Friday, February 19, 2010

AUTHENTIC VERY RARE FIND VINTAGE ENICAR SHERPA SEAPEARL GENTS WRISTWATCH










BRAND/JENAMA: ENICAR

MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS

CIRCA/TAHUN: 1960's

MODEL: SHERPA SEAPEARL - S/N: 314962

CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACCRYLIC

MOVEMENT/ENJIN: ENICAR 21 JEWELS AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT AR 24 CAL

DIAL COLOR: BLACK /HITAM

FUNCTION/FUNGSI: DIVERS

HANDS/JARUM: LUMINOUS WHITE METAL/ METAL WARNA PUTIH - NO LONGER LUMINOUS

MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: SILVER TONE BATONS/TWO TONES SLIDE RULES - THE RULE COULD NOT BE ROTATED, BROKEN PIN

CASING : STAINLESS STEEL/KELULI SEPENUHNYA

LUGS: 22mm

MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 46mm DIAMETER INCLUDING CROWN and 52mm LUG TO LUG WITH CLAW LUGS

DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: -

CROWN: SS/ KELULI

STRAP/TALI: BLACK RUBBER BAND

SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5"

EXCELLENT CONDITION, WORKING, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND

PRICE/HARGA: PERSONAL COLLECTION UNLESS SOMEONE OFFER ME A REASONABLE PRICE TO OWN IT


I WON THIS WATCH IN eBay FOR A HANDSOME USD200.00. THE WATCH WAS IN VERY BAD SHAPE AND CONDITION, NOT WORKING, NO SWIPE SECOND HAND, DIAL SHAKEN LOOSELY IN THE CASE.

TOOK ME 5 DAYS TO RECTIFY THE PROBLEMS, TOOK OUT EVERY PARTS, SEARCHED FOR THE SCREWS AND PLATES TO TIGHTEN THE MOVEMENT ONTO THE CASE, RE-FIXING THE DIAL TO THE MOVEMENT AND FINALLY TOOK OUT THE BALANCE WHEEL, TOOK OUT THE ROTOR, BRIDGE AND THEN CLEANED & LUBED THE MOVEMENT. RE-ASSEMBLED ALL THE PARTS AND WALLA!!! THE BALANCE WHEEL SPIN BEAUTIFULLY AND GIVE THE WATCH ITS LIFE BACK....

BRIEF HISTORY OF ENICAR SHERPA

The creation of the brand name seems a bit funny. Enicar was founded by Artiste Racine (Racine Watch Co) in 1914 in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, known as a mecca of swiss watchmaking and watchmaking tradition. If you spell R A C I N E backwards you will have E N I C A R. Complete name: Manufacture d`Horlogerie Enicar SA.

The business objective - when starting up the business - was the production of lever watches with a wide selection of movements.

Later the factory moved to Lengnau (Longeau), the german speaking part of Switzerland. Here a specialization took place, Artiste Racine got specialized into sports watches which have been sold unter his trademark „AR in a Pentagon“

Starting in the 30's ENICAR sold watches under the following brand names:
* Longeau
* Alprose
* Etsira
* Savillon.
These watches have been less expensive but weren´t of the same quality the top brand watches have been. "Swisbaby" was a wrist alarm watch made by ENICAR SA (pin lever movement 500).

In the 60ties (around 1962) ENICAR started to produce automatic movements of their own, the „Rubirotor“ is one example of Enicar´s timepieces out of that time period. Till that time ENICAR watches haven been fitted with "ebauches" made by A.Schild (AS).

ENICAR watches haven been known for their durability, they have been made to extremly high standards as many went to export to China where there has been only little watch making/servicing knowledge.
In 1956, members of a swiss Himalayan expedition relied on Enicar watches and as the history will tell you the expectations were fully met. The „Sherpa“ models have become world wide known after that; to name some models: Sherpa, Sherpa Seapearl Diver, Sherpa Time (with world timer bezel), Sherpa Ultradive (with inner dive time wheel), Serpa Star, Sherpa Jet.

2 comments:

  1. mun ada dail NOS Enicar Sherpa sigek baruk cun...boleh pasang kat jam kitak ya...kamek memang minat juak Enicar model kedak ya...

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  2. Sine boleh dapat NOS dial model enicar kedak ya? mun kitak dapat, madah kamek k...

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