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One of the earliest models of the Enicar Sherpa Super Compressor dive watches from the late 1950s or early 1960s. The last of the radium models (no T marking with Swiss on the dial). One of the first Sherpas with the red pointer ring inside the bezel (introduced in 1958). I believe this could be a transitional model that was only issued for a short time. It is unusual in that the dial simply says Sherpa without a model designation such as Diver or Divette.
Comes on its original Enicar Beads of Rice bracelet, which will fit many wrist sizes, plus an NOS Swiss Tropic 2000 rubber dive band is included.
Case back stamping, which is a bit light, notes reference 100/216BaANXS with case reference 314962 Brevet patent marking first Super Compressor introduced in 1957. Has serial number 569033 inside the cloverleaf center. Caseback also reads Stainless Steel Ultrasonic Incabloc Seapearl Swiss. Rated as a 600M watch but not marked as such. Special bayonet-closure case has kept the 17-jewel AR1124 movement absolutely pristine. Crystal is perfect. Bezel is stiff but turns both ways.
The value of these Sherpas have really been on the rise lately and they hardly ever come along with their original BoR, which is a generous length.
Dimensions: 36.1mm across (not counting crown)
Case: stainless steel screw back
Bracelet: Enicar signed Beads of Rice with 19mm curved ends
Band: Swiss Tropic 2000 new old stock
Condition notes: Even wear to the bezel edges. Has not been serviced. Running, keeping good time and functions as it should.
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