Junghans catalog 1934 text:
Second adjustment, the watch to be set exactly to the second,
bridge movement, flat, 15 jewels, flat hair spring antimagnetic, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates and bridges.

G = new click spring assembly

J48b/1

J48b/1

18,5'''
15 jewels

Second adjustment. The watch to be set exactly to the second.
Bridge movement, flat, flat hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates and bridges.

J49

J49

18,5'''

Junghans catalog 1934 text:
Bridge movement for hunter cases, thin model, 15 jewels, flat hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates and bridges.

Images courtesy of
RUDOLF FLUME Technik GmbH, Essen

J49G

J49G

18,5'''
15 jewels
Savonett
G = new click spring assembly

J49/1

J49/1

18,5 '''

Junghans catalog 1934 text:
Bridge movement for hunting cases, thin model, 15 jewels, flat hair spring, lever escapement with visible jewels, double safety roller, gilt plates and bridges

J52

J52

17'''
Junghans catalog 1931 text:
Boys Own Watch, Pillar movement, 3 jewels, 3/4 plate, removable lever and balance bridges.

J53

J53

13'''

Junghans catalog text 1931:
Ladies Lever Watches

Assumed to be a better quality Miss movement.

Pictures courtesy of Martin Fischer www.junghans-vintage.de

J55

J55

18'''

Junghans catalog 1931 text:
Pillar movement, 3/4 plate, removable lever and balance bridges, interchangeable spring barrel.

J55 for Ingersoll

J55 for Ingersoll

18'''

Special movement made for Ingersoll.
Pillar movement, 3/4 plate, removable lever and balance bridges, interchangeable spring barrel.

J68

J68

20'''
Timing watch
Production from 1932 - 1968

Junghans catalog 1934 text:
Bridge movement, 4 jewels, compansating hair spring, club teeth escapement, double safety roller, gilt plates, enamel dial, registering 1/10th seconds

J69

J69

20'''
Pillar movement
3/4 plate
Removable lever and balance bridges
Interchangable spring barrel
Stem-set.

Pointed staff! U429
pin-lever escapement

Here the "digital" version of the J69 movement, produced from 1932.

J69 for Ingersoll

J69 for Ingersoll

20'''
Pillar movement
3/4 plate
Removable lever and balance bridges
Interchangable spring barrel
Stem-set.

same as the J69
Pointed staff! U429
pin-lever escapement

J69F

J69F

20'''
Pillar movement
3/4 plate
Removable lever and balance bridges
Interchangable spring barrel
Stem-set.

Pivoted staff! U374
pin-lever escapement

Marked with 691

J71

J71

17'''

Junghans catalog 1934 text:
Pillar movement, 3/4 plate, removable lever and balance bridge, antimagnetic hairspring, stem-set.

Indestructible Watch
Pin lever escapement
Production 1934 - 1937

J470A

J470A

19'''
7 jewels

Well, there is no information available at the moment about this movement, except that it is a F.E.F. 19''' 40B, Fabrique d'Ebauches de Fleurier SA. It is assumed that Junghans bought movements from Fleurier, marked with J470A and sold it as Junghans, but no other evidence was found so far.
Latest update 29.10.2016

J470B

J470B

19'''
15 jewels

Well, there is no information available at the moment about this movement, except that it is a F.E.F. 19''' 40B, Fabrique d'Ebauches de Fleurier SA. It is assumed that Junghans bought movements from Fleurier, marked with J470B and sold it as Junghans, but no other evidence was found so far.
I found a second one which, if the case is genuine, is from 1936.
Research about the issue is ongoing. Latest update 29.10.2016

J04

J04

18'''
Timing watch

This is a AS 943 movement used by Junghans and marked J04.

J05

J05

19'''
Timing watch with Valjoux 330 caliber

Picture face side courtesy of http://www.goldschmiede-zwehn.de
Pictures watch and movement side courtesy of © Otto Burzlaff

J06

J06

19'''

Timing watch with Valjoux 24 caliber

Movement side picture kindly provided by Hans from Berlin.

Figaro

Figaro

18'''

Junghans catalog 1923 text:
Movement with 3 jewels
Cases nickeld or silvered with inside dome, oval bow, enamel dial
These watches can also be supplied with Radium luminous figures (RZ)
Cheap watches but reliable and indestructible, easy to be repaired specially fit for schoolboys and workmen.

Goliath

Goliath

26'''

Junghans/Haller catalog 1906/1908 text:
Haller-Remontoir 26'''
30 hour american style keyless lever.
Short winder with set hands in front.
Back with or without hinge.

Image courtesy of
Deutsches Uhrenmuseum, Furtwangen

H

H

19'''

3/4 plate lever movement with removable lever and balance bridges,

Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Inspite of the comparatively recent date since we commenced manufacturing high grade watches, Trademark "J" groups 100 - 108, these articles have already, owing to their high quality and reliability, gained a world-wide reputation. Our method is: Utmost precision in the production of all parts, ruthless removal and destruction of all parts which are found to be in the least faulty or inexact, assembling, examination and regulation by proved experts. This system ensures equal high quality of all our watches and absolute interchangeability of parts. The articles with the Butterfly brand are, on the other hand, of somewhat plainer execution but are nevertheless reliable timekeepers. They are especially suitable in all cases in which a tow price is decisive.

Miss

Miss

13'''

Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Ladies Lever Watch
3/4 plate lever movement with removable balance and winding wheel bridges

Inspite of the comparatively recent date since we commenced manufacturing high grade watches, Trademark "J" groups 100 - 108, these articles have already, owing to their high quality and reliability, gained a world-wide reputation. Our method is: Utmost precision in the production of all parts, ruthless removal and destruction of all parts which are found to be in the least faulty or inexact, assembling, examination and regulation by proved experts. This system ensures equal high quality of all our watches and absolute interchangeability of parts. The articles with the Butterfly brand are, on the other hand, of somewhat plainer execution but are nevertheless reliable timekeepers. They are especially suitable in all cases in which a tow price is decisive.

Image courtesy of
UHRENFABRIK JUNGHANS GMBH & CO. KG

Model A

Model A

19'''

Junghans/Haller catalog 1906/1908 text:
Haller-Remontoir 19'''
30 Hour american style keyless lever.
Shortwinder with set hands in front.

Image courtesy of
Deutsches Uhrenmuseum, Furtwangen

Model B

Model B

19'''

Junghans/Haller catalog 1906/1908 text:
Haller-Remontoir 19'''
30 Hour american style keyless lever.
Shortwinder with set hands in front.

Image courtesy of
Deutsches Uhrenmuseum, Furtwangen

Model C

Model C

19'''

Junghans/Haller catalog 1906/1908 text:
Haller-Remontoir 19'''
30 Hour american style keyless lever.
Shortwinder with set hands in front.


These pictures of a Junghans Panama Nickel Watch No. 502 N are courtesy of Deutsches Uhrenmuseum, Furtwangen.

Nova

Nova

18'''

Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Massive balance cock and pallet bridge, removable train bridge

Inspite of the comparatively recent date since we commenced manufacturing high grade watches, Trademark "J" groups 100 - 108, these articles have already, owing to their high quality and reliability, gained a world-wide reputation. Our method is: Utmost precision in the production of all parts, ruthless removal and destruction of all parts which are found to be in the least faulty or inexact, assembling, examination and regulation by proved experts. This system ensures equal high quality of all our watches and absolute interchangeability of parts. The articles with the Butterfly brand are, on the other hand, of somewhat plainer execution but are nevertheless reliable timekeepers. They are especially suitable in all cases in which a tow price is decisive.

Rubicon

Rubicon

18'''

System Roskopf

Advertisment from 1914 copyright by Uhrenfabrik Junghans GmbH & Co.KG

 


List of book references:
- "Taschenuhren aus dem Hause Junghans", Begleitheft zur Junghans-Taschenuhrenausstellung im Stadtmuseum Schramberg.
- "Uhrzeiten - Innovationen in Technik und Design" Schriften des Stadtmuseums Schramberg.
- "Lexikon der Deutschen Uhrenindustrie 1850 - 1980"
- Junghans/Haller Catalog 1906, 1908
- Junghans Catalog 1911, 1913, 1914, 1923, 1927, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956
- Junghans price list 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1949, 1953
- Junghans Furnituren Katalog 1931, 1937
- Flume Werksucher 1942, 1947, 1952, 1958, 1962/63
- DCN Catalog/Reference
List of web references:
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