I choose this day for this particular post for very personal reasons.
That being said I am very proud to be an Hour Lounger.
Although I originally met some of you on another site, this one suits me best.
Most unfortunately the very well read and professionally administered site I speak of is polluted with " better that thee" folks.
I'll be eternally grateful for my initial introduction to "The Don" (Alex), Tessio (Doc), Clemenza (WHL) and Tom (Dino).
Even more importan the new, most interesting and enjoyable, eclectic group of fellow watch lovers especially Vacheron.
Although my first and longest passion will always be Omega and my first "Big Three" purchase was Patek, I love Vacheron.
My biggest disappointment with our favorite brand is their lack of staying in touch with those that loved them from the start.
Those being an older well-to-do generation that choose the highest quality, manual, simple easy to read timekeeper.
Most unfortunately if us "old timers" want an affordable (under 20K) high quality timepiece there's a Patek #5119 or #5124.
All of my fellow Loungers please accept most most heart felt and personal regards, Miki aka Luca Love this Watch!