VINTAGE GERMAN Marriage WWII WATCH JUNGHANS ASTRA. We offer you a rare wrist watch large timepiece that dates circa 1930'S.MODEL NAME: LARGE SIZE ANTIQUE WRISTWATCH CONVERTED FROM POCKET WATCH. The beautiful mens a manual wind wristwatch features a authentic metal dial in excellent-very good condition. CASE: It is a signed & registered design model that features a three-piece, two hinged case is ORIGINAL and was made especially for JUNGHANS Watch Company. Wristwatch converted from pocket watch. Peeking inside I find that the inside of the outer case lid is stamped with the companys mark graphic, silver hallmark, stamped with the case reference number #0400403.
This case reference number repeat on the inner metal case lid. This watch is have early type movement, is in perfect working order and in excellent-very good cosmetic condition. This beautiful antique wristwatch has the original movement in an excellent status which was very well saved, considering age of this watch. Mechanism has been recently serviced to ensure it winds and sets smoothly while keeping great, accurate time. Size (from lug to lug): 58 mm.
Case Diameter (with crown): 54 mm. Case Diameter (without crown): 48 mm. Watch crystal diameter: 42 mm. 1861 A quest for excellence - from the very beginning..
The Junghans watch factory came into being in 1861. Businessman Erhard Junghans founded the company in Schramberg, a small town in the Black Forest, together with his brother-in-law Jakob Zeller-Tobler.
At first, they specialized in manufacturing individual parts for watch production. The precision of Junghans work quickly became synonymous with outstanding quality of manufacturing, and the foundation was laid for a complete watchmaking enterprise. The first watches bearing the Junghans brand were designed and constructed by the company's own master watchmakers in 1866. Arthur Junghans took over managing the company in 1875, following his father's premature death. Arthur was a watchmaker by trade and training and had traveled to America, where he studied the latest technological possibilities provided by rational production.Arthur Junghans introduced many new production techniques at the company, providing the ideas, serving as designer, and playing the role of technical leader. Even before the turn of the century, numerous machines and processes were developed that gave Junghans outstanding advantages in terms of quality and manufacturing. Arthur Junghans focused primarily on innovations in watchmaking, and no less than 300 inventions were patented under his management. 1890 The star over Junghans. The 8-point star that is still the Junghans mark today was first registered in 1890. In 1903, Arthur Junghans' vision became a reality - Junghans was the world's largest watch factory.
More than 3,000 employees produced more than 3 million watches each year. The manufacturing facility soon had to be expanded. And so the terrace building came into being, with a step-like construction that delivered natural daylight to each and every watchmaker's work station.The building is now protected as a historic monument. 1946 A precious legacy in difficult times. After Arthur Junghans' death, his sons Erwin and Oscar took over management of the company in 1920. Continuing the company's legacy and maintaining its high standards was no easy task, but the brothers mastered it successfully. At the start of the 1930s, the first wristwatches were produced and would quickly replace pocket watches as the most popular style of watch on the market. Even after the Second World War and the dismantling of the factory, the innovative spirit of Junghans' master watchmakers remained undaunted. Junghans developed the first wristwatch chronograph movement, the legendary J88, as early as 1946. Junghans was also able to assert itself as a company with a long tradition in the new market environment of post-war reconstruction. Recommendations for the owner of antiquarian watches. All Antique watches are mechanical.
Many repairs will not be cheap, as most likely they will require replacement of non-standard parts (unlike most late model watches). Antique watches should not be beaten or dropped - because repairs may be expensive. Antique watches are generally NOT waterproof. This is because waterproofing was not in general production until the middle of the 20th century for most watches. Therefore you should protect your antique watch from exposure to moisture.
If your watch becomes wet it should be dried off quickly. Carefully open all covers and use a hair drier to blow dry the movement, dial, covers, crown. This will reduce the amount of rust.
If your watch becomes wet with any kind of salt water you should immediately immerse or spray your watch with fresh (no-salt) water to remove all the salt from the works before drying the watch completely. Any salt left in the watch will combine with moisture in the air to rust metal components of the movement, case etc. Winding any mechanical watch tight may break the mainspring. If you can avoid it do not wind the watch hard. When adjusting the hands of your watch, move them in a clockwise direction only.
Counter-clockwise adjustments may damage the movement. If you must adjust counter-clockwise make it for small adjustments only i. Be careful and gentle when adjusting the movement speed (faster or slower). Don't make sharp movements, and don't touch other components in the movement especially the pendulum mechanism.
Every 2-3 years it is necessary to service and oil vintage watches. IF the watch is dirty - allow the watch to run down, don't wind it again until you have it serviced by a qualified watch repair expert. Dust will absorb and remove important lubricants and cause the movement pieces to wear down.
To clean the case, dial and crystal you should use a cloth that does NOT leave fibers as these may get caught up in the movement. Check with your Watch repair expert to get an appropriate cloth.
Keep your antiques watch away from magnets. Strong magnetic fields may affect the accuracy of your watch since some vintage watches were made with iron based components in the movement. Most Cases and Covers are fine components and will not handle abuse well. The watch should not be shaken, beaten, or stressed. Antique watches generally experience an error of up to 5-7 minutes a day.
Any accuracy of +- 5 minutes is very good. Vintage watches are very delicate and I package to the highest degree to prevent damage. High altitude flights can be hard on watches due to extreme temperature changes. This can cause the oil viscosity to decrease (gum up) and prevent a watch from ticking the balance moving freely etc. It may need to be oiled when it arrives regardless of its recent servicing (if applicable).
Although this is only a very slight possibility it can occasionally happen. The item "4095 JUNGHANS ASTRA Vintage WWII Era Large Driver's Wristwatch" is in sale since Friday, July 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches".The seller is "originaldeal2009" and is located in Kiev . This item can be shipped worldwide.