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    Re: PointTec dropping the Junkers brand and adding "Iron Annie" as a brand.

    Actually it makes a world of difference. All previous watches were designed and made by Pointtec. Currently there are on the market both those made by Pointtec and those under new Junkers watches brand. Junkers watches as a company didnt exist before not long ago, but rather the brand name was managed by Pointtec since 1996, when first watches were built under Junkers name.
    The design ques seem to be similar. But if you take a closer look, the designs have been simplified to save cost. And there is much more generic homage designs, without trying to make them stand out from the others. These new models seem to be assembled in germany by a different brand. Regardless prices have gone up, with models with basic miyota 821A costing a third more than before.

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    Re: PointTec dropping the Junkers brand and adding "Iron Annie" as a brand.

    Possibly they are made by Gardé which makes low end german watches.

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    Re: PointTec dropping the Junkers brand and adding "Iron Annie" as a brand.

    Any idea if the "low end german watches" are any good?

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    Re: PointTec dropping the Junkers brand and adding "Iron Annie" as a brand.

    I am pleasantly surprised by the new Junkers range.
    Clearly they are all hommages to IWC, Longines, Omega and others,
    but they are well executed,
    there is a variety of quartz and automatics,
    and prices seem reasonable.
    I look forward to seeing them in the flesh and checking the quality.

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    Re: PointTec dropping the Junkers brand and adding "Iron Annie" as a brand.

    I've seen some Gardé and Ruhla watches which seem to be cheap looking fashion watches. But they are also the most affordable. Most german entry level watches are good quality. I know Gardé makes watches for other brands, but i'm unsure of the quality. Pointtec is known to use only the best quality chinese parts combined with japanese and swiss parts. Aristo Vollmer also makes good watches.
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    Re: PointTec dropping the Junkers brand and adding "Iron Annie" as a brand.

    I'd already considered Junkers and Zeppelin watches to be lower-end German watches. I mean - they used Japanese movements, and at their price points, I'd assumed the rest were Chinese-made parts.

    I don't see what the issue is here. It's not like they were super-high-quality pieces being completely manufactured in Germany. They were decent-quality affordable watches sold under a German brand, but likely made in China. I doubt they were machining cases and doing all their assembly in Germany, then selling the watches for $300-$600. The quality was fine.

    Is it supposed to be lower now, just because Pointtec isn't making them anymore? They still sell for $300-$600. Unless someone can quantify how there's some deficiency in what they're delivering for the price, I wouldn't be worried about which factory is producing them.
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