Laco is a watch company that was founded in Germany in 1925. The name was previously Lacher & Co., specializing primarily in watch movements in its early days, but the company evolved to produce some of the finest pilot's watches in the world. Reputed for its in-house movements and refusal to give in to the Japanese quartz movement trend that many companies have reverted to, the name of the brand has since taken a backseat in the market. The company finally succumbed to the trend and now makes use of the Japanese quartz movements This in no way impugns the quality of its movements or in the quality of the watches produced. Loyals to the brand can attest to this. Here are the 10 best Laco watches of all-time.
10. Laco Unisex Watch Pilot Augsburg
This is one of Laco's more popular watch models in a Pilot platform. The case is crafted of 316L stainless steel material and measures 39 mm in diameter and 12 mm in thickness. The dial is blue with contrasting numerals that show up nicely for excellent readability. The movement is a Miyota 821A automatic type from Japan. The strap is made of nylon material in an 18 mm width in grey with buckle closure. This watch is water-resistant up to 5 ATM.
9. Laco man Watch Pilot Aachen
Laco's Aachen is another best-selling model that features a case made of 316L stainless steel in a generous diameter of 42 mm and a thickness of 12 mm. The dial display color is black with applied numerals on the dial with light luminous treatment for excellent visibility in conditions of low lighting. The movement is a Japanese Miyota 821A automatic type. The watch is protected with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The strap is made of genuine leather in a width of 20 mm in brown with buckle closure. This watch is water-resistant up to 5 ATM.
8. Laco Man's Bielefeld Pilot WAtch
The Bielefeld pilot watch features a round-shaped stainless steel case that is 42 mm in width and 12 mm in depth. The dial is a black background with hour and index markers treated with luminous material for great legibility in all kinds of lighting conditions. This watch is powered with a Japanese Miyota 821A automatic movement. The strap is made of genuine leather and measures 20 mm in width with a buckle closure in black. The watch is water-resistant up to 5 ATM.
7. Laco Pilot Augsberg Taupe 42
This model offers a pleasant departure from the myriad of blue and green dials on the market today, by offering a smart and fashionable taupe-colored dial with nicely contrasting white indexes, and black and white hour, minute, and seconds hands. They appear white in bright light but turn a vibrant bluish-white in low lighting conditions because they have received a coating of luminous treatment. The case is made of stainless steel and measures 42 mm in width and 12 mm in depth. The case back is also stainless steel both in a brushed finish and the watch is designed with an exhibition case back, topped with a sapphire crystal in both front and back. The watch is powered with an automatic Japanese Miyota 821 A quartz movement. The strap is made of genuine leather in brown with buckle closure. It is water-resistant up to 5 ATM.
6.Laco Aachen Blaue Stunde Automatic Pilot Watch
This is another popular model from Laco. The Aachen Blaue Stunde features a case that is made of stainless steel in a brushed finish measuring 42mm in width and 12 mm in depth. This example takes its inspiration from the original Laco watches built during the WWII era. The case back is also made of stainless steel with an exhibition scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It's powered by a Laco 21 in-house automatic self-winding movement. The band is made of grey textile with buckle closure. This watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
5. Laco Classic Silber 40 Automatic Dress Watch
The Classic Silber showcases a sunray silver dial and a stainless steel case with a brushed finish that measures 40 mm in width and 10 mm in thickness. The dial is complemented with a stick-style silver hour and minute hands with the date window displayed at the 6 o'clock position. The strap is made of genuine leather in grey with lighter grey stitching for a lovely contrast, with a stainless steel buckle. It is powered with a Laco 15 automatic24-jewel movement highlighted with an exhibition case back window. The watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
4. Laco Paderborn Type B Dial
This is a Swiss automatic pilot watch that is inspired by the vintage Laco pilot watches from WWII. The case is made of stainless steel with a sand-blasted finish measuring 42 mm wide and 13 mm thick. The dial markers are SuperLuminova C3 treated for exceptional legibility in all lighting conditions, as are the thermal blued hands. The case back is solid with engraving. The strap is made of brown leather with a zippered box and rivets and this watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters. It is protected with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass.
3. Laco 1925 Squad Classic
This model features a stainless steel case in black with a notched tachymeter bezel. The dial is round and black with hands and indexes treated with Superluminova for excellent legibility in all lighting conditions. The crown is located at 10 o'clock. The watch is powered with a Swiss automatic movement with analog display and the dial and movement beneath are protected with a sapphire crystal. A date window is placed at 3 o'clock with a white minute track and a textured rubber strap. This watch is water-resistant to 3,280 feet.
2. Laco St. Gallen Quartz Pilot Watch
The St. Gallen features a stainless steel case in black PVD that measures 42 mm in width and 12 mm in thickness. The dial is black corrugated with indices and hands in tan for a nice contrast. The watch is powered with a Swiss Ronda 515 quartz movement. The strap is genuine leather in brown with a vintage optic tone. It's covered with a hardened mineral crystal glass and the watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
1. Laco Sylt German Pilot Chronograph
This is one of the most popular Laco watches on the market today. It's the Sylt German Pilot Chronograph. The case is made of stainless steel and it measures 42 mm in width. The dial is an attractive white color with blue indices and hands that show up well for excellent visibility. The strap is made of leather in a matching blue color. This watch is powered by a quartz movement and it is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
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