Welcome back to another one of our watch of the week series. Previously, we explored the Seiko SNK809 in week #25 of our watch of the week series. If you missed out on our previous post, you can click here to read all about it. This week, we decided to go for pilot watches. Therefore the topic for this week’s watch of the week series, we decided to explore the Laco Type B Pilot Watch. If you are ready, then let’s get straight down to business!!
Laco Type B Pilot Watch (Source: Laco.de.en)
First, we are going to talk about the materials for this watch. For the case and case back, this watch is using stainless steel material. On top of that, this watch also uses synthetic sapphire glass to protect the dials and the hands of the watch. Finally, this watch is also using a brown tone leather strap with rivets, a classic pilot strap.
Bandini Pilot Strap (Source: Amazon.com)
The diameter of the round stainless steel case is 42mm across the 3rd to 9th hour as well as the 6th to 12th hour. On top of that, this watch has a thickness of 12 mm from the crystal to the case back. Besides that, it also sports a classic 20 mm lug width to fit a 20 mm leather strap. Finally, this watch also weighs in at about 1.1 pounds, which is considered heavy for a pilot watch.
The Laco Type B is using a Japanese automatic movement, Miyota caliber 821A. This is a regular automatic, self-winding, three-hand movement. On top of that, it is also operating at 21 jewels, beating at a maximum of 21,600 beats per hour. Other features of this movement include having a diameter of 11 ½ ‘’’ as well as the thickness of 5.67mm. Besides that, it is also has a power reserve of 42 hours, before needing to be re-wind. Other information about this movement can be sourced by clicking here.
Miyota Movement Information (Source:miyotamovement.com)
I really like how the minute index markers are bigger than the hour markers. Instead of the conventional hour markers on the outside, this is the complete opposite. On top of that, the sword hands of the minute and hour hands are also very attractive. Of course, a layer of luminous coating is also applied to the watch hands and hour and minute index.
Case View From Back (Source: Amazon.com)
Another thing that attracts us to this watch is the skeletonized case back. Not forgetting, the pilot strap with rivets at both the tails and buckle of the strap also give it a pilot watch feels. Lastly, white contrasting stitching is also given to the strap to easily give the watch a contrast.