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 all year long, but in December they are just a tad more cheeky. Above are a few current examples of Enicar watches that, at first glance, appear to be okay. But a closer look can save you a lot of money.
I’ve already covered a whole series of frankenwatches some time ago in this blogpost. However, a watch that came for sale a few days ago made me want to write this blog update. I’ve discussed it with my fellow Enicar collectors and we think it may be one of the craziest efforts yet.
The seller calls this piece a ‘unique collector watch’. I hope it’s unique, because that would mean this is the only one. So far, we haven’t seen a mass produced Enicar fake, like the popular eBay forgery of the Fortis Marinemaster supercompressor. At any given time, there are at least ten for sale and they actually look pretty nice. But they still are fake and I doubt if Fortis approves of this scam. Only the swindlers benefit. The thought of a cheapo Sherpa Graph clone, or a Super-DIVE “build from NOS parts” in a series of 10.000, keeps me awake at night.
The seller of the Enicar fantasy chronograph claims that this watch was customized in Switzerland. The dial, hands and movement may be all original Enicar parts. The combination however… It’s up to a buyer to decide if he is prepared to spend €3.600,- for a watch that is “made to honor the classic Enicar models like the Jet Graph and the OPS”.
Long story short: be careful if you’re gonna reward yourself with an Enicar this Christmas. Do your homework, your research and don’t feed the sharks on the Bay. I’m happy to throw in some knowledge and experience if you need a second opinion. Enjoy your holidays everyone!