Great forum, I've been learning a lot recently. I'm curious what the differences between the following two watches are:
- Laco Pilot 42 Type B Automatic
- WUS Laco Pilot Baumuster B Special Edition (42 mm)
From the research I've done here are the differences I've found:
- Automatic ETA 2824-2 vs. hand-wound ETA 2824 movement
- Blue vs. black hands
- Brown vs. black leather strap
- Case back engraving
- Maybe slightly differently-shaped hands?
- Not sure about hacking feature
As background... I'm considering getting a type b pilot watch. I like the authentic appearance of the Laco Pilot 42 Type B Automatic.
However, I've stumbled across the forum sticky on the special edition (The genesis of the WUS LACO B-Uhr>>>). Very interesting development process that watch took... honing the font, dial & lumed portions with each iteration... just awesome!
Given that the special edition has long since sold out, I'd like to find out what I'd be "missing out" on if I went with the current Laco Pilot 42 Type B Automatic.
To my eyes/research they're practically identical: the dial font/layout, lume, case size/material/sandblasted finishing, "FL23883" engraving, crown, domed sapphire crystal.
Have I missed anything? I'm a detail nut so feel free to be as picky/anal as you like. :) Thanks in advance.