When myBulova.com members meet.

I thought it about time we started a forum where we can post pictures of myBulova.com members meeting. A few years back I was delighted to hear that a couple of members met to share a beer and a yarn about their Bulova watch addiction, ah I mean collection. Prior to myBulova.com these members were total strangers and it's a wonderful feeling to know that this site has made some lasting friendships...no marriages yet (plenty of divorces maybe..joking) but it's only a matter of time before His Excellency meets and marrys Her Excellency.

Folks, please feel free to post your 'when myBulova members meet' photos here and share your tale.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 17, 2014 - 8:30am

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I'll kick off with my very first hookup with long time myBulova member Mr Will Smith in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii in May 2014.

It was an absolute pleasure to finally meet Will after soo many year of communicating via myBulova. He is a true gentlemen and its a shame we didn't get to spend more time with him.

The Ollman family wil Will Smith in Hawaii

That's my beautiful wife Maria, daughter Lilyana and son Miguel.Oh yeah I'm the one on the left in case you were wondering :-)

mybulova_admin
Posted November 17, 2014 - 8:43am

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Another absolute pleasure was meeting Mr Geoff Baker and his lovely wife. We had the pleasure of spending some time with the Bakers and I was privileged to have a personal viewing of Geoff amazing watch collection.

Stephen Ollman and Geoff Baker

....oh and yes you are seeing double!!

That ladies and gentlemen is a pair of Bulova Chronograph "C"s AND what is probably the only time two of these watches WITH their boxes has ever been photographed together, two 1927 Bulova Lone Eagles! I just happen to have mine with me :-)

Like Will, Geoff is one of a kind and we will be forever grateful to him for the help and guidance he provided us during our trip across America.

Thank you Mr Baker!

mybulova_admin
Posted November 17, 2014 - 8:47am

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I know a few of you have already posted previous meetings, so please feel free to duplicate those posts here for all to enjoy.

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bobbee
Posted November 17, 2014 - 8:57am

Great pics, great thread! Hope to see more of you guys, but I never met anyone who is a member here before.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 17, 2014 - 4:52pm

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Bob we have a good number of members in England. Let's hope you too can hook up with a fellow Bulova addict.

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Bob Bruno
Posted November 17, 2014 - 5:35pm

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Geoff Baker and I at our first meeting April of 2012. Since then we have been able to get together a number of times and have enjoyed talking watches having some good food and a couple of beers.

mybulova_admin
Posted November 17, 2014 - 8:23pm

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You know what, I never noticed the watches and pocket watch before in the background Bob, that gorgeous neon clock always caught my eye!

Geoff Baker
Posted November 18, 2014 - 6:57am

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Probably the finest collection of watches I've seen is back there Stephen. There's another whole rack of watches behind me. There's plenty of time at Bob's house ( plenty cold beer too!)

Geoff Baker
Posted November 18, 2014 - 6:52am

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"ahhhh....beneath the green glow....." 

I'll be in Chi-town in a week or two Bob, I'll stop in if I can.

Geoff Baker
Posted November 18, 2014 - 7:05am

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Plainsman (Jerin) and Geoff in August of 2013. He's wearing a 5000 Lone Eagle and I have on my 1955 23 Calendar - Yeah, that's a map of the Mall of America behind us. Had a nice visit that evening.

 

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Bob Bruno
Posted November 18, 2014 - 7:09am

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Sounds good to me G.B. I'll be looking forward to it. :)

Geoff Baker
Posted November 18, 2014 - 7:17am

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I wonder how many times Maria has heard this man say "Hang on honey, I'm almost done........"

And rare shot of Stephen not glued to myBulova. We really enjoyed meeting you and Maria and what I'm certain are the two cutest kids in the ACT! Thanks for stopping.

donegd
Posted November 18, 2014 - 8:51am

Hi Bob

Where abouts in GB are you. ?

I am originaly from Yorkshire area, but have retired to sunny Spain. I now live Near Malaga Costa del sol . I dont get back to Uk much as I used to but about once or twice a year I go over to see relatives.

el tel
Posted November 18, 2014 - 12:19pm

donegd , I do not think he means GB as in Great Britain but GB as in Geoff baker.  :-)

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bobbee
Posted November 18, 2014 - 12:32pm

George, I am from Derbyshire, and D.H. Lawrence wrote about the area I live in his book The Rainbow. I can see the church he attended and the fields he played in from my window.

Where near Costa del Sol? Until recently I holidayed every year to that area, not far from Arroyo de la Miele and half a mile from Tivoli World, on the Avenida Benelmadena. A beautiful area, loved walking down the "Calle" to Costa del Sol from Benelmadena. 

donegd
Posted November 19, 2014 - 1:02pm

Bobee

I live near Antequera which is about 45 mins inland from Malaga but l know the benelmadena area ok. I have lived out in Spain for nearly 8 years now.  Until l sold my business a couple of years ago l used to travel back to Uk every 4 weeks to see my clients. I am a retired independent financial consultant. I was often in your area.

Kind regards

George