Hi Peerke,My 12th Enicar is a real NOS one, with day indicator in Dutch.
The beauty of the dial can not be captured on photo. It's magnificent the way the colors change when the sunlight is striking the dial.
@vandervenus: I live near Eindhoven. I know the city quite well. I went to Technical School there.
Ofcourse!That Ultradive is something else. Man, I really want to add one to my collection some day. But it's part of the fun keeping a couple of Enicars on my wishlist (Sherpa Graph, Jet Graph to name a few).
I consider everyone who has at least one Enicar watch to be special. With all due respect for the collectors of Omega, IWC, Rolex, Heuer and other big brands; Enicar enthousiasts are a different kind of breed to me. It's the kind that prefers vinyl over MP3, a movie theatre over Video On Demand and a Ford Capri over a Tesla with a battery.
I think your are right: this watch doesn't look like an original Enicar. The logo on the dial appears to be washed out, there is no Enicar signing on the backside and the crown doesn't look like Enicar. But on the other hand, Enicar produced millions of watches for their markets in the far east. I'm discovering new models of this brand every day. I mainly collect the ones from the sixties and seventies, but Enicar has been around much longer.Dear,
Yesterday, i've gotten an old broken watch from my Uncle and that watch was Enicar. The first time i look at it i thought it a normal watch, but when i search information about Enicar, then i realized i dead wrong. However, i don't know exactly what my watch is? Can anybody know what is my watch? Type? Year?... i want to fix it.
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one more to want next to the chrono...The Enicar Sherpa Star Diver got in yesterday. Looking really minty with firm reds and deep blacks in the outer bezel. The hands light up pretty nice in the dark. Also, not a scratch to be seen on the crystal. Just some light marks on the back. I love the pvd case and crown. Makes the colors look all radiant. For me the Star Diver is the pinnacle of seventies diver watches. The design, the size, the name: alle perfect!
Here's a first photo on the wrist
You wouldn´t be interested in selling this piece?Greetings - I'm new to forum but want to add a picture of my Enicar Sherpa Graph. This was originally purchased by my Dad in the 1960's and passed down to me. It really never gets wrist time as the movement does not keep good time. Original plastic crystal has some crazing but I've recently acquired a replacement from GS.
I'm currently searching for an experienced watchmaker/horologist that has knowledge and ability to overhaul the Valjoux 72 movement and bring this time piece back to life. Recomendations are appreciated.
I would have to agree that the 'assumption' is not correct only because if I were taking on a climb like that and knew I could avoid having to wind a watch and expose wrist and an automatic would run continuously-I would jump at the chance to dump a manual for an automatic. Besides-how could he 'mistakenly' think he had an automatic? Would he forget what kind of icepick he used? What boots? Don't think so. At least I wouldn't but I have an almost eidetic memory-a curse mostly.However, Albert Eggler, the leader of the Swiss Everest expedition describes the Enicar watches that his group used as "Enicar automatic“ wrist-watches, while the Enicar 600’s have manual-winding movements. It is thus often assumed that Albert Eggler’s referral to „automatic“ wrist watches is an error.
I don’t believe that this assumption is correct, and another, earlier Enicar advertisement from 1956 supports my assumption. It refers to the reference 100/76 AaNS as Everest watch.
According to the Enicar Watch Buyers Guide:
100 = cal. 1010 (usually) and automatic cal. 1034 and 1035.
76 = case reference, in this case a turtle lug compressor case
A = Automatic
Very cool. I've no doubt that the Everest expedition watches were automatics; I'm sure Eggler was a very detail-oriented man who would have gotten that detail right. But with all that glare from ice and snow, and those dark nights on the mountain, I would have chosen something sportier, with a black dial and lots of lume, like this Sherpa automatic (AR 1034) with a case-back date of 10-56.