Often when things are complicated, it means more stress and more effort, but in the end, it's worth it. This same idea holds true for complicated vintage wristwatches whose craftsmen created timepieces transcend art and talent. When it comes to vintage wristwatches, the highest realms of respect and value are often reserved for watches that do much more than merely tell time.
The classic and complicated Enicar wristwatch showcased in today's offering is an example of this phenomenon - and available within a price range that is not exclusive.
Equipped with complications that display the day of the week unusually in an aperture by 12 and the date using a hand, our favorite method for showing a date, it's a fine display of precision to be enjoyed on the wrist
It has just finished a true expertly done restoration - its presents in incredible condition.
Its case presents as mint. Its dial has been restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America.
A Master Watchmaker has overhauled the movement, and we have installed a new mineral glass crystal to give a clear view of the calendar dial.
For the finishing touch we have installed a new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
For those unfamiliar, Enicar made high quality Swiss watches that rivaled the quality of those of Breitling, Tag Heuer, and other more recognized luxury brands. Particularly popular in Asia, where prices for their watches were lower than the companies competing for market share in the luxury market yet of similar quality, Enicar carved out a very successful business. Their watches like the Seapearl 600 faired on par or better in U.S. Navy's tests than the Rolex Submariner 6538 and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Milspec and their Seapearl scaled Everest on the wrist of Albert Eggler's expedition party.
Enicar is the Swiss watch mogul and founder Ariste Racine's last name spelled backwards.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1950's
Model: Ref. 160B
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Day, Date, Month
Designed for: Men
Case material: Gold plated and stainless steel
Case condition: Presents as mint - gold plating has been redone
Dimensions: 32.6mm diameter (without crown) by 40.6mm long lug tip to tip
Dial: Silver with gold applique Arabic indexes, signed Enicar 17 jewels, well- restored
Hands: Original, gold luminous "lances"
Movement type: Signed Enicar, complications for the day, date, month, and sweep seconds, rhodium plated, monometallic balance, index regulator
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn
Width between lugs: 16mm
Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has overhauled the movement, and we have installed a new mineral glass crystal to give a clear view of the calendar dial.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international C.O.T. warranty.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.