A heartfelt thank you

May 02, 2022,20:55 PM

Rather than trying to acknowledge all those who were kind enough to acknowledge my mile stone I thought it would be more fitting to put into words how I truly feel.

I joined this world-class forum perhaps two or three years ago. I have been a watch enthusiast since my First Communion when I received my first watch. I fell in love with the mechanics, and it has been with me ever since.

I feel that I have met so many new friends over this time. I feel like I can drop a dime in almost any country, make a phone call and somebody can give me advice on where to find a good restaurant or at least get a proper Negroni!!!

I also personally feel that this forum also has helped me get through the last two years of this most devastating pandemic that has encircled the world.

I have learned so much from the members here. Sometimes when you feel there's no one else who shares your passion you are most intrigued and grateful to find other people with the same mindset and obsession. 

There are so many people here who I really believe I can call my friend. I truly look forward to some day meeting all of you. I know in theory it may not happen but itโ€™s something that I would like to put on my bucket list and try to accomplish.

Special thanks go out to our dear Professor Fab, Art, Captain Scarlet, Michael (Cazalea),Abel(sub explore), Christian DK,brauner, and my Canadian buddy up north JR. and of course Ed Tonkin, Michael H and Justin

Last but not least, the one man in this whole organization who has put his sweat and time in making this a world class forum is no other than our fearless leader Nicolas!!! From my very first post he has been nothing but a gentleman, a teacher and a connoisseur of everything we all appreciate as well as a world class collector.

So I will end by saying to all that there are many names I have not mentioned but you are all in my thoughts and prayers for a healthy and prosperous life.

Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚ Tony

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Bartender, a Negroni for Tony and . . .

 By: Dr No : May 2nd, 2022-21:06
. . . a chihuahua . . . . . . for me. ๐Ÿน ...  

I have to try that!

 By: amanico : May 2nd, 2022-21:12

When are you coming . . .

 By: Dr No : May 2nd, 2022-21:14
. . . to So Cal? ...  

Asap, truly asap.

 By: amanico : May 2nd, 2022-21:15

A bucket of chihuahuas . . .

 By: Dr No : May 2nd, 2022-21:40
. . . awaits!

I'm getting a bottle of mezcal . . .

 By: Dr No : May 2nd, 2022-21:43
. . . now! ๐Ÿ˜„

That gimmick's only for cheap mezcal! . . .

 By: Dr No : May 3rd, 2022-15:43
. . . I'm going to get a bottle of the good stuff for you, Nicolas. Only the best between Dons!

Ok, if you insist! . . .

 By: Dr No : May 3rd, 2022-16:04
. . . one gusano . . . . . . coming up! ...  

Do you remember my philosophy of life, Nicolas? . . .

 By: Dr No : May 3rd, 2022-16:07
. . . "Drive German, eat Italian, and drink Mexican - you can't go wrong." ...  

Hehehe... Spicy?

 By: amanico : May 3rd, 2022-06:08

Like the true gentlemen you are my friend! Such nice words!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 2nd, 2022-21:07
I also feel that this community helped me as well through the isolation of the pandemic ๐Ÿ˜ท , and man you are so right about being so helpful to not be alone in our passion also through this community! I will drink to that! ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ

So very well spoken Tony....

 By: nacelle : May 2nd, 2022-21:12
If you ever find yourself in Victoria, BC or Denver CO, please reach out... cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚

Lovely, lovely message from a warm, sincere and wonderful man. We all so enjoy you on this forum

 By: EdTonkin : May 2nd, 2022-21:41
and I am sure one day we will meet. I look forward to that very much. Iโ€™m the meantime, thank YOU, for you very kind message and all your contributions to this forum. You truly make it a better place. Be well, my friend. Eddy

Dear Tony, dear Doc as i like to call you. Thank you for the kind words! Its a truly nice place in here.

 By: @lberti : May 2nd, 2022-21:58
I cant help you with Negroni in Switzerland, but with fine Japanese Whiskies whenever you come to Switzerland ๐Ÿค—

Thank you for your lovely message!

 By: patrick_y : May 2nd, 2022-22:43
This website was made for people like yourself!


 By: amanico : May 3rd, 2022-06:10

I apologize I missed the other thread, Congratulations and Thank You!

 By: MichaelC : May 2nd, 2022-23:01
Tony, it's a real pleasure to have you here. I welcome the heartfelt contributions, like bringing us inside your dining room for holiday dinners! Hope to enjoy a meal together, one day

: )

 By: mdg : May 2nd, 2022-23:29

Tony Love to have a Negroni and a chat with you at some stage

 By: watch-guy.com : May 3rd, 2022-00:11
Love your posts and your passion Keep on posting Julian

Hi Tony, Amazing milestone at WPS and glad that it came with

 By: GLau : May 3rd, 2022-00:34
lots of passion and appreciation ! Happy that you are part of the community and look forward to your continued participation! ๐Ÿ‘

Thank you for all your kind and thoughtful remarks over the years.

 By: Bill : May 3rd, 2022-00:39
The community is strong because of members like you. Thank you.

Thanks again for your kind words on behalf of our wonderful forum, Doctor --- We truly are a better and more significant place because of the presence and contributions of individuals such as yourself....

 By: FabR : May 3rd, 2022-01:58
....and I personally feel very lucky to be able to call a friend someone of your moral and intellectual stature, your class and success, as well as a unique appreciation of all the beautiful things life brings us every day! I'm almost on my way to Italy, ... 

Thoughtful and heartfelt note

 By: agyzace : May 3rd, 2022-05:15
Like all messages from you, Tony! Stay safe and keep enjoying, Alex

Beautiful words, Tony. Thank you.

 By: ChristianDK : May 3rd, 2022-06:28
You are welcome any time. Just call. You can count on that.

Thank you Tony โ€ฆ

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 3rd, 2022-08:17
Great sentiment, Iโ€™ll raise a glass to that ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ

Fully agree - I feel the same Tony

 By: VinnieD : May 3rd, 2022-13:02
thanks for reminding us about how personal, knowledgeable and just a plain nice place the Purists forum is!

What a delightful post!

 By: KCLQMULKU : May 3rd, 2022-17:28
You make me feel proud to be a part of this forum!

I'm really late in congratulating you.

 By: MTR : May 12th, 2022-15:05
The last few weeks were very demanding in business (and very successful, too!) but also privately โ€ฆ.turbulent. So watches and my friends here came a bit too short. Now to you, Tony. For me you are one of the most interesting personalities here. Your taste... 

Great milestone Tony !

 By: mahesh : May 14th, 2022-12:54
Wonderful to know youโ€ฆkeep sharing !! Best, Mahesh.,