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Enicar watches climbing in value

Enicar watches are climbing in value, so try and track one down for your collection as they could prove to be a great investment.

Founded in 1913 by Ariste Racine, the name being a reversal of his surname, hence Enicar. The Enicar Sherpa was developed to withstand great changes in temperature and pressure. It was used by a Swiss team in May 1956 to scale both Everest and Lhotse mountain peaks and the subsequent positive publicity put the Sherpa range well and truly on the map.

The Sherpa range was expanded through the 1960s and 1970s. Models included the Sherpa Graph 300, Sherpa Star, Sherpa Ultra Dive, Sherpa OPS, Sherpa Date, Sherpa GMT, Sherpa World Time and Sherpa Guide.

The Sherpa Graph 300 models have a Valjoux 72 movement which is the same technology used in the back of a Rolex Daytona, so the quality is there for a fraction of the price of a period Rolex Daytona. Like the Daytona these diving watches were also favoured by racing drivers including Stirling Moss, Phil Hill, Innes Ireland and Jim Clark. It has a particularly attractive multi dial face with various combinations of hands and coloured baton numerals depending on the year of production and model.

Enicar were a smaller company but used publicity very effectively and when a replica of the Mayflower was built to replicate the route across the Atlantic they strapped an Ultrasonic Sherpa to the rudder. It survived the journey and didn’t lose a second of time. The voyage created worldwide media attention and generated considerable interest in Enicar watches.

The Enicar Sherpa Star was the budget range of watches produced by the company so this would be a good entry level watch to buy. Reasonable examples of these can be picked up in the low hundreds.

So if a Rolex Daytona is beyond your budget try and hunt out an Enicar Graph 300 for the same good looks and horological reliability.

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