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Serviced Vintage Enicar Chronograph Pilots Watch Valjoux 92 Pre Sherpa 1970's

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Having a love for complications and complicated watches, makes me love Chronograph watches. At first two register chronograph for simplicity of the dial and providing chronograph functionality for the most. Then the three-register chronograph for the complication of movement and the history of the movements, like of the iconic Omega Ref. 321, Ref. 861 (used in famous moon landing), Zenith El Primero, Venus mostly used in Breitlings, Landeron, and one of the most well-known movement makers Valjoux. With their famous Valjoux 72 put in the vintage Rolex Pre Daytona’s and of course the big dog Patek Philippe reference 2499 using Valjoux 88 my favorite which sold in auction for $3.30 Million in 2018.  I also love the Heuer Caliber 11 first micro automatic chronograph movement with date.

A Chronograph is simply a watch that combines the function of a stopwatch with a timekeeping display watch, by utilizing an independent sweep second hand. Chronographs often have complications on the face of the watch which can be used to record different time measurements, moon cycles, heart rate and more. Chronographs have usually have a separate buttons to stop, start, and reset (unless it is an monopusher) the stopwatch complication, with the start button typically at the two and four o’clock position.

The name Chronograph is derived from the Greek words ‘Chronos’ – the personification of time – and ‘graph’, meaning to write. The first modern Chronograph was created in 1816 by French watchmaker, Louis Moinet. Invented solely for use in union with astrological equipment, Moinet’s Chronograph could measure time accurate to 1/60th of a second – an unrivaled degree of precision at the time of its creation.

Enicar was founded in Switzerland in 1914 by Ariste Racine. He reversed the spelling of his last name to come up with the name of the company. Enicar is one of those brands that was around for a long time, but it went through financial troubles in the 1970s due to the Quartz Crisis, ultimately going out of business in 1987. The brand was eventually purchased by another company and is still around today, but it is not the same Enicar S.A. that was started by Ariste Racine.


This is a beauty. It is very rare to find an Enicar Pre-Sherpa watch this old with great condition watch with beautiful matching strap. Defiantly a collector watch. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and Serviced by last owner. This is a highly collectible watch. Very few left with this rare movement. Sure, to increase in value overtime, and a great addition to your collection. The condition of the watch is the same as it appears in the photos.   The watch is working and is part of our new Certified Pre-Owned CPO Program.  Contact me if you have any questions first.

 

SPECIFICATION

Case

Fancy Lugs, Steel Case and Stainless Steel Case Back. Some Scratches. 

Case Size

  35,50 mm without the crown and 43,50 mm Lug to Lug

Case Back

Stainless steel cover signed, Screw Back. Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten. (1012 CHa)

Crown

UnSigned

Crystal

Acrylic Some Scratches, looks new

Bezel:

None. 

Dial:

This has a very beautiful Arabic dial, with some of patina in good condition. Luminous hands and some numerals. Swiss made Mark, with two register chronograph. 17 Jewels, Antimagnetic, Incabloc, and chronograph swiss   Please see picture for more detail.

Complication

Seconds, Chronograph, Tachymeter, and TeleMeter.

Movement

Manual-winding Manual Valjoux 92 caliber (incl. pillar/column wheel) Please check pictures

Movement Notes

Just inspected and in great shape. Fully Serviced and Overhauled. Come with a Service Warranty!  Please see pictures and as some old movements don't have a very clear marking. Movement is running. Keeps great time see below time testing.

Strap

Hand made in France Genuine Crocodile Lug Size: 18mm         Please see picture.

Box

Come with Beautiful Vintage Style Box. Or Experts Watches Pouch

Reference #

1012 CHa

Made in

Switzerland

Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

1 (Serviced by last owner 3/17)    (Please see Tab below for details) Please keep in mind when comparing serviced watches with none serviced watch.  Price is at least $300-$500 more based on complications. Since old watch are like old cars you never know what you gone get.

Timing Test **

+13 s/day  In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)**

Certified Pre-Owned

Passed 25-point inspection. Please see tab below for details.

Warranty

3-Month Service Warranty (Please see Tab below for details)

Notes:

All watch functions tested and operable. Circa 1970's

 

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