Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest

On March 22 we shall officially celebrate the Lounge's anniversary. 

Before going into the contest details I wanted to thank each and every one of you for making the Lounge what it is. By myself I would have a web site with you I have a great forum and I enjoy every second of it yes

It will be difficult to name you all but a big thank you to those who were there from the very begining, Alberto for being the 1st poster. Doc for his support and inspiration, Rei, Kazumi, Aaron and Tim who followed me from The Purists, those who with their constant posts get the ball rolling, I'm thinking of Veillotron, Gary, Dean, Joseph, Radek, LN and all the others Tony, Berny, 1907, Maberlin, Respo, Cisco, KK and sorry can't name each and every one but thank you.

A special thank you for WHL who as VC moderator on The Purists pops in once in a while and shares his immense passion and knowlege and Dan who has been here since day one, my co moderator and who is doing a fantastic job on the Chinese forum.

OK here's the gift:

A Vacheron Constantin leather travel bag by Dunhill (the white elements you see are for protection)

Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest

Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest

You need to answer the following questions 

Please post answers directly in this thread

1) The Hour Lounge is celebrating its: 

    a) 3rd anniversary
    b) 5th anniversary
    c) 7th anniversary

2) How many articles have been posted since day 1

3) What is the most read article

4) Who was the 1st poster
     a) Alberto S
     b) Joe B
     c) Ali G 

5) The Hour Lounge has a Mandarin version
     a) yes
      b) no


You have until March 29 noon Geneva time. You can enter only once, if there are more than 1 person with all the correct answers the name of the winner shall be drawn. Good luck :-)

 

03/21/2012 - 16:30
03/21/2012 - 18:01
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/21/2012 - 11:36
Great Alex! Fantastic gift! I have sent the answers via PM.  I wasnt sure how else to do it..... Cheers justindependent
Well, you could put your laptop in it I guess....
03/21/2012 - 12:03
So, I did as Justindependent and sent you an email.... Best G
please post the answers directly here
03/21/2012 - 12:52
nt
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/21/2012 - 13:16
1. 5th 2. 30 3. William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin 4. Alberto S 5. Yes
Sent a PM but here is my response as well:
03/21/2012 - 13:47
1. 5 years  2. 30 3. William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin  4. Alberto S.  5. Yes (moderated by Dan Shao) Best, Walid
Re: Sent a PM but here is my response as well:
03/21/2012 - 14:07
I just hit that article, just to make your number wrong! Sorry, I have an evil brain. Gary
Re: Re: Sent a PM but here is my response as well:
03/21/2012 - 14:14
Haha! Very sneaky wink but... little did you know that my initial PM had the exact date and time at which the hit count was recorded laugh    Best, Walid
Re: Re: Re: Sent a PM but here is my response as well:
03/21/2012 - 15:00
I don't think Alex will care much, he is very sloppy with the application of the rules, which is good for us, right!
yeah chances are I'll make myself win the bag :-)
03/21/2012 - 15:01
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Re: yeah chances are I'll make myself win the bag :-)
03/21/2012 - 16:53
Touchy?
Should we send responses by PM or post here?
03/21/2012 - 15:04
Should I include the address to which you may send my new bag?  ;-) respo
Oops! I should have read further down the thread...
03/21/2012 - 15:15
...am I disqualified? Here are the answers:
  1. 5th anniversary
  2. 30 articles
  3. William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin
  4. Alberto S.
  5. Yes
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/21/2012 - 16:03
1.  b) 5th anniversary 2.  30 articles 3.  William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin 4.  a) Alberto S 5.  a) yes
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/21/2012 - 16:06
Alex, bag looks delicious. so im finally posting. 1. 5th, 2. 30 3. William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on Collecting and Vacheron Constantin. 4. Alberto S. 5. Yes vc
Finally got you to post :-)
03/21/2012 - 16:12
nt
Well..
03/21/2012 - 16:30
I know the answers, but since I won the Ipad last year I will now let somebody else "have a chance".   HOWEVER, if in a future contest there is something from V&C that does tick-tick, then I will be forced to apply, and win, naturally. Best to all, and kudos to the lucky winner
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/21/2012 - 16:35
I can never resist a contest. ;) 1) 5th 2) 30 3) William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin 4) Alberto S 5) Yes Thanks!
Please count me in...
03/21/2012 - 18:01
below you find my answers: 1) b 2) 30 3) William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin 4) a 5) a
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/21/2012 - 21:16
Dear Alex,  great to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Hour Lounge with a large WATCH BAG ;-))) Here is my answers too: 1) The Hour Lounge is celebrating its:           b) 5th anniversary     2) How many articles have been posted since day 1: 30 3) What is the most read article: William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin  4) Who was the 1st poster      a) Alberto S           5) The Hour Lounge has a Mandarin version      a) yes I had the  pleasure to meet Dan recently this year Best regards, Liger      
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/21/2012 - 22:21
Dear Alex, Congratulations for yet another anniversary of the Hour Lounge!  I really enjoy the site and what you have done for it over the years! Answers for the competition: 1. 5th Anniversary 2. 30 articles posted 3. William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on Collecting and Vacheron Constantin. 4. Alberto S. 5. Yes Great work and look forward to many more years ahead! With best regards JAMES
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/22/2012 - 00:35
Hello Alex, 1) B 2)30 3) Collecting and Vacheron Constatin by Wiklliam Roo 4) A 5) A
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/22/2012 - 01:22
Here are my answers: 1. 5 year anniversay  2. 30 posted 3. Interview with William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin (more than 20k reads!!!) 4. Alberto S of course 5. Yes, thanks to the superb efforts of Dan
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/22/2012 - 03:44
My answers: 1) b, 5th anniversary 2) 30 3) William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin 4) a, Alberto 5) a, yes
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/22/2012 - 08:10
That is a very nice prize. The answers are: 1. The Hour Lounge is celebrating its 5th Anniversary 2. 30 articles have been posted since day 1 3. The most read article is titled "William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on Collecting and Vacheron Constantin" 4. Alberto S. was the first poster 5. Yes, the Hour Lounge has a Mandarin version Funny, just this morning I was scanning through an article about the Shanghai boutique, were VC & Dunhill share premises in an old villa. I think some of the Dunhill watches have JLC movements, not VC but in the end it is all Richemont I guess. Good luck to everyone. T
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/22/2012 - 13:17
Thank you to VC and Alex for another fabulous contest.  My answers are: 1. 5th Anniversary 2. 30 articles posted 3. William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on Collecting and Vacheron Constantin 4. Alberto S. 5. Yes Thank you too for the special mention, Alex....and I hope you don't post any new articles for now. All the best, Kazmidevil
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/23/2012 - 06:48
my answers are : 1. 5th 2. 30 3. william rohr on collecting and VC 4. alberto s 5. yes  the luggage tag with VC embossed as a consolation for an entry devil . and alex, thaks for the mention .
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/23/2012 - 09:43
1) 5th Anniversary 2) 30 3) William Rohr on Collecting and VC 4) Alberto S 5) Yes, there is a Mandarin Version. Best regards, KK
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/24/2012 - 04:09
Thank you to Alex and VC for the anniversary contest. Good luck to all. Here are my answers: (1) 5th anniversary (2) 30 articles (3) William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on Collecting and Vacheron Constantin (4) Alberto S (5) Yes Cheers, Teetann
Might as well throw my hat in the ring
03/25/2012 - 06:52
Congratulations to the finest forum of its kind! 1. Happy 5th anniversary     2. 30 great articles have been posted 3) William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin  4) Alberto S was the 1st poster 5) Yes, the Hour Lounge has a Mandarin version
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/25/2012 - 12:32
1. 5th Anniversary 2. 30 articles posted 3. William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on Collecting and Vacheron Constantin 4. Alberto S. 5. Yes
Joined just in time to take part :-)
03/27/2012 - 13:33
Congrats Alex & VC on this special occasion! Happy Anniversary!   Nice work, a lot of reading to catch up for me.   Here are my answers: 1) The Hour Lounge is celebrating its:   Ans: 5th anniversary 2) How many articles have been posted since day 1  Ans: 30 3) What is the most read article  Ans: William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin 4) Who was the 1st poster   Ans: Alberto S 5) The Hour Lounge has a Mandarin version  Ans: Yes   Best, Goh
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/27/2012 - 18:16
Great contest and beautiful gift.  Very happy to be a member of the lounge and the club. Here are my answers (keeping my fingers crossed): 1. (b)- 5th 2. 30 3. William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and Vacheron Constantin 4. (a) - Alberto S. 5. Yes.
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/28/2012 - 01:39
Dear Alex, Dear Loungers, After five years, it's quite afitting way to celebrate. Voila my answers: 1) The Hour Lounge is celebrating its: (b) 5th anniversary     2) 30 articles have been posted (so far...) 3) The most read articel was a vey interesting piece, William Rohr (COO of Antiquorum) on Collecting and VC 4) The first poster was: (a) Alberto S 5) The Hour Lounge has a Mandarin version: (a) yes (and I wish I knew how to read it...)     Here's to many more!
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/28/2012 - 07:45
1. 5th 2. 30 3. William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on Collecting Vacheron Constantin 4. Alberto S. 5. Yes Thanks! Ngongs
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/28/2012 - 18:27
I'll pick up my prize when I come to Geneva in mid-April. :-) 1. The Hour Lounge is celebrating its 5th Anniversary 2. 30 articles have been posted since day 1 3. The most read article is titled "William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on Collecting and Vacheron Constantin" 4. Alberto S. was the first poster 5. Yes, the Hour Lounge has a Mandarin version Bill
Re: Official launch of the Lounge's anniversary contest
03/28/2012 - 20:41
Answers are: 5th anniv., 30 articles, William Rohr COO of Antiquorum on collecting and on VC, Alberto S, and yes it does have a mandarin version. Merci, Alex!