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Laco Steel Manual winding pre-owned United States of America, California, spring valley
Laco Lanco Chronograph Rare Vintage Superb
$720
Verified Dealer
13
US
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic new
Laco 1925 PILOT WATCHES BASIC AACHEN BLAU STUNDE - AUTOMATIC 42mm
$385
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
426
IT
Laco Steel 45mm Automatic Friedrichshafen pre-owned United States of America, Florida, Hallandale Beach
Laco Friedrichshafen Type B
$1,149
Verified Dealer
56
US
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 86-1748 pre-owned United States of America, California, Lemoore
Laco Munster
$575
Private Seller
 
US
Laco Steel 42.5mm Automatic 862112 new United States of America, Colorado, Denver
Laco 862112
$550
Private Seller
 
US
Laco Steel 45mm Manual winding 861751 new United States of America, California, Glendale
Laco Dortmund Handwinding Pilot
$1,349
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
11
US
Laco Steel 45mm Automatic 861704 new United States of America, California, Cerritos
Laco Ocean
$2,190
Verified Dealer
26
US
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 862106 new United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Laco Himalaya MB 300 Meter Dive Watch Box papers
$1,190
Verified Dealer
123
US
Laco Steel 44mm Automatic 861892 new United States of America, Texas, Dallas
Laco havanna chronograph
$1,850
Private Seller
 
US
Laco 42mm Chronograph 862100 new
Laco PILOT AUGSBURG 42
$385
Verified Dealer
141
FR
Laco Steel 55mm Manual winding FL23883 / Gerät 127 pre-owned
Laco B-Uhr II WW Weltkrieg 1940 Fliegeruhr FL23883 watch...
$5,091
Verified Dealer
551
DE
Laco Steel 45mm Manual winding 861938 new
Laco Flieger Dortmund Erbstück
$2,376
Verified Dealer
53
CZ
Laco Steel Automatic pre-owned
Laco Weimar 38
$368
Verified Dealer
42
UK
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861690.2 new
Laco Aachen 42mm Black Week -10%
$377
Verified Dealer
411
DE
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861690.2 new United States of America, California, Glendale
Laco Aachen 42 Automatic Pilot Watch
$399
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
11
US
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic Laco Munster 861748 new United States of America, California, Cerritos
Laco Munster 861748 Automatic
$1,120
Verified Dealer
26
US
Laco Tantalum 46mm Automatic Atacama new
Laco Atacama Squad
$1,697
Verified Dealer
35
NL
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861901 pre-owned
Laco 1925 DC-3 AUTOMATICO ACCIAIO 861901
$441
Private Seller
 
IT
Laco 42mm Chronograph new
Laco SQUAD HIMALAYA
$1,052
Verified Dealer
141
FR
Laco Gold/Steel 34mm Manual winding pre-owned
Laco Vintage vergoldet
$209
Verified Dealer
136
DE
Laco 40mm pre-owned
Laco B-Uhr Fliegeruhr ca. 1942, 55mm, super Zustand
$5,533
Verified Dealer
98
DE
Laco 42mm Automatic 862101 pre-owned
Laco Aachen Blaue Stunde 42mm
$334
Private Seller
 
DE
Laco Steel 39mm Automatic 861988 new
Laco Augsburg 39mm - Black Week -10%
$377
Verified Dealer
411
DE
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic Laco 861899 new United States of America, California, Studio City
Laco Melbourne - 861899
$520
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
11
US
Laco Steel 40mm Manual winding pre-owned
Laco by Lacher Fliegeruhr Military 40mm
$560
Verified Dealer
60
DE
Laco 55mm Manual winding 23883 pre-owned
Laco -DUROWE Fliegeruhr Ref. 23883
$4,470
Verified Dealer
329
DE
Laco Steel 55mm Manual winding pre-owned
Laco WEMPE Flieger/Beobachtungs/Militär - Uhr WK II Vintage
$6,065
Verified Dealer
267
DE
Laco 38mm Chronograph 862071 new
Laco CLASSICS HALLE 38
$498
Verified Dealer
141
FR
Laco Gold/Steel Manual winding pre-owned
TOP
Laco 1055 17 Jewels
$170
Private Seller
 
DE
Laco 60mm Manual winding 23883 pre-owned
TOP
Laco Durow D5
$16,974
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DE
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861890 new
Laco Fliegeruhr Sydney Typ B Stahl Black Automatik 42mm Neu...
$588
Verified Dealer
1219
DE
Laco Steel 45mm Automatic 861753 new
Laco Friedrichshafen, Black week -10%
$1,151
Verified Dealer
411
DE
Laco Steel 40mm Automatic Laco 862066 new United States of America, California, Glendale
Laco Chemnitz 40 - 862066
$540
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
11
US
Laco Steel Manual winding pre-owned
Laco B-Uhr original
$5,693
Verified Dealer
175
UK
Laco 55mm Manual winding 23883 pre-owned
Laco -DUROWE Fliegeruhr Ref. 23883
$5,488
Verified Dealer
329
DE
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861610.2 new
Laco BLACK AUTOMATIK 42
$385
Verified Dealer
146
DE
Laco 39mm Chronograph 862103 new
Laco PILOT AACHEN 39
$385
Verified Dealer
141
FR
Laco Steel Automatic lc861703 pre-owned
Laco Seven Seas Ref: LC861703
$1,337
Verified Dealer
17
SG
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861690 pre-owned
Laco --------
$375
Private Seller
 
DE
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic pre-owned
Laco by Lacher Limited Edition 200 Stahl Automatik Chronograph...
$2,262
Verified Dealer
1219
DE
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861760.2 new
Laco Bielefeld 42mm - Black Week -10%
$397
Verified Dealer
411
DE
Laco Steel 55mm Manual winding 861930 new United States of America, California, Glendale
Laco PILOT WATCH ORIGINAL REPLICA 55mm
$4,190
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
11
US
Laco Steel 53mm Manual winding FL23883 pre-owned United States of America, Minnesota, Minneapolis
Laco B-uhr, Ref. Fl23883, Circa 1941-44
$3,750
Verified Dealer
53
US
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861749 new
Laco Paderborn
$1,109
Verified Dealer
88
DE
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 862089 new
Laco Hockenheim Automatik Chronograph 862089
$2,252
Verified Dealer
146
DE
Laco 32.3mm Manual winding pre-owned
Laco Gold Mantel / Edelstahl Handaufzug Herrenuhr / Kaliber...
$283
Verified Dealer
248
DE
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861943 new
Laco Venedig Erbstück Antique Look
$2,207
Free shipping
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323
LV
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861748 pre-owned
Laco Fliegeruhr Typ Münster
$736
Private Seller
 
DE
Laco Steel 36mm Automatic 861615 new
Laco Marine 36 Stahl Automatik Armband Leder 36mm Ref.861615...
$1,109
Verified Dealer
1219
DE
Laco Steel 42,5mm Automatic 8621o5 new
Laco Cuxhaven, Black Week, -10%
$998
Verified Dealer
411
DE
Laco Steel 45mm Automatic 861704 pre-owned United States of America, California, Studio City
Laco Ocean
$1,450
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
11
US
Laco Steel 42mm Quartz Genf new
Laco 1925 PILOT WATCHES BASIC Genf - QUARTZ 42 mm
$272
Free shipping
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426
IT
Laco Bronze 45mm Automatic 862086 new
Laco Friedrichshafen BRONZE
$2,093
Verified Dealer
88
DE
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861688.2 new
Laco Augsburg Fliegertyp A Herrenuhr 42mm
$385
Verified Dealer
146
DE
Laco 54.8mm pre-owned
Laco World War II Navigators Military Watch N H 1230 made for...
$6,507
Verified Dealer
553
ES
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861932 new
Laco Paderborn Erbstück Vintage Look
$2,207
Free shipping
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323
LV
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861932 new
Laco Paderborn Erbstück
$2,093
Private Seller
 
DE
Laco Steel 55mm Manual winding 861929 new
Laco große Fliegeruhr Replika Typ A Stahl Handaufzug Armband...
$3,156
Verified Dealer
DE
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 862100 new
Laco Augsburg 42mm Blaue Stunde Black Week, -10%
$377
Verified Dealer
411
DE
Laco Steel 42mm Automatic 861688 new United States of America, California, Studio City
Laco Augsburg 42
$380
Free shipping
Verified Dealer
11
US
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Laco: More Than Just Pilot's Watches

Most people associate Laco with pilot's watches modeled after timepieces from the 1940s. However, this company from the southwestern German city of Pforzheim has much more to offer, including modern sports watches and chic dress watches.


5 Reasons to Buy a Laco Watch

  • The modern Squad Watches / Sport Watches collection
  • Pilot's watches in the Baumuster A or B style
  • The Erbstück series: Artificially aged to give an authentic vintage look
  • Top models with refined elaboré-grade ETA movements
  • Elegant dress watches in the Classics collection

Authentic Deck Watches and Elegant Dress Watches

Located in the southwestern German town of Pforzheim, the watch manufacturer Laco has been an established part of the German watch scene since 1925. They've always been most famous for their pilot's watches. In fact, their current catalog dedicates three collections to this type of watch: Original, Basic, and Special Models.

All three collections share robust stainless steel cases ranging from 39 to 55 mm in diameter, durable leather straps with rivets, and dials inspired by pilot's and deck watches from the 1930s and 40s . What's more, Laco also produces pilot's watches modeled after the on-board displays of legendary aircraft, such as the Spirit of St. Louis, Ju-52, or DC-3.

The top pilot's watches are powered by automatic or manual elaboré-grade Swiss ETA movements. Entry-level timepieces are outfitted with either automatic Japanese Miyota movements or quartz Swiss Ronda movements.

However, Laco is not a one-trick pony. Their product range includes retro navy watches, various chronographs, modern sports watches, and mission timers. Laco even crafts chic, Bauhaus-style dress watches.


How much do Laco watches cost?

Model Price (approx.) Movement Features
Replica 55 3,900 USD ETA 6497-1 (elaboré) Manual winding, 55 mm in diameter
Münster Erbstück 2,200 USD ETA 2824-2 (elaboré) Artificially aged
Seven Seas 2,200 USD ETA 2824-2 (elaboré) Pressure resistant to 100 bar, date, helium escape valve
Cuxhaven 1,100 USD ETA 6498-1 (elaboré) Manual winding, small seconds
Spirit of St. Louis 610 USD Miyota 821A Small seconds
Augsburg 42 380 USD Miyota 821A Baumuster A
Zürich 270 USD Quartz Ronda movement Date, day

Detailed Price Information for Laco Pilot's Watches

If you're looking for the most authentic recreation of a pilot's watch from the 1940s, look no further than the Original collection. These watches range from 39 to 55 mm in diameter, have an oversized crown, and feature dials laid out according to the Baumuster (types) A and B set out by the former German Imperial Ministry of Aviation (Reichsluftfahrtministeriums, or RLM). On the type A, you'll find luminous line indices for the hours and minutes, as well as luminous Arabic numerals and a triangle at 12 o'clock. The type B has an additional hour ring in the middle of its dial. The large sword hands, which are also coated in luminous material, meet historic specifications. Other than the minute scale, this Pforzheim-based manufacturer adds no labels or inscriptions to these timepieces, as was the case with the original models.

The current standard model with a matte black dial comes in three sizes: 39, 42, or 45 mm. Plan to spend between 1,000 and 1,200 USD on one of these timepieces. The 55-mm Replica 55 is markedly more expensive, with a list price of 4,190 USD. Fans of vintage watches should enjoy the models in the Erbstück (heirloom) series. These watches cost around 2,300 USD and have been artificially aged using chemical and mechanical processes , giving them a distinctly vintage feel. The Blaue Stunde (blue hour) series offers the exact opposite. Deep blue sunburst dials and gray textile straps make these timepieces decidedly modern. These watches sell for about 1,100 USD.

The Basic collection serves as an affordable alternative to the Original collection. While optically identical to their more expensive sister models, they are only available as 39 or 42-mm timepieces. However, the main reason for the lower price comes down to movement specification. Basic models are powered by either an automatic Miyota or quartz Ronda movement. You can easily recognize these models by their smaller crowns and the Laco inscription on their dials. These watches sell for anywhere from 270 to 590 USD.

The watches in the Special Models collection have slightly different designs. Here, Laco gathered inspiration from the on-board instruments found in iconic aircraft. What's more, there are even models with dials resembling the outer shell of the Ju-52. The Special Models collection also features watches with an automatic Miyota or quartz Ronda movement. Prices for these models are just above those in the Basic series, ranging from 330 to 620 USD.

You'll also find plenty of original Laco pilot's and deck watches from the 1940s on the pre-owned market. Manual calibers from Durowe (Deutsche Uhrenrohwerke, a German watch movement manufacturer) power these timepieces. At the time, Laco and Durowe had a close relationship. Well-maintained, these vintage watches are popular among collectors and demand prices of 4,500 to 13,600 USD.


Prices for Navy Watches and Chronographs

Like pilot's watches, navy chronometers have a long history at Laco. The Navy Watches collection continues this tradition with watches based on marine chronometers from the 1930s and 40s. Their dials are just as clear as those of Laco's pilot's watches, but feature a railroad minute scale and syringe-shaped hands. At 36 to 42 mm in diameter, their stainless steel cases are moderately sized.

You can purchase this collection's top models for around 1,100 USD. These watches feature a refined version of the manual elaboré-grade ETA caliber 6498-1 with a small seconds dial at 6 o'clock. Models with a central second hand and an automatic movement based on the ETA 2824-2 also fall into this price range. Those powered by an automatic Miyota movement are significantly less expensive and demand between 390 and 540 USD.

In addition to wristwatches, you'll find a handful of marine-inspired pocket watches in this collection. Their 58-mm stainless steel cases house the manual ETA caliber 6497-1. What's truly special about these timepieces is their dials, which put black numerals against a light background coated in luminous material. This means the entire dial glows in the dark rather than just the numerals. Set aside 1,100 to 1,300 USD for one of these deck watches.

The Laco catalog also contains a whole series of interesting chronographs. While pilot's watches have heavily influenced the design of most of these watches, there are also some models inspired by classic racing chronographs. Calibers based on the proven Valjoux 7750 are the driving force behind a majority of these timepieces. These movements come with a date display at 3, a small seconds at 9, a minute-counter at 6, and an hour-counter at 12 o'clock. These chronographs cost between 2,000 and 4,000 USD.

You can save around 340 USD by choosing one of the chronographs with a quartz Miyota movement.


Sporty and Modern: Sports and Service Watches

Fans of sports and the outdoors will find what they're looking for in the Squad Watches / Sports Watches collection. As the name suggests, these watches are meant to accompany you on possible athletic endeavors. They are especially well suited to life in and on the water with their diving bezels, screw-down crowns, and increased water resistance of 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft), 500 m (50 bar, 1,640 ft), or 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft) . Some models are even appropriate for saturation dives thanks to their helium escape valves.

These robust watches have a design that's as modern as it is functional. Luminous material on the hands, indices, numerals, and rotatable bezel guarantees optimal readability in all lighting conditions. In fact, the contrast between the colorful SuperLuminova coating on the minute hand and the white coating everywhere else makes telling the time even easier. Elaboré-grade ETA 2824-2 movements lend these timepieces their date display, precision, and accuracy.

Prices for watches in this collection begin around 1,100 USD and go all the way up to 2,200 USD for top models.


The Classics Collection: Simple and Stylish

The Classics collection is devoted to Bauhaus-style watches. Their tidy dials focus on the essentials and ooze elegance and harmony. You can choose from a number of dial colors, including black, white, or gray. There are also blue, brown, or green sunburst dials if you'd prefer something with a splash of color.

You can purchase an entry-level timepiece with an automatic Miyota 9015 movement for as little as 500 USD. On the other hand, the version with a refined ETA 2892-A2 caliber and tempered blue hands sells for around 1,400 USD.


The History of Laco

Frieda Lacher and Ludwig Hummel founded Laco – short for "Lacher & Co." – in the southwestern German city of Pforzheim in 1925. Initially, they focused on importing basic Swiss movements, which they then constructed and used in their own watches. This changed in 1933 when Ludwig Hummel left the company to found Durowe (Deutsche Uhrenrohwerke) and manufacture his own movements. The companies maintained a close relationship, and Laco began using Durowe calibers in their watches.

Laco was one of five watch manufacturers producing watches for the German Air Force during World War II. Near the end of the war, an allied air raid destroyed nearly all of Pforzheim, including a large portion of Laco's production halls. Despite this setback, Laco and Durowe were already producing watches again in 1949. The US Time Corporation (known as "Timex" today) acquired Laco-Durowe ten years later, only to sell the company to the Swiss movement manufacturer Ébauches S.A. in 1965.

Laco fell on hard times during the ensuing quartz crisis, which didn't end until the late 1980s. Executive manager Horst Günther secured the brand's name and logo rights in 1988, and began producing high-quality watches under the Laco name. However, the company had to declare bankruptcy in 2009 and landed under control of Kienzle AG for one year. In 2010, Laco successfully relaunched under the guidance of Horst Günther's son, Andreas.