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This new thread is created to provide an overview of the Laco "B" Pilot special edition project. Please do not post here for discussion or suggestions.

Project: Laco Type"B" Pilot Special Edition
Cost: Final cost 550 Euros

Features Agreed by Laco:
+ Sand blasted 42mm stainless steel case, height 13mm
+ Solid caseback engraved "limited edition" with Laco logo and Nr.
+ Hand wound modified ETA 2824 (hacking)
+ Free-of-inscription-no-date-dial, type: Baumuster B
+ Lume dots on hour circle and lowered arrow below 12
+ An onion crown same as the original
+ A domed sapphire crystal
+ Superluminova C3 lume
+ Engraving "FL23883" on the side of the case
+ Limit lume only to the following: minute numbers 10,20,30,40, and 50, minute markers, dots on hour circle, arrow, and hands
+ White circle around dial
+ Standard Pilot strap but with options during ordering process

Features discussed on the forum:
+ Sand blasted case like the original 55mm watch
+ Blue hands (possible by Laco but with additional 30 Euros and 6 months)
+ Wider minute hand
[EDIT by Crusader: there has been the suggestion, due to the long lead-time, to make both the wider minute hand and the flame-blued hands a separate project for a later retrofit; please see here]

Latest mock up provided by Laco:







Packaging update:
It is not a wooden box like the one given with the 55mm Laco Original Replika, but Laco is more than generous given our price point:

- Nice Leather watch case
- Watch with Black strap and an Additional Original Leatherstrap in Brown
- A Certificate designed for WatchUSeek forum with your watch number and original signature of Mr. Günther (Laco owner)


Cheers,
Bhanu
 

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Re: Laco Project Overview

This will be a quick-reference thread to keep track of what's already been decided upon, and what is still under discussion. I hope it helps those new to the discussion.

Only Bhanu and the moderators will post in this thread or keep it updated.
 

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Just a quick update on ordering process:

- I will email Laco with contact information on May 11th (Sunday)
- Laco will email everyone with invoice for 250 Euros deposit the week of May 12th (next week)
- The deposit can be made either with bank wire transfer or Paypal
- Laco will confirm every money transfer and watch number by mail.
- Laco will expect the rest of the payment directly before shipping the watches.
- Laco will not charge any shipping costs.
- The delivery will be 4-8 weeks after Laco receives the deposit.

My best guess is that Laco will start shipping our watches in late June.

Mr Pfeiffer will be on holidays starting tomorrow so other than deposit I do not expect any updates until his return on May 26th.

Cheers,
Bhanu
 

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Today Bhanu received the final mock-up picture:

 

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Superb. 100% !
 

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Perrrrrrrfect! :-!
Remember it's just a mock up, with some colour contrast to make clear which parts are lumed.
 

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Dial Design - Vector File - ongoing process...



I will add new pictures here or replace pictures as the process continues, this in order to keep everything readable and compact.

If you want to comment, please go to the discussion thread. We have to keep things clean a bit...

Greetings,
Frank
 

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Any chance of ordering one, since I came in to this thread late?
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Just a quick update on ordering process:

- I will email Laco with contact information on May 11th (Sunday)
- Laco will email everyone with invoice for 250 Euros deposit the week of May 12th (next week)
- The deposit can be made either with bank wire transfer or Paypal
- Laco will confirm every money transfer and watch number by mail.
- Laco will expect the rest of the payment directly before shipping the watches.
- Laco will not charge any shipping costs.
- The delivery will be 4-8 weeks after Laco receives the deposit.

My best guess is that Laco will start shipping our watches in late June.

Mr Pfeiffer will be on holidays starting tomorrow so other than deposit I do not expect any updates until his return on May 26th.

Cheers,
Bhanu
 
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Contact HOTNERD to become one of those on the "replacement list".
 

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Any chance of ordering one, since I came in to this thread late?
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Hello Blue Mercury, please heed Mike's advice as this thread will be pruned tomorrow in order to remain as intended - a qucik reference thread rather than a Q&A thread. :)
 

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Re: Laco Pilot Special Edition - Quick-Reference Project Overview

Final dial design:



Credit to Frank for completing the design for printing :-!

Cheers,
Bhanu
 
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Excellent work imho. Congrats on that and greetings from Amman :-!
 

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Amman, Jordan???? What the h.ll? I thought you were moving to London, UK?
Wrong flight? :-d
 

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Mike is lucky enough to get excellent preparations for the posting to London. :)
 

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Final pictures of the first completed Laco special edition :-!







Cheers,
Bhanu
 

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And I am pleased to see the laser imprint is NOT dark/black! Looking good, looking really good!!!
A bit of "aging" and the strap will also look good!
Bhanu, that is your baby we are looking at!
 

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look good... cant wait!
how good is the lume?
not as greenish as C3 color in mock up by frank!
 
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