OT: Fondale bronzo

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OT: Fondale bronzo

MOM3NTM
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Joined: May 23rd, 2009, 9:34 pm

June 10th, 2012, 7:07 pm #1




After a 5 month wait my Bronzo is finally here. I ordered this piece after seeing somebody post about these this past December. My thanks to whomever first posted the info on this. I've never had or considered purchasing an Ennebi before seeing a picture of this piece. They always looked interesting to me but not enough for me to look into purchasing one. Ennebi gives you a good bit of customization options and I went for those that I felt would make it look the most vintage. Seconds hand delete. Brass hands. Matt brown Cali dial. Vintage lume. Aged finish. Destro config (just for something different).

I must say I am most impressed with this piece. It has a really nice hand made feel to it like my two PreV 201a's. You can tell this is not a mass produced item. It has charm and warmth not found on many modern mass produced watches. I also collect AP's and whereas the fit and finish on the legacy and Grand prix are first class they are so highly quality controlled they become a touch sterile. This piece was made by some dude who probably enjoyed a half bottle of wine at lunch and came back to work and made something with more style and flair than a machine could ever produce. Does the pip on the bezel match up with 12 o'clock position on the dial? NOPE. Is the hand painted lume on the dial straight or perfect? NOPE. That being said it carries ones interest like the preV pieces. The imperfections become character. The warmth and changing finish on the bronze compliment the design and details of the fondale well. The fondale buckle is a work of art. Love the torx bolts and overall design. Well done! The box and packaging are first class. The piece comes with 3 straps, all with their own aged bronze buckle. The sharkie I believe is made by Ciampi and on side to side inspection with my panerai OEM preV ciampi is a lovely strap. Very well done.

This is a whole lot of watch for the money. My AP grand prix just came back from an extended service on the same day as the fondale arrived. The fondale is on my wrist and the AP in the vault.

I think it important to pay recognition when good customer service is provided. Carl from Militare Watches has been great to deal with. He represented the US sale of the 24 bronze's to come stateside. My piece was very delayed in production and I definitely got a bit impatient but Carl handled things appropriately throughout the process. My thanks to him. I would not hesitate to do business with him again in the future. One of the big holdups with my piece was an issue with the production of my dial. I asked for something specific and there was some breakdown in communication from me to Carl to Italy to Carl and back to me. Carl is assisting on having my dial corrected and definitely standing behind this brand. I think the dial currently on the watch is awesome, but what I have in mind I think will be even more so.

From a longtime Panerai collector and more recent AP collector I am happy to add Ennebi to the list of brands that excite me. Even at the much more accessible price point of the Fondale's this is a special watch and it deserves all of the respect and recognition of a handmade piece of industrial art. I also appreciate the connection this brand has with pre-Richmont Panerai and the fact that this piece is likely produced in a very similar way to my PreV pieces.











overlying a nice Rob Montana ammo over the OEM strap to see what that combo would look like. I do believe I like.






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June 10th, 2012, 7:35 pm #2

Gotta love the NB Bronzos!


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June 10th, 2012, 7:50 pm #3




After a 5 month wait my Bronzo is finally here. I ordered this piece after seeing somebody post about these this past December. My thanks to whomever first posted the info on this. I've never had or considered purchasing an Ennebi before seeing a picture of this piece. They always looked interesting to me but not enough for me to look into purchasing one. Ennebi gives you a good bit of customization options and I went for those that I felt would make it look the most vintage. Seconds hand delete. Brass hands. Matt brown Cali dial. Vintage lume. Aged finish. Destro config (just for something different).

I must say I am most impressed with this piece. It has a really nice hand made feel to it like my two PreV 201a's. You can tell this is not a mass produced item. It has charm and warmth not found on many modern mass produced watches. I also collect AP's and whereas the fit and finish on the legacy and Grand prix are first class they are so highly quality controlled they become a touch sterile. This piece was made by some dude who probably enjoyed a half bottle of wine at lunch and came back to work and made something with more style and flair than a machine could ever produce. Does the pip on the bezel match up with 12 o'clock position on the dial? NOPE. Is the hand painted lume on the dial straight or perfect? NOPE. That being said it carries ones interest like the preV pieces. The imperfections become character. The warmth and changing finish on the bronze compliment the design and details of the fondale well. The fondale buckle is a work of art. Love the torx bolts and overall design. Well done! The box and packaging are first class. The piece comes with 3 straps, all with their own aged bronze buckle. The sharkie I believe is made by Ciampi and on side to side inspection with my panerai OEM preV ciampi is a lovely strap. Very well done.

This is a whole lot of watch for the money. My AP grand prix just came back from an extended service on the same day as the fondale arrived. The fondale is on my wrist and the AP in the vault.

I think it important to pay recognition when good customer service is provided. Carl from Militare Watches has been great to deal with. He represented the US sale of the 24 bronze's to come stateside. My piece was very delayed in production and I definitely got a bit impatient but Carl handled things appropriately throughout the process. My thanks to him. I would not hesitate to do business with him again in the future. One of the big holdups with my piece was an issue with the production of my dial. I asked for something specific and there was some breakdown in communication from me to Carl to Italy to Carl and back to me. Carl is assisting on having my dial corrected and definitely standing behind this brand. I think the dial currently on the watch is awesome, but what I have in mind I think will be even more so.

From a longtime Panerai collector and more recent AP collector I am happy to add Ennebi to the list of brands that excite me. Even at the much more accessible price point of the Fondale's this is a special watch and it deserves all of the respect and recognition of a handmade piece of industrial art. I also appreciate the connection this brand has with pre-Richmont Panerai and the fact that this piece is likely produced in a very similar way to my PreV pieces.











overlying a nice Rob Montana ammo over the OEM strap to see what that combo would look like. I do believe I like.





Congratz amigo, I hope all us well !

"Power Up"

Cheers
Jose


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June 10th, 2012, 8:26 pm #4




After a 5 month wait my Bronzo is finally here. I ordered this piece after seeing somebody post about these this past December. My thanks to whomever first posted the info on this. I've never had or considered purchasing an Ennebi before seeing a picture of this piece. They always looked interesting to me but not enough for me to look into purchasing one. Ennebi gives you a good bit of customization options and I went for those that I felt would make it look the most vintage. Seconds hand delete. Brass hands. Matt brown Cali dial. Vintage lume. Aged finish. Destro config (just for something different).

I must say I am most impressed with this piece. It has a really nice hand made feel to it like my two PreV 201a's. You can tell this is not a mass produced item. It has charm and warmth not found on many modern mass produced watches. I also collect AP's and whereas the fit and finish on the legacy and Grand prix are first class they are so highly quality controlled they become a touch sterile. This piece was made by some dude who probably enjoyed a half bottle of wine at lunch and came back to work and made something with more style and flair than a machine could ever produce. Does the pip on the bezel match up with 12 o'clock position on the dial? NOPE. Is the hand painted lume on the dial straight or perfect? NOPE. That being said it carries ones interest like the preV pieces. The imperfections become character. The warmth and changing finish on the bronze compliment the design and details of the fondale well. The fondale buckle is a work of art. Love the torx bolts and overall design. Well done! The box and packaging are first class. The piece comes with 3 straps, all with their own aged bronze buckle. The sharkie I believe is made by Ciampi and on side to side inspection with my panerai OEM preV ciampi is a lovely strap. Very well done.

This is a whole lot of watch for the money. My AP grand prix just came back from an extended service on the same day as the fondale arrived. The fondale is on my wrist and the AP in the vault.

I think it important to pay recognition when good customer service is provided. Carl from Militare Watches has been great to deal with. He represented the US sale of the 24 bronze's to come stateside. My piece was very delayed in production and I definitely got a bit impatient but Carl handled things appropriately throughout the process. My thanks to him. I would not hesitate to do business with him again in the future. One of the big holdups with my piece was an issue with the production of my dial. I asked for something specific and there was some breakdown in communication from me to Carl to Italy to Carl and back to me. Carl is assisting on having my dial corrected and definitely standing behind this brand. I think the dial currently on the watch is awesome, but what I have in mind I think will be even more so.

From a longtime Panerai collector and more recent AP collector I am happy to add Ennebi to the list of brands that excite me. Even at the much more accessible price point of the Fondale's this is a special watch and it deserves all of the respect and recognition of a handmade piece of industrial art. I also appreciate the connection this brand has with pre-Richmont Panerai and the fact that this piece is likely produced in a very similar way to my PreV pieces.











overlying a nice Rob Montana ammo over the OEM strap to see what that combo would look like. I do believe I like.





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June 10th, 2012, 8:54 pm #5




After a 5 month wait my Bronzo is finally here. I ordered this piece after seeing somebody post about these this past December. My thanks to whomever first posted the info on this. I've never had or considered purchasing an Ennebi before seeing a picture of this piece. They always looked interesting to me but not enough for me to look into purchasing one. Ennebi gives you a good bit of customization options and I went for those that I felt would make it look the most vintage. Seconds hand delete. Brass hands. Matt brown Cali dial. Vintage lume. Aged finish. Destro config (just for something different).

I must say I am most impressed with this piece. It has a really nice hand made feel to it like my two PreV 201a's. You can tell this is not a mass produced item. It has charm and warmth not found on many modern mass produced watches. I also collect AP's and whereas the fit and finish on the legacy and Grand prix are first class they are so highly quality controlled they become a touch sterile. This piece was made by some dude who probably enjoyed a half bottle of wine at lunch and came back to work and made something with more style and flair than a machine could ever produce. Does the pip on the bezel match up with 12 o'clock position on the dial? NOPE. Is the hand painted lume on the dial straight or perfect? NOPE. That being said it carries ones interest like the preV pieces. The imperfections become character. The warmth and changing finish on the bronze compliment the design and details of the fondale well. The fondale buckle is a work of art. Love the torx bolts and overall design. Well done! The box and packaging are first class. The piece comes with 3 straps, all with their own aged bronze buckle. The sharkie I believe is made by Ciampi and on side to side inspection with my panerai OEM preV ciampi is a lovely strap. Very well done.

This is a whole lot of watch for the money. My AP grand prix just came back from an extended service on the same day as the fondale arrived. The fondale is on my wrist and the AP in the vault.

I think it important to pay recognition when good customer service is provided. Carl from Militare Watches has been great to deal with. He represented the US sale of the 24 bronze's to come stateside. My piece was very delayed in production and I definitely got a bit impatient but Carl handled things appropriately throughout the process. My thanks to him. I would not hesitate to do business with him again in the future. One of the big holdups with my piece was an issue with the production of my dial. I asked for something specific and there was some breakdown in communication from me to Carl to Italy to Carl and back to me. Carl is assisting on having my dial corrected and definitely standing behind this brand. I think the dial currently on the watch is awesome, but what I have in mind I think will be even more so.

From a longtime Panerai collector and more recent AP collector I am happy to add Ennebi to the list of brands that excite me. Even at the much more accessible price point of the Fondale's this is a special watch and it deserves all of the respect and recognition of a handmade piece of industrial art. I also appreciate the connection this brand has with pre-Richmont Panerai and the fact that this piece is likely produced in a very similar way to my PreV pieces.











overlying a nice Rob Montana ammo over the OEM strap to see what that combo would look like. I do believe I like.





It's like 1998 all over again with these pieces--maybe (way) earlier...

Regarding Carl West, I agree--a man of his word who goes to bat for you. When another NB comes along that piques my interest, I won't hesitate. I guess it feels and looks like a handmade piece because it is. I don't know how your updated dial will look, but the one on there now is perfect to these eyes.

enjoy--

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June 10th, 2012, 9:46 pm #6




After a 5 month wait my Bronzo is finally here. I ordered this piece after seeing somebody post about these this past December. My thanks to whomever first posted the info on this. I've never had or considered purchasing an Ennebi before seeing a picture of this piece. They always looked interesting to me but not enough for me to look into purchasing one. Ennebi gives you a good bit of customization options and I went for those that I felt would make it look the most vintage. Seconds hand delete. Brass hands. Matt brown Cali dial. Vintage lume. Aged finish. Destro config (just for something different).

I must say I am most impressed with this piece. It has a really nice hand made feel to it like my two PreV 201a's. You can tell this is not a mass produced item. It has charm and warmth not found on many modern mass produced watches. I also collect AP's and whereas the fit and finish on the legacy and Grand prix are first class they are so highly quality controlled they become a touch sterile. This piece was made by some dude who probably enjoyed a half bottle of wine at lunch and came back to work and made something with more style and flair than a machine could ever produce. Does the pip on the bezel match up with 12 o'clock position on the dial? NOPE. Is the hand painted lume on the dial straight or perfect? NOPE. That being said it carries ones interest like the preV pieces. The imperfections become character. The warmth and changing finish on the bronze compliment the design and details of the fondale well. The fondale buckle is a work of art. Love the torx bolts and overall design. Well done! The box and packaging are first class. The piece comes with 3 straps, all with their own aged bronze buckle. The sharkie I believe is made by Ciampi and on side to side inspection with my panerai OEM preV ciampi is a lovely strap. Very well done.

This is a whole lot of watch for the money. My AP grand prix just came back from an extended service on the same day as the fondale arrived. The fondale is on my wrist and the AP in the vault.

I think it important to pay recognition when good customer service is provided. Carl from Militare Watches has been great to deal with. He represented the US sale of the 24 bronze's to come stateside. My piece was very delayed in production and I definitely got a bit impatient but Carl handled things appropriately throughout the process. My thanks to him. I would not hesitate to do business with him again in the future. One of the big holdups with my piece was an issue with the production of my dial. I asked for something specific and there was some breakdown in communication from me to Carl to Italy to Carl and back to me. Carl is assisting on having my dial corrected and definitely standing behind this brand. I think the dial currently on the watch is awesome, but what I have in mind I think will be even more so.

From a longtime Panerai collector and more recent AP collector I am happy to add Ennebi to the list of brands that excite me. Even at the much more accessible price point of the Fondale's this is a special watch and it deserves all of the respect and recognition of a handmade piece of industrial art. I also appreciate the connection this brand has with pre-Richmont Panerai and the fact that this piece is likely produced in a very similar way to my PreV pieces.











overlying a nice Rob Montana ammo over the OEM strap to see what that combo would look like. I do believe I like.





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Niellaccio: Sounds good!!
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June 10th, 2012, 10:22 pm #7




After a 5 month wait my Bronzo is finally here. I ordered this piece after seeing somebody post about these this past December. My thanks to whomever first posted the info on this. I've never had or considered purchasing an Ennebi before seeing a picture of this piece. They always looked interesting to me but not enough for me to look into purchasing one. Ennebi gives you a good bit of customization options and I went for those that I felt would make it look the most vintage. Seconds hand delete. Brass hands. Matt brown Cali dial. Vintage lume. Aged finish. Destro config (just for something different).

I must say I am most impressed with this piece. It has a really nice hand made feel to it like my two PreV 201a's. You can tell this is not a mass produced item. It has charm and warmth not found on many modern mass produced watches. I also collect AP's and whereas the fit and finish on the legacy and Grand prix are first class they are so highly quality controlled they become a touch sterile. This piece was made by some dude who probably enjoyed a half bottle of wine at lunch and came back to work and made something with more style and flair than a machine could ever produce. Does the pip on the bezel match up with 12 o'clock position on the dial? NOPE. Is the hand painted lume on the dial straight or perfect? NOPE. That being said it carries ones interest like the preV pieces. The imperfections become character. The warmth and changing finish on the bronze compliment the design and details of the fondale well. The fondale buckle is a work of art. Love the torx bolts and overall design. Well done! The box and packaging are first class. The piece comes with 3 straps, all with their own aged bronze buckle. The sharkie I believe is made by Ciampi and on side to side inspection with my panerai OEM preV ciampi is a lovely strap. Very well done.

This is a whole lot of watch for the money. My AP grand prix just came back from an extended service on the same day as the fondale arrived. The fondale is on my wrist and the AP in the vault.

I think it important to pay recognition when good customer service is provided. Carl from Militare Watches has been great to deal with. He represented the US sale of the 24 bronze's to come stateside. My piece was very delayed in production and I definitely got a bit impatient but Carl handled things appropriately throughout the process. My thanks to him. I would not hesitate to do business with him again in the future. One of the big holdups with my piece was an issue with the production of my dial. I asked for something specific and there was some breakdown in communication from me to Carl to Italy to Carl and back to me. Carl is assisting on having my dial corrected and definitely standing behind this brand. I think the dial currently on the watch is awesome, but what I have in mind I think will be even more so.

From a longtime Panerai collector and more recent AP collector I am happy to add Ennebi to the list of brands that excite me. Even at the much more accessible price point of the Fondale's this is a special watch and it deserves all of the respect and recognition of a handmade piece of industrial art. I also appreciate the connection this brand has with pre-Richmont Panerai and the fact that this piece is likely produced in a very similar way to my PreV pieces.











overlying a nice Rob Montana ammo over the OEM strap to see what that combo would look like. I do believe I like.





I love it! Wear it in the best of health!
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June 11th, 2012, 12:33 am #8




After a 5 month wait my Bronzo is finally here. I ordered this piece after seeing somebody post about these this past December. My thanks to whomever first posted the info on this. I've never had or considered purchasing an Ennebi before seeing a picture of this piece. They always looked interesting to me but not enough for me to look into purchasing one. Ennebi gives you a good bit of customization options and I went for those that I felt would make it look the most vintage. Seconds hand delete. Brass hands. Matt brown Cali dial. Vintage lume. Aged finish. Destro config (just for something different).

I must say I am most impressed with this piece. It has a really nice hand made feel to it like my two PreV 201a's. You can tell this is not a mass produced item. It has charm and warmth not found on many modern mass produced watches. I also collect AP's and whereas the fit and finish on the legacy and Grand prix are first class they are so highly quality controlled they become a touch sterile. This piece was made by some dude who probably enjoyed a half bottle of wine at lunch and came back to work and made something with more style and flair than a machine could ever produce. Does the pip on the bezel match up with 12 o'clock position on the dial? NOPE. Is the hand painted lume on the dial straight or perfect? NOPE. That being said it carries ones interest like the preV pieces. The imperfections become character. The warmth and changing finish on the bronze compliment the design and details of the fondale well. The fondale buckle is a work of art. Love the torx bolts and overall design. Well done! The box and packaging are first class. The piece comes with 3 straps, all with their own aged bronze buckle. The sharkie I believe is made by Ciampi and on side to side inspection with my panerai OEM preV ciampi is a lovely strap. Very well done.

This is a whole lot of watch for the money. My AP grand prix just came back from an extended service on the same day as the fondale arrived. The fondale is on my wrist and the AP in the vault.

I think it important to pay recognition when good customer service is provided. Carl from Militare Watches has been great to deal with. He represented the US sale of the 24 bronze's to come stateside. My piece was very delayed in production and I definitely got a bit impatient but Carl handled things appropriately throughout the process. My thanks to him. I would not hesitate to do business with him again in the future. One of the big holdups with my piece was an issue with the production of my dial. I asked for something specific and there was some breakdown in communication from me to Carl to Italy to Carl and back to me. Carl is assisting on having my dial corrected and definitely standing behind this brand. I think the dial currently on the watch is awesome, but what I have in mind I think will be even more so.

From a longtime Panerai collector and more recent AP collector I am happy to add Ennebi to the list of brands that excite me. Even at the much more accessible price point of the Fondale's this is a special watch and it deserves all of the respect and recognition of a handmade piece of industrial art. I also appreciate the connection this brand has with pre-Richmont Panerai and the fact that this piece is likely produced in a very similar way to my PreV pieces.











overlying a nice Rob Montana ammo over the OEM strap to see what that combo would look like. I do believe I like.





Congrats, Noah!

I got it in a month already but a chip in the hand makes me wait another month...




Hopefully it will come today and get it fix so I could wear that beauty today!!

Tony

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June 11th, 2012, 12:43 am #9




After a 5 month wait my Bronzo is finally here. I ordered this piece after seeing somebody post about these this past December. My thanks to whomever first posted the info on this. I've never had or considered purchasing an Ennebi before seeing a picture of this piece. They always looked interesting to me but not enough for me to look into purchasing one. Ennebi gives you a good bit of customization options and I went for those that I felt would make it look the most vintage. Seconds hand delete. Brass hands. Matt brown Cali dial. Vintage lume. Aged finish. Destro config (just for something different).

I must say I am most impressed with this piece. It has a really nice hand made feel to it like my two PreV 201a's. You can tell this is not a mass produced item. It has charm and warmth not found on many modern mass produced watches. I also collect AP's and whereas the fit and finish on the legacy and Grand prix are first class they are so highly quality controlled they become a touch sterile. This piece was made by some dude who probably enjoyed a half bottle of wine at lunch and came back to work and made something with more style and flair than a machine could ever produce. Does the pip on the bezel match up with 12 o'clock position on the dial? NOPE. Is the hand painted lume on the dial straight or perfect? NOPE. That being said it carries ones interest like the preV pieces. The imperfections become character. The warmth and changing finish on the bronze compliment the design and details of the fondale well. The fondale buckle is a work of art. Love the torx bolts and overall design. Well done! The box and packaging are first class. The piece comes with 3 straps, all with their own aged bronze buckle. The sharkie I believe is made by Ciampi and on side to side inspection with my panerai OEM preV ciampi is a lovely strap. Very well done.

This is a whole lot of watch for the money. My AP grand prix just came back from an extended service on the same day as the fondale arrived. The fondale is on my wrist and the AP in the vault.

I think it important to pay recognition when good customer service is provided. Carl from Militare Watches has been great to deal with. He represented the US sale of the 24 bronze's to come stateside. My piece was very delayed in production and I definitely got a bit impatient but Carl handled things appropriately throughout the process. My thanks to him. I would not hesitate to do business with him again in the future. One of the big holdups with my piece was an issue with the production of my dial. I asked for something specific and there was some breakdown in communication from me to Carl to Italy to Carl and back to me. Carl is assisting on having my dial corrected and definitely standing behind this brand. I think the dial currently on the watch is awesome, but what I have in mind I think will be even more so.

From a longtime Panerai collector and more recent AP collector I am happy to add Ennebi to the list of brands that excite me. Even at the much more accessible price point of the Fondale's this is a special watch and it deserves all of the respect and recognition of a handmade piece of industrial art. I also appreciate the connection this brand has with pre-Richmont Panerai and the fact that this piece is likely produced in a very similar way to my PreV pieces.











overlying a nice Rob Montana ammo over the OEM strap to see what that combo would look like. I do believe I like.





Nice result my friend.
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June 11th, 2012, 1:31 am #10




After a 5 month wait my Bronzo is finally here. I ordered this piece after seeing somebody post about these this past December. My thanks to whomever first posted the info on this. I've never had or considered purchasing an Ennebi before seeing a picture of this piece. They always looked interesting to me but not enough for me to look into purchasing one. Ennebi gives you a good bit of customization options and I went for those that I felt would make it look the most vintage. Seconds hand delete. Brass hands. Matt brown Cali dial. Vintage lume. Aged finish. Destro config (just for something different).

I must say I am most impressed with this piece. It has a really nice hand made feel to it like my two PreV 201a's. You can tell this is not a mass produced item. It has charm and warmth not found on many modern mass produced watches. I also collect AP's and whereas the fit and finish on the legacy and Grand prix are first class they are so highly quality controlled they become a touch sterile. This piece was made by some dude who probably enjoyed a half bottle of wine at lunch and came back to work and made something with more style and flair than a machine could ever produce. Does the pip on the bezel match up with 12 o'clock position on the dial? NOPE. Is the hand painted lume on the dial straight or perfect? NOPE. That being said it carries ones interest like the preV pieces. The imperfections become character. The warmth and changing finish on the bronze compliment the design and details of the fondale well. The fondale buckle is a work of art. Love the torx bolts and overall design. Well done! The box and packaging are first class. The piece comes with 3 straps, all with their own aged bronze buckle. The sharkie I believe is made by Ciampi and on side to side inspection with my panerai OEM preV ciampi is a lovely strap. Very well done.

This is a whole lot of watch for the money. My AP grand prix just came back from an extended service on the same day as the fondale arrived. The fondale is on my wrist and the AP in the vault.

I think it important to pay recognition when good customer service is provided. Carl from Militare Watches has been great to deal with. He represented the US sale of the 24 bronze's to come stateside. My piece was very delayed in production and I definitely got a bit impatient but Carl handled things appropriately throughout the process. My thanks to him. I would not hesitate to do business with him again in the future. One of the big holdups with my piece was an issue with the production of my dial. I asked for something specific and there was some breakdown in communication from me to Carl to Italy to Carl and back to me. Carl is assisting on having my dial corrected and definitely standing behind this brand. I think the dial currently on the watch is awesome, but what I have in mind I think will be even more so.

From a longtime Panerai collector and more recent AP collector I am happy to add Ennebi to the list of brands that excite me. Even at the much more accessible price point of the Fondale's this is a special watch and it deserves all of the respect and recognition of a handmade piece of industrial art. I also appreciate the connection this brand has with pre-Richmont Panerai and the fact that this piece is likely produced in a very similar way to my PreV pieces.











overlying a nice Rob Montana ammo over the OEM strap to see what that combo would look like. I do believe I like.





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npapangelis
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June 11th, 2012, 6:44 am #11

Gotta love the NB Bronzos!


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June 11th, 2012, 5:32 pm #12




After a 5 month wait my Bronzo is finally here. I ordered this piece after seeing somebody post about these this past December. My thanks to whomever first posted the info on this. I've never had or considered purchasing an Ennebi before seeing a picture of this piece. They always looked interesting to me but not enough for me to look into purchasing one. Ennebi gives you a good bit of customization options and I went for those that I felt would make it look the most vintage. Seconds hand delete. Brass hands. Matt brown Cali dial. Vintage lume. Aged finish. Destro config (just for something different).

I must say I am most impressed with this piece. It has a really nice hand made feel to it like my two PreV 201a's. You can tell this is not a mass produced item. It has charm and warmth not found on many modern mass produced watches. I also collect AP's and whereas the fit and finish on the legacy and Grand prix are first class they are so highly quality controlled they become a touch sterile. This piece was made by some dude who probably enjoyed a half bottle of wine at lunch and came back to work and made something with more style and flair than a machine could ever produce. Does the pip on the bezel match up with 12 o'clock position on the dial? NOPE. Is the hand painted lume on the dial straight or perfect? NOPE. That being said it carries ones interest like the preV pieces. The imperfections become character. The warmth and changing finish on the bronze compliment the design and details of the fondale well. The fondale buckle is a work of art. Love the torx bolts and overall design. Well done! The box and packaging are first class. The piece comes with 3 straps, all with their own aged bronze buckle. The sharkie I believe is made by Ciampi and on side to side inspection with my panerai OEM preV ciampi is a lovely strap. Very well done.

This is a whole lot of watch for the money. My AP grand prix just came back from an extended service on the same day as the fondale arrived. The fondale is on my wrist and the AP in the vault.

I think it important to pay recognition when good customer service is provided. Carl from Militare Watches has been great to deal with. He represented the US sale of the 24 bronze's to come stateside. My piece was very delayed in production and I definitely got a bit impatient but Carl handled things appropriately throughout the process. My thanks to him. I would not hesitate to do business with him again in the future. One of the big holdups with my piece was an issue with the production of my dial. I asked for something specific and there was some breakdown in communication from me to Carl to Italy to Carl and back to me. Carl is assisting on having my dial corrected and definitely standing behind this brand. I think the dial currently on the watch is awesome, but what I have in mind I think will be even more so.

From a longtime Panerai collector and more recent AP collector I am happy to add Ennebi to the list of brands that excite me. Even at the much more accessible price point of the Fondale's this is a special watch and it deserves all of the respect and recognition of a handmade piece of industrial art. I also appreciate the connection this brand has with pre-Richmont Panerai and the fact that this piece is likely produced in a very similar way to my PreV pieces.











overlying a nice Rob Montana ammo over the OEM strap to see what that combo would look like. I do believe I like.





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