Last month, I posted about the available Rolex Forums (and there are probably even more) and it got me thinking. Even though I see some people post on just about every forum of a certain brand, it is almost impossible to get a good overview on interesting subjects on all those forums. I wish there is someone who can write a good application that scans all forums of your interest on subjects of your interest. Like all those on line auction site scanners. My programming skills are stuck at simple C++ and Pascal lines of code and the principles of developing software, but perhaps there is a smart programmer who is also into watches who can much such a tool. It should be like a RSS-reader.

Anyway, I am a bit lost¬?with all those forums. I moderate the Rolex Forum over at WatchUseek and I regulary check R-L-X, RolexForum.nl, The Purists, Paneristi and TimeZone. I am not very active on each of them anymore, because that would be too time consuming. And as you can see, I am not even talking about all those sub-forums at the large watch portals like WatchUseek and TZ. I remember that I invited Chuck Maddox¬?to come over at the Omega Forum at WatchUseek to get involved in some discussions. I was moderator of that forum at the time, before I jumped over to the Rolex Forum.¬?Chuck wrote me that it would be impossible for him to write decent replies and postings on yet another Omega forum. He was/is right. Maybe it is best to just focus on the forum you feel connected with most and just stick to posting in that particular forum. At least it would probably the best thing to do regarding the quality of the posting or reply.

We need that application.

Update: Thanks Karel 🙂

  • Karel

    Isn’t it supposed to be: “Too many forums?” in stead of “too much”..
    Haha, it doesn’t matter.

    Anyway.. I kinda agree, even though I’m an admin at the Dutch Rolexforum (as you know ;))
    It would be nice to have a better overview. It’s impossible to let all the forums fuse so maybe there should be a page somewhere on the web full of nice links to great forums..

  • Come on over and try out http://www.rolexforums.com.

    Until you have tried it you haven’t really experienced the best 🙂

  • Sicaatromma

    Hi people

    As a fresh http://www.fratellowatches.com user i only want to say hello to everyone else who uses this forum 😀

  • I have three main requirements for a good forum:

    1. Pleasant, responsible moderatorship
    2. A strong traffic flow from pleasant commmunity members
    3. Contributions from “professional” staff members who have industry connections

    Based on these requirements, there’s woefully few good places for English speakers. In addition to my own (the Rolex Forum on http://www.watchtalkforums.info) I can recommend The German Rolex forum (www.r-l-x.de) which has an English forum which I also moderate.

  • Tyncannop

    hello everyone, i’m new here… thought i’d drop a line here or something. thanks!