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    junghans watch info

    Just bought this german made junghans watch, but would like info. It seems very small to me 25mm x 35mm, do you think it is a ladies or gents watch. It suppose to be from the 40s but my wrist size is just over 7" and I am use to larger watches so it seems really small. also what strap would you buy for this type as it is a fixed bar so any info on a strap would be great cheers.




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    Re: junghans watch info

    Very nice.

    25 x 35 is quite big for that era - def a man's watch.

    You need to look for an open-ended strap - plenty on the bay.
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    Re: junghans watch info

    Cheers Marrick, for its age its in good condition (I think), strap was way to small for my wrist and so concerned it was a ladies.

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    Re: junghans watch info

    A German watch.....

    Very nice Joe - definitely a gents... if the case is 25mm wide, I would guess the lugs are near 18mm??

    dark brown leather strap would suit the watch IMO

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    Re: junghans watch info

    its 25mm including crown, and lug size is 14mm as the case tapers down slightly towards the ends

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    Re: junghans watch info

    Interesting how they put the sub-second arbor in there, but I have to imagine they sacrificed accuracy for that. Probably meant for men; this probably came from the era of the Curvex and Wristside.
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    Re: junghans watch info

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    Interesting how they put the sub-second arbor in there, but I have to imagine they sacrificed accuracy for that. Probably meant for men; this probably came from the era of the Curvex and Wristside.
    Whats Curvex and Wristside?

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    Re: junghans watch info

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    its 25mm including crown, and lug size is 14mm as the case tapers down slightly towards the ends
    I see... is a bit on the small side... but will still say a small mans watch of the period!

    When I had similar concerns over a watch from a similar period, I remember someone said... 12mm ladies, 16mm mans.... 14mm could be either!

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    Re: junghans watch info

    The Gruen Curvex was a watch design from Gruen designed with a "curved" pillar plate to better fit the wrist. The "Ristside" (sorry, I misspelled that before) was the extreme example of this, designed to sit on the edge of your wrist (ostensibly for when you're driving). The Curvex was extremely popular, spawning lots of clones, and to this day many people refer to any long watch with a curved shape as a "curvex", regardless of if the actual movement is curved. In fact, I believe later models of the "Curvex" from Gruen themselves used non-curved movements.
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    Re: junghans watch info

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    Whats Curvex and Wristside?
    See this thread re Curvex https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/whe...ot-399445.html - I don't know Wristside.

    Anyway, at 14mm you might want to put a bund or trench strap on it e.g: NEW GENUINE LEATHER TRENCH WATCH WRISTBANDS STRAPS | eBay
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