Alex Ghotbi
Alex Ghotbi
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I wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year, may each day of 2009

January 1, 09 10:47


bring you laughter and joy.

A couple of new watches wouldn't be too bad either

Doc
Doc
Country: Sweden
Favorite Saying: «It's more beautiful to listen to the string which broke, than to never draw one's bow. V. von Heidenstam»
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Dear Alex and all of you,

January 1, 09 12:06


I whish you all the same, and as I wrote below,
and it was something that hit me yesterday evening!

See the new year as a blank piece of lovely paper and try to write as nice as possible,
your very own story.
What happens to you you is a completely different thing, but past is past

Hej!

Doc

JohnLy
JohnLy
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Location: Portsmouth, nh
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To You also Alex, and to all the loungers a

January 1, 09 12:36


healthy, happy and hopefully prosperous New Years.

John

LN
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DutchClock
DutchClock
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Happy New Year !!!!

January 1, 09 14:36


Thank you Alex ! I wish the very same to you and yours too !!
Kind regards,
Mark

ps I would not mind adding a few more watches either......;-)

kazumi
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Same to you Alex and to all fellow Loungers!!

January 1, 09 15:43


Happy New Year to everyone!!

I like the way Doc has put it in his earlier post.

May 2009 bring more Hope, Happiness, and Health to all!!

Cheers!
Kazumi

JB
JB
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Location: Toronto
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Re:Thank you, Alex

January 1, 09 15:45


All the very best to you and your family for the coming year! Many thanks for all your help in the past.
May the new year bring peace and contentment...and a few more watches to admire
And to all the Loungers, those I have had the pleasure of meeting, corresponding with and exchanging ideas, and everyone who visits here as well: All best wishes for 2009. May the year be great and happy one!
Joseph

Kursman
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Country: United States
Location: Southwestern us
Favorite Saying: «"One can make a day of any size and regulate the rising and setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining." John Muir»
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Happy New Year to my HL friends

January 1, 09 17:56




Good morning and happy New Year. Its a little sleepy here today in Colorado snow country after a late night celebration with friends. Wanted to wish you and your families a very happy and healthy New Year. Hoping that all my HL friends will receive their new additions for 2009 from their wish lists. I have enjoyed this past year talking with you from all around the world and many new places for me. Thanks again to Alex for making the HL the gold standard for watch forums. Take care and enjoy this special day. Best wishes, Matt

Kursman
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Re: Happy New Year to my HL friends

January 1, 09 22:53


Ma femme fait également parvenir ses meilleurs voeux pour la nouvelle année et pour me faire mieux connaître à l'heure de mon salon amis. Matt



Michael Segal
Michael Segal
Favorite Saying: «A good watch tells the time of the story for part of one's life. A great watch tells the time of the stories for MANY lives.»
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I wish a healthy and happy New Year to everyone here

January 1, 09 18:44


May quiet times bring you peace, prosperity and a new toy to measure it .

Mike S.

Mercator
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Happy new year to all of you and....

January 1, 09 19:08


Alex, ce soir il y a rabbi jacob à la télé

ton gégé

Alex Ghotbi
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Duncan
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Country: Singapore
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Many thanks Alex

January 1, 09 22:18


Like the others have said, I wish for all of our fellow Loungers a wonderful 2009.  While 2008 has been a challenging one for many people around the world, let's hope that the new year brings better times for everyone.

As always, we remain grateful to you Alex for your continued fine efforts in providing us with this place to enjoy some good watch discussion and an opportunity to temporarily forget some of the other troubles that we all face in our lives.

Cheers,
Duncan

dshao1
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Location: Beijing
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timerider
timerider
Favorite Saying: «"Les grandes pensees viennent du coeur." The greatest thoughts come from the heart. Vauvenargues»
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Thank you Alex and Happy New Year to you and all the Loungers.

January 2, 09 00:00


It is such a pleasure to have a place like this oasis to visit, enjoy and contribute. Thank you all and especially Alex for such a place.
Happy New Year and good luck!

Best to you all,
Tim

foversta
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Dear Alex,

January 2, 09 00:01


I wish you and to your family a very happy new year !

And of course, I wish to Hour Lounge another successful year !



Fr.Xavier




TommyV
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Thanks Alex and.....

January 2, 09 01:21


Happy New Year to you and yours as well.  You've made this a very enjoyable place to come and relax and most of all be myself....this place is a reflection of you and your personality and I both appreciate and celebrate that...thanks.

To everyone else I wish you all the Best of Luck in 2009 and I hope that all of your dreams and desires come true.  I've learned a lot from all of you (and continue to) and look forward to some more fun and good conversations in the New Year!

Best regards,

Tom 

a.ler
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thank u for your well wishes as well as.....

January 2, 09 07:49


for the personal card sprinkled with maltese crosses on the maufacture. definitely my kinda of wishful snow flakes. all the best to u and yr family in 2009.

as with the watches, the card is as well-thought and finished. :) 
 

jamesto
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Best Wishes for 2009

January 3, 09 04:49


Dear Alex and My Fellow Hour Loungers!

Best wishes to you all for the New Year - especially good health and happiness; and of course for our watches to keep on ticking strongly!

Warmest regards
JAMES


Fred925
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anka
anka
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All my best wishes to you Alex,

January 3, 09 16:07


with health and success, to keep on going for HL, and all the best to my friends Loungers, for this coming year.

Ling
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I wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy & Wealthy New Year

January 4, 09 02:13


and to add all great explorers series in your collection.

Regards
Ling

Rei
Rei
Country: Indonesia
Location: Wish it were tokyo
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Sorry for the late wish, Alex.

January 4, 09 12:44


I am in sunny Singapore and don't really check my mails
Nevertheless, Happy New Year to you & my fellow Loungers..may 2009 be a much better one than last year! 
Here's to more watches!!!


Tacha
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Sorry I'm late :-)

January 5, 09 14:25


A great year 2009 for your Alex and for all of the VC and HL family.

As Duncan put it, let's hope this year will see less violence (while it has started out quite badly on many fronts around the world), that Man will be intelligent enough to understand that we more alike than we are different, that those going through rough times will finally find peace of mind and see their situation get better.

As for Doc who was asking for a little more positivity in another thread, we have in France (I don't know if there are equivalents in other countries) an association called "Reporters de l'Espoir" (Reporters of Hope), an news agency which specializes in solutions-oriented news (not just the bad, terrible, catastrophic news we are all used to). Let's hear about the positive once in a while


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