We are working with a UK based collector who has asked us to market a selection of his watches. As part of the offer each watch has had a full service and refurbishment by the UK’s leading watchmaker, Steven Hale Watch Restoration. Each watch will come with a 2 year guarantee from Steve Hale and a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity by Sonning Vintage Watches.
There’s a huge interest in military watches within the war years and this Laco is wonderfully original. Laco were formed in the 1920’s and originally used Swiss movements. In the 1930’s they split from their partners and started manufacturing their own movements and became a favourite of the German pilots due to their accuracy and simple design – they were one of 5 brands used by the Luftwaffe. Made in 1944 (they had to be 55mm and have chronometer standard movements), the nickel plated brass case is in excellent condition with only surface scratching. The reference on the caseback, H15097, also matches the movement reference. The original and untouched dial is again in excellent condition and any marks are just reflections – I’d be happy to do a wrist video if required. The very high grade manual wind movement is again in excellent condition and has just been serviced by SHWR. The watch sits on a black NATO style strap with steel buckles.