First off, I want to say thanks to Alex for coming up the subject for this contest - I really have enjoyed reading the stories that have been posted...
Before I announce my choice, I must say it was one of the hardest coices I ever had to make, all the stories are great (I feel like a judge at "American Idol", or all these crappy reality contest shows... Every week, the decision taken is "the hardest I ever had to take, in my entire life - ever". Anyway, this time, it's true. And for those who don't understand what I'm talking about, consider yourself lucky)
1) dshao1 (it is a well deserved gift, and you are quite lucky your wife is so generous!!)
2) Teenan (reading your post felt like reading a James Bond story...)
3) Doc (you know that this particular watch is not one of my favorite amongst your collection... However I like how you won it because of "technical problems" on VC's part, and that you didn't go for the easy money once VC offered to buy it back from you. I would not have expected anything else from you, but it is still reassuring to read...)
Good luck to every one (and thanks to all who voted for me!)