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Time for a change: Discovering Vintage Enicar

  1. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Mar 9, 2019

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    Hey guys,

    besides my beloved Omega watches, I am addicted to the brand Enicar :D
    A well known person of the Enicar collector community, Martijn van der Veen, started the idea of writing a book about the brand around a year ago. In fact, he was in Lengnau, the old headquarter of Enicar in the last year to collect stories and information to fill this book.

    Last week he started a Kickstarter Campaign to make that book happen. A lot of the Enicaristi allready funded this project, but we need more support ;)
    Rose-colored glasses away, I think this is also a nice lecture for all collectors of any swiss brand, since this book is more about story telling, than just about facts (like MWO, which is the reference for me, but a different approach).

    So, please have a look at the campaign and chose a pledge if you like it :)

    Thanks, Nico

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enicarbook/time-for-a-change-a-book-about-the-lost-watch-bran

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  2. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla Mar 9, 2019

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    ahhhm why not make it print on demand ? would be much easier
     
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  3. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Mar 9, 2019

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    I don't know, I am not the author. I just want this book :D
     
  4. KP-99

    KP-99 Mar 9, 2019

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    Thanks for this nice informations and your little introduction, Nico.
    Besides my Omegas, I have some other watches in my collection, some are Enicars.
    The history of the brand Enicar seems to be very interesting and I know Martijn as a honest and reputable Enicar collector.
    That is the reason, why I have supported this kickstarter project and would like to see this project realised.
    Thanks for this reminder, Nico.
     
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  5. shishy

    shishy Mar 9, 2019

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    Nice, good luck. Always fun to see more watch scholarship... plus I've always wanted to learn more about Enicar :). Nico's love for the brand is contagious.
     
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  6. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Mar 9, 2019

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    Thanks and sorry Ashish :D

    Fresh pics from the todays fotoshooting, staring a 1915 Enicar trenchwatch....and Martijn ;)

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  7. stigmata

    stigmata Mar 10, 2019

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    awesome effort from Martijn aka @vandervenus!

    that's passion!

    plus putting one of my favourite brands front and square!
     
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  8. Inpw

    Inpw Mar 11, 2019

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    Thank you for the link. As a big Enicar fan, this is a no-brainer!
     
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  9. Theluglife

    Theluglife Mar 11, 2019

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    going to share this with my friends. Always good to see passionate people doing what they love
     
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  10. Aludic

    Aludic Mar 15, 2019

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    Of course I have also subscribed and passed it on to a few other people. The campaign is now >50% funded. Let's get this lovely book into existence!
     
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  11. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 15, 2019

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    I somehow dont allign myself with Enicar. I have mailed them and called them so many times, but they just dont seem to reply. I heard Enicar used to be very famous in China but now not so much. Which other countries are they popular in?
     
  12. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Mar 15, 2019

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    Todays Enicar is not comparable with the old brand. They went bancrupt in the beginning 80s. A guy from HongKong bought the name rights....and this is what Enicar is today ;)
    One side effect is, that they have a non existent customer service.

    But again, totally different company, just the same name.

    Nico
     
  13. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 15, 2019

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    Dear Nico
    Thank you so much for the reply! I didn't know this. Agree with non existent customer service! Thank you so much.

    So this book would focus on history and vintage Omega?
     
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  14. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Mar 15, 2019

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    Correct, this book will focus on the history of vintage Enicar, from 1913- approx. 1982
     
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  15. AJwala

    AJwala Mar 15, 2019

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    Ah ok. Thank you. And best of luck for the campaign!
     
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  16. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Mar 20, 2019

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    We are at 68% with 11 days to go. Not bad, but still a long way!

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    There are also 4 pledges left, with the book including the signature of the last CEO of Enicar, Ariste Racine Jr.

    Nico
     
  17. TexOmega

    TexOmega Mar 20, 2019

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    I’m helping
     
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  18. pweingarten

    pweingarten Mar 20, 2019

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    Enicar made some of the most iconic watches of the 1960s. I've followed the renaissance carefully and hope this book is a big hit!
     
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  19. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Mar 25, 2019

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    Wuhu, we are at 86%, just 3.800€ to go in the next 6,5 days! Thanks to everyone who supported so far and thanks to everyone who will ;)

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  20. Inpw

    Inpw Mar 26, 2019

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    I don't want to jinx it, but chances are looking really good right now! Can't wait for this.
     
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