Original, quality and reliable, antique (80 years old), gilded, central second, watch movement LACO /. Caliber D5, fully fitted with stones (22 ruby jewels). Observer pilot's watch or beobachtungsuhr in German, abbreviated as B-UHR. Manufactured by Laco (Lacher & Co).
A welcome piece for collectors of military watches. The watch is in very good, working condition, all parts are original.The serial number of the watch movement matches the number on the case. The watch works well, the power reserve is about 1.5 days. The dial and hands have an original old luminescent paint. I give for free new, genuine, leather military "ZULU" watch strap and new, wooden, lacquered watch box.
In the year of 1925 Frieda Lacher and Ludwig Hummel founded a watch manufactory in Pforzheim city - Germany under the name Lacher & Co. In the first few years, they complete watches with imported individual parts that were mainly imported from Switzerland which were reassembled and placed in their own and also bought-in cases. In the year 1932 the two company founders was separated. A little later, Frieda Lacher founded a new company (Frieda Lacher Präzisionsteile Fabrik) that specialized in the manufacture of precision watch parts. The LACO watch factory was continued by Ludwig Hummel and has continued to produce LACO watches.The development of Lacher & Co (LACO) into a company with global renown and Pforzheim's largest watch factory took place entirely under the direction of Ludwig Hummel. In the year 1933 he founded DUROWE (Deutsche Uhren Rohwerke). By producing his own watch movements, he gained independence from Swiss and other manufacturers. Not only LACO equipped their own models with DUROWE movements, numerous other manufacturers also used the reliable raw movements. In 1936 Erich Lacher, Frieda Lacher's son, joined her branch of the company and finally took over its management. For this reason, the company was renamed to the Erich Lacher watch factory. This again produced complete watches. During the Second World War, LACO supplied the famous pilot's watches to the air force and the also very well-known deck or observation watches (pocket watches with completely luminous dials) to the Navy.
The pilot's and marine watches were both equipped with the extremely high-quality DUROWE D5 caliber, a central second bridge movement with 22 jewels. HISTORY OF B-UHR WATCHES (use a translator to translate it from czech language to your language). The item "Original Big LACO 1940 B-UHR WWII German Luftwaffe Pilot / Aviator Wrist Watch" is in sale since Monday, December 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "midsummerman" and is located in Budyne nad Ohri.This item can be shipped worldwide.