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Hello,

Mike and I met with Mr. Pfeiffer last weekend and Laco is willing to produce a limited edition Type "B" flieger watch for us:

+ sand blasted 42mm stainless steel case, height 13mm
+ engraved "limited edition" back
+ standard hw movement with center second (not hacking !)
+ Hand wound ETA 2801 or another movement TBD
+ free-of-inscription-no-date-dial, type: Baumuster B
+ similar to Laco's current model Ref. 861465 but without date or logo
+ an onion crown similar to Ref. 861465
+ a domed sapphire crystal
+ Laco LE limited to 50 (based on demand fewer watches are possible)
+ Price for LE estimated between 500-600 Euros


(pic from Laco website)

Please provide your feedback and also indicate if you are interested. If you are shy to post but interested in the watch, please email me [email protected]. I will contact Mr. Pfeiffer with an estimated headcount and any suggestions we agree upon.

I am very excited to be part of the Type "B" Laco Flieger LE :-!

Cheers,
Bhanu
<For the latest status of the Laco project, please refer to the "Laco project overview" thread>
 

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Thanks for the update, Bhanu ... but sorry: noc hack, no interest.

I'll stick with the Stowa FO LE then. :)
 

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Can they do it for around Euro 380-450? Given the Euro's strength, 500-600 is almost US$960 at the upper end plus shipping charges.

I would be interested if the price is a little lower given there are still compromises with this hommage.
 
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Can they do it for around Euro 380-450? Given the Euro's strength, 500-600 is almost US$960 at the upper end plus shipping charges.

I would be interested if the price is a little lower given there are still compromises with this hommage.

The simple answer is: NO.

Given that they will get ETA 2801 movements to mount them into a 42mm case they will need a spacer which probably has to be done by hand in very little numbers (we are talking about 25-50 watches, right ?!).
Look at the regular prices, a limited run can´t be cheaper. The Laco Flieger with ETA 2824-2 is from 490 to 579 Euro. The Flieger Unitas is 690 Euro.

The Aristo Flieger with ETA 2801 is 495 Euro in a 44mm case. Customizing that watch would also be some +.

We have to get familiar with 500 to 600 for a customized Laco.
 

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Good work, Hotnerd! Count me in!
 

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I forgot: The suggested specks sound fine. Only one thing I am not sure about: I checked out Laco's site. The onion shaped crown they use today is of a totally wrong shape. Maybe they could change that? If they can't, I will accept it, (but prefer a more authentic crown).
 

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I would think they can. The Laco Pilot 42 mm Quarts I believe has a solid back. I hope the watch comes with 2 backs, solid and display. I am happy to pay the extra cost.
 

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i would be interested but not sure about the type b dial.. prefer the dial like the stowa FO

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i would be interested but not sure about the type b dial.. prefer the dial like the stowa FO

cheers
I think there is a good number of Baumuster A dials about, notably the Stowa (available without logo in the base version, e.g.).

IIRC the whole idea of a Laco LE came into existence because there are no sterile Baumuster B homages.
 

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I'm interested in getting in on this, but I would also prefer a solid caseback and a hacking handwind.
 

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I do not understand the hacking / non hacking movement talk. Does it really matter that much for you guys? The Original B-uhr had/has a non hacking movement! For me, replicating the outside design is much more important! Like the shape of the crown...You know, if we cannot agree on a design in sufficient numbers, Laco will probably not be interested (to make 15-20 watches)!
 

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I was just stating what my preference would be, but I'd be interested in the watch even if it had a non-hacking movement. Definitely not a show stopper for me...
 

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Dear Bhanu

Atho I preferred someother manual wind movement instead of ETA 2801. Reason is I have the Fortis Flieger Cockpit LE of 950 pcs.

Please count me in for this LACO.

Regards
TA
 
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