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The best Bauhaus watches | Automatic | Comparison | Junghans | Max Bill

The best Bauhaus watches with automatic movement from Junghans, Max Bill & Co. in TOP-10 comparison

Bauhaus watches are without a doubt one of the most popular types of watch. The basic idea of the Bauhaus style “Form follows function” is reflected in the clocks. Reduction and minimalism in design as well as the focus on functionality are their characteristics. So what could be more natural than to look at Bauhaus watches with mechanical movements?

For real watch lovers, there is no way around an automatic watch in the long run. These are not exactly cheap and also require a lot of maintenance. Still who on Value, precision, consistency and craftsmanship stand for, an automatic watch is a must-have. If you are still interested in a Bauhaus watch with quartz movement, I can recommend our articles on Bauhaus watches for men with quartz movement.

In 2019 the Bauhaus celebrated its 100th anniversary. On the occasion of this, some brands brought out anniversary editions. Brands such as Nomos, Junghans or Sternglas are the focus of attention. We also appreciate the watches from Junghans and Nomos. Nevertheless, we would like to point out alternatives. Because in addition to these two manufacturers, there are also alternatives that we will now highlight for you.

In this article we refer to Bauhaus watches with automatic movements that are available for purchase on Amazon. This excludes, for example, the well-known Nomos and Sternglas watch collections, since according to the current status (January 21, 2021) the brands do not offer their models on Amazon.

The origins of the watches and the associated manufacturers are classified and what you should pay attention to when buying your Bauhaus watch.

Which purchase criteria should you consider before making your purchase

 

The movement is the heart of every wristwatch. This applies in particular to automatic watches. An automatic watch movement is a mechanical movement. In contrast to the quartz movement, the “automatic” is not powered by a battery. The elaborate construction of the movements ensures the character and individuality of the watch and makes the hearts of every watch enthusiast beat faster. Accordingly, when buying an automatic watch, you should especially examine the built-in movement.

The components of an automatic movement can vary depending on the manufacturer. Nevertheless, all clocks run according to the same principle: the conversion of kinetic (kinetic energy) into potential energy (elevator energy). Kinetic energy is therefore obtained by moving the wrist. The arm movement exerts a torque on the ball-bearing rotor of the watch and this force is transferred to the winding mechanism, i.e. to a tension spring. Because energy is generated by moving the wrist, it is not necessary to constantly wind the watch manually. A slip coupling prevents the watch from overwinding with constant arm movement. The watch has a power reserve so that it also runs when it is not being moved, such as overnight. This ensures that the clock continues to run for a certain period of time without the supply of energy. Depending on the model, this time is between 35 and 60 hours. Therefore, it makes more sense to buy an automatic watch if the watch is to be worn every day.

To start with, you should pay attention to the power reserve when buying. This should be at least 40 hours. The accuracy, i.e. the precision of the watch, depends on several factors and can vary. Depending on the watch, the rate deviation is -20 to +30 seconds per day. The frequency of the balance wheel is a feature to look out for when buying. The balance wheel is a swinging spiral that determines the clock’s beat. The higher the frequency, the smoother the second hand moves, which increases the accuracy. Most cheaper clocks have 21,600 vibrations per hour, but there are also some clocks with 28,800 vibrations per hour. Another factor to consider are the stones (“jewels”). The number of stones indicates how many bearing stones are built into the movement. These stones hold the gears and journals and thus also increase the precision of the movement. However, more jewels do not automatically make a better movement.

The functions vary depending on the movement. The basic functions are the hour, minute and central seconds displays. In addition, the watch can have a 24 hour display, a stop watch or a power reserve display. However, these also affect the look and you should consider which functions you want your watch to have before buying. High-quality movements have a stop second. With its help it is possible to set the clock to the second.

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The basic principle of the Bauhaus “form follows function” is of course also reflected in the design. True to the motto, “What works beautifully”, the focus is on the functionality of the watches. The design, however, is limited to the essentials. Straightforward and simple, yet geometric shapes should be affordable for “ordinary” people. No flashy colors or decorative elements are used.

Further Purchase criteriasuch as watch glass, quality of the watch strap, watch height and water resistance can be found in our article “The best men’s watch up to 200 euros Read

The 10 best automatic Bauhaus watches in the test and comparison

Now you know what to look out for when buying an automatic watch. In the following we present 10 popular models in the Bauhaus design market.

4.5 Stars

Place 10: Bauhaus automatic models Ref. 2162

 

Brand: bauhaus*

“Bauhaus” is the newest brand from POINTtec. The watch manufacturer from near Munich also counts the brands “Iron Annie” and “Zeppelin” among its members. In 2019 POINTtec took over the long-standing production partner VEB Uhrenwerke Ruhla, including its Bauhaus building and a clock museum. Now he advertises with Bauhaus watches manufactured in the company’s own Bauhaus building in the traditional watch city. The watch series under the label “bauhaus” was presented for the first time in 2020 at inhorgenta Munich. It consists of eight quartz and three automatic models.

Model: bauhaus men’s watch automatic with weekday display 2162 *

Price:279,00 EUR *

The Automatic series 2162 has three watch models that differ in terms of color, hands, dial and strap.

Here are the most important facts at a glance:

  • Clockwork: Miyota caliber 8285, 21 jewels, frequency: 21,600 A / h, power reserve: 42 hours, rate deviation -20 / + 40
  • Functions: Minutes, hours, central seconds, weekday display, date
  • casing : polished stainless steel, diameter 41 mm, height: 13 mm, weight: 65 g, K1 mineral glass, glass bottom, water-resistant to 5 atm
  • strap: handmade. Italian leather strap in maize color with “bauhaus” embossing, pin buckle

The one presented here Model 21623 has a blue sunburst dial with two-tone hands. A special feature that blends in well with the minimalist design is a large day display at 12 o’clock. There is also a weekday display next to the “3”.

The rounded case in polished stainless steel is very light at 65 grams with a diameter of 41 mm and a height of 13 mm. The domed K1 mineral glass is made by grinding and is more robust than conventional mineral glass.

The Japanese clockwork of the traditional manufacturer was integrated into the models Citizen / Miyota of caliber 8285 installed, which has the option of displaying the day of the week and which can be viewed through the glass bottom. The accuracy is a solid 42 hours.

The Bauhaus program is also part of the strap. The handcrafted Italian leather strap in corn color with a length of 20 cm contains a “Bauhaus” embossing. In addition, the watch has a water resistance of 5 atm.

Conclusion:
Despite the reduction, a real eye-catcher for the price of279,00 EUR * you get with the Automatic series 2162 * from bauhaus a watch affordable watch in functional Bauhaus design. An attractive overall package for all fans of simple designs who still want to enjoy the date and day displays.

What we like:

☑ Weekday display
☑ Made in Germany
☑ 5 bar water resistance
☑ 8 mm case height

Where do we see potential:

➖ Movement: accuracy, stop second

9th place: Zeppelin men’s watch with leather strap series LZ129 Hindenburg ED. 1

 

Brand: Zeppelin*

Another brand from POINTtec is Zeppelin. This was founded in 2002 and its name is intended to commemorate the pioneers in aviation history. Zeppelin states that it offers classic elements with high production quality.

Model: Zeppelin LZ129 Hindenburg Ed. II 8062-1 *

Price:479,00 EUR *

The timeless, reduced design of the Bauhaus is reflected in the LZ129 Hindenburg Ed. II 8062-1 perfectly reflected. The combination of stainless steel and leather and the black and white coloring looks very harmonious. In conjunction with the classic dial, which is limited to the essentials, the watch has the Bauhaus DNA.

Here are the most important facts at a glance:

  • clockwork : Miyota caliber 821A, 21 jewels, frequency: 21,600 A / h, power reserve 42 hours.
  • Functions : Hour, minute, sweep second, date
  • casing : polished stainless steel: diameter: 40 mm, height: 11 mm, weight: 57 g, K1 mineral glass, glass bottom, water-resistant to 5 atm
  • Strap: black leather strap

A white dial with silver numbers or indices as well as black hands is the epitome of reduction. Set in a silver case made of polished stainless steel and mineral glass, the model shows a simple design in high quality. Combined with the domed and resistant K1 mineral glass, it gives the watch its elegance.

The movement with the caliber 821A also comes from Miyota. As a three-hand model, it is the entry-level price, but it has a Swiss lever escapement, which ensures high accuracy. A power reserve of 42 hours is also very solid.

As usual at POINTtec, the automatic model from Zeppelin also has a glass bottom through which the oscillating weight of the caliber can be observed.

Conclusion
Classic but not boring, cheap but high quality components, such as the mineral glass and the 5 atm waterproof. This corresponds to the Zeppelin LZ129 Hindenburg Ed. II 8062-1 * the functional zeitgeist of the Bauhaus in perfection. The movement was saved, but this is also reflected in the price. The 19 Amazon reviews with an average of 4.4 stars also show that they are particularly enthusiastic about the Made in Germany design.

What we like:

classic design
☑ Made in Germany
Price-performance ratio

Where do we see potential:

➖ Movement: accuracy, stop second

8th place: Junkers Bauhaus 41mm men’s watch analogue automatic power reserve

 

Brand: Junkers *

Junkers stands for pilot’s watches and at the same time, in the spirit of Hugo Junkers, I have committed to the Bauhaus style. Hugo Junkers was a proponent of the Bauhaus movement and made spaces available to the artists to realize their ideas. At the same time he allowed the Bauhaus philosophy to flow into his own projects. To date, more than 20 Junkers collections have appeared, all of which are dedicated to Junkers aircraft, in particular the JU 52, or the achievements of Professor Hugo Junkers.

Junkers also originated from POINTtec in 1997, but the latter gave up the brand name in 2020 after a legal dispute. The brand name and the logo are now only sold by Junkers Uhren GmbH.

Model: Junkers Bauhaus 41mm men’s watch analogue automatic power reserve *

Price:499,00 EUR *

The anniversary watches with the inscription “100 years of Bauhaus”, which Junkers Uhren GmbH has already deposited as the manufacturer, are available with automatic movements with white, black and blue dials as well as leather and metal straps. They are visually characterized by the 24 hour display and the power reserve display on the dial.

Here are the most important facts at a glance:

  • plant : Miyota 9132, 26 jewels, frequency: 28,800 A / h, power reserve 40 hours.
  • Functions : Date, hour, minute, central second, 24 hour display, power reserve display, stop second
  • casing : polished stainless steel, diameter: 41 mm, height: 13 mm, weight: 73 g, hesalite glass, glass bottom, water-resistant to 3 atm
  • strap: Brown leather strap with pin buckle

The blue dial with white pointers or indices, in combination with the silver case and brown leather strap, looks very modern and of high quality. The additional displays on the dial are delicately designed so that it does not appear overloaded and remains true to the Bauhaus style. Nevertheless, one should have good eyesight, because the displays and the indices are kept very small.

The dial is covered by a domed hesalite glass, a type of plastic that is unfortunately very prone to scratches. However, it is lighter than sapphire crystal. The curvature leads to an optical enlargement of the dial.

The built-in Miyota 9132 belongs to the caliber family 9100. It has more functions than the caliber 821A, which is built into the Zeppelin Hindenburg. In addition to the hours, minutes and central seconds, it has a date and 24-hour display and a second stop, with which the clock can be set to the second. The power reserve of 40 hours is shown by an energy display. The mean rate deviation is approx. -10 or +30 seconds.

Conclusion:
The beauty of technology – The “100 Years of Bauhaus” – Anniversary watch * With its filigree design, it fully corresponds to the Junkers slogan. For the price you get a solid watch with good workmanship. Above all, the additional functions of the 24 hour display as well as the display of the power reserve and the stop-second are real pluses for a watch in this price segment. The glass and the water density are average.

What we like:

Filigree dial
Stop second
☑ M Goodbye in Germany

Where do we see potential:

Plastic glass
Waterproof to 3 atm

4.7 Stars

7th place: Orient Men’s Analogue Automatic Watch with Leather Strap FAC0000CA0

 

Brand: Orient*

Even if Bauhaus design is more of a German specialty, brands from other countries also venture onto the market and try to score points with reduced design. One of these brands is “Orient” which comes from Japan and attracts attention with a clear design at an affordable price. As a watch manufacturer, Orient is one of the well-known, stable brands in Japan and has been the third and fourth largest manufacturer of wristwatches in recent years.

Model: Orient Men’s Analogue Automatic Watch with Leather Strap FAC0000CA0 *

Price:144,00 EUR *

The model is distinguished by its noble design and comes with a silver case with a black dial on also gracefully held silver indices.

Here are the most important facts at a glance:

  • clockwork : Caliber: F6724 Japanese automatic movement, 22 jewels, frequency: 28,800 A / h, approx. 40 hours power reserve
  • Functions : Date display
  • casing : Polished stainless steel, diameter: 41 mm, height 12 mm, weight: 210g, domed mineral glass, screwed lid, waterproof up to 3atm
  • strap: Black leather, padded and sewn with a polished pin buckle

The specialty of the Orient FAC0000CA0 is undoubtedly the curved dial and the curved mineral glass. When viewed from a certain angle, a bulge appears that can otherwise only be achieved by using Plexiglas. Not only does it look very good, it looks great. The applied indices give this watch a luxurious and high-quality appearance. But don’t be fooled by the words “Water Resist”! This watch is only waterproof up to 30m or 3 bar and can therefore not be used for showering.

Conclusion
The Orient FAC0000CA0 * is a solid entry-level watch at an affordable price of144,00 EUR * Euro. There is a noble appearance and a middle class automatic movement. When it comes to glass and water resistance, compromises have to be made.

What we like:

Beautiful design
Date display
☑ Favorable price

Where do we see potential:

Mineral glass
Waterproof to 3 atm

Rank 6: Men’s watch with leather strap series 100 years Bauhaus automatic date Power Reserve 5066-2

 

Brand: Iron annie *

The Iron Annie brand was founded by POINTtec in 2017 when the dispute over the license agreement with the Junkers brand was in the room. As with Junkers, Iron Annie combines the topics of aviation and Bauhaus. The name goes back to the Junkers machine (JU 52 aka Aunt Ju), affectionately named “IRON ANNIE” by an American. “Like its legendary role model, Edition Iron Annie stands for robustness, reliability, technical innovation and striking design,” emphasizes Will Birk from Pointtec.

The 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus in 2019 was immediately celebrated with its own collection, which impresses with a sophisticated and unmistakable design and high product quality. Iron Annie watches are also made by highly qualified watchmakers in Germany.

Model: Men’s watch with leather strap series 100 years Bauhaus automatic date power reserve 5066-2 *

Price: *

The “100 Years of Bauhaus” automatic 5066-2 of the brand Iron Annie reminds in design and functions of the Junkers Bauhaus, which can be explained by the development of the company.

Here are the most important facts at a glance:

  • Clockwork: Miyota caliber 9132, 26 jewels, frequency: 28,800 A / h, power reserve display: 40h
  • Functions : Date, stop second, central second, 24 hour display, power reserve
  • Casing: polished stainless steel. Diameter: 41 mm, height: 12 mm, weight: 67 g, K1 mineral glass, glass bottom, water-resistant to 5 atm
  • strap: Black leather strap

Like the Junkers Bauhaus, the watch has a dark face, but with rose gold or white pointers and numerals. The dimensions are also similar, with a diameter of 41 mm and a height of 12 mm. However, a mineral glass is installed here as the glass. The power reserve and the 24-hour display as well as the logo and the slogan “100 years of Bauhaus” are visually distinctive, which could make it too overloaded for one or the other. In contrast to the Junkers watches presented, it has a K1 mineral glass and is waterproof to 5 atm.

The built-in Miyota 9132 has a second stop in addition to the display of the date, the power reserve and the 24-hour display. The power reserve is 40 hours and the average rate deviation is approx. -10 or +30 seconds.

Conclusion
A high-quality overall package – the Automatic 5066-2 from Iron Annie looks similar to the Junkers anniversary version. It also has the same clockwork. Compared to the Junkers, however, it has a scratch-resistant mineral glass and is also waterproof of 5 atm. However, the additional advertisements and the logo are very present, which lovers of the reduced style might not like.

What we like:

Miyota 9132
Waterproof to 5 atm
☑ M Goodbye in Germany

Where do we see potential:

Reduced design expandable

5th place: Men’s Wristwatch Analog Mechanical Watch Automatic Movement with Domed Glass Calendar Bauhaus Ø42mm – FM202

 

Brand: FEICE *

Founded in 2009, Feice is a fairly young Chinese watch manufacturer that does not reflect the cheap image of “Made in China”.

With a focus on quality and, above all, individuality, Feice soon relied on watches in the Bauhaus style and used the tried and tested Chinese Seagull movements. These are similar to those made by the Swiss manufacturer ETA and also have a glass bottom.

In 2012, they achieved a major innovation with the domed glasses, which put them on the list of watch enthusiasts for the first time. These curved glasses are the trademark of the Feice brand today.

The experience with Feice watches shows a longevity, which not only convinces the buyers but also us.

Model: FEICE wristwatch men ́s analogue mechanical watch automatic movement with domed glass calendar Bauhaus Ø42mm – FM202 *

Price:215,99 EUR *

The Feice FM202BRM is similar in its design to the Nomos Lambda. It comes in the typical Bauhaus minimalist design and curved glass. This model has a brown leather strap. But it is also available with a black leather strap or a stainless steel strap.

Here are the most important facts at a glance:

  • clockwork : Seagull, 28 gemstones, energy supply by turning the crown, power reserve 35 hours.
  • Functions : Hour, minute, sweep second, p top clock, energy display, date display at 6 o’clock
  • Casing: Stainless steel, diameter: 42mm, height: 11mm, traditionally curved dial, 2.5D curved mineral glass, transparent back design, water-resistant to 3 atm
  • strap: Brown leather strap

The dial is white with short indices and no numbers. The central display of the power reserve and stopwatch makes it very graphical. The curved mineral glass has a high level of light transmission and is also very scratch-resistant. The transparent back design makes it possible to see the movement.

A movement from the Chinese manufacturer Seagull is built into the watch, which is similar to the movements from the Swiss manufacturer ETA. It has a whole range of functions with hours, minutes, date, power reserve display and a stopwatch. The power reserve is only 35 hours, but in the reviews (4.3 stars from over 180 reviews, as of January 2021), the accuracy of the watch is particularly praised.

Conclusion
The FEICE FM202 * unites minimalist design and high-quality technology based on the basic principle of the Bauhaus style: “What works is beautiful”. For the price a beautiful automatic watch in the Bauhaus style. The only downer is the water resistance of only 3 ATM.

What we like:

Domed dial
Stopwatch, power reserve display

Where do we see potential:

Waterproof 3 atm
Power reserve of 35 hours

4.4 Stars

4th place: LACO Classic Hall 40 (unisex)

 

Brand: Laco *

Laco´s main focus is, similar to Junkers and Iron Annie, on pilot watches.

With the Laco Classics series, there are also Bauhaus-style watches in the range. Modern designed and straightforward functional watches or newly interpreted classics – this series offers classic models that are based on the Bauhaus style and are manufactured in Germany.

Special attention is paid to an unmistakable clock face without unnecessary decorative elements. Rather, the focus should be on the reliability and quality of the watch in the sense of “form follows function”.

Model: Classic Hall 40 (unisex) *

Price: *

In the Classic hall The name says it all. A white dial with 12 black numbers, rounded off by a silver case and a black leather strap. It couldn’t be more classic.

Here are the most important facts at a glance:

  • Clockwork: Laco15 based on the Miyota caliber 9015, 24 jewels, frequency: 28,800 A / h, rate deviation -10 / + 20 seconds per day
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, date
  • Casing: Stainless steel in a brushed look, diameter: 38mm, height: 10.3mm, weight: 64 grams, mineral glass, glass bottom, water-resistant to 5 atm
  • strap: Black calfskin, strap width 18mm, lug width: 45.6mm

The brushed look of the case with a diameter of 40mm underlines the simple look of the watch. With a weight of only 64 grams including the soft calfskin strap, it is also very light. Due to the neutral design and a light wearing comfort, the watch is suitable for both men and women.

The Laco 15 movement is based on the Miyota 9015 automatic movement. The Miyota movement from Laco is individualized using blued screws and its own rotor. It is a flat movement with a height of only 3.9 mm and thus much flatter than the caliber 9132. This makes it possible to build the watch narrower, which leads to a better wearing comfort. It also has a more elegant appearance than the caliber 821A or 8215 and a rate deviation of only -10 / + 20 per day.

Conclusion
Straightforward design and qualitative components – that’s what the Classic Hall 40 * from Laco completely for the Bauhaus style. No additional displays disturb the simple dial. Instead, the focus is on high-quality components and the flat and precise movement.

What we like:

Unisex
No frills design
Made in Germany

Where do we see potential:

Additional functions

3.7 Stars

Place 3: BOTTA Design UNO Plus men’s one-hand watch analogue automatic with leather strap 810000

 

Brand: BOTTA *

A contemporary Bauhaus design – can that work? BOTTA shows the transfer of Bauhaus design into the 21st century and relies on technical innovations and high quality standards. BOTTA goes one step further with minimalism and omits the minute hand. For that reason alone, the Botta UNO should not be missing in this ranking.

BOTTA claims to transfer the Bauhaus values to the present day without simply copying the aesthetics. Rather, they pay attention to essential BOTTA-typical design elements with all their creative and technical innovation. The design is reduced, but can equally be called modern. A further development in the sense of the Bauhaus style.

Model: BOTTA Design UNO Plus men’s one-hand watch, analog automatic with leather strap 810000 *

Price:1.180,00 EUR *

The UNO automatic is a further development of the design classic UNO from 1985. The absolute specialty of the BOTTA UNO lies in its one-pointer principle. Not only is the technology behind it impressive, but the underlying idea. A time that is not accurate to the second leads to serenity and prevents the stress that arises from deadlines, appointments and departure times.

Here are the most important facts at a glance:

  • clockwork : ETA 2824-2 “Swiss Made” automatic movement, 25 jewels, frequency: 28,800 A / h, 38 hours power reserve
  • Functions : One-hand watch, date
  • casing : 3-part, fully screwed stainless steel case, diameter: 44 mm, height: 8.8 mm, weight: 75 g, double-domed sapphire crystal with scratch-resistant anti-reflective coating on both sides, sapphire crystal bottom, water resistance up to 5 atm
  • strap: Vegetable tanned leather strap

The hand of the BOTTA wristwatch completes one revolution within 12 hours. The hours are marked and the scaling in 5-minute steps also enables the minutes to be recorded very precisely.

The dial is black with white numerals or indices. The diameter of 44 mm does not seem bulky due to the flat case and the space-saving strap ends below the dial. Therefore, the watch can also be worn comfortably on narrow wrists. The double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides ensures a good view.

With the robust ETA 2824.2 “Swiss Made” automatic caliber, one of the most reliable mechanical movements is installed. BOTTA also states that the movement of every single UNO plus automatic is adjusted to the highest possible accuracy by an experienced watchmaker in a process lasting several days.

Conclusion
“Genetic relationship instead of optical backdrop” – the BOTTA UNO Plus automatic * is a statement for a relaxed approach to time and belongs in our ranking with the innovative and simple design and technology. In keeping with the Bauhaus DNA, the design is not supposed to be copied here, but rather developed according to the Bauhaus criteria. The “Handmade in Germany” label also emphasizes the high level of manual work involved in production.

What we like:

One-pointer principle
Sapphire crystal
Made in Germany
Weight of only 75 g

Where do we see potential:

price

Place 2: Hamilton Intra-Matic

 

Brand: Hamilton *

Hamilton is originally a US company that was founded in 1893. Today it belongs to the Swatch Group, which includes Nomos Glashütte.

The Hamilton Intra-Matic is available in different versions, which are available between 700 euros and 900 euros

Model: Hamilton Intra-Matic *

Price:955,00 EUR *

The Hamilton Intra-Matic impresses with its functional, reduced retro style and is available in different versions.

Here are the most important facts at a glance:

  • clockwork : ETA 2892-A2 “Swiss Made” automatic movement, 21 jewels, frequency: 28,800 A / h, 50 hours power reserve
  • Functions : Minutes, hours, date
  • casing : golden stainless steel, diameter: 42 mm, height: 10 mm, weight: 164 g, sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 5 atm
  • strap: Black kid leather strap

The dial is light gray and has black hour and minute hands and indexes. There are no digits. The 42 millimeter wide case is made of golden stainless steel and is covered with a high-quality sapphire crystal, which is noticeable in the weight of 164 grams.

The ETA 2892-A2 is built into the watch, which is the most famous ETA movement after the ETA 2824-2 and the ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph caliber. As a rule, the ETA 2892-2 serves as the basic caliber and is expanded with modules. It is one millimeter flatter than the “Panzer” and is only 3.6 mm high with a diameter of 25.6 mm. The power reserve is also very good at 50 hours.

Conclusion
“American origin with Swiss precision” – the Hamilton Intra-Matic impresses with its high-quality and at the same time flat movement and a power reserve of 50 hours. The design is classically reduced, but the colored details tend to create a retro look.

What we like:

50 hours power reserve
Sapphire crystal

Where do we see potential:

Weight of 164 g

4.4 Stars

1st place: Junghans

 

Brand: Junghans *

Finally, the Max Bill from Junghans, a Bauhaus classic of the Bauhaus watches, should not be missing. Junghans was founded in Schramberg in 1861 and has stood for precision and manufacturing quality from the start. Even today, the focus is on craftsmanship combined with high design standards.

The Max Bill collection was created when a Junghans kitchen clock was commissioned to the architect Max Bill. As a student of Max Gropius, his work was characterized by clarity and precision. When designing the watch, the focus was on good legibility of the time. The design of the kitchen clock resulted in a collaboration from which the Max Bill wristwatches originate to this day.

Model: Junghans men’s wristwatch MAX BILL automatic analog 027 / 4002.44 *

Price:965,00 EUR *

That comes without any frills Max Bill Automatic Analog 027 / 4002.4 from Junghans out. Elongated indices and fluorescent pointers ensure good readability at all times.

Here are the most important facts at a glance:

  • Functions : Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • casing : Stainless steel, diameter: 38 mm, height: 10 mm, weight: 250 g, domed sapphire crystal, mirrored on both sides, water-resistant to 3 atm
  • clockwork : Caliber J800.1 is based on ETA 2824-2 “Swiss Made” automatic movement, 25 jewels, frequency: 28,800 A / h, 38 hours power reserve
  • strap: Silver mesh strap with safety folding clasp

The white dial is characteristically clear and simple. Only the date and the brand name can be found next to the silver indices and fluorescent hands. The simple look is rounded off by a stainless steel case and a silver Milanese strap with a safety folding clasp. With a diameter of 38 mm and a height of 10 mm, it is rather delicate. The weight of 250 grams and the supposedly high price is partly due to the high-quality sapphire crystal that covers the dial. However, there is no glass bottom.

The built-in caliber J800.1 is based on the high-quality and precise ETA 2824-2. The power reserve is 38 hours.

Conclusion
“Watches … as timeless as it could be without forgetting the time.” Junghans MAX BILL Automatic Analog 027 / 4002.44 * of the brand Junghans. A clear design, high-quality sapphire crystal and one of the most tried and tested movements – these components make up the design classic.

What we like:

High quality clockwork
Sapphire crystal
Made in Germany

Where do we see potential:

Waterproof of 3 atm
Weight of 250 g
Glass bottom

Comparison table of the best Bauhaus watches with automatic movement

 

To better illustrate the components already partially mentioned above, I have once again summarized the interesting features of all compared wristwatches in a clear table. You can get more information about each watch by clicking on the picture or the link at the price of the watch.

 

ModellBauhaus Herrenuhr Automatik 2162*Zeppelin Herrenuhr mit Lederband Serie LZ129 Hindenburg ED. 1 8060*Junkers Bauhaus 41mm Herrenuhr Analog Automatik Gangreserve*ORIENT FAC0000CA0*Iron Annie 5066-2*
Preis 279,00 EUR*479,00 EUR*499,00 EUR*147,00 EUR*479,00 EUR*
UhrenglasMineralglasMineralglasHesalithglas (Acrylglas)MineralglasGewölbtes Mineralglas K1
UhrwerkMiyota Kaliber 8285, 21 Steine, Frequenz: 21.600 A/h, Gangreserve: 42 Std., Gangabweichung -20/+40 Miyota Kaliber 821A, 21 Steine, Frequenz: 21.600 A/h, Gangreserve 42 Std.Miyota 9132, 26 Steine, Frequenz: 28.800 A/h, Gangreserve 40 Std.Kaliber: F6724 japanisches Automatik-Uhrwerk, 22 Steine, Frequenz: 28.800 A/h, ca 40 Std. GangreserveMiyota Kaliber 9132, 26 Steine, Frequenz: 28.800 A/h, Gangreserveanzeige: 40h
Gehäusebreite41 mm40 mm41 mm41 mm41 mm
max Gehäusehöhe13 mm11 mm13 mm12 mm12 mm
ArmbandHandgearbeitetes. Italienisches Lederarmband in Maisfarbe mit „bauhaus“-Prägung, DornschließeSchwarzes LederarmbandBraunes Lederarmband mit DornschließeSchwarzes Leder, gepolstert und genäht mit polierter DornschließeSchwarzes Lederarmband
Wasserdichte5 ATM5 ATM10 ATM3 ATM5 ATM
FunktionenMinuten, Stunde, Zentralsekunde, Wochentaganzeige, DatumStunde, Minute, Zentralsekunde, DatumDatum, Stunde, Minute, Zentralsekunde, 24 Std. Anzeige, Anzeige der Gangreserve, SekundenstoppPolierter Edelstahl, Durchmesser: 41 mm, Höhe 12 mm, Gewicht: 210g, gewölbtes Mineralglas, geschraubter Deckel, wasserdicht bis 3atmDatum, Sekundenstopp, Zentralsekunde, 24 Std. Anzeige, Gangreserve
ModellFEICE FM202*Laco Damen- u. Herrenarmbanduhr m. Lederband Ø 38-40mm*BOTTA Einzeigeruhr UNO (44 mm)*Hamilton Intra-Matic H38735751*Junghans MAX BILL Automatik 027/4002.44*
Preis 215,99 EUR*440,00 EUR*1.180,00 EUR*955,00 EUR*965,00 EUR*
UhrenglasMineralglasMineralglasSaphirglasMineralglasGewölbtes Mineralglas K1
UhrwerkSeagull, 28 Edelsteine, Energiezufuhr durch Drehen der Krone, Gangreserve 35 Std.Laco15 auf Basis des Miyota Kaliber 9015, 24 Steine, Frequenz: 28.800 A/h, Gangabweichung -10/+20 Sekunden pro TagETA 2824-2 „Swiss Made“ Automatik-Uhrwerk, 25 Steine, Frequenz: 28.800 A/h, 38 Std. GangreserveETA 2892-A2 „Swiss Made“ Automatik-Uhrwerk, 21 Steine, Frequenz: 28.800 A/h, 50 Std. GangreserveKaliber J800.1 basiert auf ETA 2824-2 „Swiss Made“ Automatik-Uhrwerk, 25 Steine, Frequenz: 28.800 A/h, 38 Std. Gangreserve
Gehäusebreite42 mm38 mm44 mm42 mm38 mm
max Gehäusehöhe11 mm10,3 mm8,8 mm10 mm10 mm
ArmbandBraunes LederarmbandSchwarzes Kalbsleder, Bandbreite 18mm, Bandanstoß: 45,6mmVegetabil gegerbtes LederarmbandSchwarzes ZiegenlederarmbandSilbernes Milanaise-Armband mit Sicherheitsfaltschließe
Wasserdichte3 ATM5 ATM5 ATM5 ATM3 ATM
FunktionenStunde, Minute, Zentralsekunde, Stoppuhr, Energie Anzeige, Datum-Anzeige um 6 UhrStunden, Minuten, Zentralsekunde, DatumEinzeigeruhr, Datum Minuten, Stunden, DatumStunden, Minuten, Sekunden, Datum

 

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Conclusion & recommendation My TOP-3 Bauhaus watches with automatic movements

We have now presented you with different Bauhaus-style watches in different price segments. The thought of the Bauhaus was, among other things, that the reduction leads to a cost-effective production and thus everyone can afford good design. We were particularly impressed by the watches in the middle or lower price segment in terms of design and features.

Here comes our TOP 3:

Top 1: The Laco Classic Hall 40 * has the Bauhaus DNA

The design is straightforward and the focus is on high quality components and the flat movement. This makes the Classic Hall 40 the epitome of the Bauhaus style and our 1st place.

Top 2: The Iron Annie “100 Years of Bauhaus” anniversary collection * is an attractive overall package

The Iron Annie Automatic 5066-2 has a number of displays and a stop-second. With a stylish design, mineral glass and a water resistance of 5 atm, it has a great price-performance ratio and thus secures second place in our ranking

Top 3: The Botta UN * and the relaxed approach to time

The slightly higher price is definitely justified by high quality components. The technical and philosophical highlight of the watch is definitely the one-hand principle, which should lead you to slow down everyday life.

Bauhaus DNA mit 5 ATM
Laco Classic Watch Halle – Unisex - Made in Germany – 38-40 mm Ø Automatic Watch – Unique Quality - Outstanding Workmanship – Waterproof - Since 1925*
Attraktives Gesamtpaket
Iron Annie Herrenuhr mit Lederband Serie 100 Jahre Bauhaus Automatik Datum Power Reserve 5066-2*
Saphirglas Purist
BOTTA Einzeigeruhr Herren Schweizer Automatikwerk mit Lederarmband UNO (44 mm, Schwarz)*
Uhrwerk
Miyota 9015 (24 Steine)
Miyota 9132 (26 Steine)
ETA 2824-2 „Swiss Made“ (25 Steine)
Uhrglas
Mineralglas
Mineralglas
Saphirglas
Uhrenhöhe
10,3 mm
12,2 mm
8,8 mm
Uhrenbreite
38 mm
41 mm
44 mm
Wasserdichte
5 ATM
5 ATM
5 ATM
Sterne-Bewertung
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Bauhaus DNA mit 5 ATM
Laco Classic Watch Halle – Unisex - Made in Germany – 38-40 mm Ø Automatic Watch – Unique Quality - Outstanding Workmanship – Waterproof - Since 1925*
Uhrwerk
Miyota 9015 (24 Steine)
Uhrglas
Mineralglas
Uhrenhöhe
10,3 mm
Uhrenbreite
38 mm
Wasserdichte
5 ATM
Preis
Sterne-Bewertung
Bewertungen
Kaufen-Button
Attraktives Gesamtpaket
Iron Annie Herrenuhr mit Lederband Serie 100 Jahre Bauhaus Automatik Datum Power Reserve 5066-2*
Uhrwerk
Miyota 9132 (26 Steine)
Uhrglas
Mineralglas
Uhrenhöhe
12,2 mm
Uhrenbreite
41 mm
Wasserdichte
5 ATM
Preis
Sterne-Bewertung
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Bewertungen
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Kaufen-Button
Saphirglas Purist
BOTTA Einzeigeruhr Herren Schweizer Automatikwerk mit Lederarmband UNO (44 mm, Schwarz)*
Uhrwerk
ETA 2824-2 „Swiss Made“ (25 Steine)
Uhrglas
Saphirglas
Uhrenhöhe
8,8 mm
Uhrenbreite
44 mm
Wasserdichte
5 ATM
Preis
Sterne-Bewertung
Bewertungen
Kaufen-Button
bauhaus history

What are Bauhaus watches – type and origin

The Bauhaus was an art school founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar in 1919. In 1925 it moved to Dessau as the “Hochschule für Gestaltung”, where “Das Bauhaus” is still located today. The aim of the then new direction was to combine handicraft and art. In contrast to the “Art Deco” movement that had prevailed until then, which relied on playful forms, the Bauhaus design stood for an industrial and minimalist look. Basically, houses and furniture were designed in simple, symmetrical shapes, with the idea of reduction. “Only perfect harmony in terms of both the technical function and the proportions of the forms can produce beauty,” says Walter Gropius.

Simple symmetrical forms, straight lines and simplicity are also what characterize the Bauhaus style to this day. Watchmakers have also adopted this style. Despite the fact that clocks were perfectly suited to the Bauhaus as both functional and aesthetic objects, clocks were of no relevance during the Bauhaus era. The style was not adopted by watch manufacturers until decades later. Ladies and gentlemen’s watches in the Bauhaus style impress with their simple elegance and a subtle look, which gives them an exclusive touch. Due to the simple design, the Bauhaus watches are the perfect accessory for men and women for every style and occasion.

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