Saturday, March 19, 2011

RARE COLLECTION - ENICAR SHERPA GUIDE GMT GENTS WRISTWATCH









BRAND/JENAMA: ENICAR

MADE IN/BUATAN: SWISS

CIRCA/TAHUN: 1960's

MODEL: SHERPA GUIDE GMT -

CRYSTAL/CERMIN: ACCRYLIC

MOVEMENT/ENJIN: ENICAR 23 JEWELS AUTOMATIC WINDING MOVEMENT AR 24 CAL 158

DIAL COLOR: BLACK /HITAM WITH 24HRS SLIDE RULE

FUNCTION/FUNGSI: GMT WORLDTIME

HANDS/JARUM: LUMINOUS WHITE METAL/ METAL WARNA PUTIH

MARKERS/TANDA WAKTU: SILVER TONE BATONS/TWO TONES SLIDE RULES - COULD BE ROTATED BY 2ND CROWN

CASING : STAINLESS STEEL/KELULI SEPENUHNYA

LUGS: 22mm

MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 44mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 45mm LUG TO LUG WITH CLAW LUGS

DITANDA/ENGARVED BACK CASING: SHERPA 600 LOGO

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: RM1500 (NEGOTIABLE/BOLEH DIRUNDING)


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.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Nice collection of gents wristwatch. This is a fabulous way to blend gorgeous crystal material and very stylish. Thanks a lot...

    Watches with Multiple Alarms

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