Laco has a rich history of producing high-quality, purposed watches. They were one of the five original manufacturers of “B-Uhren” Fliegers, and they also began producing marine watches in the 1940s. The Laco Philadelphia forms part of the Navy line that continues that tradition.
With a 36mm diameter, it’s a watch that’s suitable both for women and for men who prefer smaller-sized wristwear. Laco offers several other models in the Navy line with a 42mm diameter, but the all-dial design of a marine watch can sometimes cause it to wear larger than its stated dimensions. With that in mind, I thought that this particular model, with its diminutive size, might make for an interesting review, as our readers often ask for more modestly-sized pieces. At around $948 to the US and €990 to Europe, let’s see how this one stacks up.
To learn more about this storied German firm, read Laco Watch Company – A Brand Highlight with a Family Perspective.