Junghans J80/11; Junghans 680.72; sweep second; shock proof; Meister

Caliber Junghans J80/11; Junghans 680.72

sweep second; shock proof; Meister


Junghans J80/11; Junghans 680.72; Meister; Front


Junghans J80/11; Junghans 680.72; Meister; movement


Junghans J80/11; Junghans 680.72; Meister; movement


Junghans J80/11; Junghans 680.72; Meister; back

  • Type: men´s wristwatch
  • Manufacturer on dial: Junghans
  • Trademarks/imprint: JUNGHANS Meister 17 Rubis; Back: J in eight-pointed star; Boden Edelstahl STOSSGESCHÜTZT
  • Number of jewels: 17
  • Escapement: lever escapement
  • Balance staff: two-leg screw balance, with countersunk screws
  • Shock protection: Junghans II
  • Particularity: Master Edition
  • Beats per hour: 18.000 A/h
  • Dimensions of movement: 10.5“‘
  • Time of production: 1949/50 – 1953
  • Functions: manual winding
  • Display: hour, minute, sweep second
  • Dial: Beige (patinated); chromed wedge index at 1; 2; 4; 5; 7; 8; 10; 11; Chromed roman numerals at 12; 3; 6; 9; Black printed imprinting on the side
  • Hands: sword, chromed
  • Second hand: thread with counterweight; heartshape
  • Case shape: round
  • Case diameter (mm): 33,5
  • Case material: Chrome-plated brass
  • Backn: Steel, pressed
  • Strap/bracelet: none


Interesting in this form of case is the very massive, laid-on movement holding ring directly under the case back. The movement is additionally screwed tightly to the inner movement holding ring in the case.

Caliber overview


Caliber classification Junghans J80, Junghans J81

Again, I find it difficult in some caliber allocation. With the above list I tried to provide some clarity on the different caliber and their designations.

The movements were produced at the same time with or without divided wheel bridge. There are versions with 7, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 17 jewels.

There's caliber Junghans J80 with various imprints on the bridge: J80S; J80M (was probably Meister).