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crash8pilot

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Hmmm interesting, I wonder what the subject was.
I think the question to ask before that is who requested the phone conversation in the first place... that would then give us some hypothesis to work on what topics were on the discussion agenda

China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi had a phone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at request Friday
 

Crang

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China does not excel in watch industry. I don't think Chinese people will mind if Xi wears a Rolex, or any other stuff, but just don't think he likes stuff as such. Things like this really reflect one's character and lifestyle. If one gives me a Rolex, I won't wear it but I'll sell it :) coz I don't like item like that and may find other better use of its monetary value.

Kim is free to use what he wants. If the west displease with that, just embargo him, don't sell to him.

But the essence, thing like is a non-news, is it really a matter what a leader wear? Do you pay attention to what watch, ring, gem etc a leader in a NATO land is wearing??? Well, unless it's as big and grand as Koh-i-Noor looted by Britain from the Indian subcontinent :p
 

In4ser

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China does have some decent brands like Tianjin-Seagull. While not as well known or respected as Rolex, Omega, or Grand Seiko, they are responsible for 1/4th of global mechanical movement production. Their own movement is based on the defunct Swiss Venus brand which they bought the rights to and improved upon and are now are able to make their own column-wheel chronograph and tourbillon movements too. Besides the Airforce 1963 looks pretty slick in a Vintage way.
 
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vincent

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China does not excel in watch industry. I don't think Chinese people will mind if Xi wears a Rolex, or any other stuff, but just don't think he likes stuff as such. Things like this really reflect one's character and lifestyle. If one gives me a Rolex, I won't wear it but I'll sell it :) coz I don't like item like that and may find other better use of its monetary value.

Kim is free to use what he wants. If the west displease with that, just embargo him, don't sell to him.

But the essence, thing like is a non-news, is it really a matter what a leader wear? Do you pay attention to what watch, ring, gem etc a leader in a NATO land is wearing??? Well, unless it's as big and grand as Koh-i-Noor looted by Britain from the Indian subcontinent :p
 

PiSigma

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China does have some decent brands like Tianjin-Seagull. While not as well known or respected as Rolex, Omega, or Grand Seiko, they are responsible for 1/4th of global mechanical movement production. Their own movement is based on the defunct Swiss Venus brand which they bought the rights to and improved upon and are now are able to make their own column-wheel chronograph and tourbillon movements too. Besides the Airforce 1963 looks pretty slick in a Vintage way.
Ya I got this watch. It's a good hand wound. Their automatic watches are pretty decent too. In general Chinese watches are pretty decent, they just don't advertise or know how to build a brand. A lot of the new watch brands now actually use Chinese movements from seagull or miyota. I recent ordered a Ming watch, that company knows how to build a micro brand and Chinese companies should learn from it. The problem in china is that it's all about volume, companies don't normally go the boutique route. You see that in

Rolex are actually not that great, never been a fan. My favorite watches in my collection are the A Lange and Sohne Lange 1 daymatic for dress watch and oris big crown pointer for casual. In general for utility watches Sinn is great. Rolex is for people that don't know mechanical watches and want to show off. Grand Seiko is for people that have too much money and buying a glorified Seiko 5 ( like buying a Acura when it's just a Honda).
 

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Thanks to all who gave feedbacks about China's watches. I am sorry that I should have not commented on the mechanical watches made in China because I don't pay attention upon watch thing at all and know nothing about watch industry in China. In general I have no affinity to watch thingy. Of course for the smart watches I know Huawei and Xiaomi among others are real players.

And for the atomic clock used in BDS, I once read that China eventually succeeded to make their own rubidium atomic clock after being embargoed or so, and not only succeeded to make their own but among the best atomic clock for use in the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System -- it's called "cold atomic clock".

BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced that an atomic clock has lost the equivalent of only one second in 30 million years during its two years in orbit on Tiangong-2, China's space lab.

Unlike the most atomic clocks, this clock uses cold atom technology to ensure its ultra precision. Hot-atom clocks have almost reached their limits in regard to long-term stability.
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Crang

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My favorite watches in my collection are the A Lange and Sohne Lange 1 daymatic for dress watch and oris big crown pointer for casual. In general for utility watches Sinn is great. Rolex is for people that don't know mechanical watches and want to show off. Grand Seiko is for people that have too much money and buying a glorified Seiko 5 ( like buying a Acura when it's just a Honda).
We got a rich man in da house
 

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