Enicar Sherpa Guide 600 GMT World-Time 148-35-01. In 1956 a team of Swiss Mountaineers and Sherpas ascended Mount Everest, on their wrist the Enicar Seapearl.
Capitalising on the media attention surrounding this ascent, Enicar added the Sherpa moniker to their watches and one of the most famous tool watches of the mid-century was born. The Sherpa series have since become the most desirable pieces in Enicars history, and were available in a multitude of variations in colours, functions and styles - some 100 variations, in fact.
The particular version we have here is known as the Sherpa Guide 600 GMT World Time, and combines the well-known super compressor divers case, with a GMT inner rotating disc and a world time function making for what would have been, and still is, a hell of an all rounder. Dating from the 60's, it presents in good vintage condition. The flat black dial is original, and shows signs of wear on the GMT ring, and outer portion of the dial as is common with these. Centre portion of the dial is excellent with minimal marking. Hands are tritium, and glow under UV.The 43mm steel case is very well preserved, and shows strong lines and even lugs. Shows marks commensurate with age. The case back is also in excellent condition, with clear stamping on the outside. Acrylic domed crystal is in fantastic condition. Comes mounted to an Enicar steel bracelet that will fit up to an 8in wrist. Shows quite a lot of stretch as to be expected. Specific service history is unknown. Winds well, and all functions operating other than the outer World-Time bezel which is locked in place currently. Water resistance has not been tested. Running at around +98 secs per day at 141 degrees of amplitude, so likely due a service.
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