Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Enicar

This is the last of the watch-related UFOs. We will continue to bring new UFOs, so don't change the channel!

Location:
This particular UFO appears to be either the older cousin or the favorite cousin of the other watches as it shows the most wear. The edges of both front and back covers have the distinctive wear pattern of steady use or old age. This UFO was easily opened for examination and gave little trouble to the UFO inspection team.

Description:
Gold and brass in color, the case shows heavy wear. The front face is white with black numbers. The hour number are facing up relative to the 12 o'clock position. The hour hand has a spade shape on the end while the minute hand is a straight shaft. The seconds dial is located at the 6 o'clock position and is missing the hand. The second numbers are facing the inset dial. No minute number are present. The word "Enicar" is present on the front face, between the center dial and the 12 o'clock hour. The word "Swiss" is barely visible below the 6 o'clock position.

With the front face removed, the word "Swiss" is easily visible. There are some hairline fractures in the face at the 5 o'clock position.

The rear shows distinctive yellow paint that is shared with the other watches. The reverse of the rear cover shows the word "Scepter" and "Warranted 10 Years." The numbers "4843380" are also present in a V shape with the first "3" being in the bottom position.

Unique Marks:
Reverse of the rear cover - Scepter [inside a trapezoidal shape], Warranted 10 Years, 4843380 [in a V shape], W11,813*, =2nd* - *Hand etched number, letters, and symbols

Inner workings of watch - Enicar Swiss, 7 Jewels, 2 Adj.

History:
Enicar is still in business today and focuses primarily on wrist watches. According to their web site, they were founded in 1854 and is one of the earliest watch makers in Switzerland. Enicar was also chosen as the official watch for the Swiss team of climbers that successfully reached the top of Mount Everest in 1956.

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References:
- Enicar Watches, Retrieved on December 10, 2007 from http://www.enicar.com/

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

La marque a été fondée en 1914 et non 1854

TK42ONE said...

For those too lazy to translate, the above comment says "The brand was founded in 1914 and not 1854."

If the anonymous poster would care to elaborate (in French or English), I'd like to know if it was Enicar or a brand they purchased that was founded in 1914? I'm certainly no watch expert so any clarification you can make or help with I would appreciate.