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I was looking at watches online and wondering is the junkers brand of watches any good? I saw some of there watches use ETA and some use Russian movements it looks like. I found a nice one for $306 dollars but do not know anything about the company. any help guys and girls would be nice....
Junkers 6130-5


series Spitzbergen F13
 

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I had a Junkers for a while and found it was well built and a quality piece overall. I would not hesitate to own another.
 
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The quality is basically the exact opposite of the first 4 letters of the brand name.
 
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It's a German company,first of all. that should sepak for itself.second of all,they used to make fighter planes in wwII.altohough in english the name sucks and has negative implications , it's pronounced with I instead if j.
 

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Not just fighter planes, friend:) But either way, I'm sure these watches share little with that company, other than the name.
 

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.........."Junkers watches are they any good?"..........

THEY SURE ARE!

I own the Junkers Flugzeugwerke AG 1919 model, Original Warenzeichen No. 405765. This particular model/style had been discontinued due to watch movement shortages. Molnija movement Ref. 3603 , special edition with blued screws, anti-shock-system, hand-wound 18 jewels. Black face with small second display at 9 hours, digits and hands tritium covered for night viewing, case in lightweight titanium 43 mm, 47mm with crown, screwed exhibition glass case back to view movement, 5 atm (165 ft.) water resistant, handmade leather strap. Made in Germany.

It is an excellent timepiece and I fell in love with it when it first got my attention. When I received it, it came in a cool vintage looking circular tin can. When opened, the watch sits on a small pillow cushion and the instructions are even in German language! I've had if for several years now and still to this very day I am happy with it and it does get attention whenever I do wear it. I guess the reason why is because the face of the watch itself looks like it came out of some sort of WWII vintage aircraft instrument panel. In my opinion, I believe that, that was the whole concept of the actual design and style of the watch itself.

If you "ever" happen to come across this particular Junkers style/model design watch I would recommend that you get it, you would not be disappointed!
 

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The title "JUNKERS" (a WWII aircraft) in true Gernman language in English is pronounced.."YOUN-K'ERS"

And don't EVEN ask how the German word FOKKERS (a WWI aircraft) is pronouned in English!
It's also pronounced FOKKERS. But only because the censors insisted on it. Anytime there is an American or British documentary on the war, the censors insist on the proper pronouncement.
 

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It's a German company,first of all. that should sepak for itself.second of all,they used to make fighter planes in wwII.altohough in english the name sucks and has negative implications , it's pronounced with I instead if j.
You do realize it is not the same company, don´t you? Junkers is just a brand for watches, the company is Pointtec. They also produce Zeppelin watches. As the quality goes, I have read only positive reviews so I would not be afraid to get one.

jdismuke: About the exact watch you chose, simple russian mechanical movement (3105), full lumed dial, sapphire crystal, supposedly titanium case...so if you like the looks, get it.
 

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Hi,

These are great watches, we also sell them in our online store, check them out at:
Just Watch me - Cool watches

A little bit of info about the brand:
Hugo Junkers was an ingenious German aeroplane engineer, some of his most relevant accomplishments were:

-inventor of the double piston engine drive "Junkers Motor"
-1915 constructor of the first ever all metal aircraft making use of corrugated iron
-1930 construction of the 4-engine airliner "G38"
-and last-not-least 1931 the 3-BMW engine passenger airplane "JUNKERS JU 52". "AUNT JU" which was on duty for decades for LUFTHANSA and many other early airlines worldwide. The plane was in use for air-passengers and freight post cargo as it reached for the time outstanding safety, reliability and punctuality.

In the 20’s and 30’s there were nearly no airlines worldwide where no JUNKERS planes were in action. JUNKERS aeroplanes achieved many flight world records i.e. altitude record 1919, around the world 1930, 1st Atlantic flight 1928 and the Himalayan flight 1937.

Nowadays a "JU52" has a predominant exhibition place at the German Museum in Munich, another plane is displayed at the international Munich airport. And … believe it or not, some few historic air transportation servers are still on duty for local tourist flights in Southern Germany.

Junkers watches are made by Pointec in Germany, most of the watches are powered by Swiss ETA movements, the high end automatic watches are powered by the ETA 2824 or the if they are Chrono with the 7750, the most affordable automatic watches are powered by Miyota movements and the manual wound watches use the Poljot movement.

All their watch designs are inspired by the work of Hugo Junkers and the planes that he designed.

If you are in the market for a Pilot watch with a real aviation heritage then this watch brand would be a great choice.

Good luck with your search!!!

 

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The title "JUNKERS" (a WWII aircraft) in true Gernman language in English is pronounced.."YOUN-K'ERS"

And don't EVEN ask how the German word FOKKERS (a WWI aircraft) is pronouned in English!
It's Fokker, singular. Anthony Fokker was actually Dutch, not German.

There are several watch brands leveraging off German aircraft manufacturer names, Junkers and Zeppelin have already been mentioned, and there's definitely Messerschmitt as well.

In German, a Junker was a low-level member of the landed gentry. And Messerschmitt means knife-smith.

I very much doubt that these watches have very much to do with the companies that actually made the aircraft, though.
 

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I love these German flieger watches, but is anyone else bothered a bit by the romanticizing of aircraft flown by the Luftwaffle in WWII. These airplanes (and the pilots who wore these timepieces) were the tip of the blitzkrieg spear. The blitzkrieg strategy that led to the death of millions of innocents. Not to get overly political/historical, but I can't help but associate the names Junkers and Messershmitt with the [email protected] war machine.

But I do like Junkers watches quite a bit. Maybe I'd prefer a C. Ward "Battle of Britain" pilot watch instead ;-)
 

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I love these German flieger watches, but is anyone else bothered a bit by the romanticizing of aircraft flown by the Luftwaffle in WWII. These airplanes (and the pilots who wore these timepieces) were the tip of the blitzkrieg spear. The blitzkrieg strategy that led to the death of millions of innocents. Not to get overly political/historical, but I can't help but associate the names Junkers and Messershmitt with the [email protected] war machine.

But I do like Junkers watches quite a bit. Maybe I'd prefer a C. Ward "Battle of Britain" pilot watch instead ;-)
With that outlook, the same logic could be applied to Mercedes-Benz. Or, the flip side, any Russian watch made during the Communist era. When you're on the winning side, you write the history. Makes it easy to get a pass on murdering millions. To some, the Hammer & Sickle is just as offensive as the Swastika.
 

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I love these German flieger watches, but is anyone else bothered a bit by the romanticizing of aircraft flown by the Luftwaffle in WWII.
Not a bit. Why bear a seventy-five year grudge against an engineering company? There is a world of difference between espousing an ideology and making things. As it happens, Hugo Junkers was removed from the company and arrested by the Third Reich leadership because they didn't trust him, but that's by the by. In today's commercial world, Junkers is probably best known as the manufacturer of gas boilers. The watches of course, just use the name on licence.

To be sensitive to these things is more of an allergic reaction than anything more substantial, I think.

And as you say, we don't do politics. ;-)


As to the watches, I'm rather tempted by the Dessau 1926 Flatline. From what I've read of the Junkers watch brand, I imagine the quality is 'sound' rather than exceptional, but everything you could expect at the price.
 

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Do they have official homepage? After google it most webpage are those online store.

Is Junkers also one of the pays homage style watch brand?
 

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Anyways, it was just a thought.

I like the extra detail and design elements in the dial of Junkers. It has the look and feel of a traditional pilot watch, but it represents an interesting departure from the simplicity of the classic B-uhr dials. Junkers has found a nice design niche by taking the basic look of the B-uhr and adding additional elements.
 
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