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    Re: The Joy of Collecting Vintage Enicar Watches

    Hi and welcome! Good to see that this thread is breeding Enicar fans!

    The watch you are interested in states that the dial is original, but that is certainly false. If you look carefully for the hour markers, you will find...there isn't any. I believe the hour markers were indices that were removed during the repaint. Also for in house Enicar movement, there is usually "Swiss made" printed on the bottom of the dial. The case back is also polished to the point where all texts are gone.

    Other than that, the movement seems to be in ok condition. AR 167 is what chronoswiss use as base movement. If it works as it should, and you are okay with non original dial, then it's not too bad for the price at this point.

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    Thank you so much for the reply. I had my doubts with the dial. I have no problem with repainted dials if the price is good. so long as the case and movement are original. there is another im eyeing if you would be so kind to comment on it
    http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/310676722...#ht_2587wt_758
    i am really looking forward to owning a vintage enicar. the likes of which mr dogen shows is just too out of my price range haha

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    Re: The Joy of Collecting Vintage Enicar Watches

    This one looks alright. Should be all original. It's an ETA movement, probably one from the 27XX automatic series. Not as desirable as an in-house Enicar movement, but I have no doubt the quality is up to par. And the price is more than reasonable. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Saufi Subri View Post
    Thank you so much for the reply. I had my doubts with the dial. I have no problem with repainted dials if the price is good. so long as the case and movement are original. there is another im eyeing if you would be so kind to comment on it
    http://www.ebay.com.my/itm/310676722...#ht_2587wt_758
    i am really looking forward to owning a vintage enicar. the likes of which mr dogen shows is just too out of my price range haha

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    Re: The Joy of Collecting Vintage Enicar Watches

    thanks again sir for ur kindness. i will start looking around more for enicar.. esp with inhouse movement

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    I particularly like these because of their role in the early evolution of dive watches.
    In 1958 when US Navy was testing watches for issue to their divers.
    The watches they tested were:
    Bulova prototype diver
    Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
    Rolex Oyster
    Enicar Sherpa Diver 600
    Enicar Seapearl 600

    Any of the first three would cost well over $10000 if you can find an example from that era.

    The Enicar watches are somewhat more affordable.
    Some of my Enicars ...
    These are from 1955-6, well before the US Navy went shopping for theirs.
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    Beautiful collection (and a fantastic thread, by the way)! Here are my two:

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    The Healthways 100 (1955) has taken a beating, but the Seapearl 600 (1957-58?)is a real beauty. Both have watertight EPSA bayonet cases with the AR 1010 inside:

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    My Seapearl 600 is later than 1956 (maybe 1957-58? I haven't wrestled the back off of it yet to check the EPSA date inside), as it has the word "Sherpas" on the case back, referring to the Swiss Everest expedition of 1956.

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    Interesting side note: the leader of the Swiss Everest expedition describes the Enicar watches that his group used as "
    Enicar
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    wrist-watches, some of them fitted with a thermometer." Presumably "automatic" is an error (?), as it is commonly held that the climbers wore manual-wind Seapearl 600's. You can read his account here (Enicar mentioned on p. 35):
    Full text of "The Everest Lhotse Adventure"

    Back to diving... The report entitled "Miscellaneous Comments on Several Submersible Wrist Watches," released by the U.S. Navy Experimental Diving Unit in May 1959, is interesting reading and is available here: Miscellaneous Comments on Several Submersible Wrist Watches. .

    The really juicy stuff, however, is the earlier report entitled "Comparative Evaluation of Three Commercially Available Swiss-Made Submersible Wrist Watches," released by the same group in July 1958.

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    Here's the abstract:

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    In July 1958, the U.S. Navy Experimental Diving Unit recommended that the Bureau of Ships delete the Rolex Submariner 6538 from the list of watches approved for interim purchase (while the Bulova Submersible was being developed for the Navy), and that they add the Enicar Seapearl 600 to that list. As I said, juicy stuff.

    The Bureau of Ships followed this recommendation as regards the Enicar, but did not delete the Rolex 6538, much to the delight, I'm sure of any old Navy diver or his kin who still owns one. ;)

    The abstract is available here: Comparative Evaluation of Three Commercially Available Swiss-Made Submersible Wrist Watches, . If you want a copy of the actual report, the DTIC will direct you to the National Technical Information Service: NTIS - National Technical Information Service . Hope this inspires you, as it has me, to wear your Seapearl 600 with even more pride.

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    Re: The Joy of Collecting Vintage Enicar Watches

    I just had to bump this thread so I don't lose it.

    In 1965 we transited through Singapore and I bought an Enicar (Ultrasonic?) in Change Alley while all of the other guys were buying Citizens and Seikos.

    It was extremely thin, gold filled case, had gold stick hands and marker on a white dial that went right to the edge of a really thin bezel so it looked a lot larger than contemporaries.

    It was last seen on the wrist of a girlfriend just before I departed on another voyage, unfortunately I never saw her again, such is life.

    Anyway, I saw another recently and on an impulse, decided to add it to my collection of Omegas, just for old times sake.

    Any comments or advice on my purchase is welcomed, auction details are here

    Superb Vintage Enicar Ultrasonic Gold P 23 Jewels Wrist Watch Drivers | eBay

    Cheers

    Jim

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    Re: The Joy of Collecting Vintage Enicar Watches

    Received this a couple days ago and having a hard time getting it off my wrist


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    Re: The Joy of Collecting Vintage Enicar Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by everestx View Post
    Received this a couple days ago and having a hard time getting it off my wrist


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    it's a beauty! congrats
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    Re: The Joy of Collecting Vintage Enicar Watches

    I got two Enicars but they both have the wrong case backs.

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    One is a Sherpa with a 160 movement but with a Ultrasonic Sherpa 600 back (to small so just pushed in).

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    The other is a Star Jewles with what I beleave is a 161 movement but the caseback is an Ocean pearl 140 back (so stuck I can't get it off).


    It's so sad I just want to cry...:(
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    Re: The Joy of Collecting Vintage Enicar Watches

    Wearing this today...

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