Junghans Meister Telemeter a Hands-On Review

As some of you may recollect in the no so distant past we distributed a photograph paper on our new excursion to Junghans . They were introducing their new chronograph, the Meister Pilot and Fratello Watches was there to give an impact on the piece firsthand. It was an important end of the week loaded up with vintage vehicles, planes, watches and astonishing individuals from everywhere the world. I figured out how to have a couple of words with the benevolent individuals at Junghans (thank you for the chance Anne-Katrin) in regards to certain looks for an audit and keeping in mind that we were unable to put our hands on the new pilot chrono (yet), we actually figured out how to get a couple of watches in. I understood that we here at Fratello Watches have never really managed Junghans and keeping in mind that numerous German brands have been canvassed before, I feel that Junghans ought to be acquainted with the more extensive crowd too. Their pieces are exquisite, extraordinarily all around made and sensibly estimated. The historical backdrop of the brand is rich and loaded up with fascinating timekeepers and watches. One of them is the granddad of today’s subject. So it was just clear that the company took one of their vintage chronographs and revived it to make the , the subject of this review.


While We have love for the German brands and cover watch houses like A. Lange and Söhne and Nomos pretty oftentimes on the site, we do not have some cool content of more modest brands, as Laco, Stowa or for this situation Junghans. This is something we need to chip away at and I can guarantee you some more inclusion on these brands later on. In any case, how about we focus on the brand we are exploring today. Junghans is one of the most seasoned and most renowned companies in Germany. 1861 was the year Erhard Junghans and his brother by marriage set up the company yet it took them a couple of years to deliver their first clock (not watch), which was presented in 1866. Their base camp in Schramberg is one enormous structure complex that at one point in time housed over 10.000 workers. Up until the 1930’s they fabricated tickers and pocket watches. The following achievement imperative to us is 1946. This was the year the plans of their absolute first chronograph development, the type J88, was written. This is the type utilized by the granddad of the Junghans Meister Telemeter. It likewise was introduced in their bundeswehr chronograph that served in the West-German military in the 1950’s. This military watch, incidentally, was the motivation to the new pilot chronograph we got the opportunity of seeing in Schramberg a short time back. Proceeding onward through the historical backdrop of Junghans, we show up to 1961 which I think fixed the fate of the brand. They asked Renaissance man Max Bill to plan a basic and immortal watch. He prevailing with regards to making the Junghans Max Bill, a watch that pretty much remained the equivalent until now demonstrating that the plan is endless. This name and look is indistinguishable now and Junghans has an entire line committed to this watch. It is unmistakably the best of all models they produce. Towards the finish of the 60’s the company turned their consideration towards quartz watches and in 1970 they presented their first quartz development in the pre-creation of the primary German quartz wristwatch. A couple of years from that point forward, for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Junghans delivered their Olympic line to praise their organization with the games as the authority watch (path before Omega). The 1990’s were about quartz watches which prompted the patent of the multi-recurrence radio-controlled development created and licensed at Junghans. The watch with this development gets time signals in different nations and changes itself naturally. In 2008, the Ernhard Junghans assortment was delivered to honor the establishing father, and just a year after that the company was offered to Dr Hans-Jochem Steim beginning another period in Junghans’ history.

Now that we discover a touch more about Junghans we should take a gander at the watch in subtleties. I should concede I was quite eager to get the Junghans Meister Telemeter. I think I’ve shrouded various watches in the value scope of €1000 as far as possible up to €30.000+ so it is truly not about how much the watch is worth. Almost certainly, little “switch” that gets turned on in your mind by a watch. On the off chance that you are perusing this I’m certain you know the inclination. I’m sufficiently blessed to have the chance of attempting looks for half a month prior to I get them, yet we are here to give you, dear peruser, our direct assessment so you’ll know however much about the watch as could be expected even before you stroll into the seller to view it.

The 3 unique renditions of the Junghans Meister Telemeter

Case, Movement, Strap

In my assessment, Junghans did a truly great job with this reedition. The silver dial form just as the dark looks vintage and present day simultaneously and this engaged me. I got the silver rendition on dark calfskin tie and Junghans clasp: no deployant for this model I’m apprehensive. The early introduction subsequent to removing it from the case is the means by which enormous it looks and how light it really is. The Junghans Meister Telemeter measure practically 41mm however since it’s just 12.6mm you can undoubtedly shroud it under your shirt sleeves. I never compared the dark form with this one regarding wrist presence however the way that the Tachymeter, Telemeter and Chronograph scales are completely imprinted on the dial, and consequently no requirement for an actual bezel, makes the essence of the watch look considerably greater. The rear of the case limits toward the focal point of the case back so while the front is around 40mm the situation back is just 34mm. This is the motivation behind why both the crown and chronograph pushers’ stems have little chambers that drive them out right to the side of the edge of the dial. The showcase case back allows us to respect Junghans’ self-winding J880.3 type with lovely Côtes de Genève design – or as they call it in Germany; Glashütte Ribbing – on the wavering weight. The type depends on the ETA 2892 yet changed by Junghans with a Dubois Depraz 2030 chronograph module. The development is embellished with perlage and blued steel screws and it has 45 Jewels mind 42 hours of force hold. As you can peruse from the writings around the showcase window the watch is water impervious to 3 ATM (30m), made of steel and its reference is 027/3380. Talking about case materials Junghans likewise offers the Meister Telemeter with a steel PVD covered gold hued case however just with the silver dial. The crown sports the Jungahns logo; a star with a J in the center. The state of the pushers are likewise motivated by the first form of this chrono, they are level and long much the same as the old version’s. I’ve just referenced that this model went ahead a dark calfskin lash. The gold shaded variant comes on a similar kind of lash just in caramel earthy colored and the dark dialed form on a metal wristband. The cowhide tie is slender however comfortable, delicate and doesn’t wrinkle. The lone thing I don’t comprehend is the size which is 21mm. Not 22mm or 20mm like most different watches have yet 21mm and this could cause issues on the off chance that you need to trade to a reseller’s exchange tie. I think my rundown of negatives is vacant though.


the Junghans Bundeswehr chronograph outfitted with the type J88 in plain view in the Junghans Museum in Schramberg


As I previously referenced it the watch is accessible with 2 dial tones. I picked the silver since 1, I have numerous chronographs with dark dials and I needed to attempt a white dialed chronograph 2, I felt this shading combination mirrors the vintage feel of the watch better and 3, I needed to perceive how this light shading functions size-wise for example isn’t it excessively huge for even my wrist size. Indeed, everything I can tell is that this watch suits perfectly, the dial doesn’t feel or look excessively enormous – all things considered. From the outset the dial really looks white, on the off chance that you take the watch close by and inspect it closer would you see the round theme on it and that it’s to a greater degree an exceptionally light silver tone. In spite of the multitude of numbers and scales it doesn’t look swarmed by any stretch of the imagination; it’s not difficult to peruse the time because of the yellow matured looking super luminova covered, dark blade hands and the enormous number demonstrating the hours. Other than 3 and 9 the wide range of various numbers are noticeable with the previously mentioned thick yellow luminova. It merits referencing that little detail that is much the same as the first form’s dial. This dial was likewise planned such that the sub dials would cut into the numbers 8-10, and 2-4. The chronograph register at 9 o’clock is a 30-minute counter and the register at the 3 o’clock is the constant seconds counter. Outlining the hour long pointer on the edge of the dial you can discover the Telemeter scale imprinted in red. This is the scale that gave the name to the model and to be reasonable it is a component the majority of us will not need to utilize these days. A telemeter scale is intended to quantify the distance of an occasion that can be seen and heard. As an illustration if there should be an occurrence of a lightning strike you start the chronograph when you see the glimmer and stop it when you hear it. The Chronograph hand will show you the unit among you and the occasion, this unit can be in miles, kilometers (like with our Junghans) or some other comparative units of distance. Farther on the dial is the Tachymeter scale imprinted in dark. It seems like a bustling watch face with all these additional capacities yet on the off chance that you take a gander at the photographs you understand that it isn’t actually the situation. Everything is clear and obvious yet you don’t have a sensation of a stuffed dial. Just underneath the 12 you see the little and rich Junghans logo with the name and simply over the 6 the name of the model family; Chronoscope. The 30th second list for the chronograph just beneath the 6 o’clock is accompanied with the always present Made in Germany brand name promoting that this watch was undoubtedly created by one of the most established watchmaking nations adjacent to Switzerland.

Difference among chronoscope and chronograph

We love chronograph watches. It is presumably the most common complication in a watch and all things considered it adds something uncommon to the watch. I love time just watches as well yet give me a chronograph quickly and I’m upbeat like a youngster in a treats store. However, why is this watch that really seems as though a chronograph called a “chronogrcope”? “Chrono” as you may know comes from Greek and it signifies “time”, obviously. “Extension” is additionally Greek and it signifies “to show” so specialized Chronocope means “Timeshowing” while at the same time following similar string of contemplations we see that Chronograph at that point represents something like “Timewriter” as “diagram” another Greek subsidiary represents composing or drawing. The purpose for this abuse of the expression can be clarified by a basic error. Until a couple of years it was accept that the primary chronograph was worked by Nicholas Rieussec in 1821. This was an instrument where a little ink speck was put on a pivoting plate when the time estimating would be halted subsequently “stating” the time. It so happens that we weren’t right and the primary chronograph was made by Louis Moinet in 1816, under the name ‘Computeur de Tierces’. This pocket watch-like instrument didn’t compose the time however showed it. Henceforth, in the event that we might want to be really unique to the foundations of time estimating, we should begin utilizing the word Chronoscope rather than Chronograph. Anyway I question it will at any point occur however it surely enlarges your insight into watches and gives you a cool subject of “Did you know… ?” in the event that you need to flaunt before your friends.


I think from the length of this article you as of now see that I truly appreciated having this watch for a decent couple of weeks. I think the plan is incredible, consistent with the legacy, yet state-of-the-art. The size, weight and generally look and feel of the Junghans Meister Telemeter is totally splendid and even the exhausting dark calfskin lash can’t dominate this. The cost is somewhere in the range of €1600 and €1990, which holds it under the 2k imprint. For this measure of cash I can comfortably say that it is a ton of watch for the cash. I can urge you to visit Schramberg in the event that you at any point pass by the Black Forrest and witness firsthand where and how these superb pieces are made. I think on the off chance that you are on the lookout for an exceptionally reasonable dress watch for certain additional highlights and a traditional look, this ought to be a top challenger. Try not to mind that it’s not Swiss made as I can guarantee you, in the same way as other German brands these days, it very well may be compared to their Swiss partners any time.

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