Hey everyone, today we’re taking a look at one of my favourite German made watch brand, Junkers watches. In this Junkers watches review you’ll learn about the history of the Junkers watch brand, where they’re made, how much they cost, are they value for money and are they actually any good.
We’re going to be covering everything for you so you have everything you need to make your decision on whether or not Junkers is the watch brand for you.
The History Of Junkers Watches
Junkers history dates back to 1895 when a German man named Hugo Junkers founded the company. Back then it was a very different company selling in the military and aviation industry. Junkers was responsible for several record-breaking technological innovations which made them a trusted and renowned supplier in the German military. With such a powerful name in the industry it didn’t take long for Hugo Junkers to rise to a prominent and influential position in German the design and engineering circles.
Later in life Junkers become inspired by the Bauhaus design movement. He used his money and influence to really drive the movement – he even influenced the movement of the art school to the Dessau district. To this day Bauhaus style has an influence in design across the globe – from watch design to home interior.
As of late the company has opted for a re-brand. They’re now known as Iron Annie. Now I’m not such a fan of the name change however the watches haven’t really changed. They’re still produced in Germany and managed by the Hugo Junkers family. I’m sure their Iron Annie watches will perform just as well in the long term just as the Junkers brand has.
Where Are Junkers Watches Made?
For over a quarter of a century Junkers has produced quality watches in Germany. To this date their annual production has averaged around 150,000 timepieces a year and they’re one of the largest manufactures in the country.
Junkers Watch Quality
As a German made watch brand you rarely to the size of production that Junkers has done without producing a high quality timepiece. They’re beautifully well built watches that feature high quality luxury movements. You honestly can’t go far wrong buying from this brand.
How Much Are Junkers Watches?
You’ll find that Junkers watches can go for anywhere from £300 up to £1,500+ depending on what your personal desire for luxury movements and parts is. In my opinion even their most affordable Junkers timepieces are worth checking out.
Where To Buy Junkers Watches?
I personally like to stick to recommending watch shops I’ve actually purchased from in the past. With that said I normally like to browse through Amazon for starters as the range they have available is very good and they’re often reasonably well priced.
A sensible alternative to Amazon would be The Watch Shop in the UK. They’re a dedicated watch retailer and as such have the know-how to answer any questions you may have and they provide an excellent service throughout.
Junkers Iron Annie Watch Review
The differences between Junkers and the Iron Annie collection really are minimal. They’re still the same high quality German manufactured watches of the past, just with a more modern branding.
Used Junkers Watch
If you’re looking to make a bit of a saving then opting for a second-hand used Junkers timepiece could be the way to go. You’ll find there’s a fairly good secondary market for this brand, between the dedicated watch forums and ebay you can find a well priced model to suit.
Are Junkers watches any good?
Junkers are a brand that focuses on minimalist and simplistic watches. The dials are often quite clearly inspired by Bauhaus design with their slim hands and baton style hour markers. But are Junkers watches any good? Junkers are a German made brand that produces high quality relatively affordable watches. With a large range of quartz and automatic watches available, there should be something no matter what your preference for movement.
Overall I’d say Junkers watches are very good. They’re well built and feature high quality parts that are perfect for mid range watches.
6 Best Junkers Watches For Men
Below I’ve featured 6 of the best Junkers watches that are currently available, there are both automatic Junkers watches and quartz timepieces available so take your pick. If you have any questions about the watches featured here just comment at the end and I’ll try and help you out as best I can.
1. Men’s Junkers Automatic Watch Analogue Display
First up on today’s list of the best Junkers watches for men is this stunning Bauhaus timepiece. It’s built with a 40mm stainless steel casing that has a thickness of 12mm. The strap is made of a soft genuine leather in black and fastens with a traditional buckle style clasp.
I’ve always been a fan of Bauhaus watches with their minimal design. You see this in the design with its slim silver coloured hands and hour markers that stand out against the black background. On the dial there is also a power reserve indicator and a 24 hour sub dial. A date function is displayed at the 3 o’clock position too.
At the heart of this Junkers watch is a automatic self winding movement with a 40 hour power reserve. It’s powered by the movement of your wrist making it a watch that doesn’t need a battery. You can view this movement through the exhibition glass caseback on the rear of the watch. Protecting the dial is a mineral crystal glass that offers a good level of protection from scratches and shattering. This timepiece also has a 30m water resistance rating.
You can read my full 60602 Junkers watch review here soon.
2. Junkers Bauhaus Automatic Men’s Watch
Next up we have another popular Junkers Bauhaus inspired automatic watch. This men’s watch is built with a stainless steel 40mm casing that has a thickness of 12mm. The strap comes in black and is made of a genuine soft leather and fastens with a buckle style clasp.
The dial of this timepiece features a very similar design to the previous model, however this time we have a white coloured background. They’ve used slim baton style hour markers and hands and feature a 24 hour sub dial at the 6 o’clock position. At the top of the watch we have a power reserve indicator which is a feature I quite like.
Powering this Junkers watch is an automatic self-winding 26 jewel movement with a power reserve of 40 hours. You can view the movement working away through the exhibition caseback which is actually one of my favourite featured on a watch. Mineral crystal glass protects the dial from scratches and shattering. The watch also has a 30m water resistance rating.
You can read my full 60605 Junkers watches review here soon.
3. Junkers Men’s Eisvogel Watch
Here we have a popular Junkers Eisvogel watch that features a mesh style strap. This German watch is made with a stainless steel casing that has a 40mm diameter and a slim 7mm depth. I’m a fan of these mesh style stainless steel straps that fastens with a jewellery style clasp too.
I really like the dial design on this men’s Junkers watch. It has a minimal feel to it with the slim black watch hands and small bold numeral style hour markers. The date display is at the 2 o’clock position which is something I very rarely see so actually find it quite interesting. There’s also a sub dial used to display that seconds which has a clever design to it.
This minimalist Junkers watch is powered by a reliable and accurate quartz movement. Protecting the dial we have a specially hardened mineral crystal glass for a higher level of scratch and shatter resistance. It also has a 50m water resistance rating which is higher than the previous two watches.
You can read my full 6730M-1 Junkers watch review here soon.
4. Junkers Bauhaus Simplistic Watch
In at number four we have another minimalistic Junkers Bauhaus watches. This model features a stainless steel 40mm casing that has a thickness of 10mm. The strap is made of a soft genuine leather in brown and fastens with a buckle style clasp.
The dial features that popular minimal design that Junkers watches are known for. The hands and hour markers have a very slim design to them. There’s a small date display found at the 3 o’clock position which could be useful.
It’s another quartz Junkers watch with accurate and reliable timekeeping. The glass, as usual, is made of a mineral crystal for scratch and shatter resistance. This model has a lower 30m water resistance rating.
You can read my full 6070-5 Junkers watches review here soon.
5. Junkers Automatic Watch with Leather Strap
Here we have another popular Junkers timepiece this time features a pilot style display. You can view more of the best pilot watches under £500 here. This Hugo Junkers watch has a rounded stainless steel casing with a 40mm diameter and a thickness of 12mm. The strap features contrasting white stitching and is made of genuine leather, it fastens with a buckle clasp.
The dial has a typical aviator design to it with high contrasting hands and numeral hour markers that are very easy to read. There’s a semi-exposed date display at the 3 o’clock position that I quite like the style of too. Lume also makes this watch stand out in dim lit conditions.
Powering this Junkers pilot watch is an automatic movement meaning the watch charges up from the movement of your arm and never needs a battery. The mineral crystal glass has been specially hardened to offer you better protection from scratches and knocks. This model also features a higher 50m water resistance rating.
You can read my full 66642 Junkers watch review here soon.
6. Junkers Chronograph Bauhaus Watch
Last up on today’s Junkers watch review is this popular chronograph Bauhaus timepiece. It’s built with a 40mm stainless steel casing with a slim 10mm depth. The strap comes in a brown genuine leather and fastens with a buckle strap.
I’m a big fan of chronograph watches so I really like the way they’ve managed to this whilst keeping to Bauhaus inspired design. The watch has a cream coloured dial with slim neat looking hands and numerals on it. There are 3 chronograph sub dials on display as well as a date function at the 4 o’clock position.
At the heart of this Junkers watch is a chronograph quartz movement for reliable and accurate timekeeping. A mineral crystal glass gives you a good level of scratch and shatter resistance which is handy to have. A 30m water resistance rating is also included.
You can read my full Junkers watches review here soon.
As always I’d love to say a massive thank you for taking the time to read through today’s list of popular Junkers watches. What was your favourite model? Comment below and let me know.