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FS: Enicar Sherpa Super-Divette - 144-35-01

Original, honest and untouched condition.

Just take your time and look at the images and you'll find some battlescars but on the other hand you'll also see that the chamfers has it's original shape which is highly likeable.

If we take a hike in the history book the Sherpa model was created from the needs of mountaineers and explorers, Enicar launched their Sherpa line, developing various sports models through the 1960s. Seapearl watches by Enicar were strapped to the wrists of the members of a Swiss expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest in 1956. Taking the name from the rugged, heroic Sherpa guides who escorted (and in many instances carried) European explorers to the summit, Enicar renamed their Seapearl line to Sherpa. During the 1960s, over 100 different models of Sherpa were released, for every conceivable sport.

1958 saw the launch of the Sherpa dive watches. Enicar adopted the SuperCompressor case design manufactured by Ervin Piquerez S.A. (EPSA) from the 1950s to the 1970s. The case design was used by many brands from Girard-Perregaux and Bulova to (perhaps most famously) Longines and Jaeger-LeCoultre. The SuperCompressor cases came in two sizes, 36mm (the Super Divette, featured here) and 41mm. Examples of the Longines and Jaeger-LeCoultre SuperCompressor divers (such as the legendary and elusive Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris), being among the rarest.

Presented here we have a Stainless steel case of 36mm (excluding crowns). Ref. 144-35-01, Enicar cal. 1145B, circa mid-1960s.

Overall Condition:
Stainless steel SuperCompressor case is in good condition overall, with some traces of use and wear in keeping with its age. Lugs are sharp and show no signs of being polished, but they do have some scratches and tool marks. Dial is in good condition, as you'll see in the pictures you'll find some marks around the Sherpa Super-Divette text o the dial. Luminescent elements on the hour plots have gained a fine even patina. The hands are nice looking but as always on these type of minute hands the lume has fallen of a little since it's not applied on to something, instead the minute hand is divided in two pieces on the top with lume in-between them which make the lume a bit more fragile over time. Signed crowns; signed case back shows some light scratches but is in otherwise very good condition. The inner rotating-bezel is adjustable with the upper crown and works as a charm. Movement was serviced a year ago at a local watchmaker, keeps time and have a strong power-reserve.

The bracelet included is a none Enicar Beads of Rice (18mm), super nice and fits the watch like a glove.

Watch will be shipped with DHL Express and DHL Express only because of Covid-19.
Shipping is included in the price.
A couple of hundred references is available from here and other national and international watch forums. Same nick everywhere.

€2100 shipped world wide Sweden from Sweden.

Thanks to OF for the possibility to advertise.

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