Aqua Graph MK III

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Enicar Aqua Graph MK III (Source Ebay User Chrono_art)

The Aqua Graph Mark III appeared just one year after the MK II (June 1967) . The Main difference is the use of Baton hands, instead of the paddle hands,  the red ring with a house-style pointer and a chrono second hand with lume instead  of red paint.

Reference Number: 072 – 02 – 02

Serial Range: 986.6xx – 987.3xx

Case

Stainless steel EPSA compressor case with bajonet lock.

40,6mm x 49,5mm without crown, 14mm thickness, lug width 20mm

Bezel

The bezel of the Mark III is counting up from 0 to 60. 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 is written in bigger number than the 5min steps. Every minute has a dash as indicator. The Bezel itself is made of aluminum with a black surface and numbers in silver.

At 12 o’clock you will find a vertical trapez borderd by two tritium lume spots.

The bezel is freely turning without clicks.

Red Ring

Made of red eloxed aluminum the pointer of the ring of the MK III is formed like a house. The ring is freely turning from the bezel.

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Enicar Aqua Graph MK III red ring (Source Ebay User Chrono_art)

 

Dial

The most common dial version known is black paint and white / grey sub dials. Since we see different shades of grey, I assume that they all have been white and discolored with time to grey. The Enicar logo is applied.

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Enicar Aqua Graph MK III reverse panda dial (Source Ebay User Chrono_art)

 

Hands

The hands are new compared to its precedessors, since this reference introduced the baton hands, thick painted sub hands and a chrono second hand with lume instead of red paint.

Minute and hour hands are baton style with white paint around the lume. Those style was very common for Enicar watches of the mid till end 60’s.

The second hand is mainly unpainted with a round spot right before the tip filled with lume.

The subdial hands are thick and black painted.

I have also seen MK III AG’s with paddle hands and/ or thin sub hands. Seems there is some transition between both references.

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Comparison of MK III and MK II hand sets.

Crown

Since the Aqua Graph was meant to be a diving watch you will find the waffle compressor crown with Enicar saturn on it.

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Enicar compressor style crown (Source Ebay User Chrono_art)

Back

The back shows the Sherpa 300 logo with the seapearl in the middle.

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Sherpa 300 logo on the back (Source Ebay User Chrono_art)

Movement: Valjoux 72 with golden finish

 

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Valjoux 72 (Source Ebay User Chrono_art)

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