Hands-On – Junghans Form A (Defining Bauhaus and Minimalism)

By rolex
April 7, 2021
4 min read

If searching for “the total package” as far as heritage, very much planned, mechanical watches at an affordable retail cost, you essentially shouldn’t disregard Junghans. We’ve found in the past that the brand is capable of offering watches with an exceptionally solid plan following its own character exactly, with basic however reliable developments that will not cost you dearly. Always leaning on automotive inspiration or following the Bauhaus development, Junghans brings the Form A (for Automatic) to Baselworld 2017.

Founded in 1861 in Germany, Junghans immediately developed to a formidable maker of watches and timekeepers. At one point, it was even viewed as the largest watch manufacturer, with more than 3000 workers. Heavily impacted by the Bauhaus era of plan (1919-1933) on one hand, and the automotive advancements from the same era on the other, Junghans remains today consistent with these topics. Junghans offers mechanical watches taking all things together their assortments, regardless of whether it being the Meister (Driver) or the famous Max Bill range, however always in view of the same way of thinking. The DNA of the brands is truly noticeable all through the whole arrangement and this Form An is no exception.

The Junghans Form A looks misleadingly basic, we should move that straight. Examining the watch more intently and for more than a simple second, it features extremely neat little contacts however. The new assortment combines the classically styled cases Junghans is known for, with a profoundly contemporary and clean dial. The 39.1mm wide steel case is shaped like a bowl which gives it a delicate touch and smooth, slender and elegant look. The unobtrusive measurements make it a very wearable watch! The short drags aid the comfort when wearing it, so you will probably fail to remember you have it on after five minutes.

The clear and cleaned up matt silver-plated dial is somewhat concave however that is hardly noticeable at the outset. An exceptionally cool yet in addition inconspicuous plan component of the dial are the squared, recessed moment markers outwardly edge. Painted or applied roundels are a more normal sight, or nothing at all with regards to restraint watchmaking yet this is a welcome change! It keeps the dial playful, yet calm on the eyes. At each brief augmentation a shaded digit can be seen in one or the other red, beige or blue, contingent upon the decision of strap (more on this later).

The markings on the dial are completed by leave markers in black matched with hour digits in a fresh text style. It is accompanied by the logo and name on the top half, and a recessed date window at 3 o’clock. Time is indicated by three central hands, for quite a long time, minutes and hours. The straight, somewhat tapered hands for quite a long time got a little line of lume to assist with glooming conditions.

Inside the Junghans Form A ticks the J800.2 automatic development which is an ETA 2824 clone. The development is noticeable through the colored sapphire caseback. It is somewhat of a compromise if you were to ask me, as the development chose isn’t the most energizing as far as details and wrapping up. A colored glass like this allows for a perspective on the development in an alternate way, clouding the development marginally yet showing the Junghans engraved rotor. The Junghans Form A comes on a calfskin leather strap in three tones; blue, earthy colored or black and all come on a steel pin buckle.

The Form An offers superb value for cash at a competitive cost of EUR 840. For those of you searching for a chronograph variant Junghans offers the quartz fueled Form C at a cost of EUR 449. Personally, I anticipate that Junghans should offer an automatic Chronograph variant of the Form assortment here and there later on yet we’ll have to show restraint for that one. More information on Junghans.de .