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Old Today, 12:45 AM   #1
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Thank you all for your company in this watch hobby!

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for your friendship here. I know we spend a lot of time celebrating our watches but without a group of watch addicts like you... there would be no enabling and therefore no one to enjoy this hobby with. The real world doesnít really understand what goes on in our little minds.

I kind of come in here to check in on everyone as well as the atate of the watch world. You guys have made this hobby so much more fun for me... without u guys,... Iím just the short fat obnoxious kid in the corner huddled up caressing my watches.


I put this thread in the Patek section because I spend so much time here (but really applies to the broader TRF family) and have gotten to know some of you and over time hopefully, Iíll get a chance to meet each one of you in person.

So thank you all... actually being sincere lol
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A deeply felt and thoughtful post. You are a good friend to all, Mr. Ninja.
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Is this a just-in-case-I-get-banned kinda thing?

Thank you for your funny posts and friendship too, bro. This subforum will be different without your presence. Sincere reply
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Thanks to you too Ninja... how else could we learn how to be Real Rich instead of Fake rich
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Old Today, 01:07 AM   #5
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Likewise. Thank you for your open, honest advice and experience along the way, often delivered in an amusing (FU) way . We donít always agree but wouldnít it be boring if we did!?

I too feel this forum and the people behind it make this hobby (and in some cases addiction!) far more enjoyable. We learn, we enable, we agree, we disagree, and insofar as hairy wrists and orange crocs we pull each otherís leg!! Long may it continue (until someone gets banned...again)


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I donít have a Patek (I wish I could afford one) but I browse the Patek subforum to live vicariously through you guys. And Ninja your humorous posts (and awesome incomings) are one of my favourite things about this place. So thank you man
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Love this forum. Even though sometimes makes my collecting habit worse. It’s fun to see what others have and enjoy. Hope next time there is a get together in NYC I can make it.

Maybe you will have your RM by then ninja. Lol
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As a newbie I don't feel myself included but I do appreciate the sentiment. I recognise the feeling of people not understanding the 'hobby' and it is nice to have a little corner of the interwebs to be able to see like-minded geeks :) :)
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Thanks to you Ninja. Always interesting to read your messages !
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Old Today, 03:11 AM   #10
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I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for your friendship here. I know we spend a lot of time celebrating our watches but without a group of watch addicts like you... there would be no enabling and therefore no one to enjoy this hobby with. The real world doesnít really understand what goes on in our little minds.

I kind of come in here to check in on everyone as well as the atate of the watch world. You guys have made this hobby so much more fun for me... without u guys,... Iím just the short fat obnoxious kid in the corner huddled up caressing my watches.


I put this thread in the Patek section because I spend so much time here (but really applies to the broader TRF family) and have gotten to know some of you and over time hopefully, Iíll get a chance to meet each one of you in person.

So thank you all... actually being sincere lol
This is one the most civil Forums out there. We may have differing views on where the sport watch values go, whether dress watches are in a secular shift, etc., but the discussions stay in a good place. I read stuff in the Rennlist and Corvette Forum and it feels like an angry debate.
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I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for your friendship here. I know we spend a lot of time celebrating our watches but without a group of watch addicts like you... there would be no enabling and therefore no one to enjoy this hobby with. The real world doesnít really understand what goes on in our little minds.



I kind of come in here to check in on everyone as well as the atate of the watch world. You guys have made this hobby so much more fun for me... without u guys,... Iím just the short fat obnoxious kid in the corner huddled up caressing my watches.





I put this thread in the Patek section because I spend so much time here (but really applies to the broader TRF family) and have gotten to know some of you and over time hopefully, Iíll get a chance to meet each one of you in person.



So thank you all... actually being sincere lol


Thanks, fully agree. In most circles it wouldnít be great form to cock off about luxury watches and how exciting it is to get one or see someone else do so. I enjoy everyoneís company and you Mr Ninja are definitely one of the highlights of the forum for me.


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Hey buddy....

It's great knowing you & having you as a brother......

Love all your joke.......

The best part is when we joke around, you never get offended......

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Hey Ninja , so appreciate this forum and especially look forward to your sense of humor, serious responses , and your incomings. So neat too to see how you have involved your whole family in our fun hobby. How special that you would take the time to thank the forum members for our participation. Your are a great encourager my friend. Thanks , james in San Antonio:-)
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Thanks Ninja for nicely summing up the sentiments of many of us on TRF.


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I may not have been one of the intended recipients - I'm not the oldest member, the most knowledgeable, nor is my collection 'up there', but Sir Corpulent Ninja, your posts are always interesting, and often promote a chuckle. Happy to know you, albeit behind the digital curtain...
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You don’t mean it without a collection photo! HaHa
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Old Today, 04:02 AM   #19
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And now I gotta go work on a Sunday in the car lol


But. Thanks guys
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I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for your friendship here. I know we spend a lot of time celebrating our watches but without a group of watch addicts like you... there would be no enabling and therefore no one to enjoy this hobby with. The real world doesnít really understand what goes on in our little minds.

I kind of come in here to check in on everyone as well as the atate of the watch world. You guys have made this hobby so much more fun for me... without u guys,... Iím just the short fat obnoxious kid in the corner huddled up caressing my watches.


I put this thread in the Patek section because I spend so much time here (but really applies to the broader TRF family) and have gotten to know some of you and over time hopefully, Iíll get a chance to meet each one of you in person.

So thank you all... actually being sincere lol
We have a good time - life is short wear a Patek :)
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The longer I live on this big blue marble the more grateful I am for the good people I encounter. And at times we’re all reminded that good people can be a rare commodity. Gratitude!
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I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for your friendship here. I know we spend a lot of time celebrating our watches but without a group of watch addicts like you... there would be no enabling and therefore no one to enjoy this hobby with. The real world doesnít really understand what goes on in our little minds.



I kind of come in here to check in on everyone as well as the atate of the watch world. You guys have made this hobby so much more fun for me... without u guys,... Iím just the short fat obnoxious kid in the corner huddled up caressing my watches.





I put this thread in the Patek section because I spend so much time here (but really applies to the broader TRF family) and have gotten to know some of you and over time hopefully, Iíll get a chance to meet each one of you in person.



So thank you all... actually being sincere lol


Great post.
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Old Today, 05:20 AM   #23
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@Fat_ninja: it was a pleasure to meet you in NYC, I look forward to seeing you and hopefully other Patek fans here on the forum next time I'm up there.

Let's face it, we're all like meth-heads when it comes to this stuff, always gotta get another hit. And these are expensive hits we're talking about here. There really is no rational justification for this sort of extravagance.

Except one: we enjoy it.

Cheers everybody. Value your time, enjoy your Pateks.
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Old Today, 05:22 AM   #24
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Fabulous post. And tho Iím a Rolex guy who occasionally drools over here in the PP, that sentiment covers the whole TRF.


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Very well said. I had the pleasure of meeting some of you in person over the past year, and each and every person has been a pleasure to hang out with. TRF is a great community.
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Very nice post. I've met some great people through this forum!

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I'm glad you've been enjoying it, Jonathan. Those outside of the WIS community never seem to understand, even if they can technically afford it.

It's been a pleasure sharing the passion on here with you as well. Looking forward to much more in the future
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Well said. I echo your sentiments buddy. Hopefully will see you in a few weeks, schedules permitting. Cheers!


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