Replica vogue Sherpa watch of Enicar collecting
With a diverse range of exciting mechanical curiosities having appeared over the last seven days, it’s been a great week in the world of vintage watches. This week, we’re going to taking deep research at every piece and then pick some out, like an untouched Zodiac Sea Wolf, an Enicar Sherpa in new-old-stock condition, as well as a Breitling Premier believed to be coming from the collection of its original owner. Undoubtedly, all collecting tastes have been taken into consideration, including interesting and mildly gimmicky pieces like the Seiko worn in Ghostbusters, and at the more serious end of the spectrum, an extremely infrequent Patek Philippe ref. 2526 in white gold with diamonds on the dial. At the same time we’re spreading the word about some of less-than-perfect watches to steer clear of, a faker-than-fake Patek Philippe along with a potentially deceiving Longines are involved. Let’s go ahead of it.
Enicar sports watches of the 1960s are a world class case study in avant-garde and borderline futuristic design. In theory, they make little sense if you think about it. Loud bezels, dials featuring as many as five different typefaces, a logo inspired by the planet Saturn, and a whole line incomprehensibly named for Nepalese mountain guides — it’s a whole lot to process, with little adding up. But it all works quite well in the metal if I do say so myself.
The Sherpa line is my main focus within Enicar collecting, as there are several wonderful models to be discovered, from chronographs to GMT watches, divers and so on. I also specially prefer their signature lug architecture, which makes these replica watches look pretty great on the wrist. When I often come across a largely nice timepiece, the gripe is that most of the metal rotating bezels fitted to certain models have worn down at their edges over the years, making their age no secret. If you are not satisfied with the reality of vintage watch collecting, I think you’ll get enjoyment from this one.
Here what we talk about is a Sherpa World Time Ref. 100/216, which is believed to have been introduced during July of 1959. As the perfect world time bezel and intact caseback sticker would suggest, this timepiece remains in true new old stock condition, without a single flaw. It even has its original Swiss Tropic strap still fitted, along with an Enicar tang buckle.
Though measuring 36mm across, it’s a timepiece looks pretty modern, which likely would’ve interested most who came across it back in 1959. Although the Space Age would’ve just begun, sports watches of this era were still absolutely unostentatious, making this Enicar an innovative piece for its time. The groundbreaking nature of the design, combined with the present condition, really is a collector’s dream.
Because it seemed to get a kick out of the inclusion of a bit of a left field Tissot for many last week, I thought I’d introduce you another curveball that I’ve been fascinated for long time. What you’re looking at is one of the many wrist-mounted computers of sorts developed by Seiko in the early 1980s, with the unique ability to record and play back short snippets of audio due to dual 16k solid state RAM modules. It was also the first choice for Ghostbusters’ watch, probably for the opportunities to make note of paranormal activity in the field it afforded.
After having once handled and operated an example in the metal, I’ve maybe seen one of these pop up for sale every year, and when they do, they’re often not functional any more, or offered with rubber strap as a replacement. When I came across one in perfect working condition with original blacked-out bracelet, I couldn’t help making it into this week’s conclusion. Yes you can do the same thing or more with the pocketable device if you want, but is it Ghostbusters approved? That’s what I thought.
This is the replica watch for you if you’re likely to emulate the undeniable coolness of doctors Raymond Stantz, Peter Venkman, or even Egon Spengler. It’s being offered a reference price at $999.99 by an individual out of Louisville, you do have the option to make an offer on it surely.