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Hi everyone,
I got myself a lovely vintage Junghans Trilastic and I was wondering whether you think this belonged to the Max Bill line.
There are a few clues that makes me think it could be so, such as the dial and hands design, and the mechanical J84/S movement. The watch itself has a diameter of 34mm.
However, I'm not entirely sure the fact that "Trilastic 17 jewels" would have appeared on a true original Max Bill.
I attached a few pictures so that you can have a clearer idea of what I'm talking about.
Please let me know what you guys think, and whether this could be called an original Max Bill or not.
Cheers!
Loïc
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Looks more like a homage nice watch nevertheless


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It's neither a homage nor a Max Bill designed Junghans. A nice watch, though, but let me just delineate what sets it apart from a Max Bill as I happen to have one that is similar to your Trilastic.

I will focus just on handwinders without numerals as this is the closest match.
1. Size: 34mm is the correct size for Max Bill.
2. Movement: J84 is also the correct movement for handwinding Max Bills.
3. Case: That's where the differences start: Max Bills were either gold-plated or stainless steel. Yours is chrome-plated ("stainless steel back" gives it away). Lugs are also different on Max Bills (see pic below).
4. Dial: Max Bill has markers for each minute, yours only has 5 minute indexes. The lume balls are also different -- Max Bills have balls of lume at 3, 6, 9 and 12 (2 at 12). And none of Max Bills were released in Trilastic line as far as I know. They were marked either "Junghans", "Junghans Meister" or "Junghans Design" (and "Junghans Automatic" for automatics).

Nevertheless, enjoy your watch, it's certainly a good one and the movement is very much underappreciated.

P.S.: Here's my duo for comparison:
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