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ENICAR SHERPA JET GMT NOS £2850

Item description: Enicar Sherpa Jet 600 GMT for sale. This iconic ‘Everest’ connection watch remains in new old stock condition (nos). With a more moderately sized stainless steel case, than its big brother, the Sherpa Guide 600, this watch feels more comfortable to wear (if you are not particularly a ‘big watch’ sort of person. The dial is in a dark grey and bears the Enicar brand name, along with the Sherpa Jet designation. Calender set to the conventional 3.00 position. Within the glass is a rotating GMT 24 hour bezel coloured in black & yellow. Using the upper crown, the bezel can be moved to position a second time zone. The lower crown does the hand-set. Both crowns with typical cross-hatched finish bearing the Enicar logo. The case-back with full Sherpa 600 designation. The watch with automatic movement. Complete with a mid-brown leather stitched strap and non branded stainless steel buckle.

 

Case size: 45mm x 36mm

 

Condition report: New old stock condition. Case in  mint condition with a beautiful polished  finish. Dial original and with a nice ‘soft’ age patination, inner rotating section fully operational. Case-back mint condition and with all engravings crystal clar. The automatic  movement is fully working and keeping good time, although we have not attempted to open the case-back without the special tool required (no warranty implied). The timepiece should be checked by a qualified watchmaker before using near moisture or water.

 

Background to the  Enicar Sherpa Jet 600 GMT: Back in the 1950s / 1960s, the Swiss watch manufacturer, Enicar, were well known and respected for their range of robust diver, and GMT aviation watches. It was watches from this range which were worn by the Swiss Himalayan expedition to Everest. It is argued that Enicar provided the first watches ever taken to the top of Everest, and not Rolex. However, poor documentation of the expedition has left that accolade open to conjecture. In homage to the 1956 Swiss expediation, Enicar launched their aptly named range of Sherpa Guide watches, the Sherpa Guide 600 being their flagship model. The Enicar Sherpa Jet 600 GMT has a quick use GMT inner rotating bezel, making it particularly attractive to pilots.

 

Special notes: Enicar watches are in the midst of a resurgence in popularity. The brand has a solid following  for their vintage watches, especially models such as the Sherpa series, including the Sherpa Jet, and Sherpa Super-Jet, and obviously the sought after Sherpa Graph. For over 70 years Enicar have produced watches that have been worn by mountaineers, the racing fraternity, U.S. Navy divers, and even a Russian rocket scientist.

 

Provenance: n/a

 

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