JUNGHANS VINTAGE FLIEGER CHRONOGRAPH J88 60s TRITIUM EXCELLENT CASE ICONIC LOOKJunghans
In the post-WWII period, Germany's military was completely disarmed. Nine years later, as a part of NATO, there was a need for West Germany to re-arm against the threat of Soviet domination in Europe. For their pilot's watches, or fliegeruhr, the newly established Bundeswehr turned to Junghans, the venerable German maker based in the Black Forest. The resulting J88 is an icon of military chronographs and this is one of the best ones we have ever seen. The case and bezel are in absulotely amazing condition with no loss of the matte nickel plating that makes the finish so cool on these watches. The glossy dial has a great faded lume that really gives this watch character. This watch is powered by the in-house Junghans J88 movement and is running great. Overall, a giant of pilot watch collecting, this Junghans offers uniqueness, great style and investment grade condition. If you have been waiting for an exceptional Junghans J88, your search is over.
Diameter: 38 mm w/out crown, 41 mm w/crown, 45 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 19 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 19 mm strap)
Height: 13 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 58 grams
Movement: J88 manual winding chronograph
Strap/Bracelet: High grade leather strap with tang buckle
Case: The satin nickel plated case is in exceptional condition, with no loss of plating. The condition of the case on this watch allows you to really appreciate the unique design character of this watch. The tapered, beveled lugs and the scalloped unidirectional pilot's bezel have lots of unique style.
Dial: The black pilot dial on this watch is original and has just the amount of patina on the lume to prove it. The tritium-lumed Arabic numerals have a fade that naturally comes after 50 years. The white lumed cathedral hands are classic pilot watch and are all original.
Condition: 93% (9.3 of 10): excellent original unpolished condition functioning well
Box/Papers: Watch only
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