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Vintage Heuer Discussion Forum
The place for discussing 1930-1985 Heuer wristwatches, chronographs and dash-mounted timepieces. Online since May 2003.
Yes, I am well aware of the general character and content of the ChronoTrader Forum. And I still believe that it is worthwhile to maintain in its current form, at least for now.
Let me point out that I have funded operation of the forum for almost 17 years, and have not made the first dollar from it. It is free for both buyers and sellers; some will say "thanks"; most don't bother; it really doesn't matter to me either way. But when people write to me demanding that I remove 50 of their previous messages, or asking that I host 20 of their photos . . . that's where I draw the line. No Thanks.
I do not want to waste my time policing the forums -- whether the Heuer discussion forum or ChronoTrader. If someone wants to volunteer, just send me your information and we can see what might be possible. In the meanwhile, I believe that most of our buyers are able to fend for themselves.
I can report that in the almost 17 years that ChronoTrader has been online, I believe there have been one or two instances of buyers being ripped off (and they were not very smart in their "due diligence").
It would be nice to move to a new software platform, but migrating 200,000 messages will be a real challenge. Not to mention the profiles, etc. This is on my "to do" list, but I must confess that it is not at the top of the list. Again -- reach out to me if you want to fund or manage this project.
: I read the rules and intend to abide by them. I see there are quite
: a few watches posted that do not fall into the listing
: Have the guidelines been relaxed or done away with?