Langendorf Watch Company was a Swiss watchmaker known for its fine craftsmanship and great attention to detail. The most famous brand of the company was Lanco (an abbreviation of Langendorf Watch Company) that was launched as a brand name in the late 1950s. Known for fine craftsmanship and attention to detail, Lanco watches are still considered to be of very high quality, and they are eagerly collected today as vintage watches. The brand was discontinued in the late 1960s, and revived again from 1971 to around 1980.
Here is a handsome, Mid-Century Modern high quality Lanco man’s Swiss watch. This is Lanco’s “Super De Luxe” model, which features a 17 jewel mechanical movement. Circa late 1950s or early 1960s. It has a beautiful silver dial with warm yellow-tending-toward-rose gold markers and hands, raised gold baton markers and Arabic Numerals, gold hour and minute hands, a large gold center sweep second hand, and a calendar window at the 3 position. The dial is signed: “Lanco, Super De Luxe, 17 Rubis, Incabloc, Swiss Made.” The movement is signed: LANCO SWISS MADE 1004N
This is the celebrated Langendorf 1004N, a very fine 17 jewel manual wind movement with Incabloc protection and a 44 hour power reserve, mean-ing once you wind it up, it can run for up to 44 hours before you have to wind it up again. The date can be set by changing 21-24h.
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