Junghans J59

 
Junghans J59

Junghans J59

Description

The Junghans Caliber J59 is a well and lean constructed movement with a diameter of ten lignes, which was made probably in the late 1930ies or 1940ies.

It has got a slim and thus vintage looking screw balance, which is not shock protected, a long regulator arm for an easier regulation and in sum fifteen jewels. It’s noteworthy, that those jewels, which are not viewable, since they are on the dial side, are only slight red, almost transparent, while those, which can be seen on the movement plate are dark red. Maybe this was done for cost cutting during the war years.

The plates are slightly decorated with stripes and anglated and the nicely made crown- and ratched wheels achieve a very pleasent look.

On the lean dial side, the Junghans J59 uses a yoke winding mechanism, whose minute work cock is so cleverly constructed, that it hold all wheels perfectly in position, even when the dial is missing.

Junghans J59 dial side

Junghans J59 dial side

Technical data

Manufacturer:Junghans
Caliber:J59
Number of jewels:15
Escapement:Pallet lever
Balance types: Nickel screw balance
Shock protection(s): none
Balance bearing / direction hairspring:Clockwise
Moveable stud:no
Adjust mechanism:Long regulator arm
Construction:
  • lever
  • escape wheel, seconds wheel, third wheel, center minute wheel
  • mainspring barrel
Winding mechanism:yoke winding system
Setting lever spring:3 hole(s)
Features:s
Functions:hour, minute, decentral second
A/h:18000
Size:10 1/2''' (measured: 22,5mm)
Production period:1930 - ca. 1938

Usage gallery

Junghans silver watch

Junghans silver watch