Enicar Sherpa now with pics!

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    Enicar Sherpa now with pics!

    An acquaintance has a watch he wants serviced. It was his fathers watch and he values it very highly.
    It was bought in 1956 and is a Sherpa 300 Graph manual wind .
    On the back is written ultrasonic brevet 314962
    In microscopic size 83627 072-02-0
    The stopwatch function quit so he bought a Breitling 1884 c23350 to tide him over. He races his 60 foot sailboat.
    He is very paranoid about losing this watch and asked me to find a repair shop for Enicar.
    So I came here! If you want pics I'll set up my camera on the weekend, but I wont be able to open the back. Duh!
    Last edited by epilamer; December 11th, 2010 at 17:16. Reason: pics

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    Re: Enicar Sherpa

    Quote Originally Posted by epilamer View Post
    An acquaintance has a watch he wants serviced. It was his fathers watch and he values it very highly.
    It was bought in 1956 and is a Sherpa 300 Graph manual wind .
    On the back is written ultrasonic brevet 314962
    In microscopic size 83627 072-02-0
    The first is the patent number. These cases were made by Piquerez-Gehäuse (EPSA), who was holding this swiss patent. The latter must be the Reference number. It seems that Enicar was a bit inconsistent on how these looked like. However, there should be some more information on the back, or it is all worn down.

    The stopwatch function quit so he bought a Breitling 1884 c23350 to tide him over. He races his 60 foot sailboat.
    He is very paranoid about losing this watch and asked me to find a repair shop for Enicar.
    So I came here!
    Good idea! Unfortunately there is
    - no official information available
    - no spare parts available

    Other than that, as far as I know the only special thing You need to repair an Enicar, is either a special tool to open the back (most have none) or some experience to get it opened without (most have none). The movement will not be ENICAR, since they did not manufacture their own chronographs - likely a Valjoux. I could tell You watchmakers in Germany, that could do that, but You don't want to mess around with shipping and customs and I am sure someone here will recommend a "local" expert, but only



    If you want pics I'll set up my camera on the weekend, but I wont be able to open the back.
    if You provide pictures...
    Quid pro quo.

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    Re: Enicar Sherpa

    One name that pops up from time to time as a restorer is Chronodeco. I haven't used them so I can't vouch for them but others have had good experiences.

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    Re: Enicar Sherpa

    Cant get the pics up. Only way is a nonexpandable thumb image. :(

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    Re: Enicar Sherpa

    Try this:
    Last edited by epilamer; December 11th, 2010 at 17:12. Reason: more pcs

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    Re: Enicar Sherpa

    And this:

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    Re: Enicar Sherpa

    Oh, yeah...
    I am not particularly fond of Chronographs, so I won't ask You to sell it to me .
    It looks as if the upper pusher is sitting tight? That might turn into a problem, because parts will not be available. However, maybe a "standard" pusher will do. The dial seems to be in good condition. This beauty simply deserves to get an overhaul!

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    Re: Enicar Sherpa

    The top pusher is crisp but the 4oclock is sluggish.[binding o-ring?]
    Going to try Chronodeco.
    No lume on the hour hand and the crystal needs changing. The owner didnt want to change the crystal but it should be changed. :)
    Last edited by epilamer; December 11th, 2010 at 19:39.

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    Re: Enicar Sherpa

    Ah, no, the crystal only needs a polish. Off course it won't hurt changing it...

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    Re: Enicar Sherpa

    Try Richard Askham, here: The Watch Spot | Wristwatch restoration, servicing and repair

    I'll vouch for him, and I think you'll find other favorable mentions as well.

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