Over time the old forum continued to shrink; plagued with server problems - there was a losing battle to fight. I can honestly praise those who stayed and contributed and understand those who went on to do other things they felt were more appropriate to their time and interests. I entered this hobby in 2004 and it has run its course from Invicta to Rolex to everything (literally) in-between for me.
I recognize many names here both from the archives and currently contributing. Hello to all. Over the last 3 years I've had minor health issues since my 2013 heart attack and triple bypass. Nothing chronic and nothing life threatening I've bee told. As I approach my 72nd year on earth - I'm still working full time training troops in South Korea and enjoying every second of the experience.
Not so my dear wife who has developed chronic mobility problems and other health related issues that have absorbed my time, effort and total concentration. We recently came back from a 19 day cruise from Dubai to Singapore with stays at both ends to cap a lifetime of togetherness with each other. My other efforts are looking forward to either retirement or accepting another Army contract here in Daegu. We will see.
My hobby has slowed down a bit since the Rolex Explorer II. Since then came a Omega Moon Watch a Hamilon X-Wind and a few beaters that wound up as gifts or 'stolen' by mrsmikie.
I cannot take the time and effort to be a major contributor as I was of old but hope to sneak in from time to time to add to your horological mayhem!