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    Baselworld 2014???

    Dare I ask...is anyone attending Baselworld this week?

    I think we all have low expectations but I would much rather hear what a forum member has to report about the Anonimo presentation than have to simply rely on PR materials.

    Anonimo are located in Hall 2, International Brands…in what looks like a B location (to be polite)…

    http://www.baselworld.com/en-US/The-Show/HallFloorPlans.aspx

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    Re: Baselworld 2014???

    Rob Caplan, of Topper Jewelers, a site sponsor, is attending, and has shown interest in Anonimo in the past, so I am sure if there is anything worth reporting, he will let us know.
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    Re: Baselworld 2014???

    lol, no expectations from me....
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    Re: Baselworld 2014???

    Timefleas-

    Thanks - if nothing else I hope some idependent bloggers venture past. It sounds like the big boys want to dominate is year (softer market)...3 floors and 1,500 sq meters of PP?

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    Re: Baselworld 2014???

    Evgeny is going as well, so hopefully he can provide us with some insight into what's going on with the brand...though I'm definitely not expecting anything to even remotely pique my interest.
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    Re: Baselworld 2014???

    Phunkey-Monkey…good to hear.

    Yeah, I think I simply want to know if the final chapter has been written from our perspective.

    The entire situation remains frustrating because many Anonimo fans had ideas which could have (should have) been listened to. Rebranding could commence with nothing more than one great new dive piece which grabbed the media attention. I would be excited if a designer had been found who could distill the essence of the original Anonimo…

    I hope it is a good Baselworld but as noted above, I think the global market has softened to a degree and the larger companies will make a focused effort to consolidate their position. I think smaller, newer entities are going to find it very difficult to enter the market unless they have a unique and distinct character.

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    Re: Baselworld 2014???

    Hey guys, yes I will be going, most likely on Saturday. Not sure if I manage to get enough time to go to the Anonimo's booth, it is indeed located in a very low-grade part of the Exhibition populated mostly by fashion brands and el-cheapo mechanicals of questionable providence on display. Last year I was super keen to see the new "re-born" Collection so it did made sense to take a detour and see what was on offer from Anonimo but to be honest, by now I've lost all of my interest in the new company and their cretinous attitude to the customer and horrible designs are not warranting taking precious time off from Patek, Rolex, Glashutte etc:) I am also pretty much sure that they will also not have a single production model watch for inspection - will be same toy-like prototypes with crazy mismatching hands, no movements and above all, cased in those cheap Chinese shiny PVD cases that go for $50 a pop on fleabay and make even well-hardened watch connoisseur cringe in agony. Their site still littered with computer renderings so I see no chance of holding a real watch anytime soon. My guess is that they will try to pre-sell a certain # of units before commencing the production so their risk outlay is low, but good luck with that, I doubt they'd find anyone crazy enough to pre-order even a dozen of these "creations" just on pure pedigree of the watch, let alone those ridiculous price ranges that they want to sell these pieces for...
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    Re: Baselworld 2014???

    Korneevy –

    Yes, I think the location is worse than last year and seems a strange place to position themselves (literally and figuratively). There isn’t too much else interesting in the vicinity.

    Don’t worry about Anonimo too much…but if you see anything else from other brands that are outstanding, let us know. I am kind of curious to see what the likes of Rolex come up with this year, they have promoted the idea they are going to release some interesting models/variants...I think there will be a lot of press releases tomorrow.

    Regardless, have yourself a great day on Saturday!!

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    Re: Baselworld 2014???

    i would love for someone to ask the Anonimo guys how they could abandon their customers and leave us with literally zero support, no replacement parts etc...

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    Re: Baselworld 2014???

    Quote Originally Posted by ericfeuer View Post
    i would love for someone to ask the Anonimo guys how they could abandon their customers and leave us with literally zero support, no replacement parts etc...
    I bet you they'd have a stack of copies of their "statement to our dear customers" off their Facebook page, which they'd hand out to everyone who enters their booth before even showing the watches;)

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