As I mentioned in my introductory post, I am fortunate to be located in
Tampa Bay area. As such I know Jeff Hess and friendly guys at Ball Watch
USA very well. They were very generous to donate BALL watches and
many other BALL watch accessories and other goodies at our previous
gatherings of watch enthusiast I organized in Tampa (fall 2006) and New
York City (spring 2007).
We are having another such gathering of watch enthusiasts in Tampa next
SAT - Sept. 29th.
Some pictures from previous events.
L -Dan from BAll (center - yours truly) and R- Jeremy from BALL
Here are the previous Tampa winners
NYC May 2007:
Dan and Marc from BALL Watch USA in New York
Ball Watches are always there to play with.
yes....we had a BALL
Time for Dan Hall to draw the winning ticket for the Ball watch.
Dan presenting the BALL watch to a lucky winner in New York this May.
It is my pleasure to announce that after successful GTGs we had last fall in Tampa and this spring
in New York City, here is a time for another gathering of fellow WIS.
The second annual GTG will be in Tampa on SAT Sept. 29th from 3PM till 8PM.
We already have folks with their airline tickets booked from NY, Wisconsin as well as two
frequent and previous GTG offenders are flying over from United Kingdom.
(That is what I call dedication and a true WIS nuttiness
If you would like to attend - PLEASE SEND ME E-MAIL (NO PMs please !) and I will send you
details about the place of this GTG as well as directions how to get there.
I know for sure AvantGold (Tampa Ball AD) as well as BALL Watch USA and Old Northeast Jewelers
will be there and some goodies will be given out
to some of those who will attend.
Somebody lucky enough will go home with a brand new BALL watch !!
Admission to this GTG is FREE. You only have to register "WITH E-MAIL" so we have an idea how many
people are coming to get a large enough room. We will have a nice & private setting again and an off duty
Sherriff's Deputy will be on hand, so feel free to bring some nice pieces to share with your friends.
(And yes, if you have never attended one of these - this is one of those rare times when it is OK amongst
WIS friends to wear a watch on each of your wrists ...lol
(Please send me e-mail (NO PM !!) to [email protected]. I will reply with the exact location and directions.
In your e-mail please state:
- Your First and Last name
- how many people (if any) are coming with you AND THEIR NAMES.
This information, together with your e-mail address is necessary, as we will have a 'Sign-In' sheet for safety reasons.
THIS GTG IS OPEN TO ANY WATCH AFICIONADOS REGARDLESS OF FORUM OR BRAND AFFILIATION.
FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR FRIENDS OR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS.
MORE PICTURES - TAMPA event.
MORE PICTURES - NEW YORK event.
If you want to have an idea how much we have at these informal meetings, you should read this
Deatailed report by one of the guys from England who attended the New York event.
MANY pictures (over 100) are here including several closeups of BALL watches that were on hand.
I am looking forward to see my old friends as well as meeting new ones. Milos
I know that this is a short notice for most of you, but if there are any
members here from Florida - we sure would like to see you on SAT 29th of SEPT..
For those who can not make it this time, but would like to attend a GTG in the future, please mark your
calendar. We will have another BIG GTG in New York on Sat. May 17th 2008.
PSS: Since we have only a few days to go and we would like to get
more enthusists from this forum to attend - could one of the moderators
kindly make this post a STICKY only until next FRI evening? Thank you in advance.