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downer wrote:^^^ Agree about the blue Aquatimer. Stunner!
Sensible size as well at 42mm. My next watch "needs" to be vaguely nautical I think as it will probably be when I pass out at Dartmouth in just over a year, this will be in heavy contention i think.
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Re: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

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Having now got my Geckota K4 V07 faux antique bronze, it's given me further impetuse to dream about something I've had on my mind for a while.

Laco Dortmund Erbstuck - 45mm, hand wound 'Vintage' Fliegeruhr Typ B

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or should I get a CWL C8 SH21 Power Reserve (for nearly the same cost)?

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Having now got my Geckota K4 V07 faux antique bronze, it's given me further impetuse to dream about something I've had on my mind for a while.

Laco Dortmund Erbstuck - 45mm, hand wound 'Vintage' Fliegeruhr Typ B

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or should I get a CWL C8 SH21 Power Reserve (for nearly the same cost)?

Guy
That C8 is the best thing CWL have come out with in years but it will never ever be a special watch.
If you're willing to go vintage and put up with the hassle that comes with it you'd definitely have something special.

Spoken like a person who has never bought a watch older than a few months...
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If it were my decision, I think I would go for the C8 Power Reserve, partly on the basis that the Geckota possibly covers off the antique/vintage look that the Laco shares.

For me the C8 has the benefit of being better looking imo, the new logo is fine in that 12 o'clock centred position, the 5 day power reserve would be very useful (as I'm finding the more automatics I own), the 60:60 warranty vs only 12 months for the Laco, display back showing the movement, COSC, DLC scratch resistant case.

Your choice though! :)
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watchstudent wrote:
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Having now got my Geckota K4 V07 faux antique bronze, it's given me further impetuse to dream about something I've had on my mind for a while.

Laco Dortmund Erbstuck - 45mm, hand wound 'Vintage' Fliegeruhr Typ B

or should I get a CWL C8 SH21 Power Reserve (for nearly the same cost)?

Guy
That C8 is the best thing CWL have come out with in years but it will never ever be a special watch.
If you're willing to go vintage and put up with the hassle that comes with it you'd definitely have something special.

Spoken like a person who has never bought a watch older than a few months...
You've nailed my thoughts on the C8, although I'd try and get a special serial number . . .

. . . but fallen into the trap with the Laco Erbstuck (translates as heirloom) in that it is a modern new watch which has been artificially aged to look vintage; so no hassle it having a brand new movement and it won't matter if I bash it.
Thegreyman wrote:Guy

If it were my decision, I think I would go for the C8 Power Reserve, partly on the basis that the Geckota possibly covers off the antique/vintage look that the Laco shares.

For me the C8 has the benefit of being better looking imo, the new logo is fine in that 12 o'clock centred position, the 5 day power reserve would be very useful (as I'm finding the more automatics I own), the 60:60 warranty vs only 12 months for the Laco, display back showing the movement, COSC, DLC scratch resistant case.

Your choice though! :)
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The Geckota I have doesn't truly cover the vintage Type B look, but then I could always get the Geckota K1 V14 for £99 or less;-

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As for the C8 - you have mentioned all the points I keep thinking of.

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Better looking? Well, its British Smith's dial inspiration as opposed to German War Ministry spec., which does potentially influence me; being a patriotic lad.

Certainly, the C8 SH21 has a far higher specification and therefore is, arguably, better value.

My choice, naturally. :?

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haha bit embarrassing! I thought it was an actual vintage one!

Still I prefer the Laco, plus it is one of the aviator brands alongside IWC, Stowa and maybe a couple of others.
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IIRC a genuine Luftwaffe Laco B-Uhr would be about 55mm in diameter and cost more arms and legs than the entire cast of the Vedas could boast.
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I've been looking at a replacment to the outgoing Club and fancy an aircraft related watch.

This is the current favorite; with the Sinn 556A second up

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I had the pleasure of handling one of these today. Very, very nice. Elegant, slim, classic. The Montblanc Heritage Chronométrie Automatic

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:IIRC a genuine Luftwaffe Laco B-Uhr would be about 55mm in diameter and cost more arms and legs than the entire cast of the Vedas could boast.
Replica Type B, or Type A, @ 55mm available from Laco @ 2998 EUR :wink:

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And an original? IF you can find one? :shock:
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:And an original? IF you can find one? :shock:
err? Gulp. £££££££££££££ :problem:

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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:And an original? IF you can find one? :shock:
Here you go. And I estimate it's been with them for a about 2.3 years that I know of, as I estimate that's about when I first saw it, when I was checking out a Rolex anniversary LV.

http://www.johngowing.co.uk/pre-owned-w ... lots-watch
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blowfish89 wrote: Vostok.
710SE from Meranom but I'm not sold, maybe buying for the sake of buying but IAJ's looks great every time it's in the of the day thread.

Or I could really splurge and get a citizen BN0151 and some new natos!
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