Junghans Meister Handwind, On the Wrist
Back in June we wrote about this watch, and today I’m pleased to present our review of a week with the Junghans Meister Handwinding ref 027/3200.00, courtesy of Junghans USA.
In addition to that beautiful dial with subtle speckle texture, the back view is equal to the front:
Vintage Junghans Ladies Watches Replica Meister Handwind, movement
That’s an ETA/Peseaux 7001, a classic hand winder of unusually compact dimensions. The workhorse ETA 2824 and 2892 are 25.6mm; this is 23.3. The 2824 is 4.6mm thick, the 2892 3.6, but the 7001 is even thinner at 2.5mm.
Stop and consider that a moment. That’s amazingly slender. Here’s a comparison shot of my 2892-based RGM 151P:
Junghans and RGM
The RGM is my go-to dress watch, but the Junghans Watches Berlin Replica makes it feel oversized and clunky. Another angle:
Junghans and RGM
Some numbers: The Junghans Watch Bangkok Replica is a vanishing 35g including leather strap, measuring 37.5mm across by 7.8mm thick at the center of the domed Sicralan crystal. 49.2mm lug to lug.
This is easily the slimmest watch I’ve reviewed. It laughs at snug cuffs and would rock a tuxedo. A Calatrava for the rest of us.
The packaging is simple, uncluttered and functional, very much like the watch itself.
Junghans Outer Box
When I had to pick 1 item to quibble with, it would function as Form A’s straps. We’re pretty spoiled here around HODINKEE HQ when it comes to quality watch straps (not a plug, I promise — just being honest), and those calfskin straps are totally nice, if not exceptional. However, because of the wide-set lugs, the strap is 21mm, which means it is very unlikely you’ll be able to share straps across your other watches. It comes with a reasonable price tag attached. In all four colorways, the Form A retails for $924. To have the ability to get a mechanical watch using a reliable automatic movement indoors and styling like this for under $1,000 is exceptional. Junghans has been doing this for a while though, and with good success, I might include. The Form A takes an already time-tested thought — a minimalist mechanical watch that gets the small details right for a fair price — and reinforces exactly how great an idea it really is. This is probably because of their German belief to communication and marketing — which more or less means no marketing or communicating. But what you get in exchange is a superb attention to the product, in addition to pricing that more often than not is rather reasonable (comparatively speaking). Now I am reviewing the Junghans Meister Driver Chronoscope watch, and it can be a newer model from the brand.The Meister Driver Chronoscope fits in somewhere between the brand’s other chronograph watches from the Meister and Chronoscope ranges, which could actually get a little confusing when it comes to their titles. There’s the Junghans Meister that includes a chronograph. There is the Junghans Chronoscope that includes a chronograph. There’s the Junghans Meister Pilot that has a chronograph, and as of yet, there’s not any Meister Diver Chronoscope to fully round out the collection for diving watch fans. Oddly enough, the brand doesn’t appear to have some diving watches.
Junghans Watches Ireland Replica Inner Box
The watch has excellent case finish and detailing, complete with laser-engraved crown. This picture on the next page shows how well-polished the hands are – very nice for this price point… more »