This month, one lucky aBlogtoWatch reader will win a hand-wound Laco Dortmund pilot watch. As one of the original five manufacturers that set out to create highly specialized pilot watches for World War II era aviators, Laco continues to offer a range of affordable, modern reproduction versions to this day. Like dive watches, the utilitarian and minimalist nature of these “B-Uhr” pilot watches has attracted collectors of all types that are seeking to add a serious piece to their collections with strong ties to aviation. So, with the help of Watch Gang, aBlogtoWatch will be giving away this period-correct example to one audience member.

Unlike the original versions that came in 55mm cases, this slightly modernized Laco Dortmund features a 45mm case diameter, which delivers a more practical wearing experience. The hand-wound Laco 01 movement (Elaboré grade ETA 2801.2) and thermally blued hands add to the authentic look and feel of the watch. Of course, the dial is superbly legible with a classic Type B (Baumuster B) layout and a domed AR-coated sapphire crystal rising above the dark sandblasted stainless steel case (5 ATM water resistance). The Laco Dortmund retails for $1,350 USD and you can enter to win your very own by following the instructions below.

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To Enter You Must:

1. Comment on this post below (on, not Facebook, or elsewhere you might see this article) before the giveaway is over with your valid e-mail address where required (if you’ve signed up for the commenting system before, your e-mail should already be in there). In the body of your comment, tell us about the watches you plan to pick up and add to your collection before the end of summer. Are they easily found in stock at ADs? Are you planning to pay a premium on the second hand market? Or, are they watches that are readily available?

2. Be a pal. If possible, “like” or follow any or all of the following:

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3. Wait until the giveaway is over on September 30, 2018, for the winner to be chosen at random. A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non-US entrants may apply based on sponsor’s policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor’s inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. If you are chosen as a winner, you then have 24 hours to ensure receipt of your full shipping information or an alternative winner will be chosen. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

Good luck, and thanks to Watch Gang, sponsor of the Laco Dortmund pilot watch giveaway here at aBlogtoWatch!

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