lets keep THL cleen

Hey Loungers,

                Its small request from me to all. Lets make this forum cleen and pleasurable to all. This topic is in my mind since I seen a photo of one of lounger while smoking. Lets avoid such small mistakes. Also I read some posts with nonveg contents. This may not go well with all. Lets avoid such things n make THL best of the best; with none of negative point.

                If you are with me, start cleening garbage.

Re: lets keep THL cleen
05/05/2008 - 23:09

I am sorely tempted to respond to this posting in a manner that it deserves.

However, since I am not the moderator, I will restrain myself.

But I wish to state for all those to whom English is not a mother tongue, the spelling of "cleen" is actually "C-L-E-A-N"

J'aimerais repondre, mais parce que je suis pas moderateur, il vaut mieux de faire preuve de retenue et garder la langue dans la poche!


You mean clean ?
05/05/2008 - 23:21

You like me are a brutal murderer, killing innocent animals every day,

by walking on them, and if you are old enough, and have a driver license,

you kills thousands a day with the car!

If grown up men smoke, it's their business, I stopped 20 years ago,

everyone on this forum knows that's not good to your health,

but we who are happy to live in a free world, as I hope you do, decide ourselves.

This is a forum about watches, not a forum about lifestyle,

if you are a vegetarian, nonsmoker and taste no alcohol,

it's your business not ours.

I don't smoke or drink but eat meat as the predator the human being is.

And I loved smoking, and after this, I perhaps will start again

Oh, I forgot, I'm a real Doctor, and you ?

I think you could find another home on the net,

I'm sure there are other than Hour Lounge for your attitude.

Bon apetit


Amazing !
05/05/2008 - 23:57

The two doc's have answered in the same way !

I'm probably to new to say something,

but the doctors expressed my feelings.

I want to lurk about Vacheron Constantin,

or as Doc says, Vacheron&Constantin,

not the way of life


Re: lets keep THL cleen
05/06/2008 - 00:09

Under that "cleansing" I guess that some of Kazumi's pics from "Part two of part one...huh? The Dinner" are not acceptable?!?!? I think they actually helped in capturing those moments of shared comraderie!!

best, J

enema's for everyone...
05/06/2008 - 00:35

it's very cleansing

sorry Les Masque but No! The Hour Lounge is a
05/06/2008 - 00:45

forum dedicated solely to watches in general and Vacheron Constantin in particular so the smoking, drinking, meat eating is none of my business and should not be the business of anyone else.

As a forum with members from all 4 corners of the earth we should be open to what is done and is the custom elsewhere without imposing our views and opinions based only on our culture.

Now let's talk about watches....

Ave Cesar! (nt)
05/06/2008 - 01:14


Freedom of expression
05/06/2008 - 01:20

What bothers me most about Les Masque’s post is that at its most basic level he is advocating (self) censorship. Forum members should be allowed to post any reasonable post they wish to without worrying if they are going to offend someone else. Of course, the question now is what is reasonable? I would like to think that we are all mature enough to determine what is reasonable ourselves but if not, Alex will surely delete any offensive material. Also, I’m not a smoker but I do believe that if someone wants to smoke that is their own business and not mine. "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" (Voltaire I believe.)


Favorite Memories...
05/06/2008 - 02:20

from travelling to Argentina this year was the beef!  I admit to being an unashamed carnivore  But  not a smoker

Those are some Huge pieces of Meat on those plates!
05/06/2008 - 05:08

I like it

Yummy, I'm drooling all over your pic... ;-))) nt
05/06/2008 - 12:26

You did not say
05/06/2008 - 03:02

The magic words

Re: lets keep THL cleen
05/06/2008 - 05:05

Hello Les Masques

I think you had good intentions in mind but the reminder might have come through too harsh.

I understand that some posts (as in some of my posts) contain a few "risque" lines, but I think that as long as it is "in place" (in the spirit of a good laugh, etc), it should be okay.  The members are mature enough to discern and distinguish such usage from plain dirty language (it would be different if this were a forum for kids...although we do act like kids sometimes).

I think all the regular members have been behaving well and even on those occassional lapses in judgment, we are all quick to point out, apologize and forgive.  So thanks for the reminder, but I think there's really no need to sweat.  Just relax and enjoy your coffee while in the Lounge.

Best regards,



That slab of meat is just irresitable to T-Rex descendants like myself!! 


I finally got an avatar before my 400th post. 

Good man, I had lost all hope :-) (nt)
05/06/2008 - 12:10


looks great on avatar as well as on your wrist...
05/06/2008 - 12:31

and mine I hope , although it's not a boutique edition...

It definitely looks better on a wrist
05/06/2008 - 15:59

Hi Radek,

It took me a long time to warm up to the Contemporaine particuarly to its 40mm size (combined with my smallish wrist) but after it grew on me, I am absolutely in love with the design (it would still be better below 40mm though).

To tell you the truth, even if I ended up buying the boutique edition, I am still in love with the regular models, both in RG and WG (I think YG does not match my skin tone).  The cream-colored dial (captured so well in your scan) is very nice.

Your present avatar is not too shabby either.



Like you I hated the Patrimony Contemporaine when it was launched, I
05/06/2008 - 16:43

found it too big and too flat but with time it really grew on me to the point where it has become one of mu favorite "time only" watches

You said it, Jefe!
05/06/2008 - 18:05

I think most people have a hard time dealing with the proportions...large diameter and thin case.  Once you get over the initial resistance, you begin to appreciate the watch more and more. 

To start with, the design is understated but with just the right amount of character (most rivals simply put me to sleep).  Then, the size of the case ultimately gives the watch more presence, but in an elegant way (not in the Panerai sense).  The black dial has its magic, but the regular line has a beauty all its own too. 

As for the thinness...At least in my case, I do not have to worry about furry wrists covering up my thin watch.

(excuse the pyjama shirt again, I am just about to go to bed)

same here! long warm-up period but afterwards...
05/07/2008 - 01:42

a lifetime of passion. The watch has been growing on me up to the point where I had an irresistable offer on the Contemporaine. And I just had to get it. With this piece VC finally arrived at an iconic brand's watch. AP has its RO, Hublot's got its Big Bang. And VC has a Patrimony Contemporaine! So much better than competitors in every respect (as far as the iconic model). What I love about the watch is its simple, clean & pure design as well as the case size - it's perfect for me. I also adore the cream white enamel dial.

Just an elegant dress watch, ain't it?

It's far from being as cool as the boutique edition but I still love it.

PS. Thanks for your all too kind words, Kazumi. 

Re: lets keep THL cleen
05/06/2008 - 19:46

Sorry for my "bit" bad english.

Few comments abt my posts:

1. "Nonveg" does not points to person who eats meat. But in our culture it is "also" used to denote "sexy or below the belt comments".

2. I respect freedom of expression, but for me it should be use taking into consideration "responsibilities Vs Rights"

Party recommendation
05/07/2008 - 15:15

Just let me know where to send your party recommendation letter.

I do not understand people like you!
05/07/2008 - 11:08

I do not criticize your ideas (I try to be open minded), but I do not see them apply at a forum! You can discuss such matters when people are meeting in a club, in live, or when with friends, and then choose them according to your way of life, but in no way to force people to do this or that. But even in community, you cannot avoid some behaviours! Otherwise, just enter a monastery!

Alex moderates cleverly HL, and from my point of view, it's enough.

Moreover, we are mature enough (I am taking Kazumi's words, thank you Kazumi) to deal and take our responsabilities (as you said): so take it or leave it, and in this case, the best is worth to leave in silence...

I agree.
05/07/2008 - 14:46

As long as no bad words exchanged, no other intention other than sharing our love for watches, in this case VC, THL is doing fine! Have any of you visited other forum where people occasionally bash each other?

Alex is doing a fine job here.