Today, we’re going to take a look at a brand we’ve not had the good fortune to review on these pages yet – Junkers. Now, if you’re like me, the first time I heard that name, I made a little joke. So, to prevent that, let me tell you how the brand name should be pronounced – youn-kers.
The Junkers brand is German through-and-through, and they’re well-established in the watch markets. You’ve likely even heard of them, and have seen them reviewed around the web. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the 6050-5, which was graciously loaned to us by the folks at Long Island Watch.
While many of Junkers’ watches are aviation-inspired, I don’t think the 6050 really falls into that category. Rather, I think this fits more as a dress watch, or something you’d wear to the office. When I saw the watch, I was immediately struck by it being practially “all dial”. In other words, there’s really not much of a bezel to it, which is a sharp look.
Next, I noticed how thin the watch really is – it measures in at 11mm thick, and that’s with the domed Hesalite crystal adding to the depth. Both the thinness and the domed crystal really give the piece a bit of a vintage feel (as does the cream dial), but it’s a thoroughly modern piece – complete with exhibition caseback.
For the remainder of my review, and a nice little giveaway that we’re doing courtesy of Long Island Watch, tune in tomorrow!