1960s Enicar Garnix Chronograph (Ref. 2303)
The Enicar ref. 2303, nicknamed the Garnix, has been somewhat of an enigma among collectors since its rise to popularity. The reference 2303 as a whole is relatively rare to come across, however, its lack of having a model name is what's so enamoring for collectors. This is actually where the nickname "Garnix" comes from, in German "Garnix" directly translates to "Nothing". Garnix is a nod to the reference lacking a model name on the dial that would commonly be present on the dial for Enicar watches during this era.
Not only is the Garnix mysterious, but its also a rather impressive and handsome timepiece. The ref. 2303 Enicar is powered by the Valjoux 72 manual winding chronograph movement and features a unique dark grey dial with both matte and reflective textures that surprisingly, works very well with the gold cap case. The Enicar ref. 2303 "Garnix" is truly collectible, but being stylish with a fun and mysterious story gives the ref. 2303 its character.
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The gold cap case remains bright in its golden yellow coloration and has ahieved a desirable oxidation around the pushers and crown, which displays the originality of the gold cap finish. The case retains its original pump pushers and "Enicar" signed crown. The stainless steel screwdown case back is in wonderful condition retaining all of its original factory engravings. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The original dark grey dial features a matte center portion with metallic sub-dial accents and outer tachymeter bezel. The dial is in excellent vintage condition, remaining clean with some light signs of aging. The original tritium lume plots have taken on a golden coloration and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light inspection. The paddle style hour and minute tritium hands with the red enamel chronograph hand remain original to the watch, under U.V light inspection the hands exhibit no degradation.
None. The watch was just serviced and is keeping time perfectly. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty for accurate timekeeping.