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Serviced Vintage Enicar Sherpa Guide 600 GMT World Time Automatic Watch Tropical

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The adventure watches of the ’50s and ’60s are the thing right now. Look at prices for old Submariners and Explorers and Speedmaster and tell me otherwise. But then again, these are the icons, and as most watch enthusiasts know the watch world was much bigger than what just Rolex and Omega were doing. If you were to look at Enicar’s offerings, for example, you’d find another illustrious history of adventuringin timekeeping. However, unless you’re deep in the watch nerd world, you probably never heard of the brand at all.

 

Enicar’s roots go back to the early 1900s, but as a brand, it wouldn’t hit its stride until the post-WWI years, when it started manufacturing its own movements — which it boasted as being “ultrasonically cleaned” — and venturing into tool watches. Arguably one of the most significant introductions during this time was the Seapearl 600 in the early 1950s, a time when the dive watch was entering the fray. The Seapearl, notably, didn’t feature a rotating timing bezel like the Submariner or Blancpain Fifty-Fathoms of the same era, but it was water-resistant to 600 feet and featured a dial smothered in lume.

 

More important to watch lore, though, was the use of Enicar Seapearl watches on a Swiss expedition to scale both Mounts Everest and Lhotse in the Himalayas in 1956, just a couple years after Sir Edmond Hillary’s pioneering ascent. Enicar quickly capitalized on the success, touting the Seapearl’s success on Everest, adding the “Sherpa” moniker — a reference to Himalayan mountaineering guides — creating and subsequently an entire line of Sherpa tool watches. It’s these watches that have become the most sought-after in the brand’s history.

This spawned many desirable watches today, like the Sherpa Dive — which did feature a diving bezel — or the Sherpa Graph chronograph. But of these watches, arguably the most collectible today is the Sherpa Guide. Contrary to what the name might suggest, the watch was not intended for mountaineers, but rather aviators, and was introduced in the early 1960s, just as Rolex’s GMT watch was popularizing the travel complication amongst pilots and the jet set.

As for the Sherpa Guide, it’s become an increasingly valuable watch to those in the know. Prices still remain somewhat accessible, but values for good examples are continuously going up.

Brand ENICAR [Swiss]

Production Period  1960's

Model Sherpa Guide GMT 'Pepsi' – Long Lugs

This is a beauty. It is very rare to find a vintage chronograph watch. Defiantly a collector watch. Please look at all the pictures, as they are part of the description. The watch is working and Serviced. This is a Enicars are becoming highly collectible watches. 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 was inspected by Certified Pre-Owned CPO Program.  Contact me if you have any questions first.

 

SPECIFICATION

Case

Stainless Steel Case and Case Back. Master Compressor body.

Case Size

Jumbo; 42.7mm wide without the crown. 52mm long from lug to lug. 46mm including either crown at 2h or 4h. Lug Width 22mm

Case Back

Original, Stamped Stainless steel cover signed. Screw Back, with the famous oyster Seapearl sherpa 600 logo. Please note case back in most cases is not fully tighten.

Crown

Signed

Crystal

Acrylic Some Scratches, good condition with few marks, please review pictures.

Bezel:

Rotating GMT world bezel with red inner ring. with a second inner 24 hrs bezel control with the first crown. Please see picture the red arrow on the world bezel is missing/broken.

Dial:

Tropical dial with a lots of characters and marks. Swiss made Mark, with the seconds Hand, gmt hand and date at 3 O'Clock. Shows light patina Please see picture for more detail.

Complication

Seconds, Date, GMT, WorldTime bezel,

Movement

Self-Winding Automatic, Original AR Cal 1146 , 24 jewels , Stamped.

Movement Notes

The date change from 6pm to 10PM 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

Very Rice Bead Bracelet. The bracelet looks original to me from what i see on other and looks like the buckle was changed but cant be certain given no marking on it, The is a should fit 7.50 in wrist possibly upto 7.75 in. Lug Size: 22mm      Please see picture.

Box

Come with Beautiful Vintage Style Box. Or Experts Watches Pouch

Reference #

Sherpa 600 Guide

Made in

Switzerland

Water Resistance

No. Please pressure test before water use.

Service Level

1 (service 2017)   (Please see Tab below for details) Please keep in mind when comparing serviced watches with none serviced watch.  Price is at least $150-$350 more based on complications. Since old watch are like old cars you never know what you gone get.

Timing Test **

+26 s/day  In-House Time Test Results (See Service Level Tab)**

Certified Pre-Owned

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

Warranty

NA (Please see Tab below for details)

Notes:

All watch functions tested and operable. Please note: the red ring on the world bezel is missing the arrow. GMT ring move freely with the crown. which is somewhat common on this watch. Circa 1960’s

 

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