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Post by Ocean on 2013-02-10, 21:31

I understand the anger you must of had at that point.

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by falcon4311 on 2013-02-10, 21:33

Ya, there were several issues in my forum relationship with Jerry that just had me wanting out!

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Post by FreeDive on 2013-02-10, 22:03

Hey what's up everybody. I just follow Don everywhere he goes, so I'm checking in here too! Smile It's been a year since i bought my last watch and have sold off most of my collection but kept about 10 favorites that I hope to be littering your WRUW threads with. I was driven away from the hobby by INTENSE materialism that I noticed, kinda put things in perspective for me, and I've been happier ever since. With that said, i always have and always will love watches, and even though I dropped off the fora for a long time I still bought the magazines, watched the occaisional Tim Temple show on SNBC, and got as many watch apps on my phone as i could find. I still even check watchrecon.com at least once daily, just to see what different watches are going for these days... (Hope y'all kept your "cheap" Zodiacs!)

DeskDiver was the final stand for Jerry. The guy had a great talent for setting up forums and getting guys to join, but after 3 or 4 times people get pretty sick of their home burning down with no warning. I don't blame Don in the least for closing the doors once and for all.

I'll kick it off with my favorite watch of all time, my go-to, my numero uno:
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Post by bigedsurf on 2013-02-10, 22:08

Welcome to WF..........

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by falcon4311 on 2013-02-10, 22:10

Thanks Andrew, truer words have never been spoken...err, typed.

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by Ocean on 2013-02-10, 22:32

Welcome to the forum. The Debaufre' is no longer being made and their site shut down. Guess is if you still wanted that model it would have to be a Grovana or Steinhart.

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by falcon4311 on 2013-02-10, 22:37

Actually, both Andy and I own that watch. I tried his on when I was in NY visiting him.

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Post by Mortuus on 2013-02-11, 23:30

Welcome to the site, Andy! Good group of guys here, and I'm hoping you'll enjoy your stay... What a Face

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by SynMike on 2013-02-12, 00:37

FreeDive wrote:DeskDiver was the final stand for Jerry. The guy had a great talent for setting up forums and getting guys to join, but after 3 or 4 times people get pretty sick of their home burning down with no warning. I don't blame Don in the least for closing the doors once and for all.

I was angry when Jerry shut down a previous forum without warning. I'm just as angry that Don shut down DeskDiver without warning. Shutting down without warning punishes the members who actually contributed.

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Post by falcon4311 on 2013-02-12, 00:52

Well Mike, you can be angry, however, you didn't post a single thing for a week prior to me shutting it down. I was getting tired of 4 members posting in the wrist check threads. I wasn't about to wait until it was just Brice and I posting!

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Post by SynMike on 2013-02-12, 01:29

Sorry, Don. I was out of town, out of touch for a week.

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Post by AlbertaTime on 2013-02-12, 03:51

falcon4311 wrote:Well Mike, you can be angry, however, you didn't post a single thing for a week prior to me shutting it down. I was getting tired of 4 members posting in the wrist check threads. I wasn't about to wait until it was just Brice and I posting!

SynMike wrote:Sorry, Don. I was out of town, out of touch for a week.

All's well. You're here now. Time to relax and enjoy :-)
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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by eddiea on 2013-02-12, 10:23

AlbertaTime wrote:
falcon4311 wrote:Well Mike, you can be angry, however, you didn't post a single thing for a week prior to me shutting it down. I was getting tired of 4 members posting in the wrist check threads. I wasn't about to wait until it was just Brice and I posting!
SynMike wrote:Sorry, Don. I was out of town, out of touch for a week.
All's well. You're here now. Time to relax and enjoy :-)
Indeed, Ron is right, enjoy your stay here ...
Welcome Andy...

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by FreeDive on 2013-02-12, 10:28

Ocean wrote:Welcome to the forum. The Debaufre' is no longer being made and their site shut down. Guess is if you still wanted that model it would have to be a Grovana or Steinhart.

Thanks! As Don said, I do own this watch. It jumped off the page at me when I first saw it in a watch mag ad about 5 years ago, being one of the only affordable watches in the entire publication. Debaufre has a weird story, but as you pointed out they're gone now altogether.
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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by Ocean on 2013-02-12, 10:31

My mistake do like the pic and yes they do have a weird story.

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by Ocean on 2013-02-15, 14:54

Bump for the email that went out today.

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by MAXg on 2013-02-15, 15:41

The demise of DD took me quite by surprise too. Sorry to see it go but I have to admit I was posting less and less although I did check in every day. Hope to see a lot of the regulars from there sign on here.
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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by falcon4311 on 2013-02-15, 16:43

MAXg wrote:The demise of DD took me quite by surprise too. Sorry to see it go but I have to admit I was posting less and less although I did check in every day. Hope to see a lot of the regulars from there sign on here.

I know Marc, it just got to the point where it didn't make any sense to keep things going. Having 4 people posting was a complete waste of time. THG was doing very well back when Jerry shut it down but for some reason DD just could not get an wind in the sails. I wish it didn't happen the way it did but I can't look back with regrets.

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by russ_b28 on 2013-02-16, 11:10

Hello, another former DD members signing on. I wasn't surprised that Don decided to shut the forum down, the writing had been on the wall for some time.
I was thinking of taking a break from the forums anyway as I'm not looking to add any more to my 29 watch collection and I felt like I didn't have anything new to add. Hopefully I will be able to contribute to the discussions here.

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by falcon4311 on 2013-02-16, 11:35

It's nice to see you here Russ. There are many people from Desk Diver that I'd like to stay in touch with.

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by eddiea on 2013-02-16, 17:03

Nice indeed, to see you guys made it here here...

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by bodypeersur on 2013-02-16, 21:09

Hello from a former forum fella.
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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by wottime on 2013-02-17, 02:08

Hello to all the DD guys. Welcome to WF. I accepted a promotion in December and haven't the chance to hang around or post like I used too, but appreciated this forum. To echo what Mortus said, lots of WIS here. Great place to learn. So, again, welcome.

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Post by falcon4311 on 2013-02-17, 11:50

bodypeersur wrote:Hello from a former forum fella.

Hey Duff, good to see you here!

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Re: Desk Diver Forum

Post by bigedsurf on 2013-02-17, 12:38

Welcome to Russ and Duff...........Good to see you made it here

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