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    Craftsmanship of Anonimo SA Vs Anonimo Firenze

    On this site I have seen much sadness (completely warranted) concerning the re-birth of Anonimo as a Swiss concern.

    What I would like to know is how people view the difference in level of craftsmanship between old Anonimo Firenze and the new swiss-centric Anonimo.

    I acquired a Cronoscopio Model 3000 with the swiss made rocker patch on the bottom edge and the 3 dial configuration but finding any information on this watch is impossible. I think it is probably one of those that was released just to say they released something.

    Comparing it with the previous generation Cronoscopio it becomes apparent that the design is definitely less raw and technical and leaning towards easy to digest.

    Please any thoughts would be welcome!

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    Re: Craftsmanship of Anonimo SA Vs Anonimo Firenze

    May be post a photo

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    Sure. This is a picture of the cronoscopio model 3000 that I acquired.

    Compared to the Anonimo Firenze models the dial layout has lost a little bit of edge. It looks far more dressier. It is on the large side at 46 mm. I don't know if the casework is from Firenze.

    It seems to be from a lost generation of sailors and militares that were released very close to the handover to new mgmt.

    I think it is a 7750 but they did not suppress the small seconds sub dial on this model.
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    Craftsmanship of Anonimo SA Vs Anonimo Firenze

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    Sure. This is a picture of the cronoscopio model 3000 that I acquired.

    Compared to the Anonimo Firenze models the dial layout has lost a little bit of edge. It looks far more dressier. It is on the large side at 46 mm. I don't know if the casework is from Firenze.

    It seems to be from a lost generation of sailors and militares that were released very close to the handover to new mgmt.

    I think it is a 7750 but they did not suppress the small seconds sub dial on this model.
    Ok can I be frank? I will say some things that might hurt, so if you're a sensitive type, may be skip this altogether...I don't say this to make fun or argue for next 5 pages, it's just my opinion in response to your query.

    Well first all, i really can’t say anything about “craftsmanship”, but as for the design...sweet Jesus, who in their right mind can create such a monstrosity, look at the prototype and then say "hell, it looks awesome, let's make a few thousand of these things"???

    Sorry I know you bought it but it’s like a an illegitimate child born out of a perverted relationship between Michael Kors and Fossil, it’s just so so cheap looking, derivative and overly confused.

    Again, I do apologise as you must have seen something in this thing that you liked, but how can this can even remotely compare to the Firenze product? That is not to say the Firenze version of it is without criticism (like for example no indication of running seconds, weird cut out 12 and 6) but it is clearly in a different league...

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    You and I are on the same page. It looks like a model that fell through the cracks.

    No offence taken I appreciate your honesty .

    Compared to the Firenze product I did find it lacking on so many fronts.

    It does look like a prototype that they smacked a movement in and released.

    I did buy it I appreciate that their is beauty in ugly things.

    Like a woman who is Laide Jolie.

    I am a firm believer that all women and watches deserve love no matter what they look like.

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    Excuse the error that it should read ?there? in lieu of ?their?.

    How fun!

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    Re: Craftsmanship of Anonimo SA Vs Anonimo Firenze

    I don't have permission to edit my posts but I forgot to say:

    At least they kept the 2 screws in the bezel near the crown.

    That to me is a very iconic thing about this watch.

    Even the whole logo placement is weird. Looks like they ran out of space on the dial and just winged it!

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    Well, the dial is cluttered, but I find it more appealing than some of the Firenze offerings, to be fair. The original pictured wasn't old Anonimo's best either.

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    Re: Craftsmanship of Anonimo SA Vs Anonimo Firenze

    Quote Originally Posted by rickdawg View Post
    Well, the dial is cluttered, but I find it more appealing than some of the Firenze offerings, to be fair. The original pictured wasn't old Anonimo's best either.
    Do you think that’s a stamped out dial? Is there any indication to the contrary that this piece wasn’t just slapped together?

    When handling the watch in person it does not feel cheap. It might not be as well put together as a panerai but I wouldn’t compare it to a mall watch either.


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    Re: Craftsmanship of Anonimo SA Vs Anonimo Firenze

    Looks Fake compared to the old Chronoscipo’s.
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