Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby koimaster » December 16th 2011, 8:04pm

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Two years ago today Watchlords was born. Ron aka barnbuilder helped me put the forum together and in the following week or so, the members listed as the founding members were the first to join the forum. I want to thank those brave people for taking a risk with a hater site which is what we were called in the first year and I still hear once in awhile.

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From a site which during the first year was attacked for having threads from another forum and threads about a former sunglass salesman to a site which today still calls a spade a spade without all of the geek related material. In the last year we have seen a sunglass salesman fired from his job and then watched as he led his mice down a bunny trail about new opportunities which have turned out to be him being a minnow in a puddle of water. No longer the BMOC, not even the big man on the watch boards anymore.

His crony who had bragged about being a navy SEAL as well as a graduate of the University of Texas. He was neither a SEAL nor a UT graduate but instead was a felon, an armed robber who did five years in prison. It was satisfying to many of us and it resulted in a few death threats which were well worth it. I have been asked why leave the photos of the Felon and an RD with a chinese movement up on the portal and the answer is simple….. This is Watchlords where we tweak the nose of proper behavior and decorum. We relish letting others know that the truth is out there for them, they only need to look for it. Once they have it, they can make up their own minds.


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We have grown also. Far larger than I ever thought it would be and far larger than I like but it is the nature of the beast. Many will join, some will pass through and others will come and go. The one thing that Watchlords will never be is complacent nor politically correct. It may be too “in your face” for many but last month we had 58,000 UNIQUE IP addresses hit a site with only 500 members.


:paddle:


We are doing something right it appears and the members here can take the credit for it. The members, good, bad and those in-between make the forum and will continue to make it in the future.

I can only promise that it will never be dull here for long and we will always try to present all sides of any controversy. Thanks for taking time to read this BS and for making the place the Cesspool it is.

Alain










Founding members of Watchlords


Watch Noob

Agent Orange

Aqua Homer

barnbuilder

eddiea

ericf4

foghorn

Mark1

smellody

SynMike

tinman1965




And the second wave who joined in the first 90 days when having 50 members was considered being a rousing success.

Ditchdoc

DonBattles

Northwestguy

Datsun240Z71

popeye

crazyfingers

newmedia

betterskills

boscoe

mets0307

timesonmyside

walnuts.p

arubalou

labman

Watchnublet

BigCheez

thisisadarkride

tommyfeds

gkm

barnbuilder

LIES ALL LIES!!!

robert516

dude

TVDinner

MSD

hondaman

WatchDorks.Net

Gregger

Bigjimzlll

JOME07

Mark

TemerityB

cali kid

Fritz

petezanard

mpswatches

JtN©

SloMo

Buffalo Bill

Laid_Back_Dude

Watching Time

poot74

CohibaJoe

gbarnes

FernieBee

nlandin

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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby Mark1 » December 16th 2011, 8:18pm

Sometimes it's hard for me to believe what this place has become. In the early days it did'nt really look like it had lasting power. It may have started out as a thumb in the eye to a few sleazy bastards (and has done quite well in that respect) but it has grown far beyond that. Thanks Alain and Jim for what you do to keep this place running. Pretty diverse bunch around here. We have our moments but it's been a good time, while also providing a public service-if you will.
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby Bigjimzlll » December 16th 2011, 8:40pm

Congrats! :SSSS:
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby wire-paladin » December 16th 2011, 9:15pm

I am impressed,really! I have no idea how many hours of (labor)is required to keep this afloat!But Image
It is appreciated, Happy Birthday
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby fatman » December 16th 2011, 10:52pm

Happy birthday watchlords, this is a great community.
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby Pepita » December 16th 2011, 11:15pm

Happy Birthday. Thanks to the founding members for Watchlords. The truth is out there and Watchlords verifies it.
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby Kahuna74 » December 17th 2011, 1:31am

Yes Happy Birthday, and a Big Thank you,,, :OOOL:
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby Datsun240Z71 » December 17th 2011, 3:53am

Thanks Alain and Jim and everyone else who makes WLs what it is.
Randy in Nashville
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby timc. » December 17th 2011, 4:30am

think I'll wear my best watch today, ..to celebrate
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby DIAMANTE » December 17th 2011, 4:58am

Great post. Thank you for doing all that you do to keep the site running and giving us all an opportunity to post freely. I beleive the fact that the site is uncensored is the reason it has been so successful and is a force to be reckoned with in the watch forum world.

This forum punches way above it's weight.

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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby DocKlock » December 17th 2011, 5:06am

Happy Birthday! and Thanks to the "Founding Fathers" for staying the course!!!
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby mrneddles » December 17th 2011, 5:12am

Cool post. Thanks to all that keep this place going.
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby codguy » December 17th 2011, 5:16am

Now officially classified as a "terrible two".

Happy B-Day Watchlords and thanks much to everyone for making this place great!

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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby chuckf1 » December 17th 2011, 5:22am

Since this is WLs, and honoring the spirit of the site, all I can say is....... :OOOL: Image :fart: and :yyuui: , gotta run!

Oh, I nearly forgot :foip:

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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby jb182 » December 17th 2011, 5:46am

Happy Birthday! In the words of CS&N, "What a long, strange trip it's been!"
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby foghorn » December 17th 2011, 5:51am

Speaking for myself and the currently retired AH I can only offer a heartfelt meh.
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby conjurer » December 17th 2011, 6:19am

Happy birthday, goddamn it!
Jim...you are a ray of sunshine here.

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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby Guest » December 17th 2011, 6:21am

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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby Seattle » December 17th 2011, 6:24am

Congrats and a resounding fuck you to all Image
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby codguy » December 17th 2011, 6:59am

jb182 wrote:In the words of CS&N, "What a long, strange trip it's been!"


And all this time I thought it was from the Grateful Dead. Image

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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby phephner » December 17th 2011, 7:09am

jb182 wrote:Happy Birthday! In the words of CS&N, "What a long, strange trip it's been!"
codguy wrote:
jb182 wrote:In the words of CS&N, "What a long, strange trip it's been!"
And all this time I thought it was from the Grateful Dead. Image CG

More like an example of, 'If you can remember the Grateful Dead, you weren't really there.



Quote can be heard at 2:13
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby boscoe » December 17th 2011, 7:14am

No place like it in the horological heavens!
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby arubalou » December 17th 2011, 8:03am

happy birthday watchlords!!!
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Re: Happy Birthday Watchlords! 2 years old today 12-16-11

Postby chris s. » December 17th 2011, 8:04am

As we used to say " lube the goat"
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And they said it wouldn't last

Postby Tritiniteshine » December 17th 2011, 8:41am

Any predictions of a disaster were greatly exaggerated.


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