I've been lurking on the Hour Lounge for some time now and wanted to publicly thank Alex for his wonderful work here. It’s not easy to keep discussions flowing on a single brand forum and its even less easy finding subjects which interest both the knowledgeable and newbies like myself.
Even though I doubt I will participate a lot since as much as I love VC I don't know half as much as certain here but I thought that it was good to "come out of the woods" and say hello, bravo and keep up the good work.
second of it !
Thanks to the wonderful forum members this is a great place to be and I hope to see more "lurkers" joind the discussions :-)
step out and say hello! The more the merrier
All has started as lurkers.
I lurked for over a year at a PuristS, before I was very active there for at least 3-4 years !
Now, when this absolute utmost place for us aficionados of Vacheron & Constantin,
yes I know, it's Vacheron Constantin nowadays, but for me,
a true vintage aficionado the & is a very nice symbol,
and in my secret dreams, I believe they will return to their original name
I mean, this company is the watch comapny of them all.
Oldest, continously producing watches for 252 years,
and the letters exchanged between Vacheron and (&) Constantin,
are fascinating and nearly an adventure novel !
All other " old firms" are newly developed, finding an old name and
then build a story !
Girard-Perregaux, which I really like in their form since Macaluso took the rudder,
and I own some GP's,
was created 1852, and that's not bad, about the same time as PP,
but GP says they are from 1791 !
This because the owner of GP 1906, bought an old firm Bautte,
which once was founded 1791.
And suddenly GP was founded 1791 :-)
That's a history writing I can't accept !
So please lurk on, and you already have made the first step,
by posting !
I love to see as many names as possible,
and to me NO question is stupid, rember that.
I'm looking forward to all new faces, and if only a pic and two words, it's a lot funner,
than Alex and my name, on each and every post :-)
So from the bottom of my heart,
wellcome all lurkers !
I don't always feel comfortable posting because I don't know much myself :-) But I must say that I feel very comfortable here. Its a fine and welcoming community.
A forum needs participants those seeking annswers and those having the answers (I'm part of the former group) so I'll try ti lurk less and participate more.
So here I am Aldo the watchaholic... :-)
The whole thing is just to relax,
imagine an English Gentlemen Club atmosphere.
Step inside, sit down with a newspaper, have a cup of tea, coffe,
perhaps a whiskey and relax.
Listen to the other guys and suddenly someone sits down at your table,
and the conversation is running!
That's what I hope we shall reach at this cyber club :-)
Cheers and wellcome
say which adds value to the discussions.
However I can definately understand an appreciatethe difficulty of moderating a "niche" forum (vs general brand forums such as TZ or The Purist) and getting enough subjects and topics to keep people comming back!
I think that it will take time to get the lurkers to feel comfortable to post. Hell it took me more than a month :-)
What may seem a silly or meaningless question could in fact be a question many are asking but not daring to post!
Well, here is an example of a silly question. And no-one would think less of me for asking it.
Possible answers can be:
1. they're not.
2. you're in the wrong forum.
Liked that post
But that you would have guessed,
I suppose !
Wellcome back Nico