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A thank you and goodbye from Jim

As you know, Michael, Bruce and myself have transferred ownership of watchgeeks.net over to Invicta. At the same time, I am leaving the forum. As we continue to build the watch shows at ShopNBC, I need to focus more of my time and energy there. I am also working on spending more quality time with my own family, and not be tethered to a computer all the time this has been in the works for a while now, and I felt it needed to be done. I have been blessed with two great partners who agreed and worked with me on this transition. Thanks also to Eyal and Invicta for picking up the baton and carrying WG forward with grace. I am always here for you however, and you can feel free to always contact me via email or on my two Facebook pages. I cannot begin to thank all of you enough for your amazing support, both of me personally at ShopNBC and also for your support of watchgeeks. We have not only watched this forum grow, but more importantly we have watched our membership grow closer as a family. Many of you have made lifelong friendships, and the community here goes far beyond a typical watch forum on the Internet. I am forever grateful for all you have done here to create this community, and I know that Invicta plans to grow the forum in so many ways, without changing anything that you love about it. You guys made it happen, and I know I speak for Bruce and Michael when I say THANK YOU for all that you've done, and I am excited to see what the future holds for this community. If anyone needs to contact me, or just wants to keep in touch, I'm not disappearing... you can reach me via email at jskelton@shopnbc.com or on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Sk...03476923063566

Thank you all so much, it has been my greatest pleasure getting to know all of you. Don't be strangers....


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Thank you for all you've done for us, Jim.


Best of luck with future endeavors! __________________ Time - the 4th dimension. A beautiful thing. Without it, everything would happen at once.

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Thats sad to hear Jim, but understandable. Thanks for starting the best forum on the net! See ya on FB buddy! __________________


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Sorry to hear this Jim , Good Luck and we will see you on TV . __________________

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thank you for all you've done for us... i've learned so much from watching your shows and here on watchgeeks... continued success to you...enjoy time with your family... __________________

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All the best to you, Jim. Go and love your family, you have earned it! Look forward to seeing you on the Shop and anywhere else you might pop up. God bless, watch-bro! Sincerely, Mike, Lisa, and Aaron __________________

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you say contact you via facebook and the shop. Does this mean you are no longer a member of WG are you leaving completely?? __________________

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You are gonna be missed big time Jim. Good thing there is FB to keep in touch. All the best. __________________

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I can't tell you haw much of a shock this is to me. I hope & pray that all will be good for you in the future. Thank you for your knowledge of watches, that I am ver y grateful for. I just hope for nothing but the best for you, I'll see you on Shop, bye. God bless, Russ

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JIM ,Been watching you sense 2006 got me Started collecting Watches I have over 100 now mostly Invicta so is mike taking over Sneek Peeks section or will you still post picture once in while . Feel like I'm going to funeral . Take care I'll watch you on shopnbc .YOUR THE MAN .

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Enjoy the family time, nothing better. Thanks for all the time you shared with us Geeks. It won't be the same without you. Your mention of this forum while on ShopNBC has lead to a new addiction. Best of luck and see you on FB. __________________

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Wow, I'm floored! But it's all about family and you'll never get that time back, so congrats on the decision. Thank you sincerely for this site, it has (and will be ) great. I don't know how you juggled your professional responsibilities while building your family for this long!!! Now go enjoy your family!

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Thanks everyone. Yes, the only contact will be via email or my Facebook pages. I will maintain a membership here for a while, but will not be actively posting. To dispel any rumors: No, I am not leaving ShopNBC. __________________


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Wow this is a sad day! Thanks for all that you've done for Watchgeeks and it won't be the same without you. __________________

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Sorry to see you go Jim. Thanks for the help and laughs over the years, see you on FB. __________________

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Farewell Jim! __________________

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I am totally caught off guard obviously, you'll be missed around here. I'm even more surprized that you're leaving totally. I'll definitely see you on FB, and enjoy your reclaimed family time. __________________ If you wanna run cool, yes, if you wanna run cool, you've got to run on heavy heavy fuel - Dire Straits

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Jim, Keep focused on the family and the watch shows. Drop in whenever you can. I enjoyed your humor, your insight and your photography. Be well. Peace, Eric __________________

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All the best to you Jim, and good luck, You will be missed. __________________

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Thank you Jim, Michael and Bruce for giving us a place "to hang our hats". Luckily we'll still be able to speak with you and Michael on Facebook and continue to see you both on The Shop. Your "Ask Jim" Forum will be missed. __________________


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Thank you Jim and Wish you all the best!!! __________________ Can't shake off the WIS bug!!!

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Thanks Jim! You certainly turned me into a bit of a watchgeek and a knife fan as well. Nothing better than family time Good luck in your future endeavors - health and happiness to you and your family. Jack on Maui

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Thanks for all you have done to help make WatchGeeks what it is today...

Best of luck to you... I'll be watching you on TV.. __________________

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Thanks for all the watches jim..... My wife doesn't like you very much though!!!lol !!! You got me hooked on these invictas,,,,, spent thousands of dollars,,,, and have had lots of great times watching you and enjoying the watches!!


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Sorry to hear that Jim. I only joined last year, and then only because you mentioned it once on your show. I do understand family must come first, though, so good luck in all you do. See you on the show! boa49 View Public Profile Send a private message to boa49 Send email to boa49 Find all posts by boa49 Add boa49 to Your Contacts #28 Yesterday, 10:29 PM

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Thank you Jim... I joined WatchGeeks because of you and have been blessed with making a lot of great friends here; which is so much more valuable to me than any watch collection could ever be.. Of course I owe my watch collecting hobby (or habit) to you, and while my watch collection thanks you my bank account is still wondering what happened So glad to hear you're not leaving Shop and and I look forward to keeping in touch thru facebook too.. When you come back down to South Florida please know you've got an open


invitation to a great day out on the boat; and dinner at Joe's Stone Crab restaurant on Miami Beach!!! Thanks again for everything and wishing you and your family all the best always!! Barry __________________ Barry G Fort Lauderdale, FL BG View Public Profile Send a private message to BG Send email to BG Find all posts by BG Add BG to Your Contacts #29 Yesterday, 10:30 PM Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Rhode Island Posts: 1,411 Real Name: Kevin

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Thank you for all your time and dedication Jim.All the best to you and your family. __________________

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Sorry to see you leave the forum buddy, but priorities are priorities, as you know I'm well aware! Thanks for helping get this place up and running, and the chance to work as a Moderator for a while. See you in the funny papers buddy! __________________

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POOP!! Well we will miss your posts and will keep up with you on fb.. ..must go get a tissue


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Thanks for all you have done and best wishes !!! jeff meade View Public Profile Send a private message to jeff meade Find all posts by jeff meade Add jeff meade to Your Contacts #33 Yesterday, 10:31 PM

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Its sad to hear you go but I gotchya on FB and I will see you on tv. Your presence WILL be missed. I, along with everyone else am very grateful for all that you have done here. Take care of yourself and the family. Just promise me I will still get to


hear about shaved monkeys and random animals. __________________

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Good luck Jim and thank you. __________________

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Thanx for everything, I hope you do stick around, if not will see you on FB, God Bless you & yours!


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You'll be missed Jim. I can understand that family must come first. I will continue to enjoy your shows. I know that I'll miss your Sneak Peeks here at WG. __________________ There is no reality outside the Matrix TheMatrix View Public Profile Send a private message to TheMatrix Send email to TheMatrix Find all posts by TheMatrix Add TheMatrix to Your Contacts #39 Yesterday, 10:37 PM

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No Jim, thank you. I'd like to say something more clever than that, but thank you is what it comes down to. __________________ Keep your crowns screwed down, my friends.

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You'll be missed, Jim Good luck in your future endeavors. __________________

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I want to say thank you, but I have to admit that for me this is a downer. Thanks for everything you did on here. JTAP View Public Profile Send a private message to JTAP Find all posts by JTAP Add JTAP to Your Contacts #43 Yesterday, 10:44 PM Join Date: Nov 2009 Posts: 177

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Thanks Jim, I will still catch you on TV, after all you got me to buy my first Invicta Ocean Ghost. markgreen1 View Public Profile Send a private message to markgreen1 Send email to markgreen1 Find all posts by markgreen1 Add markgreen1 to Your Contacts #45 Yesterday, 10:45 PM Join Date: Sep 2008 Location: MD Posts: 467 Real Name: Bill

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Thanks for bringing your knowledge, humor and silliness to the world of watches! Is there any truth to the rumor that you'll be coming out with a DVD entitled: "how to shave your monkey" available on 4 value pays of $12.99 @? Best wishes... __________________ Is it May 11th yet??? I want my watch! tempusfugit View Public Profile Send a private message to tempusfugit Find all posts by tempusfugit Add tempusfugit to Your Contacts


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Thank you Jim for all that you have put into making this Forum a place unlike any other. You will be missed. I hope that you get to spend all your free time doing what makes you the happiest. Quality family time is very important. All the best and remember to keep the rubber on the road. Take care! mygreen74tr6 View Public Profile Send a private message to mygreen74tr6 Find all posts by mygreen74tr6 Add mygreen74tr6 to Your Contacts #47 Yesterday, 10:48 PM Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: New Jersey Posts: 1,519 Real Name: Rich

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I will miss you Jim, and your ongoing input into the man.

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Good luck to you, and I look forward to continually seeing you Jim on Shop! __________________ MAY THE LUME BE WITH YOU! Another Day! .. Another Watch!

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Jim, I'm sorry to hear that you're going, I will miss you as will all of the watch geeks. You're knowledge of watches and photography will be a big loss to all of us here at WG's. I can certainly understand you're desire to spend more time with your family though. Jim, thanks for all of the wonderful friends you have made possible for me to meet by starting the best watch forum site on the internet. I joined Watch Geeks at a very low period in my life. Being able to log on every day and share my love of watches and connect with all of the fantastic people on this site gave me the lift that I needed. This is truly a unique site, and I thank you for the opportunity to be a part of it. Thanks for sharing you're vast knowledge of watches with us and thanks for all of the wonderful pics that you have posted. And most of all thanks for all of the shaved monkey's. I wish you the very best in all of you're future endeavors my friend. May God bless you and your family. Ed __________________


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Thanks boss i learned a lot but hey, i know where you work so there's still more of you to come and that's a good thing i think..... See you on shop1

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hey Jim i know that you don't know me personally but everything about watch collecting Ive learned from you and the guy's around here i want to say thank-you daytona ted View Public Profile Send a private message to daytona ted Send email to daytona ted Find all posts by daytona ted Add daytona ted to Your Contacts


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Thank you Jim for everything you have done in creating this wonderful community. as a father of 2 little ones I can completely understand your decision. Enjoy your time with the little ones, it flies by so fast. Peace and thanks again!! __________________ The WatchBox Review Series kramer5150 View Public Profile Send a private message to kramer5150 Find all posts by kramer5150 Add kramer5150 to Your Contacts #53 Yesterday, 11:03 PM

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Wow .... not exactly sure why the change in ownership means you need to say "Goodbye" ??? .... anyway, wishing you the best. __________________

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Thanks, Jim ,you will be missed. Invic me View Public Profile Send a private message to Invic me Find all posts by Invic me Add Invic me to Your Contacts #55 Yesterday, 11:07 PM

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Glad to see that even in this economy there are some that can still be successful. Success is not always determined by worth but the many lives a person can touch and contribute to in a positive way. Glad to hear that your family will benefit from this most. Keep on keeping on Jim. All the best. Cheers !! My3Loves View Public Profile Send a private message to My3Loves Find all posts by My3Loves Add My3Loves to Your Contacts #57 Yesterday, 11:11 PM

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Best of luck in your new endeavors, and your family does come first! I'll be watching you on the shop. Gregg View Public Profile Send a private message to Gregg Find all posts by Gregg Add Gregg to Your Contacts #58 Yesterday, 11:11 PM


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Best of luck Jim, keep that Challenger clean! __________________ Regards,Todd

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good luck jim, you'll be missed around her...and here also, ha.


who's gonna give us our doses of sneak peeks??? j/k... take care of yourself and your family...we only go around once in this old thing called life..got to do the right thing.. take care. gk. __________________

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Happy Tralls Jim Lets all lower our head and rise our watches to Jim??? So long Renotafan1 View Public Profile Send a private message to Renotafan1 Find all posts by Renotafan1 Add Renotafan1 to Your Contacts #61 Yesterday, 11:23 PM


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Take care Jim and good luck in your future plans ...thanks for all the great pics and sound advice !!! Cheers Bro.....

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Originally Posted by WatchYaThink Wow .... not exactly sure why the change in ownership means you need to say "Goodbye" ??? .... anyway, wishing you the best. +1 i was kinda taken back w/the "BYE" also,just because your not an owner does'nt mean you have to go anywhere.Anyway best wishes to you and your family and will be seeing @FB and the show.


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maliasuperstar Senior Member Veteran Geek

Jim: On behalf of Trainer Dave and myself, we would like to thank you for your continued support and most of all, your friendship. We are sorry to see you go, but we understand that family ALWAYS comes first! We will continue to support you on the shop and will keep in touch on FB. Trainer Dave says he really misses being on WG's . . . __________________

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Thanks for all your time and making forum possible ,good luck to you and your family. Scott __________________

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Thanks for everything Jim. Sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses dude. As Borat would say.... "Gently" __________________


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ky Senior Member Senior Geek

Sorry to see you leave your baby Jim. I know the three of you created watchgeeks, but many of us are here because of your passion on the "tube". You invited many of us here to your home and handed over the keys and allowed us to have a voice. I only hope the vision that you guys originally had for watchgeeks is seen all the way through with the new ownership group... Fairwell J.S. !!! __________________


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alohapg25 Junior Member New Geek

Jim as many have already said it was at your suggestion on one of your shows that I found my way to WG. This site, like you, have been both a blessing and a curse. You guys are a bunch of enablers out there. But while I am still new to posting I have learned a lot being here. And here is a good place with extrodinary people. However this family is no substitute for your real family and taking time to reconnect with them is a good thing. I wish you improved health and I hope great joy lies ahead for you with these decisions. Thank you and best wishes. __________________

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Jim, You will be missed here. You have created a venue where solid friendships are forged and developed. Watching your shows on the Shop is a way of life, and I will continue to do so. Enjoy your family, time passes too fast. YouTube - No Place Like Home - The Wizard... __________________

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Well Jim when it comes to family first that is ALWAYS the right decision. Well done. Thanks for bringing this wonderful community together with Mike and Bruce. And thank you for showing me what it really is to be a Watch Geek. I always was one deep inside; I just needed for someone to show me the way. Vaya con dios friend. __________________

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Jim, thanks for answering all of my questions. Your knowledge and expertise are much appreciated. Best of luck to you at Shop NBC. Tony __________________


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vbobdriveguy Senior Member True WatchGeek

Sorry to see you go Jim. I look back fondly on the old days of fun and folderol on the forum. Back when we would all be on here way too late, you changing our avatars to weird and disgusting pictures. Ahhhh...good times. Best of luck to you Jim in everything that you do. I'll still be seeing you on the tube. Please do check in every-so-often just to say hi. __________________

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Jim, you're the man! Thanks for all the hard work and dedication (sneak peeks, answering questions, etc). You will be missed! Have a good one and I will still see you on the book of faces. Enjoy your family time! __________________

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Originally Posted by WatchYaThink Wow .... not exactly sure why the change in ownership means you need to say "Goodbye" ??? .... anyway, wishing you the best. That's not the reason. I was leaving, and then we then decided as owners to let the forum go. The choices were to close it, or do the smart thing... We chose to do the smart thing __________________

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Originally Posted by charleswatts Your candor in the explanation reveals the nature of the relationship you have formed with your viewers.

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Thank you everyone so very much. As to the questions about Sneak Peeks... who said I would stop taking pictures...? I will maintain special Sneak Peek folders on my Facebook pages, and some images (particularly Invicta) will of course come here via Michael. __________________

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BIGNOIZE Senior Member True WatchGeek

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Cnyncarver Senior Member Super Geek

It's sad to see you go, Jim, but we appreciate all you've done for the forum. Your enthusiasm and knowledge has brought many, including me, to this forum and watch collecting in general. Good luck in your future endeavors, and we'll see you on Facebook. Russ Cnyncarver View Public Profile Send a private message to Cnyncarver Send email to Cnyncarver Find all posts by Cnyncarver Add Cnyncarver to Your Contacts #77 Today, 12:09 AM Join Date: Feb 2010 Posts: 204 Real Name: Jason

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Jim...Thank you for all your dedication to this forum and all you have done. You are truly a pioneer in the watch world. All the best. __________________


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Magster Senior Member True WatchGeek

I have no logical reason to feel this way, but this feels like a punch to the gut!! I'm happy that Michael will be sticking with us here, but I'll miss you, Jim! You have a way of making so many feel like they know you, or are friends with you, even though we have never met you in person. That is a beautiful gift and one that very few people have. It makes you special and I guess that's why this news actually makes me more sad than it should. You have introduced me to a world of great people and a hobby that has gotten me through many hard times. Since I can't play video games and hate daytime TV, your love of watches and your entertaining shows, brought me endless hours of happiness, when the back pain was so intense that I couldn't leave my own house. That's another beautiful "gift" you've given to me and one I can never repay you for. You started it. You got me to stop and watch the Invicta show on ShopNBC one late night.


You entertained me, educated me, and then helped build this forum where you welcomed a gal, that knew nothing, but wanted to learn...

It doesn't take a detective to figure out that you've "pulled back" some here (I don't have Facebook, and saw you were spending a lot of your "watch" related time there lately). I know that you're involved in so many things that take up your time and all those things make you the great guy you are today. So, your adjusting your time to other endeavors, is a loss to us here, but an understandable one. YOU, will be greatly missed here and I hope that you check in with us as often as you can...

Thank you, Jim. Thank you so much!! Magie (Law Enforcement Lady Chick

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I'll definitely miss seeing your input on the forum Jim.... Even though I'll still be able to catch you on TV, this still feels like a huge loss because me in addition to a lot of other people are here on WatchGeeks came to the forum because of YOU. I kinda saw some signs earlier that your presence was diminishing quite a bit over the past Week - Week and a Half, especially when the Ask Jim section piled up with Questions for about a week until you were able to get back to them, in addition increased time on Facebook and less time here for a while now. With your son getting older, I don't blame you for wanting to have more family time...in this day and age, it doesn't take long for kids to grow up. Plus, I can imagine that keeping up with both Facebook and WatchGeeks was pretty time consuming. I'm not a Facebook user ( I will check out your Fan Page from time to time), but I guess I'll just be seeing you on the TV presentations from now on. Take Care Jim


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milkdud Senior Member Senior Geek

All the best to you Jim, my wife and I are happy you're doing what's best for Jim & family but i'm kinda bumming you won't be active here. Guess i'll have to keep the facebook account open. Good thing we still got you on Shop. milkdud View Public Profile Send a private message to milkdud Send email to milkdud Find all posts by milkdud Add milkdud to Your Contacts #81 Today, 12:29 AM Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: El Paso,Texas Posts: 127 Real Name: Andy

Reloj Senior Member Senior Geek

Jim...thanx for everything that you've done to help promote the "sickness" we call watch collecting via WG...now i gotta go and get me a Facebook account...thanx alot Jim!! I had been resisting creating one for a long time!!! But i draw the line at a Twitter account.... no tweeets for me ! Thanx again for all that you gave us at WG's..-Andy Reloj View Public Profile Send a private message to Reloj Send email to Reloj Find all posts by Reloj Add Reloj to Your Contacts #82 Today, 12:30 AM


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I so hard to say goodby to JIM! Thank You Jim for all you have done for us and WG and what you will be being doing in the future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bigjay66 View Public Profile Send a private message to Bigjay66 Send email to Bigjay66 Find all posts by Bigjay66 Add Bigjay66 to Your Contacts #83 Today, 12:30 AM Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: Warren Michigan Posts: 1,165 Real Name: Stewart

snapier Senior Member Super Geek

We are gonna miss you Jimmy!

Thank you for all you have done for us and for this wonderful hobby!

Of your presence! I had one more but I can't find a picture of a Monkey wearing a leopard print thong!


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thanks Jim for everything, will be watching you on the shop albeeoo View Public Profile Send a private message to albeeoo Send email to albeeoo Find all posts by albeeoo Add albeeoo to Your Contacts #85 Today, 12:40 AM

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Do your thing, Jim, all the best to you and yours! __________________

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Nismo Senior Member Super Geek

Wow, say it ain't so!! WatchGeeks without Jim is kinda like.... Harley without Davidson. Your passion, artistry & humor will be greatly missed. Watchgeeks has lost a little of its luster without Diamond Jim. Enjoy time with your family & all your new endeavours.... wishing you the best. Moving forward, I'll catch you the same Bat-time, same Bat-channel. Thank you! __________________


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fz1000rr Senior Member Senior Geek

Sad Day

[quote=Magster;2311805]I have no logical reason to feel this way, but this feels like a punch to the gut!! This truly a sad day for all here at the the forum. I want to thank you for introducing me to a great group of geeks and the REAL people. I will miss your great knowledge as well as the humor you brought to all of us here at the WG world. I have such a better understanding of the watches I collect and a great group of friends thanks to you and all the gang here at the forum. I will miss the great pics at the Sneak Pics threads as well. I started to wonder why Mike started to post them in another thread, I guess I have my answer. Family always comes first. At the end of the day that is who you want to see and they are the ones that make a difference in this world!!! Thanks Again Russ fz1000rr View Public Profile Send a private message to fz1000rr


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watchobs Senior Member Super Geek

J.S. I like many others on this forum have been drawn in to this wonderful world of horology by stumbling onto SNBC after channel surfing and taking what I thought would be a quick stop at one of those dreaded shopping channels and seeing this character who had personality to burn that was selling watches! I equated it to watching a car wreck at the time (I didn't really want to watch but I had to) and I figured a quick stop and I would be out! Fast forward to today and thanks to your hoodoo voodoo, I now own 300+ timepieces and still going strong. I'm not blaming it completely on you but yep you are the initiator of my constantly depleted bank account! And the truth be told, I would not change a thing! Because not only has this "magic carpet ride" been highly entertaining but I've learned a lot as a result of this highly intricate "art of the wrist" thing we call a hobby! And I have met a lot of fine folks that share this joy ride with me too! So I have a lot to thank you for and I'm eternally grateful for you having a large part of my introduction to this special place we call Watchgeeks! The void of not having both your highly entertaining personality and vast horological perspective cannot ever be replaced and thus this is a truly sad day for all of us in geekland! But on the bright side you have chosen some very competent folks too continue on this extraordinary family! I am also extremely happy for both your real family and true friends. And hopefully this will afford you some more time to both "smell the roses " and pursue some of your many other interests! So I will look forward to see what the future holds for both us in geekland and yourself! See ya on the SHOP and thanks for everything bud. Take care! __________________


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barryinn Senior Member Senior Geek

Sad sad sad

Sorry to see you leave..Jim, Watchgeeks was you. No one can fill your shoes. I feel like closing down my computer here in watchgeeks. I will check in every once in a while to look around or so but very sad. We all understand you have to move on, so best to you and thanks for all the watch talk. I still will be watching your shows on the shop though. __________________ Just watch me! barryinn View Public Profile Send a private message to barryinn Find all posts by barryinn Add barryinn to Your Contacts #90 Today, 01:41 AM Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: The Great Northwest Posts: 1,048 Real Name: Steve

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Well Jim at least we'll still be able to see you on the tv set every week and that's where you seem to be at your best. Enjoy bioya58 View Public Profile Send a private message to bioya58 Find all posts by bioya58 Add bioya58 to Your Contacts #91 Today, 01:47 AM Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Delaware Posts: 7,119 Real Name: Rodney

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Awe damn Jim!!! __________________

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Jim...Jim who? You'll be missed on the forum but spending time with your family is more important. Thanks for being that crazy monkey laying in his banana hammock. Genezilla View Public Profile Send a private message to Genezilla Find all posts by Genezilla Add Genezilla to Your Contacts #93 Today, 02:47 AM

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Take Care Friend.....

Wow! I can't believe this. Thank you Jim, for taking part in starting this great forum that I am proud to be a member of good luck and god bless you and your family. See you on shop! __________________

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Jim, you have been a great teacher to us all, glad you will keep us posted on news and updates on your other web locations, this must have been very hard decision for you to make, glad we had the ride with you. __________________

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Wow thats big news but hey we all understand thanks Jim for all the help!! Coming to you live from the Canadian WG'S!! __________________ Every scar a lesson, every battle a test of what you have learned. Invicta Bigboss View Public Profile


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Well now. Thanks for this forum, Jim. May God Bless You. __________________ Rest in Peace, Frank...

Just Bill - And I never met a watch I didn't like. timetraveler


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Originally Posted by 50mm&up Thats sad to hear Jim, but understandable. Thanks for starting the best forum on the net! I Second what 50 said 100% ! It was You that I saw on ShopNBC , and you Mentioned this Forum, that Started this hobby for me over 2 years ago ! bugduck View Public Profile Send a private message to bugduck Send email to bugduck Find all posts by bugduck Add bugduck to Your Contacts #99 Today, 04:36 AM Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Powder Springs, Ga. Posts: 623 Real Name: Ken

Southern Comfort Senior Member Veteran Geek

Jim...thanks for everything. As Magie, 50, and so many others have so eloquently have said this is indeed a sad day for us. I feel safe in saying you are the biggest reason most of us are here and started collecting watches in the first place. As you move on, it must fill you will a great feeling of accomplishment to have been able to bring this many people together into a family of sorts. God bless you and your family and future in whatever you do. Southern Comfort View Public Profile


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All I can say is "Wow, what a surprise". We will sure miss your participation Jim. __________________ Corvettes & Watches

Two Expensive Hobbies.

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Cheers and family first __________________

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Thank you very much, Jim, and best of luck. NCEngineer View Public Profile Send a private message to NCEngineer Find all posts by NCEngineer Add NCEngineer to Your Contacts #103 Today, 05:13 AM


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good luck jim im really sorry to seee you go wg s will miss you alot / your a verry talented individual rastafadda1953 View Public Profile Send a private message to rastafadda1953 Send email to rastafadda1953 Find all posts by rastafadda1953 Add rastafadda1953 to Your Contacts #104 Today, 05:18 AM

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Thankx Jim. You will be MISSED very much. I wish you and yours all the best. Things will not be the same at WG. rjones1994 View Public Profile Send a private message to rjones1994 Find all posts by rjones1994 Add rjones1994 to Your Contacts #105 Today, 05:21 AM Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Long Island New York Posts: 25,237

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Jim I wish you the best of luck and have fun with your family they always do come first.Thannks for all you have done here at Watchgeeks.Will always look forward to your shows. __________________

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Thank you....you and your photos will be missed. Take care. geishagirl View Public Profile Send a private message to geishagirl Find all posts by geishagirl Add geishagirl to Your Contacts #107 Today, 05:30 AM

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Jim, I enjoy this forum so much and your presence has certainly been one of the main


reasons. Good Luck and Happy Trails! __________________

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I will miss your wit and candor. Good luck and family first.


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Good luck Jim and thank you... Peace N Love Joe Tex View Public Profile Send a private message to Joe Tex Send email to Joe Tex Find all posts by Joe Tex Add Joe Tex to Your Contacts #111 Today, 05:44 AM

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We will miss your sense of humor... __________________ TimeKeeper

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Man you will be missed here, after I told my wife she said "What!?? They better not cancel the national watch geeks get together." She was one of the few ladies that came and she had a really good time as did I. I don't post alot but loved meeting the people there along with all of the TV personalities that showed up from SNBC as well as from the watch companies. Good luck Jim hope to see you at the get together. run_n_late View Public Profile Send a private message to run_n_late Find all posts by run_n_late Add run_n_late to Your Contacts #113 Today, 05:46 AM

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Very understandable Jim. Take care of health and family, and move the story forward.


Hey, hope to get that " Ask Mike " section soon .. LOL .. hope so .. that's one of the more informative areas on the forum and has been very helpful to us all. Best, Blue mrblue View Public Profile Send a private message to mrblue Find all posts by mrblue Add mrblue to Your Contacts #114 Today, 05:48 AM Join Date: Oct 2009 Posts: 3,232

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Originally Posted by jskelton Thanks everyone. Yes, the only contact will be via email or my Facebook pages. I will maintain a membership here for a while, but will not be actively posting. To dispel any rumors: No, I am not leaving ShopNBC.

Good for you Jim...BTW, HSN is closer to Invicta and much warmer for riding your bike

Thanks for all your passion, sweat, and energy put to WG to make it what it is today. Andy __________________

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GOPENNSTATE! Senior Member Veteran Geek

Thanks Jim for turning me into a Watch Geek - I've learned a lot about watches from you and this forum that you helped to create. I really appreciate the time that you spent on these boards answering our questions, giving us sneak peeks, and sharing your humor. Best wishes to you and your family - and thanks again for the titanium Wildebeast (white onyx dial) that I bought from your collection a couple years ago - it sees plenty of wrist time! GOPENNSTATE! View Public Profile Send a private message to GOPENNSTATE! Send email to GOPENNSTATE! Find all posts by GOPENNSTATE! Add GOPENNSTATE! to Your Contacts #117 Today, 06:06 AM


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jerryjazz Member Member Geek

The very best to you!!

Jim, You will be missed, and i thank you for all that you have done! You, personally, have made watch collecting and geeking the fun that it has been for me, I will look forward to seeing you on shopnbc as often as possible!! jerryjazz View Public Profile Send a private message to jerryjazz Find all posts by jerryjazz Add jerryjazz to Your Contacts #118 Today, 06:10 AM

strutn45 Senior Member True WatchGeek

Thanks Jim for all you do... Your gonna be missed here big time! Take care brutha, we'll see ya on FB and SNBC! __________________

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Diamond Jim... Let me say that you'll be missed around this place so many of us geeks call home. But we understand that other things in life most take priority... family being the highest. Michael, Bruce, and you Jim, took the time to create what has become likely the most unique, friendly, and generous forums on the web today... somehow THANK YOU just doesn't seem to be enough. Take care Jay unclefixit View Public Profile Send a private message to unclefixit Find all posts by unclefixit Add unclefixit to Your Contacts #120 Today, 06:30 AM Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: philadelphia Posts: 6,410 Real Name: david b.

soberdave09 Senior Member True WatchGeek

wow,sorry to see you go.you will be missed around here.good luck in the future. __________________


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jlovesseconds Senior Member Master WatchGeek

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Originally Posted by jskelton Thanks everyone. Yes, the only contact will be via email or my Facebook pages. I will maintain a membership here for a while, but will not be actively posting. To dispel any rumors: No, I am not leaving ShopNBC. i know i will miss you,and i hope that you never leave shop,i have learned a lot from you,good luck Mr.Skelton __________________


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Best of luck and enjoy your time with the family and the Shop! Look out for number one, but don't step in number two! Spartacus2112 View Public Profile Send a private message to Spartacus2112 Send email to Spartacus2112 Find all posts by Spartacus2112 Add Spartacus2112 to Your Contacts #123 Today, 07:04 AM Join Date: Dec 2009 Location: Miami Posts: 317

LEGENDARYFINS Senior Member Senior Geek

Jim, Thanks so much for helping myself and all Watchgeeks over the years. You really have been helpful and went above and beyond with the time, effort, and knowledge you shared here on the forum. Thanks again and I wish you and your family all the best. Even though you're no longer going to be on this site, you'll always be a WatchGeek!! Take it easy LEGENDARYFINS View Public Profile Send a private message to LEGENDARYFINS Find all posts by LEGENDARYFINS Add LEGENDARYFINS to Your Contacts #124 Today, 07:16 AM


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JoeGa Senior Member Super Geek

Thanks for everything Jim, will miss you on here! __________________

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Thank you, Jim, for the knowledge you've given me and fellow geeks over the years. I, too, have had to make sacrifices for family, with no regrets. I'll still tune in to have some laughs with you on Sunday nights. Take care, Diamond Jim! __________________ Live well, laugh often and love much.


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Good luck for the future, Jim.........and thanks to you, Bruce, and Mike for the WG forum and family that has come about as a result of your hard work......your contributions will be missed here.........God Bless! Mikey __________________

Let Greg Pitch!

Mikey

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thanthalin Senior Member Senior Geek

Thank you for this post Jim, Now that I see this was your idea I feel better about the whole transition thing. I am happy to see that you and WG are both moving in some new directions and looking to keep things innovative and progressing forward both here and on Shop. I will miss two of my favorite parts of this forum "Ask Jim" and "Sneak Peaks". At the same time I


am excited to see Mike and Tim stepping up in your absence. I really enjoy Mike's posts and Tim's knowledge and believe they will keep the original intent and community of WG going and lookinmg forward to the future. Thank You Jim. __________________ Buy what you like, wear what you love. No one else matters. thanthalin View Public Profile Send a private message to thanthalin Find all posts by thanthalin Add thanthalin to Your Contacts #128 Today, 07:32 AM

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as time goes by....our life always evolve, so it's not shocking to see you move on as well...though as you've stated you'll still be easy to reach. good luck Jim. notux1 View Public Profile Send a private message to notux1 Find all posts by notux1 Add notux1 to Your Contacts #129 Today, 07:33 AM

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Good luck Jim .. thanks for building this place. Hopefully it will stay like it is.. a great place for geeks. __________________ If you ever wonder who has the more unconditional love for you, put your spouse and your dog in the trunk of the car for one hour. When you open it, who's still happy to see you? gipraw View Public Profile Send a private message to gipraw


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A Big thanks to Jim , Michael and Bruce ! You have created a great forum. a community that has no limits and a foundation that this great group of people will build upon . Jim, thanks for infecting me with this passion for TIME ! Wish you great times with family and success with Shop .... Peace cleantic View Public Profile Send a private message to cleantic Find all posts by cleantic Add cleantic to Your Contacts #131 Today, 07:57 AM Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: The Woodlands, TX Posts: 3,216 Real Name: Matt

watchdude1 WatchGeeks Moderator Master WatchGeek

Jim, Jim, Jim...what can I say my friend other than best of luck in all your exciting new ventures. Time is a precious commodity and its allocation is a delicate balance. While we will all miss you on WG's, I'm certain you will be serving a greater purpose. Best of luck and stay in touch! __________________ "There's a difference in livin' and livin' well..." -George Strait watchdude1 View Public Profile Send a private message to watchdude1 Find all posts by watchdude1 Add watchdude1 to Your Contacts #132 Today, 07:58 AM


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You can't go Jim! If you leave, you represent a 25% loss to my friends list here! lol Guess I should get more WG friends... But really, thanks for your great photography, your knowledge and zeal for the watch industry, and the laughter and kindness that you've brought along with it. You are a class act, and we will miss you as part of this growing family. Enjoy your re-focused energy. Best wishes on all your endeavors nomad_74 View Public Profile Send a private message to nomad_74 Find all posts by nomad_74 Add nomad_74 to Your Contacts #133 Today, 08:01 AM Join Date: Jul 2010 Location: San Antonio / Austin, Texas Posts: 2,311 Real Name: Scott

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It feels like a death in the family ... Good Luck to you and your family ... goldie'sdad View Public Profile Send a private message to goldie'sdad Find all posts by goldie'sdad Add goldie'sdad to Your Contacts #134 Today, 08:02 AM

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Jim, You have been instrumental in making this forum the best there is!

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Best wishes, Manny __________________

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Jim: Thank you for all you have done and best wishes to you and your family. Jeff jbbrewer View Public Profile Send a private message to jbbrewer Find all posts by jbbrewer Add jbbrewer to Your Contacts #136 Today, 08:11 AM

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Veteran Geek Thanks for the oportunity to know a good leader

Jim thank you for all you have done for the masses in terms of knowledge, respect, and just plain on being one of the good guys. Take care and may God bless you in your many travels and the care of your family. Lastkey31 lastkey31 View Public Profile Send a private message to lastkey31 Find all posts by lastkey31 Add lastkey31 to Your Contacts #138 Today, 08:13 AM Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Henderson, NV Posts: 492 Real Name: Barry Anderson

bkacher1063 Senior Member Senior Geek

Jim, for many of us, your knowlege and passion for collecting timepieces has not only challenged us to learn more, interact more and collect more but it's also just been downright fun! Thanks and Godspeed Jim! bkacher1063 View Public Profile Send a private message to bkacher1063 Find all posts by bkacher1063 Add bkacher1063 to Your Contacts #139 Today, 08:23 AM Join Date: Jun 2009 Location: East Harlem New York Posts: 579 Real Name: Michael

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We cant thank you enough for all you help over the years...Good luck with your future endevors.....We will miss you here... SemiHemi429 View Public Profile Send a private message to SemiHemi429 Find all posts by SemiHemi429 Add SemiHemi429 to Your Contacts #141 Today, 08:34 AM Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: Baltimore Maryland Posts: 180 Real Name: Brian

brimsauce Senior Member Senior Geek

Jim, It's been really great getting to get to know you through this forum. I really appreciate all you've done. I think your enthusiam for watches really sparked my own interest in good/quality waches. You've been very accesable to all of us. I think you made a wise decision though. This takes a lot of work. Thanks buddy! brimsauce View Public Profile Send a private message to brimsauce Find all posts by brimsauce Add brimsauce to Your Contacts #142 Today, 08:35 AM


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Thank you Jim for all your hard work. If it was not for you and watching you on the ShopNBC shows, I would not be collecting watches. I enjoy all the funny moments you have with your guests and this is what has kept me interested in watches. You knowlege is beyond compare and you will be missed on this forum. Once again, if you and your family ever end up visiting San Francisco, Northern California, I would be more than happy to give you a tour of the Napa Valley. Thank you again, Jim, Mark Marcus hweight View Public Profile Send a private message to hweight Find all posts by hweight Add hweight to Your Contacts #144 Today, 08:48 AM


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leeherman Senior Member Veteran Geek

Jim, I hope you'll continue to post your watch photos on Facebook. You inspired me to improve my own photography! Thanks, and seeya on FB! LH __________________ www.facebook.com/lrherman

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It is sad to see you go but family should always come first. You will be missed here but I hope you and your family the best of everything God has to offer. buddie View Public Profile Send a private message to buddie Find all posts by buddie Add buddie to Your Contacts #146 Today, 08:55 AM Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: Silver Spring, MD Posts: 1,891 Real Name: Allen

anbick Senior Member Super Geek

Jim, I personally want to thank you for the unselfish contribution you have made to mine and other collector's knowledge and passion. You are a consumate professional who not only is committed to his livelihood but exudes tremendous passion and truth in their recommendations and opinion. You will be missed, however, I look forward to continue following your lead on both facebook and ShopNBC. Best wishes my friend. __________________

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groucho007 Senior Member Veteran Geek

All good things --


Jim -I know all good things must come to an end -- but I thought this would be the exception and you'd be here forever! I don't participate as much as I should -- but I love the Geeks -- and I love the daily chat -I always check in every day! I'm glad I got to call in and got on the air during the Sea Hunter show a couple weeks ago -that was fun to have a chance to talk to you!! Oh well -- as the saying goes -- we know where to find you -- and it'll be fun to keep in touch! Just know how much your spirited presence around here has meant to everyone. Now it's time for you to extend your energies in other directions and enjoy all you have been gifted with in life -- especially your family. Take good care of yourself -- and if we can ever be of assistance to our distinguished colleague -- please don't hesitate to contact us! Peace, Ron __________________

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Tough news to swallow Jim, but thanks for all you've done... I'll see ya on FB Tommy __________________

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Thanks for all the fun Jim ! I hope Watch Geeks remains fun and open to discussing all brands . __________________

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TymeKeepr1 Senior Member True WatchGeek

Thanks DJ, for all you've done for us ALL!! I really enjoy watching you on the shop because it's TRULY obvious you enjoy what you do!!! Good luck to you in ALL of your future endeavors! God Bless you and the family! Join Date: Apr 2010 Posts: 156 Real Name: Ed

ee052496 Senior Member Senior Geek

A Class Act For Sure...

Jim, You're a true class act and your "forum family" will indeed miss you a great deal. I personally applaud you for wanting to concentrate more on the family. Time is such a fleeting thing and nothing is more precious than sharing time with the ones your love. Good luck and God bless you in all your future endeavors. Will look for 'ya as always on the Shop....and FB of course Ed ee052496 View Public Profile Send a private message to ee052496 Send email to ee052496 Find all posts by ee052496 Add ee052496 to Your Contacts #152 Today, 09:40 AM

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See ya on FB Jim! __________________

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Thanks Jim for everything you did to make WG's what it is, { i can't even imagine how many hours you have invested into this site}. __________________

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Wow Jim sorry to hear you're gone,to me you are the true PIONEER of this forum and you will be missed especially the "Ask Jim" and "Sneek Peeks" section with awesome photos we've all grown to love. Take care and enjoy spending time with your family. __________________


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Gary J Senior Member Super Geek

Good luck on your adventures. We certainly appreciate all that you have done for this forum and SNBC for educating us. Take care and spend some quality time with the family and be happy! We're going to miss you Pilgrim!!


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You will be missed. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Sheri

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sherm Senior Member True WatchGeek

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Jim ~ My personal squirter! I will seriously miss your presence here and ownership. When my cable included the shop in my package deal I had the shop for the first time. I turned it on and there you were with Eyal selling the Diamond Baby Lupah on a bracelet with leather strap set. You talked about your watch forum with details giving the date to it's fruition. I waited anxiously as I watched every show that had you in it. I feel lucky and more enthused about watch collecting from your enthusiasm, education, candor and beaming hilarious personality. You peaked my interest and sparked my collecting interest I wish you luck and understand where you're coming from but will miss you. Peace and I must say; glad I can still see you on Facebook and Shop NBC. Keep on keeping on. Never lose it! __________________

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Understanding the importance of family and career, I'd like to thank you for your devotion to the success of this forum. In addition, I'd like to wish you continued success, with all your endeavors. __________________

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Good luck with your future endeavors and enjoy your quality time with your family. I hope to see more of you on the Shop and less of everyone else. __________________

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Thanks Jim for all you have done and the best of luck to you and your family. __________________

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Good for you Jim. See you around


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Originally Posted by jskelton As you know, Michael, Bruce and myself have transferred ownership of watchgeeks.net over to Invicta. At the same time, I am leaving the forum. As we continue to build the watch shows at ShopNBC, I need to focus more of my time and energy there. I am also working on spending more quality time with my own family, and not be tethered to a computer all the time this has been in the works for a while now, and I felt it needed to be done. I have been blessed with two great partners who agreed and worked with me on this transition. Thanks also to Eyal and Invicta for picking up the baton and carrying WG forward with grace. I am always here for you however, and you can feel free to always contact me via email or on my two Facebook pages. I cannot begin to thank all of you enough for your amazing support, both of me personally at ShopNBC and also for your support of watchgeeks. We have not only watched this forum grow, but more importantly we have watched our membership grow closer as a family. Many of you have made lifelong friendships, and the community here goes far beyond a typical watch forum on the Internet. I am forever grateful for all you have done here to create this community, and I know that Invicta plans to grow the forum in so many ways, without changing anything that you love about it. You guys made it happen, and I know I speak for Bruce and Michael when I say THANK YOU for all that you've done, and I am excited to see what the future holds for this community. If anyone needs to contact me, or just wants to keep in touch, I'm not disappearing... you can reach me via email at jskelton@shopnbc.com or on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Sk...03476923063566

Thank you all so much, it has been my greatest pleasure getting to know all of you. Don't be strangers.... Well boys....Lets saddle up. It's time to RIDE! Calvin


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Thanks Jim

Jim, thank you very much as it's been great to be a member and we'll look forward to seeing you on the shop Shows in the future. God Bless and Best to You! bowdoinmktg View Public Profile Send a private message to bowdoinmktg Find all posts by bowdoinmktg Add bowdoinmktg to Your Contacts #165 Today, 10:55 AM

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It won't be the same here without you Jim. We are all very grateful to you for the selfless efforts you have shown in creating and maintaining a wonderful forum of shared knowledge and experience. Family comes first and foremost on everyone's list. I wish you the best, and look forward to your continued SNBC excellence. bigpat View Public Profile Send a private message to bigpat Find all posts by bigpat Add bigpat to Your Contacts #166 Today, 11:02 AM Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Florida Posts: 5,534 Real Name: Jim B

the B Senior Member True WatchGeek

You inspired a lot of people and will be missed. I remember your first TV show on the shop


and how neverous you were....How things have changed..Good luck __________________

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Jim, Thank you for helping to bring this website to life. I appreciate all that you have done for us. Tim __________________ Never forget those who are serving to keep our way of life. TimLovesWatches View Public Profile Send a private message to TimLovesWatches Find all posts by TimLovesWatches Add TimLovesWatches to Your Contacts #168 Today, 11:06 AM

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Thanks Jim for all you've done here at WGs. I will miss your Ask Jim Forum

, and wish

you all the best! RoyalOak View Public Profile Send a private message to RoyalOak Find all posts by RoyalOak Add RoyalOak to Your Contacts #169 Today, 11:07 AM

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Thanks, Jim, for all the hard work that went into getting, and keeping, this forum up and running. Enjoy the extra time!! I really don't know how Mike is going to have the extra time, either, on here with his crazy work schedule! __________________

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Well, if it wasn't for you, I would not be where I am now...a watch lover. Thank you. zuluandy View Public Profile Send a private message to zuluandy Send email to zuluandy Find all posts by zuluandy Add zuluandy to Your Contacts #171 Today, 11:13 AM

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I'll keep it brief.. god bless and best of luck..I still say you're the best pitchman I've ever seen! Lee Rogers harlee987 View Public Profile Send a private message to harlee987 Find all posts by harlee987 Add harlee987 to Your Contacts #172 Today, 11:15 AM

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Hi Jim Sorry to hear this news, but your family comes first. All the best to you and your future projects.


Lou __________________

"I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee"

Joe DiMaggio

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Originally Posted by jskelton That's not the reason. I was leaving, and then we then decided as owners to let the forum go. The choices were to close it, or do the smart thing... We chose to do the smart thing Thanks for replying to my comment Jim. Yes, your absence from this forum had been frequently commented on in the past months. It would be easy to think that maybe you became burned out on the whole forum thing ... but, you are very active on FB, and so it appears it's just "this" forum that no longer appeals to you to participate in. Some food for thought right there. So, wow, the forum was right on the verge of being closed down by you guys ... and it has only survived as a result of being picked up by Invicta. While there are lots of congratulations being passed around, I think it is a little too early to predict exactly how that's actually going to play out. There were many occasions in the past where Eyal was pretty unhappy about things that were going on in this forum .... I can't help but wonder what will happen in the future when those happen now that he owns the place? Anyway, it will be very interesting to see what happens from here. My thanks to you for getting me into watches .... and I'll be seeing you on the tv machine. __________________


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hangman52 Senior Member Senior Geek

God Bless you Jim Skelton. As much as I've enjoyed you starting this forum; family, as I now realize, is everything. Any stress off our shoulders helps us enjoy more. I've enjoyed you on the Shop, helping me embrace my " inner watchgeek " when everyone else just made fun. See you down the road (tonight I'm sure). "You're a good man Charlie Brown".

hangdogdaddy Senior Member Senior Geek

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Good luck to you Jim and yes spend some time home with the family!! hangdogdaddy View Public Profile Send a private message to hangdogdaddy Send email to hangdogdaddy Find all posts by hangdogdaddy Add hangdogdaddy to Your Contacts #177 Today, 01:10 PM Join Date: Nov 2009 Location: Wine Country, Northern California Posts: 585 Real Name: Paul

pmlawson Senior Member Veteran Geek

I guess this is how a college ball player feels when the coach that recruited him leaves the college! I feel confused, betrayed and a little hurt. An important individual in the beginning of my, and many peoples, watch collecting addiction... you will be missed. However, I will say that both Michael and Tim are never too busy to respond and always fair in the comments or feedback. So their involvement is certainly welcomed and a engaging possibility to more friends, more networking and more knowledge. I hope you occasionally find time, and effort, to drop by and say hi. I wish you good luck in all your endevours and I'll drop by occasionally on FB. Thank you for all your hard work on this forum, I am sure it has become more than any of the owners predicted it might. The friends, the commerce, the community. Please think of it as a great accomplishment! Best wishes! ~Paul __________________ Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain pmlawson View Public Profile Send a private message to pmlawson Find all posts by pmlawson Add pmlawson to Your Contacts #178


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Justin Time Senior Member Super Geek

Thanks, Jim. You are the man and I know you will be successful in your new endeavors. I know I speak for all the WG's in saying that you will always be loved on this forum. Peace - Bo. __________________

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strider310 Junior Member New Geek

Thanks and good luck to you and your family! strider310 View Public Profile Send a private message to strider310

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MARK G. Senior Member Master WatchGeek

Thank You Jim Skelton for all you have done for us here at WG's......Enjoy your time with your family, and good luck on all your indevors!!! It was a pleasure for me to learn about watches from you and to find a hobby that I could make so many friends doing!! THANKS AGIN, MARK G. __________________

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kdog45 Senior Member Master WatchGeek

with that said jim god bless you and your family and all the best. __________________

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rbs066 Member Member Geek

Jim your one heck of a guy. Thank you for all you have done. You sure have made alot of friends with the generosity of your time with all of us.GOOD LUCK JIM WITH WHAT EVER YOU DO.

The long goodbye  

You guys made it happen, and I know I speak for Bruce and Michael when I say THANK YOU for all that you've done, and I am excited to see wha...

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