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Junghans pocket watch movement overview

Junghans
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.
Last update 05.10.2017

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Movements produced in Schwenningen
Model AModel BModel CGoliathRubiconHNovaMissFigaro


Movements produced in Schramberg
External bought movements
Color meaning
Master Watch
Quality Watch
Goodwear Watch
Indestructible Watch
Timing Watch
Alarm Watch
Standard Watch
Wanted
J1
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
18'''

First ever production made pocket watch made by Junghans
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
18,5'''
#120594, 1914
Alarm Watch
Production 1910 and 1914
Stem wind and pin set
Sub second
7 jewels
J13
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
18,5'''
Pillar movement, 3/4 plate,
7 jewels
J28
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
19'''

Pictures courtesy of Deutsches Uhrenmuseum Furtwangen
J29
Junghans Pocket Watches
18,5'''
Timing watch
J29/I
Junghans Pocket Watches
19'''
Junghans catalog 1927 text:
Timing watch movement, 4 jewels, compensating hair spring, club teeth escapement, double safety roller.
J29/II
Junghans Pocket Watches
19'''
Timing watch
4 Jewels
Rattrapante

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

J29a
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
19'''
Timing watch
J31
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
15,75'''

7 jewels
J36
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
18,5'''
3 jewels
Stem wind and set
J38/2
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
18,5'''

Pillar movement, 1 jewel, punched balance, flat antimagnetic hairspring, safety roller, club teeth escapement with visible steel pallets, well regulated.
J38B
Junghans Pocket Watches
18,5'''
J38c/1
Junghans Pocket Watches
18,5'''
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
19'''

same as the J42 but with a seperate escape wheel bridge

J43
Junghans Pocket Watches
19'''

Same movement as the J42/1 made for Alpina with the Alpina required seperate escape wheel bridge.
J47a
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
18,5 '''

same as the J47b, but with a new click spring
G = new click spring assembly
J47a/1
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
18,5'''
J47d/1
Junghans Pocket Watches
18,5 '''
J48
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
18,5'''
15 jewels
Savonett
G = new click spring assembly
J49/1
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
17'''
Junghans catalog 1931 text:
Boys Own Watch, Pillar movement, 3 jewels, 3/4 plate, removable lever and balance bridges.
J53
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
18'''

Junghans catalog 1931 text:
Pillar movement, 3/4 plate, removable lever and balance bridges, interchangeable spring barrel.
J55 for Ingersoll
Junghans Pocket Watches
18'''

Special movement made for Ingersoll.
Pillar movement, 3/4 plate, removable lever and balance bridges, interchangeable spring barrel.
J68
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
19'''
7 jewels

This is a F.E.F. 19''' 40H, 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 13.10.2017
J470B
Junghans Pocket Watches
19'''
15 jewels

This is a F.E.F. 19''' 40H, 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.
Latest update 13.10.2017
J470C
Junghans Pocket Watches
19'''
15 jewels

This is a F.E.F. 19''' 40H, Fabrique d'Ebauches de Fleurier SA. It is assumed that Junghans bought movements from Fleurier, marked with J470C and sold it as Junghans, but no other evidence was found so far. Difference to the J470B is not yet found.
Latest update 13.10.2017
J04
Junghans Pocket Watches
18'''
Timing watch

This is a AS 943 movement used by Junghans and marked J04.
J05
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
19'''

Timing watch with Valjoux 24 caliber

Movement side picture kindly provided by Hans from Berlin.
Figaro
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans-vintage.de, Martin Fischer
Model A
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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
Junghans Pocket Watches
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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