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    Advice on German made watches

    So some of you know I am collecting movements made by different countries, and future purchase will hopefully be a German made movement preferably military type and was wanting advice on which ones to look out for. And also I am not wanting to spend to much money, the cheaper the better. Cheers for any help

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    Re: Advice on German made watches

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    ...German made movement preferably military ... also I am not wanting to spend to much money, the cheaper the better.
    I don't think these are compatible constraints

    I like the Durowe movements - especially the ones with the complications, and Junghans are excellent quality that is underrated.

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    Re: Advice on German made watches

    Here's my Junghans PW 38mm with a J95 movement. Be careful with Junghans some of the movements are pin levers. I picked it out of the $10 pile at a watch show.
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    Re: Advice on German made watches

    I am after a wristwatch rather then a pocketwatch.

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    Re: Advice on German made watches

    Well Junghans also made wrist watches. But as mike warned, these also included lesser pin-levers (they made good ones too).

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    Re: Advice on German made watches

    The watch is 38mm and the same movement could have been used in a wrist watch but the J78 is more likely. Production of both calibers ended in 1940 so any wristwatch with either caliber and and a similer dial had a good chance of being used in the war.

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    Re: Advice on German made watches

    What about non military watches, might leave the military side of it for another country. Will this broaden my German movement watch.

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    Re: Advice on German made watches

    GI understand that Military German watches are a bit of a minefield; you're as apt to end up with a Soviet movement reworked by enterprising ex-soviet bloc individuals.

    I think the only german wristwatch I have is a Waltham with PUW 1360.
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    Re: Advice on German made watches

    Unless it has issue marks you can assume it's a civilian watch even if it looks military. Here's a link to the company's wikpedia entry Junghans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Advice on German made watches

    Nsmike great looking pocketwatch you have by the way. So just a question what about ruhla and gub
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