There are few watches that have as rich and fascinating a history as the B-Uhren watches issued by the Luftwaffe to bomber navigators.
Of the five original manufacturers (A. Lange & Sohne, Wempe, Lacher & Company/Durowe (LACO), Walter Storz (Stowa) and IWC), LACO produces today the closest reproduction to the original. If you love history and watches, the LACO Leipzig is a timepiece that should be part of your watch collection.
The LACO Leipzig 861747 watch comes in a beautiful zippered case, LACO’s attention to details in creating a faithful reproduction of the original is commendable and the quality of the watch is top notch:
Wearing the watch:
Due to the short lugs, the watch is manageable to wear, I wear it all the times with long sleeves and my sport coat and it feels very confortable sitting on my wrist.
Movement and Accuracy:
Inside the 42mm case beats a hand wound ETA 2804-2 movement (LACO 01), the winding is very smooth and the accuracy is unquestionable. Even though the watch has no date display, LACO has not removed the date wheel and one can hear the date change when turning the hour hand past twelve o'clock.
The observation watches used in WWII were well known for their accuracy, and LACO has maintained this standard and devotes the time and effort to skillfully regulate the movements, the Leipzig 861747 is set at the factory to perform -5/10 Seconds per day!!
This is a unique, well built, and accurate watch that captures the desire to make the best possible timepieces to do a much needed job. The B-Uhr design is a good example of form following function and one that attracts many watch-enthusiasts to this day