ORIGINAL 1970s RETRO WATCH
LANCO AUTOLUB WIND UP REF12Ag4
Here is a fine example of the very rare Lanco which is part of the Tissot group . This is born out by the movement which is from the Tissot buggy autolub range . New old stock condition , never worn before . This is a wind-up mechanical movement was a result of extensive research into new technologies and experiments with new materials by Tissot . Known as " Tissot Research Idea 2001 " , also called the Astrolon . Developed by Tissot as an inexpensive design since much of the gear wheels are made of plastic unfortunately it proved to be insufficiently accurate and was a marketing disaster .
This Swiss made watch is exceptionally rare , especially as there were very few ever made and not many examples available today . It has classic 1970s design and rings all the right bells with retro fans . The classic dial is bronze tones with gold batons and hands and date window at 3 . Its case is a large cushion shape and finished in deep gold plate in high polish . Fabulous condition and any marks will be pretty insignificant and gained through storage only . The original strap has long since deteriorated so now fitted on a gold plated over stainless bracelet . It is working fine and holding time but no guarantees for future time keeping . There is an adjustment screw on the movement ( the red screw in the picture ) if it is not keeping time but that is down to the buyer . A must for any serious watch collector as well as fans of anything retro . This is a highly sought after piece of horological history in great condition .
Top case to bottom 42mm , side to side ( without crown ) 36mm , thickness ( crystal to back cover ) 12mm .
Price £125 + postage