Way to go Alex! And thanks to you!

I am very excited to see this new forum and think you are an excellent choice to moderate it!  I appreciate your invitation to join in and participate.  I really love Vacheron and have a few.  I just returned from a trip to Fiji and guess which watch I decided to take with me?  My stainless steel Overseas Dual Time!  What a great watch it is and it is not only great looking but durable.  Sometimes I feel better wearing a stainless steel watch anyway as I don't worry about it as much and frankly I like that it is not as obvious as gold (my humble opinion only - but I do love gold watches also.)  One of my new year's resolutions is to learn how to post some photos of my watches so I really want to do that.  I would love to share some photos as I love to look at other peoples photos and am grateful that they take the time to post their photos. 

I am really looking forward to participating with VC owners who also love this interest in timepieces.  Some people think I (we) are nuts but what the hey? We are! It's good to have a passion or two and let's face it it could be something much worse! (Although it can become an addiction in itself!)

I am not a technical guy when it comes to fine timepieces but I enjoy learning and I love to try and understand complications. The history also intrigues me.  So I cannot lend a lot of techical (or any for that matter!) information but I do certainly appreciate the craftsmanship.

So welcome to all of you and I think we can have a lot fo fun here in our shard passion.

These aere the Vacheron Watches I have and I am certainly not revealing this for any other reason than to connect with others.  I have never talked about what I own and certainly do not want to be percieved as being anything other than fortunate to own these.  I have a Toledo in yellow gold, the aforementioned Overseas, a malte chronograph in rose gold, amalte tourbillon in rose gold, a patrimony (thin model) in yellow gold, a rose gold 1972 and a full pave 1972.  Don't aske me why I bought the pave 1972 because as I said I am not showy and don't like drawing attention but it is so darn gorgeous and the workmanship is so exquisite that I just fell in love with it.  It sparkles like nothing I have ever seen and throws off so many colors.  So you know where I wear it?  Around the house! And I still get so much enjoyment from looking at it and wearing it.  I guess I could wear it with a tuxedo?

Some (most) of these I have not worn yeat so I could use some encouragement to strap them on.  I am not sure why: guess I don't want them to get beat up but that's what they are for, right?

Anyway, sorry for the long post. I am just excited about this forum and while I have read some of the other forums I have not participated in some time.

Congrats Alex!  Let's have some Vacheron fun!!!

Regards,

Ed Tonkin

ED WOW what a collection! Thank you for joining the forum and I'm sure
03/30/2007 - 12:50

we'll have great fun here and learn a lot. I have a strange approach to the Overseas at the begining I didn't like it at all then slowly I started warming to it and finally I almost bought the Dual Time with silver dial last week...I say almost because my credit card didn't go throught and when I went back a couple of days later the watch had already been sold!!

To post photos is really easy just click on the yellow "envelop"  icon