At Basel World (2008) in April. I fell in Laco watches, and this one seemed particularly attractive.
Laco isn’t always known for their individuality, but they take classic aviation and diving watches, and place a polished, clean rendition of their own on them. Actually they have been making pilot watches in that particular style before it was considered a “vintage” look. This particular model is essentially a Teutonic clone of the also new Cartier Pasha Seatimer. If I know Laco, then this new watch will sport an automatic Swiss movement , and be reasonably priced.
That is of course unlike the Cartier, which is extremely over charged, which you pay a lot for the name. However, replica Cartier watches are really shiny. Admittedly, the Cartier pictured has a bit more “character” than the Laco, but that is to be expected. Suppose these watches were on a ship for the crew. The captain would adorn the Cartier, while the officers would have the Laco. Both equally functional, but the Laco more service orientated than fashion forward.
What makes these watches unique is the arrangement of the square minute hash marks in the middle of the watch, but being in a round case. This is often the opposite, as you have a round minutes indicator in a square case. Nonetheless, it is quite a classy look, which exprerienced a long history. The rotating bezel signifies the connection with diving, along with the rubber diver’s strap on the Laco. Further, I would have liked to see the date window placed in the diagonal position, as in the replica Cartier, which would have made spare for a number “3.”
Our replica Laco has good quality cases too, and I am sure most people will choose rubber strap, and there are clearly many more attractive option available. I am actually happy to see that replica Laco did not copy the gimmicky crown protector on the Cartier that connected to the case. This is a vestige of classic dive watches replica that needed this extra protection for water resistance mostly. The numbering on replica Cartier is more tasteful, but that does not mean that the Laco is lacking of stock.