Never considered this brand before the vintage one.
Laco Sport NOS
A brand not seen very often, for sure. I hadn’t seen the brand before mine popped up. A German maker, originally known as Lacher & Co., after the founder. They originally used Swiss movements in their watches, but began manufacturing their own. Major suppliers to the German military during WWII. Noted for pilot’s watches like yours. Associated with theGerman firm Durowe. There’s a Wikipedia page discussing the two companies. Durowe began marketing battery (no quartz, no transistors) of their own manufacture at a time that Hamilton was selling battery watches. Timex wanted into the electric watch business, so around 1960, they bought Durowe. Early Timex Electrics had Durowe movements in them. The photo included is marked Timex, but it is a German Durowe movement.
Laco and Stowa are both respected makers.
One day I’ll get a 38mm hand wound flieger from one of them.
Wow super interesting! Thanks for all the info! Amazing photos too Canuck!
stahlmotte, that laco sport is incredible! I've seen the basic fliegers before but they looked the same as Stowa and a bunch of others. These are very different!
The numbers on the sport remind me of the zenith extra special
I’m increasingly interested in this brand. I just pulled the trigger on a limited edition Flieger with white dial. Delivery in February and can’t wait! Movement is a manual wind ETA caliber 6498, and its beautifully decorated. I’m also very impressed with their Pilot ULM model, which came out last year. Laco seems to be doing great things lately..here’s a shot of the LE white dial model
Rather insane example popped up over here...:
What pisses me off about them right now... If you want a steril dial they are $1080 plus, but if you want the laco logo they are $410...
I've been eyeing this one with a full lume dial:
i have had around 8 of these in different variants go through my hands since y2k
use to be my favorite, but as i got older it was just too large
Laco is an interesting company. There is a good article outlining the history of the company on Wikipedia. Laco is also connected to the German firm Durowe, ETA, and to Timex.
Got a „Erbstück“ - amazing how they let them dry aging……
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