Chinese Watchmaker Lin Yong Hua

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Chinese Watchmaker Lin Yong Hua

Postby koimaster » September 18th 2017, 9:57am

Based in Shenzhen, the Chinese city that borders Hong Kong, LYH Watches is named after founder Lin Yong Hua, who is also a newly minted candidate for entry into the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI), thanks to the No. 4 wristwatch (pictured above).

Now almost 10 years old, Lin’s solo venture making his own watches is the capstone of a 25-year career in the watch industry. Unlike many other independent watchmakers, Lin started his career in a quartz watch manufacturing company in 1991 at the tender age of 18, before turning to mechanical watchmaking. His early experiences helped develop his expertise in the use of precision machinery, which later influenced many of his creations.

In 2009 Lin established his own repair and restoration workshop, all the while studying mechanical watch complications. It was only three years after the establishment of his workshop did Lin to set foot into the realm of independent watchmaking, with his first application to the AHCI in 2012, resulting in candidature in 2017.

Lin has exhibited his timepieces on several occasions in China and was amongst the exhibitors at the recent China Watch & Clock Fair (CWCF), a massive trade show that runs the gamut of the watchmaking business East and West, essentially the Chinese equivalent of Baselworld. But his 2017 showcase at Baselworld was his first. ... tches.html


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Re: Chinese Watchmaker Lin Yong Hua

Postby foghorn » September 18th 2017, 10:20am


Why, he's no fun, he fell right over.
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Re: Chinese Watchmaker Lin Yong Hua

Postby conjurer » September 18th 2017, 10:30am

Plenty of Any Warhol's pictures were hand-made, too. Yet, I wouldn't cross the street to see that shit.
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Re: Chinese Watchmaker Lin Yong Hua

Postby biglove » September 18th 2017, 4:45pm

Well, I just am not impressed. For that kind of bank, one is talking about some haute horological pieces and these just don't cut it.

Those movements look like crap and the dials are atrocious. All the movement and dial metal looks like it was stamped out of aluminum cans.

I really don't get the fascination or price.
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