Enough is Enough!!! (Friday Fun on Wednesday)

Dear Loungers - my WIS Brothers and Sisters!

I haven’t been in this industry very long. Yet, every year, watch manufacturers increase their prices (weak CHF, strong CHF, or any other excuse under the sun...), and I am finding it difficult to accept the new prices given the old reference points I have. For my WIS Brothers and Sisters who have been in the biz for even longer, the new prices must be a hard pill to swallow...

This is not directed at VC per se, but rather to the whole industry.

I feel like today’s a good day to start a Revolution.devil

And therefore, I implore you, fellow Loungers, to buy a first class ticket to Geneva, rent a suite in a five star hotel and come join me for a demonstration to be held during SIHH 2012.

United WE Stand, Divided WE Fall!!! Let our voices be heard!!!!

Enough is Enough!!! (Friday Fun on Wednesday)

When is the next SIHH? Let me book my flight ;-))) nt
09/07/2011 - 22:15
no wonder Karl Marx mentions VC in Das Kapital! Let the Revolution
09/07/2011 - 22:31
begin devil
Re: Enough is Enough!!! (Friday Fun on Wednesday)
09/07/2011 - 23:37
Francois, I had to laugh when I saw this pic. This is clearly from France! There is a sign in the back that says: " Retirement is at age 60" The protest was in response to Sarkosy raising the retirement age to 62 from 60. Let me guess...these are civil servants?  And how log is their work week? 30 hours! I have to just shake my head in disbelief. Sorry to digress.
indeed it is!
09/08/2011 - 03:29
I have to admit that when looking for a picture to go with the post, I googled "French demonstration"indecision  
Re: indeed it is!
09/08/2011 - 19:49
If you had googled "French national sport" you would have found it too laughdevil
09/09/2011 - 00:11

Mais quand meme j'aime bien mes 'cousins' Francais...smiley

Francois means business brothers......he won't take this lying down!!
09/07/2011 - 23:42
Forget a suite, Francois, think BIG.........let's take over the hotelyes and more importantly the bar!! - - - - - this way we're sure to get Alex on board and nodoubt a few more VIP's from you know who '&' wheredevil Furthermore, if Emilie is going to be there I'm on me way now!.!.!.! Can't wait Tony
I like your way of thinking ;-) (nt)
09/08/2011 - 03:35
I'll be there! And I'm sure I can bring a large group
09/08/2011 - 08:02
with me that feel the same way, if required, devil BR, Dan
Re: I'll be there! And I'm sure I can bring a large group
09/08/2011 - 19:48
I'll be there too with a signs that declares: "Les drinks sont nous!"  (LOL)
"Let them eat raclette".....
09/08/2011 - 20:41
Marc Guten was heard saying as he insisted on raising prices on the Americans again..... Well, this angy American is going to through a boiled potato and a racelette dipped gerkin at him when I see him in January! :-) Bill
"I have a dream..."
09/09/2011 - 00:18
You get the picture... Bill, I hope you'll appreciate the fact that I included your weapon of choice. Tony, apologies, I could find any pictures of you - I have therefore assumed you'll be coming with your Batman mask on. Dean, I'm assuming the Revolution - the only reason you haven't responded is because you are driving at 130mph in the USA. Gary, as my 47212 brother, you've got no choice, you're coming as well.
Re: "I have a dream..."
09/09/2011 - 03:28
Excellent, Francois!! C'est tout a fait bidonnant!! (extremely hilarious)
This picture is a definite keeper!
09/09/2011 - 05:57
I wonder if VC has face recognition software as strong as the NSA, they will track our movements through every nearby boutique and reseller! laugh I missed you while you were away Francois, great to see you back and in great humor!
I think it is a bit bourgeois
09/09/2011 - 12:30
To start a revolution (btw I like this word in this overal context) wearing a perpetual calendar chronograph made of platinum. With a solid platinum dial. With a platinum moon phase disc. Hand engraved. Platinum Deployant. Limited to 50 chosen few to wear on the planet. What the heck, I'm in. Anyway, I thought you were "supposed" to be busy with work and fathering children!? See you soon brother comrade....Honorary member of the 'Third Estate'
09/09/2011 - 12:46
Yup, this would not be your typical revolution/ demonstration, we'd do it in style! cool Foie gras canapes and champagne would be served to the demonstrastors. We could have a marquis in case it starts to rain... And the more fortunate of us could bring their butlers to hold up the protest signs.
Re: :-)
09/09/2011 - 18:28
Francois, "And the more fortunate of us could bring their butlers to hold up the protest signs" C'est pourquoi on a des enfants!! That's what children are for!!laughcooldevil
Allons enfants de la privilégié.
09/09/2011 - 20:58
Le jour de gloire est arrivé ! The day of glory has arrived! Contre nous de la tyrannie, Against us of tyranny L'étendard sanglant est levé The bloody banner is raised
The movement gathers momentum "&" support....
09/09/2011 - 21:35
Francois - Firstly, my Butler and Batman wish to know if the uprising is a black-tie job? Secondly, I must report that Alex was heard shouting "the prices are too high" in a Paris bar - the barman calmly explained that he wasn't responsible for the bar tariff!!!!devil Thirdly, Whilst I am quite preaped to come along as 'Batman' - would you kindly consider my suggestion to come as Robin Hood afterall he 'looked after the poor'. We do, of course, need a Friar Tuck and so on........I assume Alex would be the Sheriffsurprise.......say no more!!!! You certainly learn who your friends are when your back is against the wall. Keep strugglin' Francoisyes Have a wonderful weekend everybody - great sports!! Tony  
Uh oh....
09/10/2011 - 06:19
If this keeps up I'm going to be disinvited to the NY Boutique Grande Opening festivities!! :-)
you've got to be kidding, Francois... I HAVE A DREAM
09/10/2011 - 10:24

My business flight ticket is booked already. Unfortunately, they have no frst class on this flightangry I am tagging along my maid so she can press everyone's shirts in the morning and serve Crystal which I am sending in great abundance as a special cargo delivery. My presidential suite at Mandarin has been refitted for the occasion and will serve as the headquarters for the Revoluion. Limo service has already been arranged to get us around town. I have also notified every sigle watch retailer in town we are coming in great force so they'd better sock up!