Uff, Vladimir!! :)

Apr 22, 2012,13:03 PM

A little but true GTG, hermano.

I´m really sad for not sharing these moments with my European Hermanos.

I´m really sure that all of you spend really great and friendship moments.

And what about the watches (the excuse, of course)?? Great!!!

The amazing Fifty Fathoms Family (FFF), the lovely LLD of my wife (Phillipo) smile, your amazing UN, really great Rolexes and a nice Jaeger collection....

What more could you desire???

Be there, of course...


A really big huge to you, Nico, and for all my great friends

Emilio, Spanish Missed Bastardo

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The Watch Band is Paris. A informal GTG like I love them.

 By: amanico : April 20th, 2012-23:37
Not too many people, time to spend with each member of the group, quality and friendship time, to say it better, and some nice watches around an excellent meal. Heaven on Earth for every watch nut. Here are two pictures whuch sum the moment quite well. So...  

My head is still buzzing ...

 By: AndrewD : April 21st, 2012-00:11
... after all the watches and conversations (and possibly the wine). There were already PuristS from 6 countries represented last night, and more to come. As more than one person remarked to me ... Paris is a dangerous place to visit! And it's rare that I... 

What??? No Grappa for Breakfast? Damjan, do you hear that? :))))

 By: amanico : April 21st, 2012-00:22
See you soon for chapter ring errrrr Three. Best, Nicolas

That will change :)) [nt]

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : April 21st, 2012-01:00
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Excellent meal but where are the pics of the courses? ;-)

 By: foversta : April 21st, 2012-02:42
We need proof of this statement, LOL! Clearly, it seemed to be a warm event with lot of watches on the table and most important friends around it. Fx

No way! We are on a serious horological forum, here. ;)

 By: amanico : April 21st, 2012-09:58
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Enjoy gentlemen

 By: Baron - Mr Red : April 21st, 2012-03:41
I wished I was there with you.

What a dinner!

 By: Marv : April 21st, 2012-04:38
All ingredients for a excellent dinner were here: Gorgeous watches & Good food. But, from excellent to amazing, you need to add something more... Friendship & Passion. This is the recipe for a magic dinner. My thanks to the cook!

I don't see Nico but I do see some of his watches???

 By: Bill : April 21st, 2012-08:10
Ah the most famous face of the all my good friend "Le Chef". You are right that is heaven on earth. Thanks for including us. Bill


 By: Baron - Mr Red : April 21st, 2012-10:55
Nicolas cannot appear on film. When there is a mirror, he has no reflection. On film, he is not visible. It's the "way of the vampire". I have to say, I am very jealous of the occasion. Would have been great to be there. Is that Bloman and Eitan I see? At... 

OOPPS I didn't notice it was Nico who posted.

 By: Bill : April 21st, 2012-08:13
Silly me. I just looked at the watches without reading the post. Great stuff. Bill

52 watches for 8 persons...6.5 each...is that a record so far?

 By: Hororgasm : April 21st, 2012-12:01
It's getting out of hands, literally Best, Horo

It is a pity ...

 By: small-luxury-world : April 21st, 2012-12:40
but I was really not able to come this time :-( Wish you all great fun, but I have NO doubts about this Missing you all, Oliver

Well, it is a kind of marathon...

 By: amanico : April 21st, 2012-17:05
A 24 hours GTG and drinking... Something really unusual. Best, my friend, and wsih you will be able to be there with us, next time! Nicolas

Now it's officialy +48 hrs

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : April 21st, 2012-17:23
of drinking

Hiiips. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : April 21st, 2012-22:42
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Really sorry to miss you on this visit, Oliver.

 By: AndrewD : April 21st, 2012-17:38
Next time, I hope. Andrew

Andrew ...

 By: small-luxury-world : April 25th, 2012-06:07
I am very sorry, but business schedule was too tight. Next time! Hope you took some great "L-pictures" for all of us Oliver

Fantastic couple of photos....

 By: DivingT : April 21st, 2012-12:53
Looks like the ideal night...good company, talking about good watches!!! Shall look forward to more photos and reports. Cheers Tony

I have to sit in planes for the next 24 hours, but ...

 By: AndrewD : April 21st, 2012-17:37
... there are three memory cards full of pictures, so there is plenty more to come! A

Looks like you had a great time there! I regret so much...

 By: Subexplorer : April 21st, 2012-20:50
... I coud not make it this time! Had much ilussion of meeting you and other friends at Paris this week end! Well, i hope will have the pleasure soon! Fantastic gathering of tomepieces, by the way! Un abrazo afectuoso, Abel

Holy cow!

 By: Gary G : April 22nd, 2012-08:35
...as my good friend tahoeblue would say... What a gathering! Don't know that my liver could take it, but I admire the brave men who went undaunted into the night... Best, Gary G

They are excellent night companions, indeed.

 By: amanico : April 22nd, 2012-08:41
And they can also face the sun! Best Gary. Nicolas

Uff, Vladimir!! :)

 By: E.J. : April 22nd, 2012-13:03
A little but true GTG, hermano. I´m really sad for not sharing these moments with my European Hermanos. I´m really sure that all of you spend really great and friendship moments. And what about the watches (the excuse, of course)?? Great!!! The amazing Fi... 

You were in our minds, my friend.

 By: amanico : April 22nd, 2012-13:05
Arreglaremos otra cosa, Amigo. Un abrazo, fuerte. Nicolas

Paris - I think it happened again!

 By: Ubik : April 24th, 2012-03:32
A wonderful weekend in Paris in the company of Purist friends, old and new. Thanks to all in this community that made it such a wonderful event. A big thanks to our Patron for organising the events and for posting bail when necessary. Hangover 2 - I think...  

major major fun!

 By: patrickmaniac : April 24th, 2012-06:45
cheers PAt

That is what I call a true Bastardo Report.

 By: amanico : April 24th, 2012-09:43
Now, everybody will understand that there are gatherings and GATHERINGS. This one was top madness, as we love it! Superb report, my friend. Best, Nicolas

Best Evian I ever had was at Nico's

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : April 24th, 2012-15:30
..it is easy to get use to it .. only thing is to watch out not to read the name backwards What a great time we had! Best Damjan

WOW talk about a watch party!

 By: TdotBean : April 24th, 2012-20:06
That's it I coming over next time 1st gotta prepare the liver and the stomach. All the drinking and watches will surely turn my gastrointestinal system inside out. Regards Tyler

That really sums up the weekend ...

 By: AndrewD : April 26th, 2012-00:03
Great memories. Can't wait to do it again! I am starting to go through photos and will post up next week. A

New HoMe Masthead image ...

 By: AndrewD : April 26th, 2012-15:35
Let's call it "Community"....  

Can't agree more. Superb choice, Andrew. [nt]

 By: amanico : April 26th, 2012-22:43
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or "Bastardo table"...! ;)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : April 27th, 2012-00:20
It was great seeing you in Paris, my friend! Best Blomman

That sounds very well! Registered! [nt]

 By: amanico : April 27th, 2012-00:21
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Oh NO! Not again! ;)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : April 27th, 2012-00:17
Thank you for filling the blanks, my friend! Best Blomman

Thank yo all for a great weekend! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : April 24th, 2012-12:42
A truly mind blowing experience... So many friends, interesting discussions and stunning watches! And documents - wow! What can I say - Paris is indeed a wonderful, dangerous place... Unfortunately I missed to take photos of some of the very nice and inte...  

I see you're turning Vintage rolex, my friend.

 By: amanico : April 24th, 2012-12:58
And as for Vintage JLCs, you have great taste. I see a Crown in your future... Was great to have you, Blomman. Nicolas

Sorry I missed this one (again)

 By: RobCH : April 25th, 2012-04:17
After your kind heads-up a few weeks ago Nico, would have loved to have made it...was still hoping to be able to get there up until the last coupleof days ! Oh well...one day ! It looked like a great litlle GTG.

One day, Rob, with pleasure. [nt]

 By: amanico : April 25th, 2012-04:19
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Sorry you couldn't make it, Rob ...

 By: AndrewD : April 26th, 2012-00:01
... it would have been good to meet. I will likely be in Geneva later in the year, so maybe there will be another opportunity ... Andrew

So sorry to have missed this gathering...

 By: sclamb : April 26th, 2012-03:32
It looks like you all had a wonderful couple of days of fun, friendship, watches, food and drink. What better way to spend time than with such friends. The London GTG is becoming more of an extravaganza, but I hope there is room for a large event alongsid... 

Too bad you were not able to do it, my friend.

 By: amanico : April 26th, 2012-03:44
But, alas, we don't always control things of life,. I ma pretty sure we'll have another opportunity to meet, without having to wait for 4 more years... As for what we share, I love your sense of humour, really love it! Best, Nicolas

Additional report .... hehe ...

 By: bimbeano : April 26th, 2012-06:23
It started a couple of days before the weekend ... Mister 50 quids came over to Belgium and had as always a few surprises up his sleeve ... 1963 Seamaster 30 and 1964 Piepan This gravid lax .... hmmmmm Graham discussing with Pascaline about food ... i thi...  

Damn you! :)))

 By: amanico : April 26th, 2012-06:31
Next time we meet, you'd better protect your neck! Happy to know that you liked the small tour. As for Pascaline, I see some sparks in Fifty Quids eyes... It was indeed a crazy moment, shared in all friendship. To do, again. Best, my friend. Nicolas

"The people were out of this world" ...

 By: AndrewD : April 26th, 2012-15:39
Great to see more photos from this long weekend, Filip. Wonderful to finally meet you, and the rest of the 'local' PuristS. Truly memorable. Andrew

Nicolas grandma'...! LOL!

 By: blomman Mr Blue : April 27th, 2012-00:22
I hope see keeps a close eye on him! As always, great to see you, my friend! Best Blomman

Come on, Guys, that is not very kind for her to have such a grand son like me. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : April 27th, 2012-00:24
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 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : April 27th, 2012-08:04
to be completely honest some of us were working all the time from early morning to late night... see that position didn't changed for more than 12 hours ..only Vlad can endure it while other were working on their alcohol dehydrogenase overexpression great...  

Well, we always need a moderator on duty. It was you. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : April 28th, 2012-03:09
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.. as I said ...

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : April 29th, 2012-03:36
some of us were working all the time Best Damjan

I know I have to

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : May 3rd, 2012-00:22
take it for a notch nex time Blomman was following me too good Best my dear friend Damjan This message has been edited by amanico on 2012-05-03 09:28:36

All our secrets are revealed, now.... ;)

 By: amanico : April 28th, 2012-03:09
Still have some photos to post... I just realized that I took a bit more than 200 pictures. Same place, same work... All the best, my dear friend. Nicolas...  

it was a great GTG in the middle of a week at Bim's

 By: G99 : April 27th, 2012-02:25
i lost 10kg before this trip and now i need to lose it all again, but it was well worth it. i took very few pics mainly due to talking and eating. Bim's pic of the Ollech & Wajs is a stunner. only a light tent would make a better one due to the 5mm thick ...