DeSotos Valjoux 72 Chronograph EPSA case (same as Enicar Sherpa Graph)

this watch is no longer available for sale


If you have been following the Vintage watch market , and I assume you have been or you would not have been able to find this page, you know that Vintage Chronographs with Valjoux 72 movements currently are very sought after vintage watches .

The one I am offering is a great example

please look at all the pictures as they show the watch properly , all pictures have not been altered and pics have been taken with very harsh flash so that every nick, scratch, dent etc is magnified . If you click on the little picture you can zoom in. Please remember that the watch looks better ‘in hand’

As far as I know and can see everything is totally original to the watch , winds buttery smooth , resets properly and keeps great time


Brand : DeSotos

These seem to have come from the Enicar Factory as they use the same case and movement. This example is even signed with ‘Enicar’ on the movement !

Date : late 1960ies

Size : 41mm (ex crown) x  49mm (incl lugs) x 14mm high

Plexi : original , only superficial wear marks

Crown : plain crown

Case : EPSA compressor case with screw back

Back : all marking readable but some light marks

Hands : Sought after paddle hour and minute hands with ‘lollipop’ Chrono sweep hand

Dial : black / black dial with tritium lume on dial and hands , all tritium still intact and in fantastic condition

Movement : Valjoux 72 ‘AR’ (Ariste Racine) signed on the baseplate and Enicar signed on the bridge

Strap : Black leather strap

Service: This was was serviced September 2016