Enicar Sherpa Guide 600 GMT
- Supertest AR 1126 manufactured by Ariste Racine (Enicar) automatic caliber with 12h and 24h display and date indication at 3.
- 30 jewels, 18000 A/h, 45 hours of power reserve.
- Supercompressor EPSA (Ervin Piquerez S.A.) stainless steel case with bayonet mount caseback in very good condition with signs of use.
- 43 mm (without crowns) / 52 mm (lug-to-lug) / 14 mm (thick) / 22 mm (between lugs).
- Two original Enicar signed cross-hatching crowns (top one rotates inner 24h bezel and lower one winds and sets time).
- Acrylic crystal in good condition. Probably the factory one.
- Original World Time bezel with independent red ring for signaling purposes.
- Seapearl 600 caseback.
- Hand made vintage-style brown leather strap with Hirsch steel buckle in like-new condition.
- Original mate black dial with date indication at 3.
- Applied hour markers with tritium lume plots.
- Original Mark III thin triangle shaped second hand, rallye style 24h hand, baton hands with long pencil lume in the center of the minute hand and broader lozenge shaped lume in the hour hand (lume is non on both hands).
- Rotating 24h inner bezel in red and blue.
- White printed minute track.
- White printings for “Saturn logo, Enicar, Automatic, Sherpa Guide, T Swiss”.
A bit of history on the Enicar Sherpa Guide (excerpt from Enicar Collectors):
On October 1, 1913 Ariste Racine (1889 – 1958) and his wife Emma Blatt started a ‘Manufacture d’Horlogerie Ariste Racine’ in the Rue du Crêt 24 in La Chaux-de-Fonds. As the name ‘Racine’ was already a trademark, registered since 1870 by Jules Racine Sr., Emma Racine-Blatt proposed an anagram of the family name: ‘ENICAR’. Ariste Racine registered his manufacture and that brand name on January 6, 1914.
A waterproof wrist watch with a newly developed case (with bayonet lid) was introduced as ‘Seapearl’ in 1955; its back has an engraved open oyster, maybe to tease competitor ROLEX. The ‘Seapearl’ trademark was registered on April 10, 1953 already. Four years later ENICAR was able to produce its own automatic caliber 1125, which later evolved in caliber 1126 and 1127.
On May 18, 1956 a Swiss expedition reached the summit of the Lhotse Mountain (8,516 meters) in the Himalayas, followed by the summit of the Mount Everest (8,848 meters) four days later. All expedition members were wearing ENICAR Seapearl watches. They all turned out to be very reliable – as the Nepalese sherpa’s were – which led to the brand name ENICAR Sherpa. That name was registered on November 6, 1956. From that moment on many Sherpa varieties (over 100 different designs) were introduced.
The first Guide models came to the market in the early 1960s. They came in a dark and a cream dial version. The Guide was probably the top model of an entire Pilot watch or Fliegeruhr model range (initially Stewardess, Steward, GMT, Guide, and later Jet, Super Jet, Jet Graph / Pilote).
When will I receive my new vintage watch?
We try to dispatch every order as soon as possible, but in some cases it can take us up to 48 hours to prepare your goods for shipment. Unless otherwise instructed by you, we will ship your watch with the Spanish Postal Service (link) and we’ll provide you with a tracking reference as soon as the package is delivered at the Post Office. The average shipment within the EU will take approximately 6 working days.
Is the shipment insured?
Yes. Shipping cost includes insurance equivalent to the price you paid for the watch. It does not include shipping costs.
How can shipping costs be the same when the value of the watches differ?
We take charge of the difference between the cost of the insurance and what we charge you. We calculate shipping costs based on a very low insurance value so we can offer you a simple checkout process. The remaining cost of insurance is deducted from our margin.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, bank wire transfers and Paypal. We rely on Paypal’s secure and trust-worthy platform to manage all credit card payments.
Can I use my new vintage watch as an everyday wearer?
Sure. We only sell watches that are in full-working condition. However you must bear in mind that these are vintage pieces that may be 40, 50 or 70 years old. You can enjoy your new watch regularly under everyday life conditions. We do not recommend wearing your new vintage watch while performing sports or intense physical activities. Also, we cannot guarantee waterproofness in this kind of watches.
Where do you source the watches you sell?
In the land of the magic Unicorns, where everything is joy and bliss. No, seriously, we find most of our pieces at local auctions and flea markets. Some times we discover exceptional watches for sale at specialized forums. Occasionally, they come to us through their former owners who just want to sell them. In the end, we try to bring the most attractive and singular vintage watches to you.
Shipping & Payments
All orders are shipped using Spain’s Post service. You will be provided with a tracking reference number once your order has been shipped. Goods are duly packed and protected to prevent damages.
Please be aware that we may need up to 48 hours to dispatch your orders if they are placed on weekdays. No dispatch on weekends and holidays.
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