Dear friends, it's been a long time . May all loungers have a peaceful and healthy year ahead. nt.

Dear friends, it's been a long time . May all loungers have a peaceful and healthy year ahead. nt.

Thank you my friend! Happy Holidays to all!
12/09/2015 - 09:09

I saw your message this morning while at the airport, but wanted to wait until I got home to respond...because my T-Bird wants to say hello to your's:

Thank you my friend! Happy Holidays to all!

Re: Thank you my friend! Happy Holidays to all!
12/09/2015 - 12:10

 Thank you my friend! Happy Holidays to all!

Recently I was at a dinner with friends at a watchmakers presentation, the brand was from a country next to Switzerland. They mentioned they have a limited quantity of 18 watches made to order with the Geneva Seal permitted to be put on the dial. That reminds me of my Vacheron 250th Anniversary watch.

Another famous brand used to have the Geneva Seal on most of their watches as well. Like xxx Control or Quality xxx, they call the new models xxx Seal, advocating they could be of better quality. Personally the Geneva Seal has its history and reputation for the highest quality and durability (I have watches marked Geneva Seal stored away for many years, and after oiling they works like in new condition), and keeps better value, because space in Geneva is limited. Having factories outside of the city with larger capability may generate higher production capability for more watches or watches in higher complications but that does not necessarily enhance the branding. Personally limited quantity and fixed pricing are the keys to keep brand image, like the 2 most famous fashion brands in France.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our friends here!

Welcome to THL Thomas, good to see you here.
12/09/2015 - 14:28

Interesting about the 18 watches with Geneva Seal from a brand based outside of Switzerland (let alone Outside of Geneva).  They would have had to of had a percentage of the movement and watch assembled in Geneva.  And with the "newer" requirements of the GS, which apply to the whole watch, not just the movement.  Interesting indeed.

As to the other Seals and Certifications...its impossible for them to have the historic significance of the Geneva Seal.  But I can see them trying to find ways to represent their quality, especially if they are not manufacturing in the Canton of Geneva.  

Personally, I prefer the GS too :-)

BR, Dan 

Welcome Thomas, good to have you with us! I'm curious tp who the non Swiss brand who has the
12/09/2015 - 14:47

GS is!

A nice surprise, Aaron...
12/09/2015 - 16:59

Thank you for your warm wishes for the coming year...

Your kind thoughts are much appreciated.

I'm reciprocating your kind words and take this opportunity to wish you every success, happiness and good health as we go forward.

Do keep intouch, it's always a delight to hear what you've got to say.

Best wishes

Tony

Warmest Wishes to All
12/09/2015 - 17:50

Thank-you Aaron for starting off the holiday season with your warm and welcome greetings heart.  While I do not have a watch to share, perhaps something else on a Christmas theme...

Warmest Wishes to All

Wishes for Happy Holidays and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year
12/09/2015 - 20:56

And, since Dean started with the cars, I will chip in with a German rival to his BEAUTIFUL C63.

 

Give me 8 Cylinders over 8 Reindeer anyday!

Wishes for Happy Holidays and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year

The King is dead, long live the King!
12/10/2015 - 01:08

Sweet ride my friend.  I share your love of the mighty Eight so much that I had to have this car with the last Mercedes V8 ever!!  But not to hijack the theme of Aaron's thread, I should post the story when I'm back home.

Posted at Purists
12/15/2015 - 15:53

In the Autonotive forum, for those interested in the other gears and wheels.

Re: Dear friends, it's been a long time . May all loungers have a peaceful and healthy year ahead. nt.
12/11/2015 - 16:34

Thank you Aoron,

Same to you.

Have a wonderful New Year!

Joseph

Warm Wishes to You and All
12/13/2015 - 12:52

Warm Wishes to You and All

Love it!
12/15/2015 - 19:09

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