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    Vintage Enicar sport; info appreciated!

    Hello,

    I recently acquired this old Enicar watch and would like to know some more about it. I'm guessing it is from the 1940s, maybe 30s?

    The watch does not have the 'saturnus-logo' but i have no idea when exactly that was introduced. As you can see, sadly the lume has fallen out of the hands and the 3 hour marker. The glass (probably plexi?) has some scratches but the dial seems in pretty good condition. I like how the hands have a nice blue glow to them in certain lightning. The case has a lot of micro-scratches but is in ok shape for the rest.

    The movement still looks pretty good, as far as i can say with my little knowledge about these old movements. It probably had quite some servicing done. There are a decent amount of really small numbers lightly scratch into the inside of the caseback. Im guessing this is done by watchmakers but i'd like to know if there's any specific meaning to these? (eg: 870+60V or 141+55h)
    I did found info about the Enicar 'Sport' model, which is said to have a Racine (AR-1000) movement. However that model did not have the 'kleine sekunde' or subdial for the seconds, but rather a central second hand.

    Thanks in advance for any help and sorry for the mediocre phone pictures.







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    Re: Vintage Enicar sport; info appreciated!

    Hi there,

    the movement is a Felsa 390:
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Felsa 390 (AM 390)

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Vintage Enicar sport; info appreciated!

    Nice watch. Probably is from the late 40s like this one



    Cal. 412 Enicar


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    Re: Vintage Enicar sport; info appreciated!

    Aaah! - another Enicar with Durowe movement.

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Durowe 422

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/sta...ts-489976.html

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Vintage Enicar sport; info appreciated!

    Hi Hartmut,

    the history of these calibres is a bit fuzzy. They appear in movement registers as Enicar 410 (sweep second) and 412 (sub second) already in the fourties, while Durowe still produced the oldfashioned predecessors Durowe 410 (sub second) and 412 (indirect sweep second). These were replaced in the 50s by the Enicar-lookalikes Durowe 420 (sub second) and 422 (sweep second). So I suspect that Durowe either took a licence or even bought the rights and the machinery.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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