|Date/Report Number ..011313.FN21HY.04 Item: LANGENDORF LANCO DIVE WATCH 1959-1965|
|Description of item: VINTAGE LANGENDORF LANCO DIVE WATCH 1959-1965 37 X 40 W/O
CROWN. RE-ILLUMINATED WITH AF-LUMINOVA HIGH-PERFORMANCE PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT.LANCO SIGNED 17 JEWEL BASE 782-1 SWEEP SECONDS
INCABLOC SHOCK PROTECTED MANUAL MOVEMENT WITH RED RUBBER AND METAL
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $590.00
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37 X 40
INCABLOC SHOCK PROTECTED
1959 - 1965
WILD RED RUBBER
HOW ABOUT ANOTHER GERMAN WRIST WATCH.
THE LANCO DIVE WATCH IS A RARE COLLECTORS TIME PIECE. AFTER ALL, LANCO WAS NOT VERY BIG IN DIVERS WATCHES.
THE LANCO DIVE IS AN AWESOME TIME PIECE WITH WONDERFUL [RE-ILLUMINATED ] RAISED RADIUM FILLED MARKERS, AN ORIGINAL CLEAN MATT BLACK DIAL AND CHROME ILLUMINATED HOUR & MINUTE HAND WITH RED SWEEP SECONDS HAND.
THE CASE HAS A PARKERIZE FINISH AND A SILVER BI-DIRECTIONAL BEZEL.
THE STRAP IS RED SYNTHETIC RUBBER WITH CHROMED BUCKLE AND CHROMED METAL PLATES.
UNDER THE STAINLESS STEEL SCREW DOWN CASE BACK IS A SIGNED AND DETAILED 17 JEWEL DATE MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT.
Langendorf Watch Company was a Swiss watchmaker in Langendorf, Switzerland known for its fine craftsmanship and great attention to detail. From 1890, the main brand of the Langendorf Watch Company was "Langendorf", but the company produced watches and parts that were sold under many other brand names such as Aliada, Barracuda, Carex, Cavalier, Lancet, Stratford and Valogene.
It is stated that Langendorf abbreviated their name to "LAN" and added "CO", as in LANCO, as a new "BRAND" in the late 1950's. Yet the fact is many LANCO signed watches were sold from WWII through the 1960'. The brand name LANCO was utilized before LANGENDORF registered the name as a brand.
Like many of the Trademarks and patents filed by the famous Excelsior Park, Gallet and Jules Racine, these patents were filed well AFTER use of said inventions. Like the "J" bridge, the "SPARE PARTS COMPARTMENT" and the "SLIDE BAR" on the famous Gallet/Excelsior/Racine timers, the PATENTS & TRADE NAMES came up to two decades after their use.
Examples of "LANCO" signed watches from WWII are plenty. Our restorations have delivered fine examples. This Lanco is the first LANCO DIVE WATCH we have ever retored. and we have 35000 images of our restorations online!
THIS 1960's LANGENDORF DIVE WATCH IS FANTASTIC.
SIMPLE YET SOLID WITH ILLUMINATED DIAL. NO NUMBERS! CLEAN LOOK, EACH MARKER IS RAISED LUME. HEAVY CHROME HANDS WITH ILLUMINATED WINDOWS. A RED CHRONO STYLE SWEEP HAND ADDS THAT HEAVY DUTY LOOK...
THE RELUME LOOKS GREAT
CASE IS AS WAS. IT LOOKS TO BE PARKERIZED. THERE
IS SOME SLIGHT COLORIZATION BUT ALL EDGES, CURVES
AND AREAS ARE FACTORYECT.
HERE ROCK IS APPLYNG LUMINOVA TO MARKERS
CASE WAS STRIPPED DOWN
NO BUFFING ONLY TOOTH BRUSH CLEANING
NOTE SCREW CASE BACK IS SIGNED WATERPROOF
THE US TRADE COMMISSION OUTLWED THESE WORDS
SO IT DATES THIS WATCH TO MID 1960
HERE SHE IS WITH ALL PARTS ASSEMBLED
THE BEZEL RING INSERT IS THE ONLY ITEM THAT
SHOWS THIS TIME PIECE AGE. BUT RARITY AND
DIFFICULTY OF RESTORING BEZEL INSERTS MEANS IT STAYS
NOW COMES THE CRAZY STRAP
IF YOU INVEST AND CHANGE THE STRAP
BE SURE YOU KEEP THIS STRAP
A GREAT ADDITION TO A DIVE COLLECTION
HERE SHE LOOKS FANTASTIC
DO NOT LETTHE PIC FOOL YOU
SIZE IS 37 X 40 MM W/O CROWN
NEXT TO ROCK'S ZODIAC PROTOTYPEDIAL
THE STRAP IS CRAZY RED
LOOKS LIKE A MILLION BUCKS
LANCO 17 JEWEL MANUAL WIND
INCABLOC SHOCK PROTECTION
date: set by changing 21:30-24h
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 49h
LANGENDORF 11.5 1959-1965
Henry Sandoz & Fils 1965-1972 8.75
Tissot 782-1 1965-1972 8.75
Felsa 782N 1965-1972 8.75
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME