If the the Junghans Golden Star had a Junghans-own caliber, one could describe it as perfect.
But the caliber AS 1525 by Junghans renamed in Junghans J50 does a perfect performance and, with its 2.8 mm height ideal for a Dress Watch that perfectly nestled under any shirt sleeves with its low height.
Does this watch despite the movement is not produced in-house the things for a classic eternal?
In my opinion, definitely yes.
We will see later on the inner values and see first what makes the Golden Star so espacially:
Although the AS 1525 allows the use of a minor second, the Junghans designers decided a neat two-hand solution and not overloaded the dial with unnecessary minute indices or too much writings. The only five-pointed Junghans star flashes in the top third golden, including the proven Junghans typography and the center is in a sweeping cursive Golden Star. The gold, applied hour markers act pleasing calmly with narrow hands and allow with the silver dial a perfect readability.
The solid-gold case has reinforcements for the lugs as well as for the winding stem so they disappear completely from the side and the slightly pulled down lugs allow the watch to nestle barely noticeable around the wrist.
The watch was sold in a light beige box with red lettering and red soil. The interior was lined with velvet. In the inside lid the designers took unlike to the dial the old Junghans icon with the eight-pointed star and the big J in the middle and a surrounding UNGHANS.
Not necessarily the dial imprint Golden Star was used in all models. There were also solid gold watches without such imprint. The watch was advertised with its consummate elegance and has the catalog number 50/8201.
The version with a 585/000 gold case cost 298.- DM in 1963. The variant with gilded case cost 118.- DM.
Junghans calls the AS 1525 by the year 1962/63 Junghans 650.00 and spends it a Kif Flector shock protection and a screwless ring balance. Further details on the work can be found here: Junghans J50; Junghans 650.00; Caliber AS 1525