The Financial Times visits The AMCHPR

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The Financial Times visits The AMCHPR

Postby AlbertaTime » January 16th 2017, 1:24am

The story behind Canada’s unlikely museum of Chinese horology

There's a couple of places I gather I didn't express myself as clearly as I might, but overall I'm really pleased. Marcello Di Cintio, the writer sent to interview me is a real gentleman and the couple of days we spent together when he visited was a pure pleasure.
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Re: The Financial Times visits The AMCHPR

Postby bobbee » January 16th 2017, 2:49am

Very interesting article, AT!
You have a great collection, and some fantastic friends.
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Re: The Financial Times visits The AMCHPR

Postby AlbertaTime » January 16th 2017, 3:16am

bobbee wrote:Very interesting article, AT!
You have a great collection, and some fantastic friends.


Thanks, bobbee. Yes, I do have fantastic friends, in China and...here at WL, too. I always feel far more fortunate than I earn.

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Postby koimaster » January 16th 2017, 10:54am

The story behind Canada Chinese Watch Museum.pdf



Great read Ron. Congrats.
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Postby biglove » January 16th 2017, 11:48am

A wonderful read, A-T. Your passion, focus and knowledge are enviable.
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Postby conjurer » January 16th 2017, 11:59am

Excellent article, Ron. It's great that you're getting the attention that you and your important work demands.
I checked you out, and I now want you to take the journey to lick my taint. It's small, but vast.


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Postby gerdson » January 16th 2017, 12:15pm

Dang. Fuck!
Awesome article, which I have pasted in my Swiss forum. Fuck the arrogant Swiss bastards. :D
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Postby NorthCountry » January 16th 2017, 12:57pm

Very nice article Ron. I have a few VCM watches that I am proud to own. In no small part, your enthusiasm persuaded me to branch out. So thank you Mr. Good.
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Postby BigCheez » January 16th 2017, 1:17pm

Congrats, Ron. A well-deserved honor.
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Postby AlbertaTime » January 16th 2017, 1:41pm

koimaster wrote:
The story behind Canada Chinese Watch Museum.pdf

Great read Ron. Congrats.

Thanks for the PDF, Alain. That's thoughtful and helpful!

gerdson wrote:Dang. Fuck!
Awesome article, which I have pasted in my Swiss forum. Fuck the arrogant Swiss bastards. :D

Where is that? I hope it doesn't lead anywhere troublesome :-)

!! And to everyone, thank you for your kind words and thoughts. I'm very grateful that Mr. Di Cintio understood the importance of the human side of this for me. And, of course, any of you here are always welcome to visit, too :-)
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Postby Hawk » January 16th 2017, 1:57pm

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Postby Wasp » January 16th 2017, 2:05pm

You're missing the sampan. Coffee table book.

That is a nice write up. I'm glad someone threw some deserved sunshine on you.
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Postby foghorn » January 16th 2017, 2:15pm

Cool beans, sir.

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Postby AlbertaTime » January 16th 2017, 3:28pm

Wasp wrote:Your missing the sampan. Coffee table book.


Hadn't thought of that. I wonder if there'd be any market. Be a great excuse to take more photos :-)
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Re: The Financial Times visits The AMCHPR

Postby svaglic » January 16th 2017, 4:11pm

That is neat, I always find your stuff interesting, whether someone else writes it or it is your pictures and descriptions on these watches.

I had no idea you played harmonica. I got my 10 year old nephew one for Christmas. The bad new is he likes it, I am awaiting a day I can hear something from him and not fake a smile. He really isn't getting any better.
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Postby artman » January 16th 2017, 4:25pm

Good read Mr. Good. Next to Bryan Adams and the late Alan Thicke, you're my favorite Canadian!
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Re: The Financial Times visits The AMCHPR

Postby Tzimisces » January 16th 2017, 4:42pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
Wasp wrote:Your missing the sampan. Coffee table book.


Hadn't thought of that. I wonder if there'd be any market. Be a great excuse to take more photos :-)

I'd get one. There is plenty of info on American/European watches, but precious little on Asian watches.
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Postby AlbertaTime » January 16th 2017, 6:11pm

svaglic wrote:I had no idea you played harmonica. I got my 10 year old nephew one for Christmas. The bad new is he likes it, I am awaiting a day I can hear something from him and not fake a smile. He really isn't getting any better.

Made lots of my living playing harp and getting as close as I could to singing, over the years....here's a cover tune from a while ago, and quick clip of something smoother...

And thank you for your kindness.

artman wrote:Good read Mr. Good. Next to Bryan Adams and the late Alan Thicke, you're my favorite Canadian!


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Tzimisces wrote:I'd get one. There is plenty of info on American/European watches, but precious little on Asian watches.

Many thanks, and worth thinking about, then...

//wanders away, pondering...
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Postby tiktok » January 16th 2017, 8:05pm

I had to break out one of my Charlie Musselwhite cds, you're making great music.
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Postby spanky1 » January 16th 2017, 8:21pm

This is a wonderful article. Thanks for posting.
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Postby AlbertaTime » January 16th 2017, 8:36pm

svaglic wrote:I got my 10 year old nephew one for Christmas. The bad new is he likes it, I am awaiting a day I can hear something from him and not fake a smile. He really isn't getting any better.


Tell him to breathe *in* mostly. If it's a 10-hole harmonica, things might improve a bit ;-)
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Postby AlbertaTime » January 16th 2017, 8:42pm

spanky1 wrote:This is a wonderful article. Thanks for posting.


Appreciated, Spanky! It took a bit for me to keep it under my hat, i gotta admit :-)

tiktok wrote:I had to break out one of my Charlie Musselwhite cds, you're making great music.


Thanks! Mr. Musselwhite is wonderful.
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Re: The Financial Times visits The AMCHPR

Postby Racer-X » January 16th 2017, 9:10pm

This is fantastic Ron, what a proud moment this must have been for you. So glad you are here, Congratulations.
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Postby Nuvolari » January 16th 2017, 10:15pm

How cool! A great article - proving that RUSH is only the second best thing to come out of Canada!
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Postby AlbertaTime » January 16th 2017, 10:17pm

Racer-X wrote:This is fantastic Ron, what a proud moment this must have been for you. So glad you are here, Congratulations.

I feel pretty fortunate, that's for sure. Many thanks.
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