And They Start Arriving... (Laco Baumuster B)

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    And They Start Arriving... (Laco Baumuster B)

    Hi -

    Just got mine, #25/50. The lovely ladies down at reception called me about 10 minutes ago, and I'm wearing it right now. Helps, of course, that I am near Frankfurt and Pforzheim is not far away...

    Hot diggggggggggggggggggity damn. I'm at work, no pictures until tonight or maybe even tomorrow.


    It's not just nice: it's frackin' fantastic.


    The leather bands that come with it are rather stiff, but that's appropriate for the watch. It wears large, but not too large: the lugs are true to the original (as far as I can tell), which means that the watch strap hangs almost directly down from the lugs.

    The finish is just fantastic: it looks and feels like good parkerized steel, and this is extremely well done. Extremely well done.

    The face is extremely solid, with no bleeding of the numbers or fine markings: there is a wonderful, huge, absolutely perfect dollop of lume on the triangle at the 12 that has just got to be seen.

    The crown is perfectly done as well and very proportional.

    The hands: here is my only real beef. The hours hand is very broad and the lume is just a tad uneven: you can see a slight depression in the middle of the lume. I've got lots of watches like this, and it's a function of putting in slightly less lume than could be applied: you could put in, roughly speaking, around 150 picoliters or so additional lume, but you have then the problem of multiple layers of lume: you have to deal with this by applying multiple coats, then sanding flat and applying a surface coating.

    But that would be, for this watch, inappropriate: it's not supposed to be a modern version, but rather as accurate a hommage as possible, and I am perfectly happy with the lume on the hands as is. It is more accurate than the lume you would, for instance, find on a modern-day Seiko or other high-lume watches.

    The hands themselves are flat, flat, flat, light-eating matte black on the edges; this is really nicely done.

    Like I said, pictures when I get home or tomorrow, depending on when I get home.


    And a HUGE thank you to Bhanu and the folks at Lacher for this fantastic watch. I am EXTREMELY pleased and I dare say that this is a complete and total fantastic success. And thanks to everyone here who has helped make this watch possible:


    WUS ROCKS
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    Re: And They Start Arriving...

    Congrats John!!

    I hope to be able to pick up my watch next week in Pforzheim.
    The second batch (#30 - #50) was to be engraved this week.

    Hoping to get #46 soon,



    Volker

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    Re: And They Start Arriving...

    Hi -

    Cool.

    And I forget to mention the rest of the lume: absolutely perfect. Awesome...

    Seconds hand - check!
    Minutes hand - check!
    Hours hand - check (and you can't see the difference in lume...)
    10, 20, 30, 40, 50 - check!
    dots of the hours - check!
    triangle at 12 - check!

    Perfect!



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    Re: And They Start Arriving...

    can't wait to see the first pictures!

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    Re: And They Start Arriving...

    Oh no, I missed the Fedex truck this morning , have to wait til Saturday to pick it up at Fedex station

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    Re: And They Start Arriving...

    Impatient my nature, I emailed Mr. Pfeiffer this afternoon asking about shipping.

    Seems nr. 9 left Germany via DHL on Sept. 30!

    So DHL watches are enroute too!

    Best regards, Frode

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    Re: And They Start Arriving...

    I also missed my FedEx truck this morning, but I'm told I can pick it up at the local FedEx hub today between 5pm and 9pm. So I got that going for me, which is nice.
    Cheers,
    --Rob

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    Re: And They Start Arriving...

    This is fantastic! I just got FedEx news #37 will be here next week. Really looking forward to this one

    Glen

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    Audaces Fortuna Juvat
    If I have to choose between people or watches... I choose people everytime!
    Cheers,
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    Re: And They Start Arriving...

    Hi -

    And it's running exactly 1 second fast after 7 hours, that's ... ... ... 3.42 s fast for 24 hours...



    JohnF

    PS: First pix in about 2 hours...
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