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the full NYC Dinner with Rolf Schnyder write-up

September 7 2003 at 11:27 PM

ei8htohms  (Login ei8htohms)
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Hi All,

Everyone here knows by now that we had two wonderful dinners with Ulysse Nardin last week on two different coasts. Here now is a detailed recounting of the NYC event by the inimitable Jack Forster:



(click here to read the article)



We have not identified the participants by name to respect their privacy/anonymity, but we invite you all to identify yourselves if you're willing, as it's always fun to put a face to a name (sorry, no pics of me, I was holding the camera!).

Thanks Jack for the great report! And of course, thanks again to Ulysse Nardin for the wonderful evenings and to our host, Dr. Thomas Mao, for making them possible.

_john


    
This message has been edited by thepurist178 on Sep 8, 2003 4:38 AM


 
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IanS
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Superb article thank you Jack. Not as good as being there but the next best thing.

September 8 2003, 12:59 AM 

Thank you for going to the trouble of sharing the evening with us.

 
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AlbertoS
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Excellent report...

September 8 2003, 1:20 AM 

...and very fun reading!

Thanks... wish I could have been there!

 
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Lord__Arran
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another star on the firmament of excellent reporters for our forum has just been born>>

September 8 2003, 2:14 AM 

Thank you for this excellent well elaborated article, which gives us almost a 3-D insider idea how the evening was like.

Warm regards

Lord Arran

 
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Lord__Arran
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I speak of course about Mr. Forster nt.

September 10 2003, 10:31 AM 

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Jack Forster
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Lord Arran I thank you and. . .

September 10 2003, 9:14 PM 

. . .especially for the many kind comments you've made, and for the support and great (virtual) hospitality you have offered! One of the wonderful things about thePuristS.com is that there are many, many individuals here whose approbation I especially value because behind it is discernment; if my writings meet the high standards set by others here, including yourself, I consider myself more than content!

Thank you again,

Jack Forster

 
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Joe
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Great account of the evening, but us in the San Francisco area .....

September 8 2003, 7:50 AM 

are wondering when such an event will occur here .

Joe

 
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ThomasM
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Aw, come on. If I could fly in from LA, John from Seattle, and Anthony back from Italy...

September 8 2003, 8:02 AM 

SF is just a red eye away!

Of course, LA was even closer, and with Alwyn coming in from Atlanta, Ed from Washington state, Steve and Carol from Seattle, you have no excuse for missing the LA dinner!



Seriously, SF will be on future city rosters.

Look forward to meeting you soon,

TM

 
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Anonymous
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Very fine article (nt)

September 8 2003, 10:28 AM 

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Curtis
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Woderfully written and thoroughly enjoyable - Thanks Jack! -nt

September 8 2003, 12:10 PM 

nt

 
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ei8htohms
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one more picture from the dinner

September 8 2003, 12:17 PM 

Hi All,

I managed to sneak a picture of the head table that includes our seldom seen host:





It was not because of the food however, he's just a bit green naturally.

_john

 
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Marcus Hanke
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LOL! "A lot of energy you have, my young Rolf ..."

September 8 2003, 2:17 PM 

"... but only if you use the force wisely, your watches will live in time."



Marcus

 
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Jack Forster
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The veil of secrecy shrouding the mysterious Dr. Mao has been lifted at last. . .

September 8 2003, 2:41 PM 

. . .retailers and industry reps the world over will now be on the alert for a connoisseur traveling incognito, beneath the brim of whose hat the tips of a pair of long green ears are visible.



Best,

Jack

 
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PeterCDE
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Wow! Superb!

September 8 2003, 12:21 PM 

That´s a wonderful coverage of an obviously wonderful event!
Thank you!

Greetings,

Peter

 
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Jack Forster
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Hi everyone, thank you so much for your kind words of support. . .

September 8 2003, 2:38 PM 

. . .I considered it a great honor to be able to represent the journalistic eye of the PuristS in an official capacity for the first time.

For a novice amateur horologist it's pretty heady wine- I would never, six months ago, have thought that it would be possible that I would have an opportunity to see the pieces I saw, and to meet some of the people behind some of the finest watches in the world, to say nothing of meeting some of the world's most distinguished experts and collectors in person- and then to be asked to write up the event!

Incidentally, anyone care to hazard a guess as to which picture in the article features Your Man in New York? .

Best wishes,

Jack Forster

 
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Marcus Hanke
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What a great narrative - and a gem on our UN reference page! ...

September 8 2003, 2:40 PM 

... I loved the srious and enthusiastic writing. Jack is such a good author, showing a great sense of humour. And to be honest, this is the reason why I like his original, not so serious writeup on the evening even more. I would like to save both versions on our reference page.

Marcus

 
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Jack Forster
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A great honor, thank you Marcus. . .

September 8 2003, 7:00 PM 

. . .I'm incredibly pleased that you think these articles worth archiving! Once again I was most taken with both Ulysse Nardin's watches, and with the team behind them, and it gives me tremendous pleasure to have these articles become part of the PuristS resources. (Though I admit to cringing a little at the thought of my errors in the original article being immortalized ad infinitum ).

Thank you again!

Jack Forster

 
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Christopher Meisenzahl
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Thanks very much! nt

September 9 2003, 3:01 AM 

nt

 
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Marcel Hermes
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Great article

September 10 2003, 8:39 AM 

Great article. It was my first time at a dinner with watch aficionados' like myself, and let me just say it will be one that I will remember for a long time to come.

 
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Jack Forster
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Thank you Marcel. . .

September 10 2003, 9:34 AM 

. . .it was great fun meeting you, and I thank you for letting us all examine your Freak at such length!

Warm regards,

Jack Forster

 
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