Laco 1925 Paderborn Erbstuck Automatic Pilot Watch

Laco 1925
$ 2,350.00
Manufacturer 2 Year Warranty.
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Regarding the name, “Erbstück” translates to “Heirloom” and “Paderborn” is a west German city. 


Movement: Swiss Laco 24 Automatic

Case: Hand Finished Antiqued, 42mm x 13mm thick.

Back: Engraved solid

Crystal: Domed, scratch-resistant sapphire

Band: Antiqued closed loop pilot's leather strap with rivets, 20mm

Water Resistant: 50 meters

Warranty: Manufacturer 2 Years

Great review written by ablogtowatch gives us more insight:  "The Type-B navigator’s watch is an immediately recognizable and highly collectible artifact from WW2. The German Luftwaffe commissioned 5 manufacturers, and Laco (then Lacher & Co. Durowe) was one of them. The Laco Paderborn Erbstück is a wearable, artificially patinated reproduction of the historic original. Each Laco Erbstück is entirely unique in appearance, and the ageing is very convincingly done. Even one of the lugs on my review model looks as if it has been legitimately broken off and re-soldered to the case. Other than the immaculate sapphire crystal, the dial, case, and hands have an accumulation of random gouges and an overall wear that looks totally befitting of a WW2 watch. The detail and various levels of patination are what make it so convincing ..... And as previously mentioned, there were 5 makers of the original pilot’s observer watch: Laco, IWC, Wempe, Stowa, and A. Lange & Söhne. They are all very similar, but there are some differences. One characteristic of which I prefer the Laco for is the lug design: Short, angular, and flat in profile. To me, these look the most practical and tool-watch like, and I am glad the Paderborn Erbstück has preserved this detail."