Laco Beobachter

Written by feltedhat on . Posted in Watches


One of the five classic Flieger watch factories Laco, which is short for Lacher & Company, has a very interesting history – even more so in the recent past. Almost bankrupt it came on strong again issuing amongst others a very close copy to the original Beobachter watch. By the way – the online shop is very well made. Worth paying a visit.

The Beobachter comes in many sizes with different movements (all of them Swiss ETA) and has two basic faces: Version “A” – the simple different designs (as seen here) and version B, that has an additional circle.

A very down to earth, maybe even sobering and in your face watch that has more than just proper gens of the original aviator watch. The blue steel hands are very attractive and the shape of the crown was one little detail that particularly caught my attention.

I choose the 42mm “A” with a hand wound ETA 2804.2 movement. It come in a very cool presentation box including two different leather straps. But I liked the flashy looks of the pilot strap so I got an additional “Fliegerlederband” strap in XL that even can be worn over a jackets sleeve – which does get some odd looks.