Junghans Bim Bam with Garantie-Schein, 25 Oct.1928....

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  1. Charles Laine

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    #1 Charles Laine, Jan 15, 2020
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    Backstory.... In 1978 my Platoon sergeant (SFC Wayne Engum) in Ludwigsburg, Germany (Coffey
    Barracks) sold me this clock. He was an avid collector/flipper and had the good fortune to be
    married to a German National .... (thus access to places the typical G.I. was unaware of). In the
    subsequent 41 years I have attempted to be a good caretaker of this clock.... dozens of moves. It
    is a privilege to own...runs like a clock ! I recall Esslingen on the Neckar River was just down the road
    where my wife and I lived "on the economy" (Eberdingen). Georg Burger would be pleased to know
    the Bim Bam he sold in 1928 (91 years ago) is still in use.

    Kind of cool to have a more exact born on dating than just "circa". I have no Idea why as a young Army
    grunt I would have saved the guarantee card but am glad I did.

    Charles

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    Thank you new2clocks.... I appreciate the verification. I thought that may be what the imprint indicated but had
    no knowledge to verify..... the year of Lindberg's Flight...and Babe Ruth hitting 60 home runs....Hitler was on
    the rise.

    BTW.... could you possibly be aware of how to pronounce Junghans :???: I've heard a variety of attempts.

    Thanks, Charles
     
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    Pronounce the J as a Y.
     
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    #6 new2clocks, Jan 15, 2020
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    Charles,

    I will try to phonetically spell it for you.

    - "J" in German is pronounced like a "Y" in English.

    - The "U" in the case of Junghans is a "long U" - like tube as opposed to tub.

    - Hans is pronounced with the sound of "aahh" and the "S" is pronounced like a Z".

    The emphasis is on the first syllable in German (most of the time). So it would be pronounced "JUNG hans" as opposed to "jung HANS".

    There are regional variations in German pronunciation. I believe I provided you with "High German", which is akin to what an English speaker would learn in German class in high school or college.

    We have a few fluent German speakers that contribute to the board. They may disagree with my synopsis;).

    HTH

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    That is good stuff. Thank you Sir.

    Charles
     
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    Yoonghans.
     
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    Both new2clocks and roughbarked have got it right.

    JTD
     
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