Today's offering showcases this classic and very fine Enicar Supertest complete with bracelet.
The company's first automatic "chronometer" wristwatch was called the Enicar Supertest. It was a caliber 1124 with 30 jewels. Although it wasn't officially a chronometer as it wasn't officially tested by whatever testing agency, Enicar tested the watch via an inhouse testing procedure of three days with a maximum tolerance of five seconds. Each individual watch was given a certificate with all of the test's results.
This Supertest is running true to its heritage and presents very nicely. It is complemented well by its original Enicar Beads of Rice style bracelet.
It presents beautifully on the wrist.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
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. early 1960's
Serial number: 376,270
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds, Date
Designed for: Men
Case material: Stainless steel
Case condition: Case top presents as excellent condition. Case back shows previous signs of polishing - the wording is light
Dimensions: 35mm diameter (without crown) by 40mm long lug tip to tip
Dial: Silver with large vintage styled steel applied indexes at the primary hours, signed Enicar Supertest, original, mint condition
Hands: Original, steel dauphines
Movement type: Signed Enicar, caliber 1124 "Supertest", automatic, shock resistant, 30 jewels
Band: Original, Enicar beads of rice style, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 8 inches, adjustable, just short of mint condition with fairly mild stretch
Width between lugs: 18mm
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
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.