I agree-- block printing rather rather than italics, Nr. instead of No., dial as close to the original as possible, super luminova, all numbers lumed. As to the crown, the one pictured in the mock up isn't really a true onion crown.. I think a real onion crown would lend more authenticity to the watch, and would look cooler, too.
Just wondering if any decision has been reached regarding the hands? I reiterate my preference for real heat blued steel hands.
May I suggest polls for those issues, like the hands, that aren't still clear, accepting only votes from forumners adherent to the project?
These polls would close when the reservation period ends.
Here's the issues I see:
- Crown: like in mock-up, Laco non-screw like I posted, onion crown (maybe at cost and wait)
- Hands: Laco standard black, Blued (6 month wait, 30 surplus), painted blue.
- Dial and lume: not sure if present Laco is like original
A question that crossed my mind: is the cristal going to have AR inside?
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Last edited by Crusader; April 22nd, 2008 at 18:51.
I think a poll on these features would be a good idea if there is a way of limiting it to those who are actually ordering the watch. I don't know if this is practical or not.
About an AR coating... I would vote for AR coating on the inside only. I think that coatings on the outside are too vulnerable to smudging and scratching, and that an inside coating alone provides adequate anti reflective properties. Just my humble opinion.
I should have mentioned in my previous post when I updated with mock up picture that Laco stated they are still working on the crown. That picture was with the old screw down crown. Sorry, it was late at night
So here is the feedback to Laco:
- Onion crown similar to the original 55mm watch
- Dial marking similar to the original 55mm watch
- Change the text on caseback to regular text with Nr. (Laco logo will remain the same)
- hands will remain black due to project delay and cost
I think it will be very easy to accomplish the text. Laco will also find us an acceptable onion crown. Ofcourse, it will not be exactly same as the original. I am not sure about the dial markings for which Laco will have to print dials but let's await an reply back to see
I will keep you posted tomorrow and hopefully we will get second draft of the mock up picture by end of this week.
Personally I would like to see the crown used on the Replika Original which is more like the one used on the original.
Here is a good pic of the crown used on the Original Laco B-Uhr
A pic of the Replika Original from the Laco website
Overall this is looking like a great project. I wish I could jump in and order one, but the Stowa FO was my big purchase for the year. Are all the watches already spoken for?
Also here is a pic of the Wempe B-Uhr that was released a few years ago. A nice lume shot posted by Pjbocean on EOT.
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The crown on the mock up is basically the same used on the auto version. The other crown Laco offers is a small, generic one that is too small in my opinion.
The Auto crown is kind of a "half" version of their vintage crown.
The Laco vintage, along with the Stowa, has an onion shaped crwon that does not sit fluch with the case when pressed in. Rather, it sits on a stem a few milimeters from the case.
They have this crown and stem combo on the 55mm replika version, and though Ithink it would be cool to have a mini version of teh same vintage design, I don't think they are going to fabricate a brand new stem/crown for our forum watch.
The diamond crown design was not used onthe vintage watches so I wouldnt want that crown on our watch.
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