Cheap Replica Enicar Sherpa Dive Watch (Enicar Cal. 1145) in England

Cheap Replica Enicar Sherpa Dive Watch (Enicar Cal. 1145) in England

This Enicar Sherpa Dive model dates back to the 1960’s, a time when Enicar were producing some interesting watches  in England.

The company was founded in 1913 by Ariste Racine as a small family business, but as the name ‘Racine’ was already in existence, Ariste flipped his surname around and registered the brand, “Enicar”, early in 1914. Assembling watches at home using movements from other suppliers, Racine quickly found a market for his watches in Russia and a lucrative deal with a Japanese importer, which in time allowed him to expand.

Factories were opened as production increased, but it wasn’t until the 1950’s that significant changes started to take place. A new high tech institute was opened in Oensingen responsible for the ultrasonic cleaning of all watch movements – hence the ‘Ultrasonic’ written on the dial of many Enicar watches. In 1954 they achieved their first ‘certificate of accuracy’, giving rise to their first automatic chronometer model in 1956, and from 1959 onwards they started producing their own calibres.

In a move designed to attract attention to the Enicar brand during the 1950’s, a number of challenges were undertaken. Water resistance of the ‘Sea Pearl’ models was demonstrated by attaching them to the hulls of a ocean liners for weeks at a time, and a team of Swiss mountaineers were wearing Enicar watches on a successful Everest attempt in 1956 giving rise to a range of ‘Sherpa’ models throughout the 1960’s – Sherpa Graph, Sherpa Jet and Sherpa Star to name but a few.

Despite releasing their own quartz watches in 1970, sales steadily declined during the quartz revolution and the company was finally declared bankrupt in February 1988, the remaining stock of movements being sold to Gerd-Rüdiger Lang of Chronoswiss. The Enicar name was bought later in 1988 by the CEO of Wah Ming-Hong Ltd, based in Hong Kong.

Ok, back to the watch. Opening it up revealed an in-house calibre in good condition, a cal. 1145 which was running, but wouldn’t build up a power reserve when worn. Further investigation revealed that parts of the automatic winding mechanism were heavily worn which was causing the problem.

Though I didn’t notice it immediately there is a discrepancy between the text on the dial and the movement inside – the dials says “Rubyrotor 30 Jewels” and the movement is clearly stamped with “24 Jewels”. In the technical specifications of the cal. 1145 there is no mention of a 30 jewel version, only versions with 17 or 24 jewels  in England, so had the movement been switched at some time?

After discussion with the owner it was decided that the best course of action would be to try and find a running donor watch with the right movement to put things back in order, and after just a few days this donor was sourced from everyone’s favourite auction site…

… but the auction listing didn’t show a picture of the movement, and when the watch was opened, guess what – yep, same movement!

Investigation online revealed nothing about the mysterious ‘Rubyrotor’, but did unearth several other 30 jewel models with 24 or 25 jewel calibres. Marketing trickery by Enicar here perhaps? Possibly.

However, the donor watch did provide all the parts needed to repair the automatic winding mechanism so after a service for the original movement, a thorough case cleaning and a polish of the crystal, the watch was back up and running again.

Replica Dodane Type 21 Chronograph Watch (Valjoux Cal. 235) in England

Replica Dodane Type 21 Chronograph Watch (Valjoux Cal. 235) in England

Another military watch on the blog and another new brand, this time it’s Dodane.

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Dodane is a French watchmaking company with a rich history. Founded in 1857, five generations of the family have been involved with the development of the Dodane brand which is still in business today. Originally opened as a watchmaking and ebauche workshop in the Doubs region of France, the company has relocated twice, first to Morteau in 1905 and later to Besançon where the company is still located today.

Well known for their links with the armed forces and aviation in particular, Dodane has been supplying chronographs and instruments to military personnel for decades, making them one of the longest standing suppliers to NATO.

The watch in this post, the Type 21, is something of a classic and was developed in response to a request from the French military for a flyback chronograph. The predecessor to this watch, the Type 20 was the first model to meet the specifications in the 1950’s and the Type 21 followed in the 1960’s after a request for improved readability and easier maintenance. The new brief was met by six manufacturers; Breguet, Dodane, Auricoste, Vixa, Airain and Boullier so you’ll see vintage Type 21 models from all these brands, the Breguet being arguably the most collectible.

The watch in this post is a model from the 1970’s which arrived running and in reasonable cosmetic condition. Inside the case is a Valjoux cal. 235 which is effectively a Valjoux cal. 23, modified to increase the beat rate from 18,000 to 21,600 bph and to include a flyback lever.

A flyback lever (highlighted below) allows the chronograph to be reset without having to stop the chronograph first, which is particularly useful when timing operations in quick succession.

When the reset button is pressed the flyback lever pivots and lifts the coupling clutch away from the chronograph runner and the reset hammer moves across its normal arc, resetting both the chronograph runner and minute register to zero. When the reset button is released, the reset hammer returns and the coupling clutch is lowered once more onto the chronograph runner and timing restarts.

As you can see from the picture above, the movement was in good condition and needed no more than a routine service and a new mainspring to bring it back to its best in England.

From a cosmetic point of view the watch wasn’t in bad shape either, although there were a few areas that needed to be addressed. The first two were straight forward; the pushers had tarnished and were brought back up to spec. by carefully removing the discolouration with a scratch brush, and the triangle on the bezel had been filled in with paint at some point which was not right. On this model the bezel markings should all be unfilled, so the paint was removed.

The final issue was a little more involved as there were patches of rust visible under the crystal.

A little rust had formed under the bezel so I assumed that rusty water had seeped into the gap between the crystal and case and it would be an easy clean-up job once the crystal had been pressed out. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case. When the crystal was removed from the case, I found that the discolouration was actually inside the body of the crystal itself.

Being an original crystal, after 40 or so years the acrylic becomes brittle and shrinks. Small cracks had formed towards the lower edge of the crystal allowing the rusty water to seep into the body of the crystal over time. I like to keep things original wherever possible, but with no way of removing these stains, the only option was to fit a new crystal.

With the movement service and the cosmetic issues resolved the watch could be rebuilt, here’s the result.

Audemars Piguet Millennium Series 26118BC.ZZ.D002CR.01 watch

 

Basic Information
No. 26118BC.ZZ.D002CR.01
Brand: Audemars Piguet
Series: Millennium
Movement type: manual machinery
Gender: Men
Price to provide accurate prices,
Price: ¥ 80600002011-11
Euro: No
US $: $ 5042002012-07
Hong Kong Dollar: HK $ 51630002014-10
Note: The above is the official media price (only reference), please contact the local store, details >>
Movement
Manufacturer: No
Movement Model: No
Movement thickness: No
Exterior
Watch diameter: 43 mm
Watch Case Thickness: No
Watch Case Material: 18k White Gold
Watch disk surface color: black
Watch disk shape: round
Watch disk material: No
Watch mirror material: sapphire crystal glass
Crown Material: 18k White Gold
Watch band color: black
Watch band material: crocodile skin
Handle clasp type: pin buckle
Buckle Material: 18k White Gold
Back through: No
Weight: No
Waterproof: No
Features
Time tourbillon

Audemars Piguet JULES AUDEMARS series 15170OR.OO.A809CR.01 replica watch

 

Watch basic information
No. 15170OR.OO.A809CR.01
Brand: Audemars Piguet watch
Series: JULES AUDEMARS
Watch movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Price to provide accurate prices,
Price: ¥ 1700002016-06
Euro: € 176502013-02
US dollars: No
Hong Kong Dollar: HK $ 1780002014-10
Note: The above is the official media price (only reference), please contact the local store, details >>
Watch movement
Watch movement Model: Caliber 3120
Watch movement diameter: 26.6 mm
Watch movement thickness: 4.26 mm
Vibration frequency: 21600 per hour oscillation frequency
Number of stones: 40
Number of parts: 280
Power reserve: 60 hours
Watch the appearance
Watch diameter: 39 mm
Watch case thickness: 9 mm
Watch Case Material: 18K rose gold
Watch disk surface color: silver, with rose gold three-dimensional time scale and pointer
Watch disk shape: round
Watch disk material: No
Table mirror material: anti-glare treated sapphire crystal glass mirror
Crown Material: No
Watch Band Color: Brown
Watch Band Material: crocodile leather, hand-sewn square large scales brown crocodile leather watch strap
Watches Clasp Type: Buckle
Watch Buckle Material: 18K rose gold
Back through: back through the anti-glare treatment of sapphire crystal glass mirror
Weight: No
Waterproof: 20 meters
replica watch features:
Date display

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Series 26320OR.OO.D002CR.01 watch in England

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Series 26320OR.OO.D002CR.01 watch

Audemars Piguet watch the basic information
Watch the number is: 26320OR.OO.D002CR.01
The watch brand is: Audemars Piguet
Series: Royal Oak
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Price to provide accurate prices,
Price: ¥ 2870002016-06
Euro: € 367002012-09
US dollars: No
Hong Kong Dollar: HK $ 2980002014-10
Note: The above prices for the official price (for reference only), please contact the local store
Movement
Movement Model: CAL.2385
Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
Movement type: automatic machinery
Movement diameter: 25.6 mm
Movement thickness: 5.5 mm
Balance: copper beryllium, back fine-tuning
Vibration frequency: 21600 per hour oscillation frequency
Hairspring: flat hairspring (Flat)
Suspension: KIF Elastor
Number of stones: 37
Number of parts: 304
Power reserve: 40 hours
Exterior
The diameter of the watch: 41 mm
Watch the shell thickness: 10.8 mm
Case material: 18k rose gold
Watch dial color: black
Watch dial shape: round
Watch dial material: No
Watch the mirror material: sapphire crystal glass
Crown Material: 18k rose gold
Watch band color: gold
Watch Band Material: 18k rose gold
Handle clasp type: Folding clasp
Handle clasp Material: 18k rose gold
Back through: No
Weight: No
Waterproof: 50 meters
This watch features:
Date Displays the time

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Series 15400ST.OO.1220ST.01 watch

 

Basic information error correction
ID: 15400ST.OO.1220ST.01
Watch the brand: Audemars Piguet
Series: Royal Oak
Movement type: automatic machinery
Gender: Men
Price to provide accurate prices, error correction
Price: ¥ 1330002016-06
Euro: € 136602013-02
US $: $ 169002012-07
Hong Kong Dollar: HK $ 1340002014-10
Note: The above is the official media price (only reference), please contact the local store, details >>
Watch movement correction
Movement Model: Cal.3120
Manufacturer: Audemars Piguet
Movement type: automatic machinery
Movement diameter: 26.6 mm
Movement thickness: 4.26 mm
Balance: copper beryllium and inert variable elements
Vibration frequency: 21600 per hour oscillation frequency
Hairspring: flat hairspring (Flat)
Suspension: KIF Elastor
Number of stones: 40
Number of parts: 278
Power reserve: 60 hours
Appearance correction
Watches diameter: 41 mm
Watch the shell thickness: 9.8 mm
Watch the shell material: stainless steel
Watch the dial color: black
Watch the dial shape: round
Watch dial material: No
Table mirror Material: sapphire crystal glass
Crown material: stainless steel
Watch strap color: silver
Watch strap material: stainless steel
Clasp type: folding clasp
Buckle Material: stainless steel
Back through: back through
Weight: No
Waterproof: 50 meters
Function correction
Date display

What brand of white-collar watch good?

Watch is not just a simple timing tool, it is a manifestation of identity and taste of jewelry. As a white-collar workers, not a decent watch is absolutely not work. But some white-collar workers because of limited income, do not know what to buy the table. The following watch home to tell you what brand of white-collar watch Well!

White-collar to buy a table, in fact, as long as the attention of the following three points!

1, their favorite style

Watch is mainly worn at work, but too formal will give people the impression of old-fashioned old-fashioned, and now there are many watches in the design by adding the movement elements, but not entirely sports watches, this design makes people feel energetic.

2, watch the material selection

Watch can make you look more mature, but do not be too mature, leather strap for more than 30 years of age workplace, the other leather strap in the summer does not sweat, airtight, there are many problems. Now the trend is the metal bracelet, rose gold for Asian skin color, the popularity of gold for many years now the heat did not weaken, and the rubber strap is also popular break, you can choose according to their acceptance.

3, the purchase of the budget table is reasonable

The first salary of the poor, buy a Swatch or Casio treat yourself? Not that the two bad, they are very tidal, but really not suitable for formal occasions to wear, unless you are mashup master, you can dating party There is no problem with the band, but not at work with the time.

White-collar workers, given the heart price is 1,000 yuan, if you have sufficient budget, more than 100,000 is no problem.

Diving watch time circle how to use? What is the use of diving table timing ring?

Rotary bezel can be said to be one of the important features of diving watch, play a role in reminding diving time. Rotating bezel marked scale is 15,30,45, because the general diving oxygen cylinders can only adhere to 45 minutes, there are individual marked 60 minutes scale. The first 15 minutes are colored or specially marked, and the diver will strictly observe a 15-minute safe stop during the rise to completely release the nitrogen absorbed from the cylinder. Usually as long as the diving when the bezel, so that the bezel on the 0 scale on the minute hand, and then look at the minutes after the corresponding circle on the scale can know the diving time.

Deep SeaChronograph Cermet Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet Deep Sea Chronograph watch by the Jaeger-LeCoultre 758 automatic winding mechanical movement, the vibration frequency of 28,800 times per hour, and the latest development of the watch factory Of the earthquake protection technology. The movement is man-made by hand, assembly and modification, power reserve up to 65 hours. The Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet is equipped with a chronograph operation indicator consisting of two display panels (one red and one white) to check if the chronograph is running, stopped or reset at a glance, Help enhance the safety of divers.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea to make 4000-904L stainless steel watch.Losch launched a modern version of the Oyster Perpetual Sea-type watch, so only in 1967 came the legendary divers watch to reproduce. This 40-mm technology diver’s watch is water resistant to a depth of 1,220 meters (4,000 feet) and uses Rolex’s innovative technology and devices, including the Cerachrom ceramic ring, persistent glowing Chromalight luminous material, paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, Insurance deduction and Rolex Glidelock strap extension device. Originally designed for professional deep-sea diving pioneers of the sea to 4000, equipped with Rolex in 1967 patented helium valve, let it live in the name of deep-sea diving watches. During the deep decompression, the pressure will rise, at this time, the design of clever safety valve will be released from the case of helium, while ensuring that the watch can effectively waterproof.

Due to oxygen restrictions, the countdown reminder is essential for divers, if because of the shortage of oxygen and floating too fast, will cause decompression sickness. Therefore, the rotating bezel is a deep ingenuity at the same time very useful function. External bezel rotation is designed to be a single counter-clockwise direction, is now the latest design is more than an insurance switch to control the bezel any rotation and lock.