I'm happy to announce the launch of The Hour Lounge in Mandarin and

moderated by VC aficionado and Lounger from day 1: Dan Shao yes


Dan has been working relentlessly on this new forum for months now and I would like to extend my gratitude to all he has accomplished, welcome him on board and wish him luck.

Dan taking me to a tour of the Forbidden City last week:I'm happy to announce the launch of The Hour Lounge in Mandarin and

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Congratulations to Dan and The Hour Lounge. Great stuff :-)
05/31/2011 - 18:21
Congrats to VC and to to Dan.....
05/31/2011 - 19:08

I know how popular Vacheron Constantin is in the Chinese market. I would hope that through the Madarin language HL Chinese collectors can share their knowledge and passion for VC watches just like we do with English language sites.


Congratulations to VC and to Dan Shao
05/31/2011 - 20:57

It is really nice to share our passion for VC creations even with Chinese people who are not so familiar with english language.

Welcome to all new Hour Loungers ;-)))



Re: I'm happy to announce the launch of The Hour Lounge in Mandarin and
05/31/2011 - 22:19

Congratulations, Dan!

Well done. have fun!!


Way to go, Dan!!! All the best and have fun with your new adventure!
05/31/2011 - 22:56
Thank You Loungers!
06/01/2011 - 01:14

I was so thrilled when VC asked me if I'd be willing to take on this challenge.  Actually, I thought it was like being a kid in a candy store, wink

Besides being busy with work recently, you now know what else I've been doing -and why I haven't been posting a lot lately.

I'll be on both forums, so don't even think that I'll be leaving you!  I need Radek's jokes (such as "the neighbor and the electric fence")

I will be so fortunate if we have Loungers on the Chinese Hour Lounge that are as dedicated and passionate about VC, watches, and life as you all are - I think this is the true key to making an online forum special.

BR, Dan

Best Wishes Dan
06/01/2011 - 02:45

Is there a Chinese proverb about burning the candle at both ends? devil  Just kidding, you're still young enough to handle it! wink

Wishing you succes and fun!
06/02/2011 - 00:45

Do you give Mandarin lessons?

Yam Sing


Congrats Dan!
06/02/2011 - 08:24

I think the Mandarin forum will be great for VC. I only wish that I could read and write Chinese well enough to participate.


Congratulations on the new forum
06/01/2011 - 07:47

I think this is a better (though more tedious) way to foster goodwill and share knowledge to interested parties than having celebrity ambassadors endorsing the brand.

I would like to wish our man, Dan, all the luck in this new endeavor.  It will be hard to find someone else with the same passion and, more importantly, the right demeanor for the job.  Too bad I cannot speak Mandarin.

All the best,


Congratulations on a Great Initiative!
06/01/2011 - 13:11

HI Dan,

A wonderful compliment to the Lounge!

Best wishes


dan, congrats on getting the dream job !....
06/01/2011 - 14:01

i hope my chinese is good enough for consumption if i contribute . devil

btw, when i be able to log on ? as clicking on alex's link bring me to nowhere.

my link doesn't open? you can click on the link on the top right of
06/01/2011 - 15:57

this page or click on www.thehourlounge.com/cn

Neither working for me Alex :-( nt
06/01/2011 - 18:09


what page do you get directed to when you click on the link or
06/01/2011 - 18:17

go directly to www.thehourlounge.com/cn ?

Safari cannot open page because too many redirects occurred .nt.
06/01/2011 - 19:19
it doesn't work for me neither
06/02/2011 - 14:56

If I click on the top right link, I'm redirected to the following adress


If I click on www.thehourlounge.com/cn , it doesn't work neither.

The link between English and Chinese works for me
06/01/2011 - 20:00

This is strange, the links taking me back and forth between the English and Chinese Hour Lounges work for me.  I've been using it quite often over the past day - ever since the link was available.

I did have to clear my internet cache a few weeks ago, does that have anything to do with this technical problem?

Aaron, you if can get in, you can log on right away - looking forward to your posts there.

BR, Dan

Congrat Dan. Love the passion to VC and the city that I have been ...
06/01/2011 - 15:21

Love it.

Congrats Dan !
06/01/2011 - 22:38

But I can't open the link either frown



Browser Issues
06/02/2011 - 15:10

Hi Fellow Loungers,

I have been finding it difficult to log in as well.  I am using Firefox, and so then I switched to Explorer which was ok.  But then had to re-register for the Chinese site....no problems anymore...

Look forward to seeing more of you there!

Best regards


Congrats to VC & Dan! (nt)
06/02/2011 - 14:52


Good luck Dan...
06/02/2011 - 17:13

...and smart thinking on VC's part.

There is a problem linking the 2 Lounges
06/02/2011 - 19:06

Hi Everybody,

Thanks for all the words of support - they are truly appreciated!

There is a technical problem with the being able to access both English and Chinese Hour Lounges.  It is apparently related to the cookies used to store Login names and Passwords.  Our IT experts are aware of this and will find a way to resolve it ASAP.

Sorry about the blip.

Best Regards, Dan

An initiative takes HL to a new level......
06/02/2011 - 21:45

Isn't it good to learn that HL continues to move forward.

With so much dependent upon technology, teething problems are something we've learnt to live with.

I have every confidence that both Alex and Dan, and others involved, will sort things out in the fulness of time.

Here's to the new venture - GOOD LUCK!!