as Martin suggested
guys, this is going to be a long shot but one that i feel might be worth putting in some time and effort to try to bring it to reality.
after realizing that there are many Sinn owners on this Forum who are from Singaland, i thought why not we can have some kind of unofficial SOS.
but yes, as someone pointed out ... what do we do??
gather around for coffee and talk endlessly about watches??
well, that could be one, however "dodo" that might sound :-D
but of course, in the longer term, we could look at quite a few other possibilities. among the few that i could think of would be:
i) become a small unofficial lobby group for Sinn owners in the SEA region.
ii) ref point 1 above, we could discuss with HG and Sinn whether we can explore a possibility of arranging for a twice-a-year when Sinn can send a guy down to collect all the Sinns from the SEA region back to Sinn for servicing.
i thought about this because of the many horror stories of Sinns getting stolen when being sent back by DHL (or whatever other companies) to Sinn for servicing.
this is a valid thing because unlike other watches which could be sent for servicing with JW's in Singapore (i think they are well-trained enough to deal with just about any watch there are out there),
Sinn watches, with their special Ar, Copper Sulphate thingy and special oil thingy, they must be sent back to Sinn. no one else can do it, unless Sinn opens up a servicing centre in (maybe) Singapore to service all the Sinns in the SEA or Asia region??
i dread the time when i have to send my EZM1 for servicing ... really ... the thought that it could be stolen, just makes me think it's not worth to send for servicing!
of course this is a long shot but one that i think really deserves some serious thought.
of course, the Sinn guy wouldn't just need to come over and get the watches and go (macam pizza delivery huh??), but we could always organize a once-a-year Sinn event like the recent Breitling showcase event at NgeeAnnCity.
iii) well, besides coffee, SOS members could always organize events like going on a travel tour to anywhere??
you know, just a get together, sign up for a package tour to go Bkk, or whereever.
It doesn't just have to be watches that SOS members talk about you know??
because i am sure we will be a diverse group with many interests and hobbies (besides just watches) and goodness knows what other things we might be able to come up with.
iv) again, another very long shot, but we could also work in tandem with HG to organize a trip to Sinn in Germany? instead of trying to organize it ourselves (which of course we can), we can always work with HG.
v) working with HG to organize events like the one last year??
I saw on this Forum that some other countries, their ADs could give out caps with the GSG9 emblem, or Sinn torches, and goodness knows what else Sinn has???
we can always get HG to give us a few caps and what not??
not some cheapo attempt to get caps, no no. But in organizing these things, we are also raising awareness of the Sinn marque. (this is not to say that Sinn is not "famous" yet. in fact, i think awareness of Sinn is reaching astronomical proportions).
well guys, those are the few things that i could think of.
the only thing is that, as always, all of us are busy individuals who barely have enough time to spend with our families.
so ..... this might just prove to be the biggest stumbling block.
but then again, we can take it slow and easy ... no need to rush things.
we can form a loosely organized SOS, you know, not like one where there is a rigid hierarchy etc etc ..... but just some form of loose skeletal hierarchy.
and we can always communicate by having an email grouping. that's easy.
members can read anything at their own timing and discretion, and respond accordingly.
there is no need for fixed once every 3mth meetings or whatsoever.
yes guys, it is a very very long shot, but one well worth us trying.
so, what do you guys think???
for the first small step, maybe what i can offer to do now is to start compiling a list of Sinn owners in Singapore and their email contacts.
it's just a list, and dun worry, ain't going to spam you guys with spam mails.
please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and i will spend some time compiling the list. after which i can send out a mass mail and everyone will be able to contact everyone else. How's that?