Buried in another thread, I saw the announcement from the CEO of Anonimo SA about servicing historic pieces, and decided to look into the announcement.
With both of my Nimos on the chopping block, I reached out to Stoll, Mike Margolis, and Anonimo SA, to inquire about service before regretting selling the watches I love for FOP (fear of parts).
I wanted to share with everyone my very positive and encouraging experience with Anonimo SA. Before you sell your awesome and funky ode to everything that is Italian, I suggest your reach out to Anonimo SA to inquire about service...you will be pleasantly surprised.
Mike put me in touch Melanie in service, and she let me know that parts for my watch, a Professionale 6000 CNS model, were not available. My biggest concern is the crown and case screws, as those are parts cannot be sources anywhere on earth. Melanie let me know that a new crown can be machined for around $150-200. The cost for a basic COA and factory polish (with no case parts of course), is very reasonable, and right in line for what you would expect for a watch of historical Anonimo quality.
I learned all of this in less than 24hrs...try and get that response from any other watch company. If they can make parts for my Professionale at reasonable prices, then other parts should not be an issue either.
While I have not sent a watch for repair and cannot speak to their service, I can speak to their customer support, responsiveness, and willingness to keep historic owners of the brand happy.
This is great news for all owners out there, and I am glad to see that Anonimo SA realizes that the best way to bolster their brand is to raise the historic brand out of the gutter. The historic watches were awesome in every facet, but it was the customer service and then lack of parts that eroded the value on the secondary market.
Time will tell, but I am enthusiastic about the future.