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Enicar 1964 Sherpa Guide 33 GMT World Time Mens Pilots Compressor Watch, Extra Large Size - Stain

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Pre-owned Year of production 1964 No original box No original papers
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Listing code DQURG4
Brand Enicar
Model Sherpa
Reference number 8621
Dealer product code 8621
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1964
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee

Caliber

Movement Automatic
Movement/Caliber AR1146
Number of jewels 33

Case

Case material Steel
Case diameter 43 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Black

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Black

Description

1964 ENICAR SHERPA GUIDE 33 GMT World Time Mens Pilots Compressor Watch, Extra Large Size - Stainless Steel

Original Mark II - 43mm Diameter - Fully Serviced with Warranty

Many experienced watch collectors know well the connection between famous explorers and their watches. Companies like Rolex, Omega, and Jaeger-LeCoultre are a few of the more notable brands to send their watches on far reaching expeditions. One of the lesser known Swiss brands to do so was Enicar, a brand with certain models really growing in collect-ability.

Intended for use by pilots, travelers, and airline and marine personnel, the Sherpa Guide gained its name for the fact that Enicar watches had been recently used on an expedition that summited Mt. Everest. It is a wonderfully rugged full-featured travelers watch with a very robust for the era 43mm diameter and it wears larger than that.

Although it has a 24 hour GMT hand, the watch is better characterized as a World timer. In its advertising Enicar claimed it was the only watch of its kind. Besides the 24 hour GMT hand it features the names of important cities from around the globe grouped together by time zone and printed on the rotating bezel dial so the owner could see the exact time of any location in the world at just a glance.

Powering the watch is its original Enicar AR1146 automatic movement with date.

Besides is very cool design and both GMT and World Time features, what is quite striking about this watch is its size. Its ESPA Super Compressor divers case. Almost 10% larger than the largest Rolex sport watches from the day, its wide bezel makes it feel much larger than them, and its two large crowns further strengthen that feeling.

We were fortunate to acquire it with all of its original parts and presenting in pleasing condition.

Unlike what is normally the case with these, the World Time bezel does not show lots of wear. The case back shows light remnants of wear and signs of previous light polishing; save the bezel and back, the rest of the case including all of the lugs present as mint. Our photos couldn't capture the condition.

Its untouched original dial presents as mint.

A Master Watchmaker has just fully serviced the watch. It is running exceptionally strong and true, keeping time on par with with a brand new high-level chronometer in our testing position.

For the finishing touch a new calfskin leather strap has been installed and it has been meticulously detailed making it ready for immediate enjoyment. If you would like a canvas or other different strap please inquire.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Enicar:

For those unfamiliar, Enicar made high quality Swiss watches that rivaled the quality of those of Breitling, Tag Heuer, and other more recognized luxury brands. Particularly popular in Asia, where prices for their watches were lower than the companies competing for market share in the luxury market yet of similar quality, Enicar carved out a very successful business. Their watches like the Seapearl 600 faired on par or better in U.S. Navy's tests than the Rolex Submariner 6538 and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Milspec and also scaled Everest on the wrist of Albert Eggler's expedition party.

Enicar is the Swiss watch mogul and founder Ariste Racine's last name spelled backwards.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Enicar

Country of origin: Switzerland

Date built: May 1964

Serial number: 641,827

Model: Sherpa Guide 33 GMT (so-called Mark II version)

Functions: World Time, Automatic, Hours, Minutes, GMT, Date, Sweep Seconds

Designed for: Men

Case material: Stainless steel

Case markings (inside): EPSA Swiss Case, Enicar Watch Co., 5-64

Case condition: Pleasing condition. Unlike what is normally the case with these, the World Time bezel does not show lots of wear. The case back shows light remnants of wear and signs of previous light polishing - save the bezel and back, the rest of the case presents as mint.

Dimensions: 43mm diameter (without crown)

Dial: Matte black with steel applique baton indexes, signed Enicar Sherpa Guide 33, black and white 24 hour markings, aperture for the date, original, mint condition

Hands: Original, batons

Movement type: Enicar signed automatic caliber AR1146, shock resistant, gilt finish, Thirty Three 33 Jewels

Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn

Width between lugs: 22mm

Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.

Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running exceptionally strong and true, keeping time on par with with a brand new high-level chronometer in our testing position.

Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. warranty.

Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate

SKU 8621

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