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    Maybe I'm crazy...

    ...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.
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    Re: Maybe I'm crazy...

    ...and to illustrate my point:



    I modified a 22mm Isofrane strap to fit the Militare. Actually prefer it to the Anonimo-branded one (anyone have any idea where I could find one of those?) due to the vent holes. Also, it's thicker, which is nice.

    I'm getting used to the winding again, as I've not had practice for about 4-5 years :)
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    Re: Maybe I'm crazy...

    Not crazy...It's a lovely watch..Here is mine!!

    Last edited by torromoto; February 15th, 2015 at 23:25.
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    Re: Maybe I'm crazy...

    Can you elaborate a little more on how u modified the rubber strap to fit? More pics as well if you can, I know changing strap out is a bit of a pain ...sorry
    :)

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    Re: Maybe I'm crazy...

    a close cousin says hello
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    Re: Maybe I'm crazy...

    Sure thing-all I did was measure a stock Militare strap, and replicate the cutout on the Isofrane. It was 5mm in on either side, which left a cutout of 12mm (22mm strap).

    About 5mm down on either side for the depth.

    Not perfect on mine-I could have taped off the measurements, but I did it freehand-but it looks/feels great. I did another with a "helsofrane" strap, and it works well, too.

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    Re: Maybe I'm crazy...

    Quote Originally Posted by torromoto View Post
    Not crazy...It's a lovely watch..Here is mine!!


    That is an awesome strap! Where did you get it??

    Any other pics??
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    Re: Maybe I'm crazy...

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    Here's mine. I bought it from a private seller at a fair price, I think.
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    Re: Maybe I'm crazy...

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    Here's mine. I bought it from a private seller at a fair price, I think.
    I love my Anonimos. I don't think you are crazy. I think these watches will eventually see a price increase on the used market. They will become cult classics and even if they don't I love wearing mine. I get so many compliments on the Nimos - and you just can't get them anymore.

    Anthony

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    Re: Maybe I'm crazy...

    Not crazy.. Future classic. I never tire of the styling.

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