Junghans catalog 1923 text:
Movement with 3 jewels
Cases nickeld or silvered with inside dome, oval bow, enamel dial
These watches can also be supplied with Radium luminous figures (RZ)
Cheap watches but reliable and indestructible, easy to be repaired specially fit for schoolboys and workmen.
|Figaro, number of teeth|
|420||Crown wheel, upper|
|415||Ratchet wheel, upper|
The Figaro is mentioned in an article 1938, "Die Uhrmacherkunst" Nr. 18 page 244, Schwingungszahlen deutscher Kleinuhren.
There it is stated that the watch is 18''' and has 18000 A/h with the following teeth numbers.
My hypothesis to this watch/movement: The "Figaro" could be just the name for the watch model as it is mentioned just below the model "Ego" in the 1923 catalog. The "Ego" is fitted with the movement "H" which has a pivot staff and for the "Figaro" it says movement with 3 jewels so that a pointed staff can be assumed. This would deem the possibility that the movement "H" was also produced with 3 jewels and a pointed staff. One argument for this hypothesis is that the driving train theeth numbers are the same for the "H" and the alleged "Figaro" movement. Second argument is that the "Ego" is in catalog group 51 and the "Figaro" in group 52.