Enicar

25 Apr 19
Fratello Watches

The most complicated part of shooting this watch was to find an old brick to match its vibrant indexes. Meet my lucky catch Alpina La Ronde. There are watch brands and there are watch BRANDS. Brands and watches every collector knows, has or dreams about – holy grails, legendary models with hundreds of stories or […]

24 Apr 19
MasterHorologer

Entitled ENICAR Watches (1913-1988), this booklet by freelance journalist Nico Van Dijk gives some insights to the history of Swiss watch brand ENICAR. The origins of ENICAR brand can be traced back to 1913 when Ariste Racine of the legendary Racine family and his wife Emma Blatt established a watch making company named ‘Manufacture d’Horlogerie […]

31 Mar 19
Time for a Change

Ladies and gentlemen, we have done it! The Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the Enicar Book, has been successful. A HUGE thank you to all you incredibly generous backers, crazy vintage watch fans, Instagrammers, forum crawlers, bloggers, Facebookers and everyone else who made this great succes possible!  I am thrilled getting to make […]

31 Mar 19
Time for a Change
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A book about a forgotten Swiss watch brand that combines photography, storytelling, history, graphic design and cool ‘n funky watches.

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11 Mar 19
Time for a Change

Photographers Nancy Ostermann and Geertjan Cornelissen and yours truly were in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon this weekend to create a special photo series with a 100 year old Enicar trench watch. The photos are going to be featured in 3 full spreads in the book! When Enicar started in 1913, their earliest wrist watches were created for the […]

04 Mar 19
Lost In Mobile

In 1913, Ariste Racine and his wife Emma Blatt started a watch manufacturing company in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. They named the brand ‘Enicar’. That’s right, that is ‘Racine’ spelled backwards. This seemingly small detail sparked my passion for the brand. Just look at the fantastic Saturn planet logo, the innovative and outspoken watch designs and […]

04 Mar 19
Fratello Watches

Despite the fact that I’ve gone digital for the bulk of my reading materials (primarily to reduce the amount of “bulk” in my life), a good watch book is something that will always have a place on my shelf.  “Time For a Change: Discovering Vintage Enicar,” looks like it will be the kind of tome […]

03 Mar 19
Enicar 101

Wow, exciting times folks for Enicar fans. It’s gonna happening, Martijn aka Vandervenus started his Kickstarter campaign to fund his 250 pages Enicar book. He is one of the greatest Enicar collectors and all his passion and expertise will go in this book. If you like Enicar watches or just watch collecting in general, fund […]

02 Mar 19
Time for a Change

It’s official: the Kickstarter campaign to fund the book is live. I have created several pledges with cool rewards and Enicar gadgets for you to enjoy. Please back me up Enicar lovers, so we can make this book happen! The campaign runs for 30 days. If the necessary amount to fund the project is not […]

01 Mar 19
Time for a Change

Time for a change, time for a book on vintage Enicar The Kickstarter campaign is about to launch! To get the Enicar book produced, I’m looking for backers. Your support is needed to fund the graphic design and desk top publishing, copywriting and editing, additional translations, photography and printing. This is what the book will […]

23 Jan 19
Time for a Change

The Enicar book is coming along nicely. The last couple of weeks I’ve been busy scanning over 1.500 pages of documents: catalogs, brochures, advertisements and of course a pile of Saturn corporate magazines. A selection of this info will be present in the book. But as you may know, there are still many gaps in […]

28 Dec 18
Enicar 101

Another brick in the wall 😉 I just added the Enicar Sherpa Graph Ic guide to the page. I was lucky to buy one, right before christmas. The watch has its own charme. Obviously its not a safe queen, but that makes her a perfect daily rocker. It came out of a south German estate […]

20 Dec 18
Time for a Change

Now that the end of the year is closing, I like to take a look at the vintage Enicar market. Let’s cut to the chase: the spectacular price development I have seen the last couple of years has slowed down and in some cases has reversed. The flagship chronographs have lost territory. There, I’ve said […]

11 Dec 18
Time for a Change

  It’s December, so let’s spend loads of money! During holiday season, we seem to be much easier on burning cash than the rest of the year. Myself included. We’ve worked for a whole year, so we’ve earned some presents, right? ‘Creative sellers’ know this all too well. Sure, they keep plugging their fantasy watches […]

06 Jan 18
Wanna Buy A Watch?

Enicar stainless steel Sherpa Super-Dive automatic wind diver’s model circa 1970’s. Great looking large and robust 40mm diameter water proof style case with screw down case back, smooth parchment color internal rotating bezel, and heavy angled lugs. Featuring an original matte black dial with raised, steel luminous indexes, wide silver hour and minute hand with luminous panels and thin lollipop sweep seconds hand. With cross hatched, Saturn symbol crowns, and worn on a grain of rice style Enicar bracelet. Powered by self winding movement with date. Fully serviced, guaranteed genuine, and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation.