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FS: FS: 1970s Lanco Compressor and same model Donor

For sale today are two lovely two-crown compressors by Lanco with internal 60 minute countdown bezels.

They are on the larger side (I don't have my calipers in this apartment, but estimate them to certainly be around 40mm) with rounded-square cases, 22mm lugs, and independently set dates, likely placing them in the mid to late 1970s.

The first watch has a lovely burgundy/deep red dial and was purchased by its previous buyer as NOS. I've had it for a bit over a year. It sets smoothly, the bezel can be moved readily, and it keeps time fantastically. The case still displays its brushed finish, with some minor scratching on the caseback from rubbing against my wrist.

The second watch is an earlier model with a blue dial, and is not running. The hour hand cannot be set (the minute can and it does wind manually and automatically along with run), the crystal has a sizeable scratch on one side, and it is certainly not NOS. the inner bezel is somewhat faded from the sun, and one of the crowns has been replaced with a period appropriate but unbranded crown. My watchmaker quoted me at $140 for an overhaul and to get this watch operational, but cautioned me that a replacement crystal would be hard to find, if it can be found at all. If you aren't in the mood to have it repaired, it has the same movement and can readily be used to source replacement parts.

The watches will come with the brown leather strap pictured and two NATO straps, one in olive drab and another in blue with red stripes.

I'm asking $1000 for the two, shipping included as UPS 3 day for anywhere in the continental US. If you live abroad, I'm happy to discuss shipping options but might not be willing to cover it entirely depending on how quickly you'd like it.

Photos are hosted on Google in the link below, available in camera RAW and as jpeg copies. If you'd like specific photos to be taken, I can do so on request.

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