I find them very intriguing, but I think the jury may still be out on Vananvron movements (although in all fairness, I've only done a cursory search of Val-Swiss in the past).
I like the designs, the overall look and the premise....but I always hesitate when it comes to watches that are closely tied-in to the military. I do like that Resco doesn't brand their watches with the SEAL insignia (although the Trident second hand may be a nod in that direction). I think it's a personal thing, as I occasionally wonder if it's not just a bit insulting when guys (who clearly never served) are wearing those "Spec-Ops" branded "tactical" watches. I mean, are they wearing them as a tribute or are they simply poser-wannabees that think they're tough?
On a side note, I really like the Kobold SEAL watch and the fact that you have to prove you passed BUDS to purchase one. I have a lot of respect for how they're "protecting" the integrity of the SEAL name.
Sorry, I kinda ran off on a tangent there. Again, I like them, have considered the Patriot myself....but unfortunately can't speak to their quality. Following is an older thread that you may find interesting, and if you haven't already done so, you may want to have a look at Kobold Watches (I kinda dig them too)...