Langendorf Watch Company was a swiss watchmaker known for its fine craftsmanship and great attention to detail. Around 1890, they were probably the largest producer of watches in the world. The company produced watches in Langedorf, Switzerland for exactly a century, from 1873 to 1973.
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. The brand soon became successful and known for fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. Lanco watches are still considered to be of very high quality, and they are traded today as vintage watches. Lanco was discontinued in the late 1960s.
In the 1960s, an interesting type of watch case was developed called a super compressor. The idea was that water pressure itself by tighten the watch's seals: the spring-loaded case back would compress as the underwater atmospheres increased. A range of watch brands made this type of watch using the same cases. In addition to the nifty compressing case, these watches also had another very specific feature: a ring around the dial (an "inner bezel") lived under the crystal and could be rotated via a crown at 2 o'clock. Like the (outer) bezel of a typical dive watch, this was used by divers to time all sorts of important safety measures while diving.
Object nr: 102
Brand: Lanco "Barracuda"
Movement: Langendorf kaliber 1145/1146
Material: Stainless steel
Original crown: Yes both
Dimensions: 36,5mm without crowns
Strap/Bracelet: Green ”Kvarnsjö Leather”. Since the strap isnt in the best condition there is also an metal bracelet included with the watch (see photo)
Lug Width: 19mm
Service: Yes, warranty untill 22-11-30
A rare and amazing vintage diving watch; Lanco "Barracuda" with Super-Compressor case. For being a divers watch from the 1960's the dial is a beauty. You got the glossy black, the index with creame browni-ish index and a light grey inner scale. The hands have also developed a nice patina. The hour and minuthand may have been re-placed in its early life. The case is well preserved and got the original crowns!
Did we say the the movement also has been professionally serviced?
Sold as "serviced"!
The pictures is a part of the description, study therefore the pictures carefully!