As the watches feature of OTN's Jives forums is still broken, I find it very difficult to keep tabs on updates to old threads. More than often, I will miss an update to a watched thread that is older than 3 or 4 days.
So sorry - I missed this response from you entirely until you started a new thread that referred to this one.
I've raised the watches feature twice in the Commnity Forum in the past, but it seems there is some kind of performance penalty knock that results and that we will not get this old feature back. :-(