Enicar Ultrasonic vs Sherpa

EXAS

New member
Sherpa
Hello Enicar forum! Thank you for taking your time to read this. I'm torn between two models, I want to jump on the Enicar train but I'm amazed by the lack of documentation availabe.
These are my two choices, they are both sold by a reputable dealer in my country. The Ultrasonic is 185 usd the Sherpa is 160, that's what he is asking for them.
Enicar Ultrasonic: Enicar Sherpa:
My guess is the Ultrasonic is the "Higher line" piece, therefore the one I should go for, despite de cracked crystal, it has a slight crack at two o clock.
Thank you for your time!
 

jbcollier

New member
Enicaristi
Sherpa
The "Supertest" is the Enicar equivalent of a chronometer. In other words, it is built and adjusted to a higher accuracy standard. They are rare-ish and collectable.

"Ultrasonic" is just a cleaning process that most/all Enicar movements were put through during assembly. It was introduced in the 50s. Lots of details in the new Enicar book that was just published.

"Sherpa" is trademarked name used after Enicar watches were used in a series of Himalayan ascents. The Graphs, Guide and dive versions are especially sought after and valuable.

Keep in mind that Enicar made thousands and thousands of good quality, regular watches that were distributed far and wide, especially in the east. They are not particularly valuable but they are still good timepieces to be used and enjoyed.

Both watches look clean and in good condition. If they have been serviced, they will give many years of enjoyment.

I can't comment on the pricing as I do not know the currency. If it is $s, £s or Euros, they seem reasonable. If it is the number of camels laden with gold, perhaps a tad expensive...
 

EXAS

New member
Sherpa
The "Supertest" is the Enicar equivalent of a chronometer. In other words, it is built and adjusted to a higher accuracy standard. They are rare-ish and collectable.

"Ultrasonic" is just a cleaning process that most/all Enicar movements were put through during assembly. It was introduced in the 50s. Lots of details in the new Enicar book that was just published.

"Sherpa" is trademarked name used after Enicar watches were used in a series of Himalayan ascents. The Graphs, Guide and dive versions are especially sought after and valuable.

Keep in mind that Enicar made thousands and thousands of good quality, regular watches that were distributed far and wide, especially in the east. They are not particularly valuable but they are still good timepieces to be used and enjoyed.

Both watches look clean and in good condition. If they have been serviced, they will give many years of enjoyment.

I can't comment on the pricing as I do not know the currency. If it is $s, £s or Euros, they seem reasonable. If it is the number of camels laden with gold, perhaps a tad expensive...
My bad for not mentioning, the price is in usd. I'll probably go for the Supertest. Thank you for the information! I am definitely going to take a look at that book.
 

EXAS

New member
Sherpa
Is the rotor missing on that movement? It should have one for beeing an automatic movement ;)
Nevertheless, I think the price is absolutly fair for both.

Nico
That's exactly why I am still wondering. The dial, saying automatic, should have had a rotor. I thought it might be a micro rotor hidden under a bridge or something but highly doubt it, or some sort of contraption that fit over a dust cover, given the empty holes in the movement. Honestly, I am starting to suspect it might be a franken, but I do not know, I have seen my fair share of movements but not Enicars.
Thank you for the reply.
 

JimJupiter

Moderator
Staff member
Enicaristi
Sherpa
No, its just missing the rotor and some wheels. Movement is a correct Supertest movement.
 
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