Here we have one of Enicar's earliest forays into the Dive Watch market.
The brand went for diving in the mid- 50s, most famously with the Seapearl 600. The model was released just as serious diving watches like the Submariner and Fifty Fathoms were becoming indispensable to the golden age of underwater exploration and was even in consideration for a US Navy commission alongside those two heavyweights.
There is an absolutely fantastic article on this model over at Worn and Wound, it is well worth a read! You can view that: here
View this Underwater Explorer in a Video: here
Movement: Manual Wind
Calibre: AR 1010
Timekeeping: Keeping very good time.
Service History: Serviced May 2022.
Dial: Original Enicar Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel Turtle Lug Bayonet Case.
Measurements: Without/With Crown: 34.6mm/38mm End of Lug to Lug: 42mm
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Acrylic, Replaced during Service.
Crowns: Original Enicar Signed Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: Quality Tan Brown Hirsch Artisan Leather Strap.
Lug Width: 18mm
Bits that stand out:
- Extremely early example.
- Dial is mouthwatering, who doesn't love a tropical!
- Cool Turtle lugs.
- Bold Indexes.
-Minor Scratches throughout the Case.
Overall the Enicar is in Very good honest Vintage condition, the Case has some very minor scratches that are to be expected really with Watches of this Nature.
The Handset is Original and in fantastic condition.
The Dial is so freakin' cool, it has taken on a wonderful "tropical" effect.
Crystal is a replacement.
Original Signed Enicar Crown.