Welcome to our community!

Mar 01, 2021,13:27 PM

I look forward to sharing our experiences in the world of watches.

All the best,


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Hello all!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 1st, 2021-10:59
Dear all, We are Horology Ancienne (or HA); a father and son watch collecting duo. We have been lurking on here for an exceptionally long time. Checking WPS pretty much everyday. The passion in this forum is incredible as is the knowledge shared. It is a ...  

Welcome at last my friend.

 By: Miles_151 : March 1st, 2021-11:02
Look forward to your exquisite posts here. Miles. ()

Thank you so very much for your kind words!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-10:43
Pleasure to be amongst wonderful company buddy

What an Epic first pic ...

 By: fomar : March 1st, 2021-11:04
Happy to see you here my friend.

Thrilled to be here! Thank you!!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-10:43

Thank you so very much!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-10:43

Thank you so much!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:35

Thank you mom ami!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:36

Welcome here 🤗

 By: Watchonthewrist : March 1st, 2021-11:28
Great first post , thats one gorgeous PP with my fav dial color. Looking forward to see your next posts

Welcome brother,

 By: Time to watch : March 1st, 2021-11:34
Happy to see your participation here. H.

The best online watch forum just got better.

 By: Time to watch : March 3rd, 2021-20:19
How lucky we all are.

What a great pleasure to see you here too.

 By: afl : March 1st, 2021-11:38
Your great taste, knowledge and passion of horology will absolutely bring an exciting breath here. And what a start with one of the best 5970's. Cheers. Kerem.

Thank you so very much for the warm welcome!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:38
Very deeply appreciated! Looking forward to being more involved over here

A warm welcome to our great forum, gentlemen! Really glad in the end you decided to join!🙏 Even though I’m not on IG (WPS is my only social media! ;-), I’m already aware of your impressive contributions — and of course, your top Patek collection! ;-)

 By: FabR : March 1st, 2021-11:39
I can see you already have a large number of followers and friends on this forum, so I’m sure you will quickly feel at home!😄 Hope you’ll be able to become regular contributors, with your outstanding knowledge of the subject, your opinions, and of course.... 

Thank you ever so much for the lovely welcome. It certainly means a great deal to us.

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:39
I am very familiar with yours posts and must say we share a burning passion for enamel.

I’ve been following the IG account for a while and it is, as all that have come across it will testify, one of these best watch resources on the platform.

 By: Jay (Eire) : March 1st, 2021-11:50
Selfishly I’m looking forward to more in depth interactions here in large part because being familiar with the contributors on this platform for a long time will give those comments some additional context. I think it’s much harder to understand where peo... 

I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful welcome.

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:42
Instagram will never be as focused as WPS. Your remarks on giving better context to comments is one of the strengths of this forum. I’m sure the dialogue that will be held (as ever) will be extremely insightful. As for the yachtmaster haha, the watch that... 

Thank you so very much

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:42

Finally 😁

 By: Bruno.M1 : March 1st, 2021-12:35

Sorry it took so long!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:42

Having you here is like having Lebron, Brady, Messi in your team...

 By: edo.k : March 1st, 2021-12:35
A warm welcome... can't wait for IG quality posts here on WPS...

Wow! What a comment!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:42
Close to speechless. Thank you

That 5970 with very special dial is an impressive way to make an entrance.🤩😍 Wow!

 By: BigAppleBill : March 1st, 2021-12:55
I look forward to seeing more of your collection and reading your thoughtful comments.

Thank you so much!!!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:43
It was only right that my first post on here should be one of my favourite watches! Cheers for the warm welcome

A spectacular return!

 By: aperna : March 1st, 2021-13:18

:) very appreciated

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:43

Welcome to our community!

 By: Tim_M : March 1st, 2021-13:27
I look forward to sharing our experiences in the world of watches. All the best, Tim


 By: coz : March 1st, 2021-13:57
Welcome, I have been enjoying your collection on IG and learning a lot from you! Best regards

Wow, what a way to jump in. Sadly I don't follow Instagram or any sort of social media so I am not very knowledgeable to your posts there but from Gordon's previous posts and what other members have stated, I am looking forward to many more of your post

 By: holdemchamp1225 : March 1st, 2021-14:29
Thank you so much for joining our great community and I hope to see both of you posting frequently 👍😜😉. One last thing, that 5970 is breathtakingly gorgeous 😍 🔥

Thank you dearly for the very warm welcome.

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:46
For a long time I have watched Instagram grow into something really quite interesting. If the right community is built around you, it can be very fulfilling and has a reach to collectors that surprised me. Unfortunately and as to be expected, it’s full of... 

You are sincerely welcome and I agree about the collector's aspect. I just don't like the intangibles that come with social media which is why I have avoided it so far. I think I can speak for the majority here...

 By: holdemchamp1225 : March 3rd, 2021-12:50
and say that we are delighted that you both have chosen to join the WPS community. We all are looking forward to more posts from you both and hope you have as much fun as all of us do daily in an environment with like minded individuals of all backgrounds... 


 By: watchbiao : March 1st, 2021-14:45
Like many others, I have been following your IG for some time and am glad to see you share more on this platform. I have also been a quiet lurker here for a long time but feel the need to come out of my shell once in a while

I am very familiar with you on IG

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:55
So it’s nice to know I’m in familiar company. Thank you for the warm welcome. Perhaps we can both do better to stop lurking hahah


 By: walidk : March 1st, 2021-14:54
I am also not on Instagram, which looks to be a common theme for some of us here, so I am happy to read that you will be contributing to WPS. Your reputation precedes you and GLau's posts where most intriguing. Although not a Patek guy, I find the brand a... 

Thank you for the very nice welcome!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:55
I am so very much looking forward to all the great conversations I know will happen here!

Big welcome and what an appropriate entrance post/photo/watch!!!

 By: lfoo : March 1st, 2021-15:03
Big welcome to our horological community and what an appropriate entrance post, photo and watch! That is arguably the most beautiful Patek PCC created .... love the Breguet numerals and salmon dial!

My first post had to be one of my most treasured watches.

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-22:29
Thank you so very much. The sandblasted hour markers and hands work extremely will against the salmon backdrop.

Appreciate your graciousness in replying to each forumer's post with a personal note! This speaks volumes.

 By: lfoo : March 4th, 2021-00:55
Appreciate your graciousness in replying to each forumer's post with a personal note! This speaks volumes.

Great and warmest welcome for both of you

 By: Gelato Monster : March 1st, 2021-16:55
Looking forward to your double passion, double knowledge , double collection, double joke, double dynamics, double everything.😁🥂🥂


 By: TheCollector1688 : March 1st, 2021-17:10
Thank you for your posts on IG and finally can follow you here as well!! Definitely been an eye opener seeing the rare and unique pieces... looking forward to more!! Love the educational composition of your posts on all things Patek...welcome!!

Thank you for the wonderful welcome!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-22:30
Your kind words are deeply appreciated!

So glad to welcome you here

 By: Mike H : March 1st, 2021-17:24
Welcome to the Purist family, I hope you will enjoy being here as much as we do. What an entry with this first post! 5970 is a grail in any iteration but with salmon dial even more and with these Breguet numerals I am speechless 😶, just fantastic ! Enjoy ... 

This is what I would call an "arrivée en fanfare", a real plebiscite actually

 By: Mike H : March 4th, 2021-02:54
Looking forward to your next posts, you will enjoy the kind and friendly atmosphere here. We are all so glad you've decided to join the family Have a great day, Mike

A beautiful beginning!

 By: Nicetomeetyou : March 1st, 2021-17:33
Can’t wait for the encore!

Thank you!!!!!!!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-22:31

What an absolutely beautiful piece and first post

 By: s_haverford : March 1st, 2021-18:12
I only recently came across your IG and have found myself going deep! Your collection is stunning and passion unmatched. I appreciate you and your father taking the time to share with the community at large.

Welcome to this wonderful family!

 By: Watcholic_id : March 1st, 2021-19:40
and looking forward to your awesome reviews & pics cheers

Thank you ever so much!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-22:32


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 By: fuigo : March 1st, 2021-22:26
I loved reading your posts in Instagram as they are candid and thoughtful. Great to see you here as well.

Big start

 By: ID : March 1st, 2021-22:40
Look forward to your many upcoming posts

Warm welcome! What a watch 😍

 By: Chris_Nor : March 1st, 2021-23:05
Best Chris

Thank you Chris! Deeply appreciated

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-19:28

Thank you so much! Great to be here

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-19:28

Welcome to the forum

 By: DOCSF : March 2nd, 2021-05:47
Looking forward to your contributions.

Thank you buddy!!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-11:58

Hello 👋 HA ! A sincere welcome to our forum !

 By: GLau : March 2nd, 2021-08:47
So our forum got two lurkers for the price of one so to speak🤣 As you come out of the dark and into the bright side, you definitely should feel the “warmth” of our forum. A collector duo of father and son is simply the “holy grail” of a true horological p... 

I am certainly feeling the warmth here. We were on a few forums years ago but your community is unmatched!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-22:34
No defined way. We spend a long time debating to reach a shared and agreed conclusion. We represent a United front. Rarely we may speak from a personal opinion that only one of us can attest to - or of course when sharing individual stories.

This is clearly the best watch forum on the internet.

 By: cpbmd : March 7th, 2021-08:51
The members are nice ,helpful and extremely knowledgeable. Everyone is kind and accepting of all sorts of opinions. Everyone’s opinion is valued. Welcome. CB.


 By: chk : March 3rd, 2021-18:58
And I do admire the clarity of your writing. Thank you for posting. Chk

Thank you so very much!!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 3rd, 2021-19:27

I may be late to this party...

 By: mrds : March 4th, 2021-11:55
but never too late to welcome a new member to this wonderful community. It has taught me a lot about watches, and quite a bit about myself. Wish you‘ll have the same experience! Looking forward to learning more about you, your collection and the passion t... 

Considering you're the one who pushed me to come here..

 By: unekual : March 5th, 2021-05:38
.. I'm glad you're finally out here in the open ! Welcome habibi

So looking forward to seeing your amazing collection!!

 By: darrony : March 5th, 2021-20:25
The sand blasted Breguet numerals look incredible on the salmon perpetual

A very warm welcome to you on your much anticipated and hoped for entry as a contributing member of this Forum! Having thoroughly

 By: patekova : March 7th, 2021-04:55
enjoyed the images you have posted on Instagram of your truly extraordinary vintage and modern Pateks, I look forward to seeing the watches you will post here. Even more than the images I look forward to your accompanying erudite reviews and analysis. You... 

Thank you so very much for the super kind words. Very appreciated buddy. Means a great deal to me.

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 7th, 2021-18:20
You’re right, generally uniques are not unique but in a handful of cases they genuinely are unique. Some of mine even have it written on the papers. So this 5970 was part of a set of 3. All three were made in Platinum. Glad we agree, this is my favourite ... 

Thank you for your reply and your confirming that you have the good fortune to have all 3 in platinum. Separately, often we see at auction

 By: patekova : March 8th, 2021-04:28
watches described as “possibly unique”. To have watches made by Patek on special order and described in the papers by Patek as “unique” IMHO has to be the holy grail of Patek collecting! Best, Patekova

Thank you ever so much!

 By: Horology_Ancienne : March 9th, 2021-01:34

Welcome here HA I’ve been following your account for a long time

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : March 10th, 2021-04:33
Really glad that you guys are onboard WPS We are just a global family