The Orient gang still here evidently -- but recently consumed with major critical project taking away from WIS cycles. Like everyone else, economy is struggling so we are pressing hard to win new business to keep our people employed. Rewarding to see good people pull together when times are tough -- now have to put some points on the board to save jobs!
WIS wind up to catch up:
1) Regarding Veterans day posts -- I am still moved by the generous posts and WIS willingness to share some inspiring stories. I am personally appreciative of everyone's contributions and let those who may have become a little discouraged to know that people still cherish and honor our veterans' service worldwide. Personal pictures and Thian's donated artwork made the posts even more meaningful! And George's post next door completed the circle.
2) Enjoyed the back and forth discussions of expensive (some say way overpriced) watches and all the innuendos that conjures. As a lifelong WIS who has owned with pride some of the finest, that much of the value depends on your stage in life and that is OK. Those watches were beautiful mechanical works of art and function expressing self esteem. But at my stage now, I enjoy the personal satisfaction of the sometimes off-beat uniqueness of Orient watches. And the fact that they provide so much personal enjoyment at relatively much lower cost adds to that personal sense of uniqueness. So probably an age thing of personal pride and confidence in oneself not having to be to concerned about what others think anymore! Kinda like reverse Orient snobbery! haha.
3) And even though have been consumed around the clock with work issues, did take a moment to acquire an Orient I have lusted for since they were originally available. Ties in to my gadget reflex disorder -- that is an Orient Retro Camera watch that is on my way from Nathan!
To paraphrase a famous editorial:
Yes Michael, there is a Santa Claus, he lives in the land of ORIENT!