As one always does when a year is near its end, you reflect upon all that has transpired in the prior twelve months.
This community has provided some really enjoyable content and interaction with fellow enthusiasts over the past year.
@Porthole and @Aurelian have given me some great education in their respective depth of knowledge. And have proven great sources of in-depth discussion and behind the scenes commiseration when some members who shall not be mentioned troll us.
@HotWatchChick69 has kept us laughing with his excellent sense of humor and his continued joie de vivre despite the long screeds concerning how economics function.
@JaeBust has continually wowed us with his amazing eye-popping collection of fabulous watches and his assiduous responsiveness to all comments made on WRUW.
@SurferJohn has been there every day with his encouragement on the daily WRUW postings and in many of the articles posted and has been active getting together members in this community.
@UnholiestJedi has to be the King of Comments (an unofficial badge) for WRUW. I enjoy reading his responses and enthusiasm he shares each day.
@Dumont has kept me engaged on his great love of high horology and our shared love of Parmigiani Fleurier.
@WatchYourIntruder gave us a marvelous series of posts on watches throughout the century - if you missed them you need to go back and check them out.
@Max of course made this all possible with his continued encouragement to get new members and the superb quality of his videos.
@AllTheWatches is like a brother from a different mother our taste in watches align so much (except for Rolex that is) and I really appreciate him giving me the heads up on the Farer Meredith - that was a great call - beautiful watch.
@Eris_Goddess_of_Discord - I would be remiss if I didn't mention Kaysia's warmth and generous comments and another unofficial badge The Sunshine of WatchCrunch. Thank you for all of your postings and the newsletter was a fantastic idea.
@TimexBadger keep rocking those Timex watches and listening to our favorite band of the 1970s - KISS.
@whitesalmon many thanks for the great communication and encouragement - I really appreciate your online friendship.
I'm sure I missed a number of you and I will apologize in advance for doing so - I had to stop somewhere, so I could continue on to the next part of this posting.
I wanted to share my favorite vintage watch acquired in each month over the past year (I can hear the snarky comments from some of you already).
The criteria was that I am only going to pick one watch from each month and it needs to a vintage watch (and yes my wife will shake her head and tell you that there are enough to choose from for each month - with her classic "you bought another of those - it looks just like all the other ones" - "why don't you buy a Daytona")
Here they are by month:
Thanks again to all my friends here in this community and I wish you all a fantastic 2023 with many blessings.
Feel free to post your favorite acquisitions below.