Junghans J56; Westclox; manual winding

Caliber Junghans J56; Westclox

manual winding


Junghans J56; Westclox; front


Junghans J56; Westclox; movement


Junghans J56; Westclox; movement


Junghans J56; Westclox; movement dial side


Junghans J56; Westclox; dial back


Junghans J56; Westclox; front without case

  • Type: men´s wristwatch
  • Manufacturer on dial: Westclox
  • Trademarks/imprint: WESTCLOX WATERPROOF; below 6: LA SALLE ILL: U.S.A.
  • Jewels: 0
  • Escapement: pin lever
  • Balance: three leg ring balance
  • Shock protection: none
  • Particularity: ratchet on dial side; basic-platine equal to the self winding version
  • Beats per hour: 18.000 A/h
  • Dimensions of movement: 11.5”’
  • Time of production: around 1960; unfortunately no documents and information available
  • Functions: hand-winding
  • Display: hour, minute, sweep second (missing)
  • Dial: white; golden, printed indices; golden, printed, even numbers; encircling golden minute lines; at 6: printing LA SALLE ILL. U.S.A.
  • Hands: Dauphine, gilded
  • Secondhand: (missing)
  • Case shape: round
  • Case diameter (mm): 32 mm
  • Case material: Brass, chromed
  • Back: steel, pressed; missing
  • Bracelet/Strap: none


The back cover of the shown watch is missing and the watch is in a bad state...

The dimensions of the base platines are identical to the self winding version. There is little information to the watch shown.

The automatic version is also presented on the company's own museum Junghans in Schramberg and is designated as a Junghans J55. Further information on cooperation with Westclox: The Westclox-Mystery

Comparison of the movements


comparison automatic-movement (l.) versus manual-winding-movement (r.)


comparison automatic-movement (l.) versus manual-winding-movement (r.)


comparison automatic-movement (l.) versus manual-winding-movement (r.)

On left: Automatic movement Junghans J56 (for Westclox); on right: manual winding-movement Junghans J56 (for Westclox)