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Enicar Big Eye Valjoux 23

INSPECT THE WATCH AND TEST FUNCTIONALITY

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Horology Biology Watch Servicing

STRIP DOWN OF THE WATCH AND INSPECTION

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Enicar AR1145

REBUILD, OIL, REGULATE AND TEST FUNCTIONING

I have been a hardcore collector of vintage watches for many years and regularly attend watch fairs and expos. I have deep dived further into my passion for vintage watches.

I originally learnt a lot from my late watchmaker Rob Mulder,  who was a good friend, patient and full of knowledge which I enjoyed soaking up.

 

I used this knowledge as a baseline for my self studying which also included a short apprenticeship.

I am confident working on hand wind and automatic watches and also comfortable with some chronographs like the Valjoux 72 and Omega chrono lines such as the 865 and 861.

I am constantly learning in life and expanding my knowledge and am beyond passionate about everything horology.

 

Not exclusive to Enicar I have also worked on other known brands including Omega, Longines and Zodiac to name but a few.

I can successfully strip down watches, assess problems, clean, rebuild and lubricate. Followed by regulating and timing adjustments. 

I use the Elma Super Automatic for all deep cleaning and an Ultrasonic machine for cases.

 

 

 

 

 

Only quality Moebius Swiss oils are used as well as Molykote DX grease and Horotec Chronogrease P125 for automatic mainspring barrels.

I also use a combination of Bergeon and Horotec quality watch tools.

If you require help with a non running Enicar or any other vintage watch then please feel free to contact me by using the contact submission form.

Also at the bottom of this page.

 

I would be happy to assist you bringing it back to life and running as it should be. 

I'm based in The Netherlands with a large worldwide network for sourcing hard to find watch parts and have worked on watches from various people within Europe & UK.

Thankfully DHL & UPS are friends 

Best regards,

Horology Biology

Moebius Swiss Oil

Below are some examples of watches that I have personally serviced on my watch bench 

Omega Seamaster cal 1040

OMEGA SEAMASTER

CAL 1040

Desotos Valjoux 72 Chronograph

DESOTOS

VALJOUX 72

Omega Seamaster Cal 1120

OMEGA SEAMASTER CAL 1120

 
Omega Chronostop

OMEGA CHRONOSTOP

CAL 865

Omega Admirality Cal 601

OMEGA ADMIRALITY

CAL 601

Enicar Sherpa Guide MKII

ENICAR

SHERPA GUIDE

CAL ar 1146

Omega Speedmaster MKII

OMEGa speedmaster mkii

cal 861

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OMEGA SEAMASTER CAL 1040 

Above is the iconic Omega Seamaster Ref 176.007

It houses the Omega cal 1040 which is the Lemania based 1340 

It is a 12 hour chronograph movement with an additional 24hr GMT hand. 

The minute hand and chronograph minute hand are centralised thus the minute chrono hand crawls along with the minute hand rather than clicking over at 60 seconds.

A true marvel of a movement but can also be problematic. 

This watch had some minor water damage from the crown been left open. Rust had built up on the inside of the keyless works and luckily this is where it ended.

 

I soaked the rusted parts in benzine overnight before manually cleaning them. 

The whole watch movement parts were then professionally cleaned in the Elma. 

The original rusted parts did have some staining to them but this was just cosmetic and did not effect the functionality or the performance. 

The watch was rebuilt, oiled and regulated. 

I only use quality Swiss oils from Moebius such as 9010, 1300 & 9504.

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ENICAR SHERPA GRAPH MKIV Valjoux 72

Above is one of the high line of Vintage Enicar. The Sherpa Graph MKIV

The Valjoux 72 In my opinion it is the best chronograph movement out there that has stood the test of time. Very reliable and a solid work horse. 

This watch was fully stripped down and deep cleaned followed by a rebuild, new mainspring and oiled. The chrono was checked and it runs spot on. 

The case was ultrasonic cleaned and a light buffing to the case was applied. 

I only use quality Swiss oils from Moebius such as 9010, 1300 & 9504.

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Desotos Valjoux 72

Above is the legendary Valjoux 72. Used in many chronographs over the years from Enicar to Rolex.

In my opinion it is the best chronograph movement out there that has stood the test of time. Very reliable and a solid work horse. 

This is a Desotos Valjoux 72 which some refer to as the poor mans Sherpa Graph due to its similar characteristics to the Sherpa Graph line. I originally purchased this watch in Cape Town South Africa a few years ago and never serviced it until recently.  

The watch was in good condition with very little wear although very dry.

It was fully stripped down and any faults identified. 

The watch was rebuilt, oiled and regulated. I had to adjust the chronograph a little as the minutes counter was off. 

I only use quality Swiss oils from Moebius such as 9010, 1300 & 9504.

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OmegA SEAMASTER Cal 1120

Above is the Omega Cal 1120 Chronometer automatic, It is a ETA 2892-2 jazzed up by Omega for many of their modern line of watches. 

The ETA 2892-2 is used in many luxury watches today.

This watch is the Omega Seamaster ref 2254.50 with the large sword hands.

It was non running when I received it. A service brought it back to life. 

The watch was fully stripped down and any faults identified. 

The watch was rebuilt, oiled and regulated.

I only use quality Swiss oils from Moebius such as 9010, 1300 & 9504.

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Omega SPEEDMASTER MKII Cal 861

Above is the classic Cal 861 for the Omega Speedmaster, it is a Lemania based calibre

This is my personal watch that I have owned for many years. 

The watch was fully stripped down and any faults identified. 

The watch was rebuilt, oiled and regulated.

I only use quality Swiss oils from Moebius such as 9010, 1300 & 9504.

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Omega CHRONOSTOP Cal 865

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Above is the infamous Cal 865 for the Omega Chronostop, 

The watch was not running, the orange sweeper pipe was broken and stuck on the pinion. The crystal was also beyond repair as it was cracked.

The watch was fully stripped down and any faults identified. 

A new mainspring was added as well as a new crystal and a NOS orange Omega sweeper hand for the 865.

The watch was rebuilt, oiled and regulated.

I only use quality Swiss oils from Moebius such as 9010, 1300 & 9504.

 

Omega GENEVE Cal 1481

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Above is the Omega Cal 1481 produced between 1972 and 1980. It was also used in Tissot watches under the ref 2481 for Tissot.

This movement serial 34 is from 1972 so one of the first 1481 cals to be produced.

I purchased this watch as a non runner from a lovely lady in Den Haag. It belonged to her husband. They suspected that the main spring was broken and they were correct.

The watch was stripped down, cleaned and rebuilt with a new mainspring and crystal.

I gave the dial a light clean to remove any dirt and gave the case a light buffing with a scotch pad and Bergeon 2290 polishing stick. 

I also replaced the generic bracelet with a nice vintage Beads of Rice bracelet. 

The watch was rebuilt, oiled and regulated.

I only use quality Swiss oils from Moebius such as 9010, 1300 & 9504.

 

Omega ADMIRALITY Cal 601

Above is the Omega Cal 601

This watch is the Omega Admirality from 1969

The watch was in a terrible state, non running, missing the crystal and crown. 

The watch was fully stripped down, I cleaned the dial as best I could just to remove the dirt as no crystal had been on the watch for some time.

A new Omega crown and crystal were sourced.

The watch was rebuilt, oiled and regulated.

I only use quality Swiss oils from Moebius such as 9010, 1300 & 9504.

A massive improvement as seen in the before and after pictures. 

Enicar Sherpa Guide MK2

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Enicar Cal 1146

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Enicar Cal 1146

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Enicar Sherpa Guide MK2

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Enicar SHERPA GUIDE MKII Cal AR 1146

Above is the Enicar Cal 1146

This watch is the classic Enicar Sherpa Guide GMT from the 1960's

The 1146 is the same as the 1145 but has a GMT wheel that sits on top of the hour wheel.

This is my personal watch and was running ok prior to service. 

I never knew the service history of the watch so felt it was more than needed. 

The watch was rebuilt, oiled and regulated.

I only use quality Swiss oils from Moebius such as 9010, 1300 & 9504.

Zodiac Seawolf

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Zodiac Seawolf

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Zodiac Cal 70/72

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Zodiac Seawolf

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Zodiac SEAWOLF Cal 70/72

Above is a 1960's Zodiac Seawolf Automatic cal 70/72

This watch was non running with a very beaten up black dial which had a relume at some point.

The watch was fully serviced and the cannon pinion was replaced as well as the crystal. 

A stunning rarer white dial was sourced from Italy and used on the watch given that they came in white or black options. 

The watch was rebuilt, oiled and regulated.

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