to conclude on the extremely interesting discussions of the past days

I think that the main point that sticks out from the discussions we've had the last couple of days is that watch collecting should be fun and when resale price and brand recognition win over passion and emotion they are replaced by cold rationalisme.

The second point which is a logicall result of the first is that one of the fun parts of being a watch aficionado is getting to meet with people who share our passion, so what I wish and will do my best to do in 2008 is to organise Hour Lounge get togethers in different cities so we can actually met eachother. The virtual internet world is great but the real worls is even better to conclude on the extremely interesting discussions of the past days

Have a good week end (or what's left of it)

Re: to conclude on the extremely interesting discussions of the past days
01/27/2008 - 12:00

Great summary and I agree 100%. I also look forward to going to one of your hourlounge get togethers.

John

I'm with you on it all the way, Alex!
01/27/2008 - 12:54

Can't wait to see you guys around!

Nothing to really add on it.
01/27/2008 - 12:55

The best is to meet and exchange on live, like we did for the 1st HL dinner in Paris.

This will create real friendships and network.

I am waiting for further meetings, Alex!

It is good to know that there are still many out there...
01/27/2008 - 14:27

It is good to know that there are still many out there who still appreciate fine watches, watchmaking, its background and history.  Hopefully, we do get to meet each other soon (even accross the oceans).

Best Regards,

kazumi

Thanks Alex!
01/27/2008 - 14:38

Your words are warming,

but I'm rather warm anyhow,

cutting some wood, with my son today

And as you say, Alex, the word is passion

Doc

Hi Doc, I could use some of that wood...Here's a shot looking
01/27/2008 - 17:08

out the window this morning. Just enough snow (4"-5") to make it look beautiful and a nice day to get a good book and sit in front of the fire. Which is exactly what I plan on doing this afternoon....

Cheers

John

Brrrrrrrrr !!
01/27/2008 - 22:20

This is better.

Lovely winter, no snow at all

But as you see the sun is still very low,

long shadows !

Doc

You are right Alex. Its a nice suggestions to meet
01/27/2008 - 16:48

once in awhile and to get acquainted.

Great idea!
01/27/2008 - 17:04

Alex,

that was a very good 2 line summary, I think you captured the essence of it all: fun, passion and emotion!

It would be great to have get-togethers! Good food, good wine and watches all around! Can't wait to see Alex' HL World Tour 2008 schedule!

Re: to conclude on the extremely interesting discussions of the past days
01/27/2008 - 17:09

Very nice wrap-up, Alex.

I'm sure we can continue it when we meet in person.

I'm looking forward to that opportunity.

Joseph

100% agree
01/27/2008 - 21:29

I fully agree with you. It was really nice to meet some Loungers last year and I would be very glad to do it again.

Good suggestion, Alex.
01/28/2008 - 01:28

It would be nice to meet and let's do it.

Regards

Ling

Nice conclusion!
01/28/2008 - 11:23

I am looking forward to the London HL dinner!