Donated watch: Junghans ladies` watch
The Junghans ladies' watch displayed here is a very personal donation by Sigrid Schmiedel-Köster. She belonged to her mother and was worn for a long time, as you see here on this photo:
In this watch, a Junghans caliber 99/1 was used, a movement of the early 1950ies, which belonged to the better movements of german production.
It contains fifteen jewels, a double-sided Junghans shock protection system and a swiss-type
pallet anchor lever escapement. The fact, that the watch still runs fine today, although she was
worn for a very long time (the bleached dial shows this in a nice way), proves its quality.
No wonder, that the owners of the watch no longer have pleasure with it.
But asides theseharms, this watch is a very nice contemporary item of the 50ies, where
watches were still precision timing instruments and not just fashion goods. A watch of this
area had to be worn for many years and even decades.
This watch design with its long central lugs originated from the USA of the 1940ies and after WW II, most ladies' watches used this design, which was popular until the beginning of the sixties.
Thanks a lot to Sigrid Schmiedel-Köster for that nice donation with history!