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    Broken crown on Militare 2004, can't find help

    Hi guys,
    Few weeks back I broke the crown of the stem on my Anonimo militare 2004.
    I just had it under a week or so.
    I looked everywhere and finally was suggested Govberg.
    Honestly, I couldn't find anything else.
    I communicated with them, agreed that it's possible it'll be over 350 dollars Charge because watch needs to be "totally" disassembled to get to the broken part , shipped the watch to them and yesterday I get an email from Govberg saying my watch is in the mail, I'll get it in a few days but they can't help because they can't source the part.
    Extremely disappointed!!!
    Please, there must be a simpler way to fix this.
    This is my second Anonimo and I love them but at this point I'm just over it
    Can someone help!?

    Thanks


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    Re: Broken crown on Militare 2004, can't find help

    There is a company that does Anonimo repairs called Stoll & Co. Try them.
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    Re: Broken crown on Militare 2004, can't find help

    Thanks, unfortunately Stoll was my first try but they don't do it any more.
    I called them before Govberg

    Tx



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    Re: Broken crown on Militare 2004, can't find help

    Ok! I would now go to RGM. Roland G Murphy. Mr. Murphy can fix any watch old or new. He will be able to help you. They have great service and I took the tour of his work shop awesome.

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    Last edited by Fatz028; November 13th, 2013 at 05:10.
    1. Anonimo Cronoscopio Mark II TruBlu LE
    2. Ball Trainmaster Cleveland Express
    3. Ball Trainmaster Moon Light Special LE
    4. Habring2 Chrono Sport Valjoux 7733 Manual Movement LE
    5. Longines Master Collection Manual Movement
    6. Muhle Glashutte 29er Big
    7. Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon Watch
    8. RGM 250
    9. Tag Heuer 2000 Professional Quartz
    10. Tissot SeaStar 1000 Chronograph Diver
    11. Tissot SeaStar 1000 Powermatic 80 (new version)
    12. Tudor Black Bay Bronze
    13. Victrinox INOX Titanium

    USED TO OWN
    1. Azimuth Jagdbomber 47mm
    2. Tutima Grand Classic
    3. Tag Heuer Links Chronograph
    4. Zenith Chronomaster T
    5. Chronoswiss Lunar Triple Date
    6. Baume and Mercier Classima Chronograph 8692
    7. Ball Trainmaster Cannonball Express White Dial

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    Re: Broken crown on Militare 2004, can't find help

    Seriously,
    I just googled it.
    It seems like this guy wouldn't take a small project like this!?
    Do you have some contact info?

    Tx



    Roberto

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    Re: Broken crown on Militare 2004, can't find help

    Sorry to hear that also about Stoll.

    My watchmaker/friend can fix it but he is old fashion no ship or ship out sorry.


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    Re: Broken crown on Militare 2004, can't find help

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Jaksic View Post
    Seriously,
    I just googled it.
    It seems like this guy wouldn't take a small project like this!?
    Do you have some contact info?

    Tx



    Roberto

    I just put the link up for you. There is also a list of prices on his website. Plus he is close to the DC area. Mount Joy PA. Lancaster.
    1. Anonimo Cronoscopio Mark II TruBlu LE
    2. Ball Trainmaster Cleveland Express
    3. Ball Trainmaster Moon Light Special LE
    4. Habring2 Chrono Sport Valjoux 7733 Manual Movement LE
    5. Longines Master Collection Manual Movement
    6. Muhle Glashutte 29er Big
    7. Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon Watch
    8. RGM 250
    9. Tag Heuer 2000 Professional Quartz
    10. Tissot SeaStar 1000 Chronograph Diver
    11. Tissot SeaStar 1000 Powermatic 80 (new version)
    12. Tudor Black Bay Bronze
    13. Victrinox INOX Titanium

    USED TO OWN
    1. Azimuth Jagdbomber 47mm
    2. Tutima Grand Classic
    3. Tag Heuer Links Chronograph
    4. Zenith Chronomaster T
    5. Chronoswiss Lunar Triple Date
    6. Baume and Mercier Classima Chronograph 8692
    7. Ball Trainmaster Cannonball Express White Dial

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    Re: Broken crown on Militare 2004, can't find help

    service and parts are getting harder to come by not good.

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    Broken crown on Militare 2004, can't find help

    Ok don't panic! This forum section covers Anonimo Firenze but going to clarify what i know and what i think.

    Anonimo fired the Marketing and Sales Director then fired the CEO.

    Now since Sep the new CEO is A french guy named Cédrick Boutonet he is 44 years old but with a lot of experience he works for Hublot, Cartier, Vertu, etc.

    Fingers crossed to see if this time they do something better and gets back Anonimo to his roots.

    I talked with Jessica Simons from Stoll & Co. And they got parts to fix Anonimo watches on July but now she told me no answer from Anonimo at all.

    I think for all this situation they don't source parts. Is not professional as i said before they never show respect to us but lets see what is going on this coming days.

    Finally Stoll & Co still servicing Anonimo watches in the normal basis.

    And in this particular case of the Militare the crown is bad just not the stem so thats why Stoll & Co can't fix it... Because they can't source a new crown.


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    Re: Broken crown on Militare 2004, can't find help

    Actually, maybe it IS time to panic, for those who haven't already done so. Even the rosiest outlook, with Boutonet taking charge, would likely not address the servicing of watches no longer being made by Anonimo, i.e. the "historic" watches that the folks here are concerned about. While limited runs of 200 or 300 watches of a given model seemed a very special thing at the time, I know for a fact that Anonimo SPA only machined enough parts to make major repairs (with key essential parts) for at most about 50 in each model, if that, with spare parts for the special dials, cases, crowns and so forth. I know this because I at one time had my Bronze Polluce serviced there, and there was a question of whether the case might have to be replaced, but even then, about two years ago, there were no longer parts available for that model to consider that option. My understanding is that once the model series has been run, with the overages stored, then the machining tools are reconfigured for another model, so parts which are unique to each model, like the crown, the case, the helium seal, and so forth, are a fixed, finite set, and once they are gone, they are, well, gone. To me, this thread has more than anything, sealed the Anonimo coffin rather tightly shut, just when I was about to pick up a good deal on an interesting (and yes, unique) offering that came my way--this thread has sobered me back up, to reality (or as close as I will ever get to it), and so I will look elsewhere, rather than take another risk with what was once a fine, even outstanding, brand. Such a shame.
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