Still NO Panerai. If you hire Mcdonald's staff and you open a hamburger joint called Bob'
July 30 2005, 8:32 PM
Burgers, are you selling Mcdonalds' or Bob's, tools same thing. The problem with Anonimo is that they've implied a historical relation which never was further as long as Anonimo USA is run like it is, the Brand will not survive long term. I own still an orange face Militare and one of only 4 bright yellow Millimetri that I guess will be buried with me as the used Anonimo market sucks. There could have been a succesful Anonimo if the office in Italy and specially in the USA would stop the lies, lack of support, and would pay attention to the Anonimo owners. The Company as it stands SCHTINKS!
This message has been edited by FrankV1 on Jul 30, 2005 8:40 PM
I have both a yellow and orange dial Miltare and have enjoyed both tremendously. One was purchased grey market and the other used so no warranty to speak of. Thankfully I have had not a single issue with either. The watches, to me, seem to be more roughly hewn than a Panerai - not as well finished, I guess one would say. But I wear them very regularly and really admire their looks. That having been said, I would probably never purchase one at retail from an authorized dealer as resale value is atrocious and the aftermarket has too many good values. Secondly, the Militares (and Professionale) are the only models that appeal to me. Some of the other models appear to suffer from haphazard design.
This message has been edited by raytubbs on Jul 29, 2005 11:28 PM
I was very taken by the black dial Militare and was thinking of buying one. The reference to the WUS Anonimo forum elicited that there have been a number of problems with the crown guard on Militares. I'm glad I found out before purchasing!
I have a Militare and although i love the design and wear it
July 30 2005, 9:38 PM
often, I am not impressed with the company itself. Especially considering what a joke its model line up has become. The use of pre-school colors and cluttered non flowing designs have assisted in the loss of their credibility IMHO.
Furthermore I have had 2 problems with my Miliatre thus far, in regards to the crown. Both times the crown has fallen out!!! Luckily the watch was under warranty but it makes me nervous to say the least, and I must be extra carefull when pulling the crown to set the time. Needless to say the watch cannot be resold unless i plan on taking it up the booty, due to the horid resale market. Plus i would feel bad for someone to buy the watch knowing it has had previous problems. To think that some people have paid full retail on these watches...
Sadly i think Anonimo had the potential of being a great company but the direction of their desings and lack of brand identity will result in their failure. Just my opinion, which means very little.
Love the watch. (Mili Crono with yellow dial)
Anonimo is expanding and now paying attention to the customers a lot more. Room to improve though.
Also, more distributors coming on line over the world. Not gonna hurt you to spread the word positively and negatively. It sometimes is the only way to force change for the better.
Had Militare and Militare Chronograph. They both are very nice. Quality is fine. Keeps good time about +4 to +5 seconds a day. Very difficult to get any case parts. Resale is very poor. Sold them both.
right I didn't lose anything (even made a bit on one). I thought the quality was fine for what I paid, particularly when it comes to the Millimetri. If you pay list you are NUTS, but on the secondary market they can be had for cheap. Nothing spectacular, nothing horrible in my opinion. Many of the crown problems you hear about are from older models. Personally if I picked up another one it would be a Millimetri or another Automatico with the OX-PRO finish. I liked that watch ok, but the lack of AR makes it a bummer.
I have a chronoscopio and have had no problems or issues with the watch
at all. Excellent feel and finish and up to par with my pam and other mid-priced
swiss sport watches. I have no interest in reselling or trading watches so I could care
less what the market is for this watch. The market is often made up of individuals who
are very easily influenced by "marketing" and therefore not necessarily an accurate
yard stick . I still like the looks of the panerais , but , for the money, I've really
enjoyed my orange dial chronoscopio.. And the kodiak strap is of superb quality.
I loved them all, especially the Prototype Professionale #007/50, but they only made 10, not 50, however I sold all of them due to poor business management, and customer service by Anonimo USA. Other than that, I would love to have an Automatico, Millimetri, or Militare again, but not at list, or anywhere near it. Maybe I would take one as a gift, but that is about it I guess, that way it would be disposable. Also, if you don't buy from an authorized dealer, have receipts, and papers, you are out of luck if you have a warranty issue, which is not uncommon. They may do it, but will require that you send it back to Italy, and it will come out of your pocket. By the way, most watch shops send them back, or just plain don't sell many of them, and I can provide references in that direction as well. I could go on and on, but it is your mind to make up. If it was me, I would just save up for a Panerai or IWC, or Kobold, or something else that makes you go OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Take care, and buy what ya likie, not what I likie though, for it is gonna be on your wrist. Ciao, Michael
This message has been edited by mycallb on Jul 30, 2005 2:55 PM