Friday, April 27, 2007

Very Rare NOS Lanco 1972 Lanco Astrolon Plastic Mechanical Watch

(sorry about the pics - better pics available on request)

This is the pre-cursor to the Swatch watch and is a fascinating example of horological history. The Astrolon is the first ever fully plastic watch movement and quality examples are extremely rare. This Lanco version of the Astrolon, which appeared in both Tissot and Lanco brands, is new-old-stock, never having been worn. The watch comes with the original issue Hole Perfo strap. There are very minor marks on the case back. The movement is operating flawlessly as the plastic components ensure self-lubrication and little wear.

The case is a rarity in its own right, being chrome with a steel back as opposed to many of the Tissot models which were all plastic. The design of the watch is influenced by Omega’s ‘ergonomic’ designs of the Omega Dynamic and is 39mm from 12 to 6 o’clock and 38mm from 9 to 3 o’clock.

Price $USD 275.00 plus shipping. PAYMENT: Bank transfer or by arrangement.


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