I'm a bit confused by the numbers, but I want:
Black dial with white markings
"B" pilot style with minutes on the outer ring and hours on the inner ring, exactly as illustrated on the left side of the banner below uwe's postings.
EDIT: Moved this post from the voting thread (Uwe)
Last edited by Uwe W.; April 29th, 2011 at 14:49.
You might find a very similar watch there.
At Euro 1500, I am out too.
considering the changes with LACO within the last two years, I would prefer to pay a deposit to a "Trust Account", not to a LACO account directly.
Could you please ventilate this point with LACO?
Many thanks for all your work,
1500 EUROS?!!??! LACO must be out of their mind. I'm out
Omega Speedmaster Professional (ST 145.022)
Omega Speedmaster Automatic (ST 176.0016) Cal. 1045 (Lemania 5100)
Hamilton Field Mechanical
Marathon SAR (2006)
Well, this has turned into an interesting situation.
In Laco's defense, the cost of completely overhauling each movement is an expense that would not have been incurred had an off-the-shelf ETA movement been used for this project. And therein lies the irony; the decision to use a Durowe movement in order to make this project more special has become its greatest stumbling block. Laco has also mentioned the cost of dial and hand manufacturing has risen since the last WUS project watch was completed.
Regardless, everyone will have to make up their own mind as to whether or not the projected cost represents a good value for a limited edition custom designed watch. I'm sure that many here have spent a lot more for a watch that was produced in the the thousands and could be purchased through any number of retail locations. I know I have. Yet, in retrospect there was nothing really unique about them. Even if I wasn't managing this project I would be inclined to stay the course rather than risk missing out on what has the potential to become a very interesting watch.
I think you are right, Uwe, about the added cost due to the movement.
I wonder, would Laco be happy to install an ETA instead, and lower the cost to under 1000 Euro?
They can always put it in a LE of their own making!
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