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    Re: My New LACO Friedrichshafen Erbstück

    Congratulations. I need to post pictures of the Dortmund I took delivery of a few weeks ago. I agonized over the size and I'm glad I went with a 45mm (7.5" wrist).

    I realize a lot of watch guys dislike the factory aging but I actually dislike the new finish on these and other pilot watches, it's out of place IMO. The same goes for the straps, they look better than standard pilot straps. I also like the lack of logo on the watch face. Overall it's an easier watch to pair with clothing than an unaged model.
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    Re: My New LACO Friedrichshafen Erbstück

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Dawgmeat View Post
    I don't know why I can't mentally "get over" the sped up aging. I have looked at adding a Fleigher to my collection, have studied for a while, decided on it needed to be a Laco for authenticity, ruled out the Miyota movement, and then have sat now on deciding between a Friedrichshafen or Dortmund. I often look at the Erbstuck versions of these, and visually love the look more than the unaged ones, but again, mentally, I can't get over right now that they are not "old" from 50 years of use. This has kept me from ordering the standard one in case I can find a way to get over it....Anyone else like this, or just me being weird?...
    Have you already seen such an "Erbstück" in real?
    All the pictures here can't show the range of details of the watch and the authentic look.
    Maybe you would quickly change your mind if you see one in live
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    Re: My New LACO Friedrichshafen Erbstück

    Quote Originally Posted by Blown 89 View Post
    Congratulations. I need to post pictures of the Dortmund I took delivery of a few weeks ago.
    Yes please.
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    If most prefer 45 how big are these wrists?

    Mine is 7 inches and 42 is good no?
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    Re: My New LACO Friedrichshafen Erbstück

    Quote Originally Posted by Contaygious View Post
    If most prefer 45 how big are these wrists?

    Mine is 7 inches and 42 is good no?
    You should check this thread: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f367/4...p-1677258.html

    There's nothing wrong with the 42 mm version on a 7 inch wrist and it's a safe way to go.
    But if you dare a little bit more, go for the 45 mm as a Laco pilot watch is a statement and could wear a little larger. Think this one will fit perfectly on your wrist.

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    Re: My New LACO Friedrichshafen Erbstück

    My wrist is 20.5cm (er, just a bit over 8" )

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    Re: My New LACO Friedrichshafen Erbstück

    Quote Originally Posted by Blown 89 View Post
    Congratulations. I need to post pictures of the Dortmund I took delivery of a few weeks ago. I agonized over the size and I'm glad I went with a 45mm (7.5" wrist).

    I realize a lot of watch guys dislike the factory aging but I actually dislike the new finish on these and other pilot watches, it's out of place IMO. The same goes for the straps, they look better than standard pilot straps. I also like the lack of logo on the watch face. Overall it's an easier watch to pair with clothing than an unaged model.
    The aging looks perfect in my eyes. And tbh - there are many original Pilot watches out there looking as if they just leave the production line of a factory. Although they have been build in 1942...


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    Re: My New LACO Friedrichshafen Erbstück

    Love the B Dial, I went with the Westerland in 45mm but have been looking for a decent deal on a Dortmund 45mm B Dial next. This watch, although looking large on paper wears really well and has become my daily driver.


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    Re: My New LACO Friedrichshafen Erbstück

    Quote Originally Posted by nwarcade View Post
    Love the B Dial, I went with the Westerland in 45mm but have been looking for a decent deal on a Dortmund 45mm B Dial next. This watch, although looking large on paper wears really well and has become my daily driver.

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    Re: My New LACO Friedrichshafen Erbstück

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
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