A local store that sells lots of esoteric brands is selling a line of Antima watches. From what I can gather, this is a company that contracts out designs to other companies including Armani and Burberry, but they don't really manufacture their own line of watches. Therefore, I'm assuming the models that this store has are just one-offs or very limited production runs.
The watches are really gorgeous. Fit and finish seems on par or better than Tag Heuer, Baume and Mercier, Raymond Weil, and other common store brands that I compared it to. They also seem to be a substantial step up from my Stowa Antea KS.
I'm interested in this watch:
But it comes on a (somewhat junky looking) black leather strap. That's the only picture I could find online, and information is really scarce. It's a plain-Jane Valjoux 7750 movement without decorations.
It looks awesome, although I feel a bit unfaithful to my Antea KS The original price was $1350 (seems reasonable for the fit/finish), but the store is offering it for 50% off making it $675. That seems like a steal for a 7750 movement watch.
What do you guys think? Has anyone else heard of or owned an Antima? I sort of like the fact that it's obscure, because I'm not a huge fan of common watches like Tag, Rolex, or Omega.
If the company doesn't really support their products, are 7750 servicers easy to come by and inexpensive?