Beleive it or not, this is Doc's post number 1755 1755

Of course I should have waited until september the 17th,
when Jean-Marc Vacheron signed the document and employed the young apprentice Esaie Hetier,
for five years, to learn the trade.
I never get tired reading and re-reading the fascinating history of Vacheron&Constantin,
and it's a true Saga.

It almost feel's like a fairy tale with The Hour Lounge, too.
About two years ago, Alex started talking to me about it,
I don't know how many 100's of emails we send and how many ideas we had,
but we did never believe that this Lounge would be such an exceptional success 1755

But it's all of you, from the most active participants to the shadiest lurkers, who makes this place to what it is. 1755

Thanks for being a little bit, in the big continous puzzle, The Hour Lounge!

A very special thanks to my dear friend Alex, who has dedicated the last years to this outstanding leadership 1755


I will second that !!!
08/11/2009 - 00:58
I love the intimacy of the Hour Lounge,it is unique amongst watch enthusiasts - extremely well informed,friendly and the passion and loyalty of the fellow members comes through,in boat loads and the efforts of yourself Doc and both Alex,do not go un-noticed - keep up the good work. Dr Strangelove
Doc you are a pillar of the Lounge and thank you and all
08/11/2009 - 11:43
the Loungers who make it such a special place to be
Re: 1755
08/11/2009 - 15:47
A great acheivement, Mats! Many thanks for all the posts and the freindship. Here's to a pillar of the community! Skoll!! Joseph
Congrats Doc on reaching this special HL milestone!
08/11/2009 - 20:42
This place wouldn't be the same without you... and I'll second your compliments to Alex, theyr are spot on! Cheers, Francois
1755 - very special numbers, Mats...
08/11/2009 - 23:56
Keep up the awesome work and I am sure HL will continue to be as informative and educating on VC in general as it is colorful and alive with great ideas on watchmaking aand horology. Thanks for being there and brining all that vintage stuff and knowledge our way, Doc. Radek  
Thanks all you my friends,
08/12/2009 - 21:06

now that I caught up with all the things I just had to do during the last year, I slowly starts to get the point, that I'm retired. This also means that I can spend more time at the Lounge Always nice to drop in! cheers Doc

Re: 1755
08/14/2009 - 08:59
Mats, I've enjoyed every one of your now 1755+ posts - our Lounge would definitley not be the same without you!  Thanks for everything you've contributed over the past few years! Best Regards, Dan