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    Thinking of buying Anonimo Militare Automatico Drass 10 ANNI

    Hello there, I am new to the forum and I have my eyes on Militare Automatico Drass 10 ANNI white dial. I read through some of the forum articles about lack of parts for repair and susceptible crown on the Militare model, cannot decide if I should pull the trigger. I would love to have some inputs on the good and bad of the watch. Thank you in advance on all your helps.

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    Re: Thinking of buying Anonimo Militare Automatico Drass 10 ANNI

    I have owned several "10 Anni" Millemetris, and one or two standard Militares. Nice watches, though quite heavy (Millemetris, in particular), thick, tall and now slightly out of step with the most recent trends leading away from the hockey puck style watch such as embraced by Anonimo and Panerai--make sure your wrist can handle the size.

    Most repairs can in theory be done by local shops--one problem is simply that in practice, most local shops don't know the brand, or even some that do, will REFUSE to work on them, knowing that if something does go wrong, or if in the rare case they do need a replacement part, then they will generally be out of luck, despite some words to the contrary here (promises, promises, promises)--having only one repair center that MIGHT be able to help (Stoll) is a bit limiting, depending upon where you live, what the problem is, and how much of a hurry you are in.

    They are attractive and very robust watches, but things do sometimes go wrong with them--most particularly, there are often problems with stems and crowns (Anonimo's Achilles Heel), though these are usually more seen in the Professionale and Militare series--because of this, and because you are considering the Militare, I would personally suggest that you look elsewhere, unless you can get it for $1K or under, in which case you can afford to absorb the loss were it to have problems with no immediate remedies in sight.
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    Re: Thinking of buying Anonimo Militare Automatico Drass 10 ANNI

    Thank you very much, Timefleas. I do not know if I can find anything under 1K...

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    Re: Thinking of buying Anonimo Militare Automatico Drass 10 ANNI

    I would avoid the drass and get the stainless steel instead. Recoating drass may not be possible.

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    Re: Thinking of buying Anonimo Militare Automatico Drass 10 ANNI

    Actually, I went ahead and got this yesterday. I love it so far. Thanks for all the inputs.

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    I'm personally a big fan of the Militare's, and just picked myself up a 2007 Crono not too long ago.

    Personally I'd stay away from manual wind versions due to the crown design, however Auto's should be ok. Just be careful about how you handle it when setting the time and date, they're a little fragile around the crown/stem.

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    Re: Thinking of buying Anonimo Militare Automatico Drass 10 ANNI

    Quote Originally Posted by phunky_monkey View Post
    I'm personally a big fan of the Militare's, and just picked myself up a 2007 Crono not too long ago.

    Personally I'd stay away from manual wind versions due to the crown design, however Auto's should be ok. Just be careful about how you handle it when setting the time and date, they're a little fragile around the crown/stem.

    Your link isn't working, which did you end up going for?
    End up with Militare 2010 10 anni white.

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    Re: Thinking of buying Anonimo Militare Automatico Drass 10 ANNI

    Your pictures still don't show--use some host site like photobucket, and choose "image" for posting (or at least "preview," using the "go advanced" button here).
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    Re: Thinking of buying Anonimo Militare Automatico Drass 10 ANNI

    Yes I have trouble attaching it.

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