...but I recently purchased an Anonimo Militare 2004 LE.
I used to own one, and sold it off several years ago. Also sold the custom straps, spare parts, and even the hard to find rubber Anonimo Militare strap.
I usually don't regret decisions like that, and was fine for a couple of years, but I did find myself missing that watch...
I was going through some old pictures that I took years back, and there it was again-my Anonimo Militare.
So, I started to look for one, casually, then more seriously. Found one, and just got it in yesterday.
Yes, I know the brand is suffering, and I don't care much for the new offerings, but I really think they got it right with the Militare. I even like the crown mechanism-it may be a bit finicky to operate, but it's part of the charm of the watch.
Business dealings aside, I really like what Anonimo was doing back then. Personally, when they started doing more and more complicated-looking watches, and pricing went up, up, up, I thought they lost the plot, and this was partly why I decided to sell mine. However, in retrospect, I wanted to enjoy the watch that brought me to them in the first place-the Militare.
Really think the handwind model is the best thing they ever offered, and while I like some of the other models (the Polluce comes to mind, for example), the Militare will always be king.
Not much posting here these days, and I understand it. I also understand the frustration of those that bought these. There's quite an uncertain future should you buy a "historic" Anonimo. However, I am glad I took the risk.