Our first 2020 Parisian GTG with our new member Waitlisted!

Jan 05, 2020,00:17 AM

James, aka Waitlisted, decided on a " coup de tête " to come for a few days in Paris and asked if it was possible to meet some local members. 

After a few phone calls and private messages, we could organize something spontaneous with the usual suspects which was quite a performance since it was Xmas Holidays. 

At the notable exception of Fx who couldn't come, we had James, Bill, Mahesh, Rascal, Mike H and myself, plus 2 wonderful wives, N and I. 

A nice place, known by some of you: 

And some very cool watches, such as this Konstantin Chaykin I wanted to see again ( one of our friends already showed it to me some weeks ago during another GTG ). Funny, cool and original. 

The very popular Ming: 

My first attempt to take a lume shot, with Rascal' help, on a Ressence.

Very special, I must say, but I prefer the lume shot, which is spectacular. 

And the very famous FPJ Chronomètre Bleu... I really like this tantalum case!

And the movement, which is truly eye catching. 

There were other watches, of course, but our guests will certainly post pictures of what they saw during this event.

As always a great moment of camaraderie, friendship, and the pleasure to meet some new friends, such as James, around some nice drinks and good food. 

Merci, James, for coming! 

All the best,


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Looks like you had a great time my friend(s)

 By: Watchonthewrist : January 5th, 2020-00:50
I see some watches that are very much my taste , to bad I couldn’t be there . Looking forward to see more pics of this spontaneous GTG 🤗

Next time, my friend. [nt]

 By: amanico : January 5th, 2020-00:59

Oh yes you would have loved it 😉

 By: Mike H : January 5th, 2020-01:21
Many things would have been at your taste specially watches...

Any pictures, Mike? [nt]

 By: amanico : January 5th, 2020-01:25

Nope sorry not this time

 By: Mike H : January 5th, 2020-01:32
I had my phone only with me but no camera, and it was of no use in this darkness . However a pic I made few days ago of a watch you know well and was one of the topics of discussion last night ...  

Yes what a dial...

 By: Mike H : January 5th, 2020-01:39
A pity that the pics loose so much resolution when uploaded because the detail of the two guillochés patterns on the main dial and sub counters is very nice and has been lost here...

Yes, really impressive in the real.

 By: amanico : January 5th, 2020-01:41

1 [nt]

 By: mahesh : January 5th, 2020-08:42

Indeed we spent a great moment together

 By: Mike H : January 5th, 2020-01:27
Thank you to all attendees for being there, to James for the initiative, to all for the discussions and particularly to Bill who could make it in spite of his travel plans.

That’s not fair to say this

 By: Mike H : January 5th, 2020-01:33
He was tired only from the long travel to Luxembourg 😂🤣😂🤣

ROFL! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 5th, 2020-01:35

I did not say I was,

 By: Rascal : January 5th, 2020-10:39
My wife said so 😂

Very nice to meet you Mike!

 By: waitlisted : January 5th, 2020-04:50
It was a pleasure. And I was very enamored with your beautiful LF I must say!

How you managed ...

 By: fernando : January 5th, 2020-02:02
to take such outstanding impromptu table shots is beyond me, especially that lume shot. Thanks for sharing!

:)) [nt]

 By: fernando : January 5th, 2020-02:12

Of course Nico tells you the truth and nothing but the truth but...

 By: Mike H : January 5th, 2020-05:27
...he forgets a key point : that Borat Patent Pending System is of no use if... you don’t use the whole package : you need a compact camera with built in flash and short distance focus capability. Needless to say that usual Nikon Canon (or others) reflex ... 

I knew there was much more to it. ;)

 By: fernando : January 5th, 2020-06:31
Thanks Mike for expanding on the technique. Nico has perfected his craft.

:))))))))) [nt]

 By: amanico : January 6th, 2020-12:09

What an evening - thank you everyone!

 By: waitlisted : January 5th, 2020-03:25
Little did I know when I made my post two days before my trip that there would be a whole dinner organized! Thank you so much to Nico, Mike, Mahesh, Bill, Rascal, et. al. for coming out, especially on such short notice. It was a lovely evening with great ...  

:))) [nt]

 By: amanico : January 5th, 2020-08:07

Looks like you had a great time in Paris James!

 By: Watchmatician : January 6th, 2020-23:34
We should do something when you are back in NYC!

That’d be amazing!

 By: Watchmatician : January 7th, 2020-07:33
Sign me up

Yes, absolutely! [nt]

 By: waitlisted : January 8th, 2020-05:17

With great pleasure. [nt]

 By: amanico : January 5th, 2020-08:07

Next time, FX. [nt]

 By: amanico : January 5th, 2020-08:07

When we meet in person I’ll tell you about my last experience.

 By: Jay (Eire) : January 5th, 2020-08:14
I had a pretty intimidating experience with an armed customs officer at CDG, it was a scene. Funny in hindsight, a story to tell, but a little scary at the time!

Best way to start 2020 - For watches

 By: mahesh : January 5th, 2020-07:58
Thanks to James, we got a chance for this GTG ! Thanks to Nico, Mike, Rascal

pleasure is mine ! [nt]

 By: mahesh : January 5th, 2020-08:43

I was waiting for the announcement to be made before congratulating you dear Colleague ;-)))

 By: Mike H : January 5th, 2020-08:46
Big big congrats for this well deserved status ...  

merci Mike - mon amis !

 By: mahesh : January 5th, 2020-08:58
it was a surprise

Wow! Nice spread, and I’m sure the company was better!

 By: BMR : January 5th, 2020-08:18
Glad you got a chance to have this gtg.

Whenever you want! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 5th, 2020-13:50

Paris = Watches, food and wine, scenery, architecture, etc

 By: cazalea : January 5th, 2020-16:06
I miss visiting France Cazalea

Oh yes!

 By: BMR : January 5th, 2020-16:47
I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Paris once before, and it’s an amazing city with many, many attractions. I just meant that my wife might kill me if I made it only about watches

Thanks to all of you,

 By: Rascal : January 5th, 2020-10:43
that was really a very nice and good evening. I was happy too see the one I knew and hammy too meet you James and Nath😉

With great pleasure! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 5th, 2020-13:50

Thanks!! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : January 6th, 2020-12:47

Keep us posted. [nt]

 By: amanico : January 6th, 2020-14:09

Absolutely! (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : January 7th, 2020-11:43

Looks fantastic!

 By: Langepedia : January 7th, 2020-11:09
Both the people and the watches!

Looks like it was an amazing GTG...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : January 8th, 2020-07:14
wish I could have been there but alas I was on vacation with my wife. Hopefully there will be many more in the future 😁👍

Good to know 😁👍 [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : January 8th, 2020-10:18

So when you come? ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : January 8th, 2020-11:43

Will be in Paris again either this weekend or the next one if I have some free time 😁

 By: holdemchamp1225 : January 8th, 2020-11:52
Will send you an SMS beforehand 👍

With pleasure! [nt]

 By: amanico : January 8th, 2020-13:11

Looks like it was an amazing GTG...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : February 4th, 2020-04:48
wish I could have been there but alas I was on vacation with my wife. Hopefully there will be many more in the future 😁👍

Next time, my friend! [nt]

 By: amanico : February 4th, 2020-04:56