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Dec. 1965 LANCO (Swiss) Barracuda Super Compressor Diving Watch – 21j Langendorf Cal. 1261

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From December 1965 and professionally inspected in-house here at Localtime, this is a lovely example of a Lanco ‘Barracuda’, one of the few authentic ones that survived (there are a lot of fake ones that surface every now and then).

The matte steel case (36mm or 40mm counting either crown at 2h or 4h) has been cleaned (not polished!) and the 21j Langendorf Cal. 1261 movement inspected. Black dial with burgundy hue patina under the new plexi, lovely set of original hands, crowns and lume, all come together to a stunning watch whichever angle you look at it from. This classic Super Compressor watch is wearing a NOS black 19mm Tropic-style strap, that I think compliments the watch very nicely. I have included many photos of this beautiful timepiece, including some macro close-up shots I took just for fun.

As with all the watches I handle in-house here at Localtime, the BIN price includes a 6-month written warranty from the date of purchase. Feel free to ask me for whatever clarifications you might need.

Extra: Try my Localtime Tejus lizard-texture Italian leather straps! When looking for a decent quality lizard strap, the choice until now was either a $200 real-lizard one or a $5 poor quality one. These straps are not expensive and the quality is decent, so I’d call them a decent value for your money. I have found them to be very comfortable and a great match especially for dress watches or larger fashion watches that will combine well with this style of straps. They come in 5 sizes [16-18-20-22-24mm], 4 colours and have colour-matching stitching. Their length is approximately 85mm on the buckle end [including the silver-coloured fitted buckle; a second, gold-coloured buckles is included with each strap] and 115mm on the tail end; so not short but not too long either. Please note that silver and gold refers to the buckle colour and not the material. They have two keepers, one of them is fixed and the other one is floating, for a better fit and comfort. I sell these straps separately in my store under item 132794813665. A good quality pair of spring bars is included with each strap. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have.

Important Note: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I include a written warrantee with my buy it now price and I always describe what I have changed, if anything, on the watch.

Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches [leather, canvas, suede, rubber] are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.

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Brand

LANCO (Swiss)

Production Period

December 1965

Model

'Barracuda' Super Compressor

Functions

Time, Date, Elapsed Time Bezel

Movement

Automatic

Caliber

Langendorf Cal. 1261

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Back

Stainless Steel

Case Size

36mm case, 40mm including either crown at 2h or 4h

Lug Width

19mm

Condition

Pre-Owned & Working With Warrantee

Last Known Service

Inspected by Localtime – December 2018

Shipping

FREE [Express & Fully Insured]

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