OT * Bronze brothers

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OT * Bronze brothers

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April 23rd, 2012, 3:26 am #1

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
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April 23rd, 2012, 4:12 am #2

Love both watches.

I have unfortunately not had a call for a 382 but my Ennebi Bronzo definitely helps to make up for it . I must say that I prefer the Pre-patinad option with the Ennebi Case as it is a very even overall Patina .

Wear them in the best of health ,

Vic









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April 23rd, 2012, 4:12 am #3

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david



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April 23rd, 2012, 4:42 am #4

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
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April 23rd, 2012, 5:04 am #5

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
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April 23rd, 2012, 5:08 am #6

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
I dig the look and the vintage hand made feel of the case, hands and dial... So Awesome!

Congrats Bud.

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April 23rd, 2012, 5:13 am #7

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
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April 23rd, 2012, 5:50 am #8

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
You are right about ennebi being more 'artistic' in terms of the finishing but that is also a reason why I like them . Beautiful duo mate

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April 23rd, 2012, 7:07 am #9

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
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April 23rd, 2012, 7:25 am #10

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
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April 23rd, 2012, 9:11 am #11

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

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April 23rd, 2012, 11:03 am #12

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
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April 23rd, 2012, 12:51 pm #13

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
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April 23rd, 2012, 12:58 pm #14

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
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April 23rd, 2012, 2:11 pm #15

Love both watches.

I have unfortunately not had a call for a 382 but my Ennebi Bronzo definitely helps to make up for it . I must say that I prefer the Pre-patinad option with the Ennebi Case as it is a very even overall Patina .

Wear them in the best of health ,

Vic









fondale bronzo font is ill Vic. Good choice.
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April 23rd, 2012, 2:13 pm #16

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
great pieces docfink! enjoy. Nt
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April 23rd, 2012, 2:59 pm #17

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
Congrats David! Both are lovely pieces with their own points of distinction.
My Fondale says hi

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April 23rd, 2012, 8:45 pm #18

Like many here, I wanted a 382, and had my name on several lists since the day it was announced in January 2011. Time went on, and while I realize that "the call" can come many months later, I wasn't feeling the luck with this one.

I saw that Ennebi was going to produce a bronze watch and decided that one would fit the bill for me, as I wasn't going to get a 382, and I always dug the Fondales regardless. It was fun to spec out the Ennebi, much as one would spec out a car, and the order was placed.

So what happens? I get super lucky and get the 382, before the Ennebi was produced (but paid for, of course)! Do I need two bronze watches? Of course not, but I thought you'd enjoy some comparison shots.

A couple things to note. The Ennebi is a wonderful, attractive watch that garners as much attention in the week I've owned it as any other watch I have--382 included. It has a hand-made quality (probably because it is) that is foreign to the 382, but possibly resembles the Panerais of the 1990s. I am not putting down the watch's quality. That is to say some of the Fondale's "quirks" might have to be attended to, but their customer service is amazing, so I'm not concerned. Please excuse the dust in my photos, as these are untouched JPEGs.



The colors of the two are pretty accurate here, I believe. The Ennebi is a "red/brown" with "vintage" lume; the Panerai is an Army green. You can see that my 382 is showing some signs of patina at nearly 3 months.



See the Ennebi's crackled finish on high magnification?





Here they're on top of the Panerai's box:



Here they're sitting on the Ennebi's box:





They're both incredibly cool, unique watches. One day I might find myself thinking, "Egad! How did I ever where those rusted tuna cans on this skinny wrist?", and then happily put on my '97 36mm Datejust, but I plan to enjoy the hell out of them now.

david
Great 1-2 bronzo combination! Enjoy!

Shella

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April 23rd, 2012, 9:51 pm #19

Another Man of Bronze checkingin:

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April 23rd, 2012, 9:53 pm #20

Congrats David! Both are lovely pieces with their own points of distinction.
My Fondale says hi

really cool how every one is unique and custom made.

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