Junghans Max Bill Automatic 027/3501

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Junghans Max Bill Automatic 027/3501

Post by DBCooper on 2013-05-02, 22:54

I have wanted a Max Bill since the 1st time I saw Daves Chronoscope. I picked this one up BNIB from a dealer on ebay. He accepted my offer and I got a nice deal. Placed my order on 4/25 and received the watch on 4/29. Not bad for 35 bucks (shipping) all the way from Germany. On to the pictures and a pedestrian review. Smile

The packaging.



The case diameter is 38mm w/o the crown. Case height is 10-11mm with a lug width of 20mm. I have seen some sites that say it is 30M water resistant. The official Junghans site only says waterproof.



I love the dial on this thing. Simple white 3 hand dial with long stick hour markers. Glad I decided on this no date version.






The crystal is convex plexiglass with SICRALAN MRL UV coating. Another domed plexiglass crystal I will have to be careful with.



The movement is a Junghans calibre J800.1 (base ETA 2824 I believe). I'm not sure what modifications they made to it, if any at all. It ran +11 seconds after running for 40 hours. The solid case back has the Max Bill signature.




The push/pull crown is unsigned, as is the tang buckle. Came on a black calfskin leather strap that is stamped Junghans.






Luminous dots at the quarter-hour and on the hour and minute hands. A nice touch.



This thing is really light on the wrist. As you can see on the 2nd wrist shot it looks pretty good for a girly 38mm watch on a 7.25" to 7.5" wrist.




Really liking this one. Still a little unsure about these domed plexiglass crystals. Other than that, I haven't found anything to complain about. I'm going to try a thin dark brown strap with no stitching on it. Should be here in a few days.


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Re: Junghans Max Bill Automatic 027/3501

Post by Ocean on 2013-05-03, 06:32

Sam that is a great pick up that I'm a little envious of.

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Re: Junghans Max Bill Automatic 027/3501

Post by mrneddles on 2013-05-03, 08:42

Such a beauty. Love the white!

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Re: Junghans Max Bill Automatic 027/3501

Post by MAXg on 2013-05-03, 09:01

Beautiful in its simplicity.
Id like to see it on a mesh bracelet also.

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Post by DBCooper on 2013-05-03, 09:40

MAXg wrote: Id like to see it on a mesh bracelet also.
It's on the list MAX. I have found several places selling the signed Junghans mesh for around 100 bucks. I have found 18mm signed Max Bill mesh but not 20mm. Don't really even know if one exists in 20mm.

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Post by eddiea on 2013-05-03, 11:43

Great review...
The watch is a beauty!! Strap Code have a number of mesh models, did you tried them already?

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Post by aztecknight on 2013-05-03, 11:58

beautiful watch. love the domed crystal. cape cod cloths will help with scratches.

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Post by mrneddles on 2013-05-03, 12:21

Unsigned mesh, sourced from strapcode.com

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Re: Junghans Max Bill Automatic 027/3501

Post by DBCooper on 2013-05-03, 15:35

I have found several places selling signed Junghans 20mm mesh bracelets. I'm holding out for a reply from Junghans to see if a 20mm mesh with the Max Bill scratch exists. In the meantime I had this strap come in from the guys at Total Watch Repair. I put a spare 18mm single deployant on it. I think it works real well with it.






I'm REALLY liking this one!

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Post by eddiea on 2013-05-03, 17:58

It does work well...but I got the feeling, it will be awesome, with the mesh!!

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Re: Junghans Max Bill Automatic 027/3501

Post by thomastr on 2013-06-05, 17:51

Awesome post! Thanks DBCooper!

I was wondering how much you got it for on eBay. I am trying to get it as well and don't know how much I should offer to this seller on eBay.

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Post by DBCooper on 2013-06-05, 18:51

Check your PMs thomas.

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Re: Junghans Max Bill Automatic 027/3501

Post by DBCooper on 2013-06-05, 21:09

I suppose I will update the mesh question. The 20mm signed Max Bill mesh does not exist.

My Inquiry:

General inquiry via www.junghans.de

Hello,

The following message has been sent using the contact form at www.junghans.de:
Message .....................................

Does a 20mm signed Max Bill mesh bracelet exist? I have found 18mm signed Max Bill mesh, and 20mm signed Junghans mesh, but not 20mm signed Max Bill mesh.

Thanks for your time and please reply.

Junghans response:

Antwort: General inquiry via www.junghans.de
FromZentraleInformationsStelle

Thanks for your email dated 03.05.2013. Very sorry for this late reply. There exists only a 20 mm bracelet signed by Junghans!


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