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.