He is a gentleman Par excellence, in addition to a scholar and a Renaissance man!!It is truly my good fortune to have found this site. Congratulations Nicholas [nt]

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The occurrence of Nicolas' two hundred thousandth post . . .

 By: Dr No : July 15th, 2019-00:14
. . . is upon us. Everyone, get . . . Tempting fate? . . . ready for the final . . . Is Europe in France? . . . countdown. [photo credit: Damjan] Art ...  

A great achievement for Nicolas....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 15th, 2019-00:41
and an important one for our community.

The words 'phenomenal' and 'iconic' . . .

 By: Dr No : July 15th, 2019-00:45
. . . are the most overused and undeserved in the English language. Except in this case . . . they're truly deserved.

I think you are right...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 15th, 2019-00:50
It’s a phenomenal achievement by Nicolas with some iconic watches amongst his posts.

perfect definition [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : July 15th, 2019-19:14

Too kind, G.M. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 16th, 2019-11:09

Merci, Cpt. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 16th, 2019-11:09

Thanks again. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 16th, 2019-11:44

Hi Nicolas, 200,000+ is just too amazing ! Do you work...

 By: GLau : August 23rd, 2019-09:13
3x full time with Watchprosite and only part time as a famous lawyer ??

Congrats to Nicolas...

 By: RG1 : July 15th, 2019-03:03
You look so young in this picture maybe Vlad never get old. LOL

Hehehehe [nt]

 By: RG1 : July 17th, 2019-09:17

:)))) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 17th, 2019-09:19

Thanks to Nicolas for the time and talent invested in this site.

 By: M4 : July 15th, 2019-03:28
And thank you for The Temptations song. Motown at its best! Have a terrific Monday. M4

Rarely does a tribute exceed, let alone equal, the original . . .

 By: Dr No : July 15th, 2019-09:12
. . . but Rare Earth's . . . . . . is that rare exception ;-) . . .

Merci, M4. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 16th, 2019-11:09

I think we are celebrating too early.

 By: Bounce781 : July 15th, 2019-03:35
If we wait until Thursday, we can celebrate a quarter of a million posts 😜😀 Seriously though. That is an AMAZING achievement, Nicholas! Thank you on behalf of the community here. This place would not be the same without you! Bravo!

Legendary !!!! [nt]

 By: M@ster : July 15th, 2019-04:48
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Merci, M@ster. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 16th, 2019-11:11

Nicolas… Holy Smokes! What an inspiration for those of us who are relatively new here! You once patiently explained to me that they long ago ran out of stars to place under your name.

 By: halgedahl : July 15th, 2019-06:25
Now I understand what an enormous understatement that was. I'll raise my cap for all of us in the Midwest. Chapeau! FH ...  

Nico is a living legend in the watch community ...

 By: ChristianDK : July 15th, 2019-07:28
Good call, Art! ..He is friendly and easily approachable and as we can see from this incredible number - a geyser of horological knowledge and enthusiasm for watches. There is no one like him or even similar to him. He is unique. With a fine and very huma... 

Nico Prolifico! I remember 100K well, and other milestones before that.

 By: vitalsigns : July 15th, 2019-07:39
Amazing that we’re almost at 200K so soon.

Mega congrats to Nico!

 By: Watcholic_id : July 15th, 2019-07:52
What an achievement. Really appreciate what he had done to this community. Fantastic

The pleasure is mine

 By: Watcholic_id : July 18th, 2019-04:22
To join such an incredible community 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

What can I say

 By: renerod : July 15th, 2019-08:06
He has been a teacher, a friend, an advisor, and most of all a true apasionado. Thanks to him for all the knowledge he has shared without any envy. I hope to get to know him in person some day. Gracias amigo Nico!!!

You’re very welcome Nico

 By: renerod : July 17th, 2019-10:07
Please, drop me a message if you come by. We will arrange a mini Mexico GTG! You will taste some representative dishes (including delicious tacos) and I can probably recommend you some places to visit. Best. René

I had my honeymoon in playa del Cármen

 By: renerod : July 17th, 2019-21:34
Life is so relaxing there! You can slow down and enjoy life! And you have watch boutiques also with duty free prices and vintage watch sellers also I want to take Bruno to Cozumel to start learning snorkeling and latter scuba diving. Best. René

Is Europe in France?

 By: NickO : July 15th, 2019-08:07
If you ask most American high school kids the answer would be a resounding YES! According to my geographically-challenged countrymen, Europe comprises three main regions: Lon-DIN, Pear-RIS and It-LEE. Yep, it’s like that. God bless the English, the French... 

A snippet . . .

 By: Dr No : July 15th, 2019-08:54
. . . from grade school: Teacher to class: Is there a Fourth of July in France? Young Dr No: Umm, the French celebrate Bastille Day, don't they? Teacher: Well, what day do you suppose is on their calendar between July third and fifth? A valuable lesson in... 

Art, that punchline made me LOL!!

 By: NickO : July 15th, 2019-09:23
It’s just a little better in the U.K. I remember in 2nd year geography (12 years old) some wag took the world map and drew a to-scale Portugal on about 8 different West coasts. We then all got to play “locate the real Portugal” and, um, we didn’t bat 1.00... 

You knew . . .

 By: Dr No : July 15th, 2019-09:30
. . . this was coming.

I think he has rigged our counter

 By: cazalea : July 15th, 2019-08:17
so that his millions of posts won't itimidate anyone. That's my opinion and I'm sticking with it. Cazalea

LOL! Thanks, Mike. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 16th, 2019-11:24

I sometimes wonder how he can manage to do something else apart from being present here almost 24/7/365...

 By: 1WatchMan : July 15th, 2019-08:52
Unbelievable milestone! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

You've already passed it, so huge congrats!

 By: 1WatchMan : July 16th, 2019-11:55
As I said before, unbelievable milestone my friend, Bravo!!!

Impossible but real

 By: brauner : July 15th, 2019-09:11
Congrats 👏👏👏

:) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 17th, 2019-03:49

👍 [nt]

 By: ChristianDK : July 16th, 2019-14:19

It is astounding, really.

 By: MichaelC : July 15th, 2019-10:14
What will be the 200k post? I look forward to it!

😊👍 [nt]

 By: ChristianDK : July 16th, 2019-14:25


 By: time4fun : July 15th, 2019-10:19
and many many more to come but it is so easy to achieve if you do just 5 a day you need only 110 years or so amazing

That’s impressive... 200K

 By: FRAMII : July 15th, 2019-11:13
Thats a lot of posts. 🍾🎉🎊

thats a lot of love [nt]

 By: time4fun : July 15th, 2019-11:20

Well said. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 16th, 2019-11:32

Merci, FRAM. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 16th, 2019-11:32

Well done. Lots of hard work and research.

 By: watch-guy.com : July 15th, 2019-11:20
And a gentleman as well Thank you sir Julian

i'm more impressed by the consistency over all these years...

 By: mahesh : July 15th, 2019-11:51
i doubt if there is a day which goes by for Nico, when he didn't log-in or post something in this forum but quickily after i met him during couple of occassions my doubt have faded away.... i can pretty much say Nico is a mere mortal but his passion for w... 

You are quite welcome! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : July 17th, 2019-12:48

I hope he gives the wife € 1 per post for his absence. :-)))))

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : July 15th, 2019-13:35
Congrats my friend.

Well done,

 By: NoH : July 15th, 2019-14:56
And keep up the rate of posts

My road has just started to begin

 By: WatchJasonUK : July 16th, 2019-02:12
I can not fathom how somebody would get to such a number, but congratulations. regards Jason

A little premature, don't you think, Art??

 By: TheMadDruid : July 16th, 2019-07:45
Nico has 13 more posts before he reaches 200K. That could take seconds, for gosh sakes!

Q: When a witch doctor warns the natives their volcano is about to erupt, is he being . . .

 By: Dr No : July 16th, 2019-08:22
. . . premature? A: Only if the volcano remains dormant. PS - congrats on hitting 14K!

I didn’t realize.

 By: TheMadDruid : July 16th, 2019-10:38

LOL! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 16th, 2019-14:12

Nicolas is the king long live the king. The mostauthentic person i have ever had the pleasure to meet.

 By: Bill : July 16th, 2019-10:22
thank you dear Nicolas for making this place the greatest ever possible. Bill

Noté;) [nt]

 By: eklektik : July 17th, 2019-14:27

Nicolas, thank you for all you do to share and spread the word.

 By: Tim Jackson : July 16th, 2019-13:13
Your contribution to horological knowledge is immense and you are a rare fellow that we are so fortunate to have here the WatchProSite. Again thank you for your time ! Merci beaucoup mon ami, Tim

I'll be close in Aug. when we visit Îles de la Manche...

 By: Tim Jackson : July 17th, 2019-11:42
Not sure if you can make a trip out to St. Malo or Rennes, we could meet up? Cheers, Tim


 By: TheMadDruid : July 16th, 2019-13:56
Nicolas my friend, you’re the best!


 By: TheMadDruid : July 17th, 2019-06:29
(This could become addicting.) Still the best!

+1! ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 17th, 2019-06:34

Wow! 200K posts!! Thank you Art for calling our attention to this awesome achievement from our dear Nicolas! BIG Congrats Nicolas!!

 By: Subexplorer : July 16th, 2019-13:57
This is a milestone impossible to imitate. Thank you so much for your time, efforts and generosity to share with us your passion and knowledge!! Recibe un fuerte abrazo mi amigo!! Abel.

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : July 17th, 2019-08:00

Dear Nicolas, I just noticed that you now broke through

 By: Pretty Boy : July 16th, 2019-14:54
the 200k posts. Thanks a lot for making this place what it is and keep up your great work. All the best, V.

Incredible milestone my friend, I am speechless !

 By: Mike H : July 16th, 2019-15:35
Absolutely unique record which will certainly remain unbeaten for very very VERY long Best my friend, Mike

Alright, Count.

 By: TheMadDruid : July 17th, 2019-15:46
You have to stop right now. No more posts. Never. 200,198 is almost impossible for anyone to equal. Back to the Carpathians from whence you came.

Heartiest congratulations to Nico!

 By: Rhyzen : July 16th, 2019-16:22
You've been an excellent asset to the forum, and I look forward to thousands of more insightful posts from you! Thank you!

That’s unbelievable!

 By: Horo_Traveler : July 16th, 2019-18:35
Thanks Nico for your astounding contribution to Purists and for making it a great place to hang out!

Thanks for giving so much of your time and knowledge

 By: halkcb : July 16th, 2019-18:42
to all of us here!Huge congrats for your milestone!


 By: Mostel : July 17th, 2019-16:30
MUCH LOVE NICO!!! We appreciate what you do here SO MUCH.

Sending blessings and much appreciation to Nicolas!

 By: Seeks : July 18th, 2019-05:29
And 100,000th post was not that long time ago either! 200K posts - Unpredented in any forums to my (limited) knowledge ! Best regards

The Vlad never sleeps, or does he..

 By: KC74 : July 18th, 2019-09:28
How the Vlad achieved 200k posts is remarkable Gotta give him an award for being the most passionate watch collector we have ever known Thank you and congratulations Nicolas 🙏🏻

Huge congratulations on this epic milestone, Nico!

 By: KMII : July 18th, 2019-09:40
And thanks for all you do, online and off 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Thank you, K! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 28th, 2019-00:08

Congratulations Nico.....

 By: Andy : July 21st, 2019-00:24
A true legend in his own lifetime.....I bet we hit 250,000 this year...!!!! Yours my friend, Andy.

Chapeau to you Sir.

 By: Jay (Eire) : July 21st, 2019-17:33
Thank you for the immense contribution to the community.

Congrats, Nico!

 By: Ivan5 : July 21st, 2019-17:50
Thanks for your ever inspiring passion, may it never cease! All the best to you. Enjoy all of it in a great health!

Great guy, too. [nt]

 By: big daddy : July 28th, 2019-19:53

Congratulations on a great milestone Nico!

 By: Ravination : August 21st, 2019-13:59
You have been part of the bedrock of the community since the beginning. It has been ages since I've posted here but this is a worthy reason to return!

LOL. Thank you, Ron. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 24th, 2019-09:22

It's easy to get into the 200K range if you're an immortal who doesn't sleep...

 By: patrick_y : August 26th, 2019-14:19
I refuse to believe Nicolas is a normal person.

You're welcome, Vlad! [nt]

 By: patrick_y : August 31st, 2019-16:47

What a guy! [nt]

 By: big daddy : October 14th, 2019-18:19

That he is, BD! . . .

 By: Dr No : October 14th, 2019-18:37
. . . that he is ;-) . . .

Huge congrats

 By: Quan : October 14th, 2019-21:10
to our friendly and responsive Nicolas

Nico.....get some sleep !!!

 By: Mr.Gatsby : October 16th, 2019-10:28