As you can see, I whipped together a few theme packs to maybe help move this discussion along as see what everyone is gravitating toward.
I also came up with this idea: A Marine B-Uhr.
I found that Laco cases were also used by the Kriegsmarine for B-Uhr use (see photo of actual Laco case). Then I thought, typically Marine clocks, watches and timers have white faces (lumed in later years), so why not take the Laco B-Uhr dial and reverse it completely to create a Marine version? What was white is now black, and the dial itself is now white. Imagine black lume on a white dial - that would be really interesting. To help try and illustrate my point I quickly mocked-up a Marine B-Uhr. Never mind the quality of the image - it took me all of thirty seconds to do - the point is does this idea interest anyone at all?
Last edited by Uwe W.; April 23rd, 2011 at 21:33.
This is the one for me. I'd really like to see this watch look different from the watches we all look at every day. We've seen B-Uhrs in every shape and form. Including, white-faced ones. Something based on a Marine Timer would be new. Just my two Pfennigs. Also, many thanks to Uwe for all of his work on this and many thanks to all of you for your great ideas and interest. This is fun and I am sure the resulting watch will be great no matter what we decide.
Love the look of the dial on the Longines with the onion crown.
Last edited by NWP627; April 16th, 2011 at 22:33.
I would certainly be interested in a Military-themed piece over Civilian; that being said, I'm open to some 'fresh' interpretations of historic designs. The Sextant/Artillary dials and some of the Marine timers are stunning - I appreciate the intricacy of the dial layouts. There was mention of a Regulator modification at one point... though adjusting the movement towards this function is probably cost prohibitive, the intention of the Regulator could be reflected through a 'Timer' layout.
I stumbled on this diagram (P. v. H. Weems for Longines, 1929) for a Navigator Watch which has some similar elements....
I really like the idea of following the theme of the W-SS watch posted by Janne. I also like the name WUS-Laco.
To be more historically relevant, I would personally prefer either a sterile dial, or just "Laco", without any additional prefixes
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