—01. Close up.
—02. Leather strap.
I’m in need of a wristwatch. Fishing my phone out of my pocket to check the time is definitely getting tiresome, not to mention a bit a dangerous while riding my bike. When it comes to watches, for me it’s all about simplicity and readability so In the past I’ve worn the usual cheap classics like Casio and Swatch. But they’ve always felt disposable stop-gaps. I’d rather invest in something that’ll be with me for a long time and feel like it too. Obviously a more renowned watch like Bell & Ross or Rolex would be nice but Laco is a more realistic price range. The Beobachter Uhr or Observer Watch is basically ideal to me, a nice simple face devoid of branding with a leather strap. I prefer the smaller size of the Series 0 versions and for me the brown strap with olive face is a bit more interesting than a more standard black/black. It’s a great looking watch with an interesting history and something that could quite easily be in a family forever.