Please join me in welcoming our new co-moderator

I'm delighted to announce that Dan Shao will be joining me as Co-Moderator.

A member as from day one, Dan not only has knowlege, expertise and passion but he's an awfully great guy.

I'm delighted to have him on board.


Welcome Dan! 


I couldn't find a photo of Dan by himself (let alone without a drink in his hand :-) ) so here's an old photo from a SIHH Lounge dinner from left to right: Rich, Bill Lind (the VC moderator on PuristsPro) and Monsieur Dan

Please join me in welcoming our new co-moderator

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Welcome to DAN, our new co-moderator
09/28/2016 - 13:30

Dan, you are well known for many of us and I am very pleased for you.

Congratulations for this new status, as co-moderator along with our Great Alex.

Our Club is very well managed with both of you.

Long life and reads with VC.

All the Best,


Thank you Liger!
09/28/2016 - 21:07

Meeting people like you are what makes being a part of THL so worthwhile!

Congrats Dan!!
09/28/2016 - 14:19

... so you have even better access to priviiedged information of the Maison :-)))

Here a pic of the new co-moderator vividly explaining secrets about enamel, and godfather observing the show


Best, R.


Holding out on me? I don't remember this picture being taken ;-)
09/28/2016 - 21:09

Are there others I should be more worried about? :-). 

Thank you sir, and if this lets me go to Geneva more often...I can see you as well!

Re: Holding out on me? I don't remember this picture being taken ;-)
09/29/2016 - 12:10

SIHH 2015 - and I took the best one, no need to worry :-)

Re: Please join me in welcoming our new co-moderator
09/28/2016 - 16:49

Congratulations Dan.  A decision that will be greeted with universal approval by all HL members, I am sure.

I wonder what will happen if the two co-moderators disagree?  Is there a dispute resolution mechanism in place for such an eventuality or is Alex always right?

Thanks Nugget
09/28/2016 - 21:15

I think we should decide disputes through the "age before beauty" policy.  (And yes, I am older). :-)

But Alex will always be The DON.  I'm going to imagine that I'm close (as The DAN)  ;-)

The Dan Father :-)
09/29/2016 - 11:19
Congratulations ! But I thought Dan was already a co-moderator all this
09/28/2016 - 16:51

time as he has been the moderator of the Chinese THL.

Was great meeting Dan at Watches and Wonders last year. 

Thanks my friend, as Moderator of Chinese THL, I've always had
09/28/2016 - 21:23

full moderator priviliges on THL, but rarely used them on the English side because we already have our great leader.  To me being Co-Moderator means providing back-up to Alex as needed.  

Hope to see you again soon too!  

09/28/2016 - 18:23

Congratulations, Dan!

Now your de facto status is de jure )))

Yes, thank you Serg! (nt)
09/28/2016 - 21:24
Dan the Man
09/28/2016 - 18:36

Congrats my friend :-)

Re: Dan the Man
09/28/2016 - 18:37

BTW guys, still can't upload pics or post at all from my PC, otherwise I have a sweet one of Dan at SIHH ;-)

Is it the teapot one? (I think I'm in trouble) :-)
09/28/2016 - 21:28

I've had succes uploading pictures, but not using the insert button to include pictures in the posts where I want them to go.  They just appear at the bottom of the post.

Re: Is it the teapot one? (I think I'm in trouble) :-)
09/28/2016 - 23:15

LOL, that's it 

weird as the glitch was fixed! Have you tried
09/29/2016 - 11:20

uploading but not pressing "insert" but directly "publish"?

Lets try...
09/29/2016 - 17:53
the teapot dance :-)
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Thanks, grrr! ;-)
09/30/2016 - 13:23

I think this was taken at SIHH 2009?  It was the first year that I had the honor of working with Alex in presenting the Novelties.  We were in the large Press Room and while Alex was busy getting the watches for us to show...I had to do SOMETHING to keep our Loungers/Club members entertained.  :-)

(hey it was either "I'm a little teapot" or the ugliest Swan Lake dance you would ever want to see!  It's so bad that even I could never live that one down!) ;-)

09/30/2016 - 17:38

might seem like longer...

Thanks my friend! (nt)
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Like kk, I also thought you were already a co-moderator.  If Alex is the Don, you could be his Lieutenant.  You know, Lieutenant Dan - like from Forrest Gump!Bravo!

Hi Jaime, if I take the analogy further....
09/28/2016 - 21:36

If I am Lt. Dan, doesn't that make Alex = Forrest Gump?

I was in college when the first Karate Kid movie came Daniel-San was also quite popular for a time.  :-). (But that would make Alex = Mr. Miyagi)

wipe on, wipe off :-)
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;-). (nt)
09/29/2016 - 17:54
once again with a drink in hand! What a partyier :-)
09/29/2016 - 11:22
I blame the glasses in hand as all being due to your influence! :-). (nt)
09/29/2016 - 17:57
Thanks Alex for inviting me to work with you on THL!
09/28/2016 - 21:05

Its an honor and pleasure!

Re: Please join me in welcoming our new co-moderator
09/28/2016 - 21:55

Great choice! I also think there may be a bit more pocket watch coverage now too. 

Best of luck,


Thanks Tim!
09/28/2016 - 22:38

Actually, I've ordered a fun accessory to accompany a couple of pocket watches.  It is being made as we speak ans I hope it will arrive before I leave the US in mid-Oct.

it will definitely show up here.  :-)

Congratulations Dan!
09/29/2016 - 02:30

This is great. I worry every day that VC will abandon THL, and now that both Alex and Dan are here, my worries are allayed. Let me know the next time you're in New York. I'll buy the first round!



Thanks Bill!
09/29/2016 - 02:52

I'm actually in NJ right now, but after my wife being sick for a week...its now my turn.  :-(

But getting better day by day and expect to be close enough to normal this weekend.  :-)

No NYC plans this time though, sorry.  BR, Dan 

Re: Please join me in welcoming our new co-moderator
09/29/2016 - 04:31

Congratulations Dan!

And all best wishes for a great success!

You wholeheartedly deserve it and in fact there is no better choice.


 Please join me in welcoming our new co-moderator

Dan studying the subtleties of being co-moderator!

Thanks JB, I like this picture!
09/29/2016 - 17:56

Your words, and more importantly your friendship over the years is highly valued!

Conguratulations Dan!
09/29/2016 - 05:20

I'm so glad to hear that you have been appointed as new Co-Moderator.



Thanks io, I hope we have an opportunity to meet in person one day
09/29/2016 - 17:59

No just online :-)

Congratulations Dan !
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谢谢!Thank You! (nt)
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The right man, in the right place.

Congrats Dan and good luck!



Thank you Roberto, hope to see you in-pesron again soon! (nt)
09/29/2016 - 18:03
Congratulations, Dan!
09/30/2016 - 12:36

Well deserved, and I hope to meet you someday.

Best regards,

Tony C.

Hello and thank you sir!
09/30/2016 - 13:04

I truly hope to meet you in person someday as well,  if I do...I might want to request that I record our conversation as there is so much about vintage I can learn from you that I'm afraid my memory won't remeber all of it!

BR, Dan 

A welcome announcement...
09/30/2016 - 18:52

Dan - May I wish you every success in your new undertaking.

Warmest regards


Thank you Tony! (nt)
09/30/2016 - 21:12
Re: Please join me in welcoming our new co-moderator
10/01/2016 - 16:15

Congratulations Dan,

Looking forward to your unique vision and passion that you will bring to the forum.Hope to see you in Beijing this spring festival.Best Wishes, Nick 
Definitely Nick, would love to see you again too!
10/02/2016 - 00:40

Thanks and I LOVE your picture!

welcome Dan
10/10/2016 - 03:03

... the man

you already do an amazing job.. Now you have to 'Dan-up'!



Thanks Gary, you are right
10/10/2016 - 03:32

I have to Dan-Up big time. Its a never-ending continuous improvement process.  ;-)