Introduction Thread

gustavbu

New member
hello everyone,
my first vintage watch were enicars (blue strap on the pic) and my first vintage cars was a saab. and here i'am now, collecting both of them, vintage watch and vintage cars. mostly saabs, but there are some germans too. i'd love to own a nice Enicar chronograph so hope to find some maybe here too, before they crash the skies with prices
anyways, yesterday received my "Time for a change" and i'm still over the moon with it. good to be here with like-minded. enicar2.jpg
 

Sosa_Dos

New member
Sherpa
Hi All,

Just started collecting Enicar two months ago and I fell in love with the brand and have not stopped looking for watches.

I also want to say that Enicar collectors are awesome.

Would like to say Thanks to the following; don't know if they are in this forum but still,and lunch is on me if you are ever in Houston, Texas.

- Nico, for answering questions from a total stranger, Thanks for the advice.

- Saturnbois, helping me and putting up with my instagram messages and questions.

- Martijn, sharing that knowledge has no price.

Stay safe everyone.

-Roberto
 

egyptfive

New member
Sherpa
Hi All
Just found this Enicar forum a couple of days ago so am delighted to be able to join. I am a long time fan of the Enicar brand and have a number of Sherpas in my collection. I also have a fair number of vintage Omega sports watches and a few other brands love the 1960-70s vintage era.
Regards Willie
Enicar Jet Graph.jpg
 

jbcollier

New member
Sherpa
I’m a big fan of 24 hour complications. I love the Jet Graph. It’s such a useful and flexible time piece compared to the Sherpa Graph. I wish there was a modern version I could wear without worrying.
 

JimJupiter

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Staff member
Enicaristi
Sherpa
Hi All
Just found this Enicar forum a couple of days ago so am delighted to be able to join. I am a long time fan of the Enicar brand and have a number of Sherpas in my collection. I also have a fair number of vintage Omega sports watches and a few other brands love the 1960-70s vintage era.
Regards Willie
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We are eager to see the rest of your Sherpas :) ! Stunning example your Jet Graph!

Best Nico
 

egyptfive

New member
Sherpa
Thanks for your warm welcome.
I have a number of other Enicars some in used condition and others NOS condition I managed to purchase many years ago when prices were much lower. Will post some pics in a while, seeding my new lawn at the moment which is taking up all my time.
 

egyptfive

New member
Sherpa
Hi Alex
Welcome from Scotland to the Forum, new here myself so just getting to grips with whats going on. You are lucky I have not yet managed to aquire a Super Divette, nice watch.
 

watchoniste

New member
Hi Alex
Welcome from Scotland to the Forum, new here myself so just getting to grips with whats going on. You are lucky I have not yet managed to aquire a Super Divette, nice watch.
thank you mate! this is a fun little watch to own that's for sure, would love to make it even more nicer tho, parts are a bit of a grail for many of us haha
 

Sosa_Dos

New member
Sherpa
hello guys I'm new here!
I'm Alex AKA Watchoniste on Instagram, living in France and owner of a cool super divette which could need a new inner ring and dial to be perfect...but who is perfect hum?
Hi Alex,
There is one on ebay link below but it has the case and inner ring. You could always sale the case or keep as a spare.

 

paulb12

Member
Enicaristi
Sherpa
hello guys I'm new here!
I'm Alex AKA Watchoniste on Instagram, living in France and owner of a cool super divette which could need a new inner ring and dial to be perfect...but who is perfect hum?
Great piece!

I have one just like it but the dial has transformed into a champagne color. As I understand it from vintage-watch researchers, some dials of this 60s era had a defect where their coating would interact with UV rays and morph into tropical dials. I can't say for certain if that's what happened with these Enicars from this era, but it's really special and unique patina.

Channeling Martijn van der Ven, author of the Enicar book, I'd say don't change it! It's perfect the way it is!

That said, occasionally you do see dials pop up for sale -- but I haven't seen one of this variant in many years (at least from sellers that will ship to the US).

This Divette likely has an AR1145 movement, and in my experience, the AR1145 is a great movement but the cannon pinion tends to loosen and the auto-reverse wheel pivot tends to snap. Of the two reverse wheels in a 1145 -- one of the lever wheels is likely broken if the watch hasn't been properly mainatined.

So in addition to searching for dials, rings, keep a lookout for 1145 parts.

And wear it in good health.

Paul
 

paulb12

Member
Enicaristi
Sherpa
Hi Alex,
There is one on ebay link below but it has the case and inner ring. You could always sale the case or keep as a spare.

FYI this listing is for a Super Dive, not a Divette. The seller has it listed incorrectly. It's a 40 MM case and it has a broad ring for the Super Dives. The Divettes have a 36 mm case. ;)
 

Sosa_Dos

New member
Sherpa
FYI this listing is for a Super Dive, not a Divette. The seller has it listed incorrectly. It's a 40 MM case and it has a broad ring for the Super Dives. The Divettes have a 36 mm case. ;)
Ah gotcha! Well sorry Alex, my bad.
 

paulb12

Member
Enicaristi
Sherpa
Looks great with its patinated dial. I have one in similar condition myself. Don't fix it, enjoy it!
Here's mine. I think at some point the dial was re-lumed but can't say for certain. As I understand it, if I stay out in the sun with this, the dial will look like Orange soda in a decade. :)
 

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paulb12

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Enicaristi
Sherpa
Stupid question but will a Super Divette Mk 1 crystal fit a Mk 2?
That's a great question. With the MKII, they moved to the short-lug-style case, and I would think that the crystals are a different size and style, but I will defer to others. The MKI crystals have that beautiful high dome, but my understanding is that the MKIIs had a flatter crstyal profile.

I've had luck in the past using a MK I Jet crystal for a MK I Divette, and vice versa. So I do wonder if the same short-lug-style MK II cases used the same crystals. I'm going through similar challenge trying to source a crystal for a Sherpa Divette (the question being whether the 36mm, single-crown-style cases used the same crystals).

Curious to learn what you find out!
 
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