A super fascinating ref 96 if you’re interested in history…Must read IMO….

Mar 18, 2023,08:02 AM

Interesting article on SJX


This should be interesting…

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Interesting article….

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 18th, 2023-12:10
Thanks for sharing this Christian.

My pleasure my friend.

 By: ChristianDK : March 18th, 2023-13:27
Hope you are well.

Thank you Christian …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 18th, 2023-16:33
I’m very well thank you and enjoying life 😉… hope you are doing the same !

agreed. My pleasure...

 By: ChristianDK : March 18th, 2023-13:28
I actually read it twice since I enjoyed it so much. What this watch has seen is just mind blowing.

Yes. An incredible life this man had. There is also a great book by his English teacher worth reading.

 By: ChristianDK : March 18th, 2023-20:48
Twilight In The Forbidden City, Reginald Johnston

The last emperor !

 By: GLau : March 18th, 2023-15:53
Love that movie and what a meaningful history behind this watch !

Yes exactly.

 By: ChristianDK : March 19th, 2023-03:29
If this holds water it’s endlessly fascinating knowing this man’s story.

Fascinating and what a watch!

 By: KCLQMULKU : March 18th, 2023-17:31
Thanks so much for sharing this!

My pleasure. I can’t wait to learn more

 By: ChristianDK : March 19th, 2023-03:32
This man’s history is endlessly fascinating.

Great post, Christian.

 By: TheMadDruid : March 18th, 2023-18:40

My pleasure my friend.

 By: ChristianDK : March 19th, 2023-03:35
Very likely there will be lots of theories and controversy regarding this will be interesting to follow.

Skeptical….some attendant to open the case and scrape off the dial coating? This poor unfortunate, pushed around, exile emperor has time to write diary?

 By: Clueless_Collector : March 18th, 2023-20:22
A curious emperor Puyi writes that when he received the watch, he was curious as to whether the dial was pure gold. He summoned an attendant and ordered him to scrape off the varnish and silver plating to reveal the base material of the dial. After the at... 

Very fair to be sceptical with such a story as with any other vintage watch…

 By: ChristianDK : March 19th, 2023-02:27
We have all read the stories on Perezcope about fabricated backstories to vintage watches. So far I haven’t seen anyone questioning this story with any substance though. Of course, if you come across anything,please let us know. Regarding your question ab... 

Puzzled?!? White Gold or Platinum??

 By: Patekfinity : March 19th, 2023-03:00
There is another article in Financial Times that says the dial was suppose to be in Platinum. “ The watch retains its original leather strap and, Bacs believes, has never been serviced since its completion at the Patek Philippe workshops more than 85 yea... 

Thanks for the link…shedding a bit more light on this

 By: ChristianDK : March 19th, 2023-03:18
It sounds like Phillips have done some digging on this watch. So I look forward to seeing the entire presentation that they have made. I’m sure that the they are aware that the entire world is going to do some serious scrutinizing on this story. About you... 

Amazing story…

 By: Mike H : March 19th, 2023-13:52
Really interesting 👍 thanks for sharing my friend 🙏

my ppleasure dear Mike

 By: ChristianDK : March 19th, 2023-15:37
long time no see. I often think abot you. I hope you are well dear friend

Thanks for sharing Christian

 By: Mr.Gatsby : March 19th, 2023-14:46
The author originally wrote this in mandarin. If I am allowed to share the link, you can read it here (for those who understand Chinese): ==&mid=2247486768&idx=1&sn=f9406cfd668c8cba497dfcdff1ebdec9&chksm=cfe6e100f89168169c99b573fda64ae39f18606986c55cf6cd9... 

Hi Gatsby, yes impossible to grasp all the emtions involved. This, to me, beats the Paul Newman by x 1000 in relation to provenance and emotins (assuming all checks out)

 By: ChristianDK : March 19th, 2023-15:43
I have previously been fascinated and read a little about the history of Pu Yi. (What a life) Thank you for providing a link for our chinese readers. I was able to generate an auto translation. I hope others will too. Im sure we will be discussing this pi...