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!

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

5 thoughts on “REVIEW: Junkers 6050-5 (Part 1)”
  1. Very nice watch, I’ve been wanting a Junkers or a Graf Zeppelin for a while, very clean!! I like the Hesalite crystal, I understand it isn’t as sturdy, but it definitely has more of a vintage feel.

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