Peacock Watch Group factory & more Dandong 9/7/2023

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Peacock Watch Group factory & more Dandong 9/7/2023

Post by AlbertaTime » October 21st 2023, 2:51am

My first factory visit this trip was to Liaoning Peacock in Dandong, followed by Shijiazhuang, which I reviewed a few days ago, here: Shijiazhuang Sea-Gull Watch industries Sept 11 2023 AMCHPR

Peacock is a strong player in China's modern horological market, seeing considerable success with its own watches (especially tourbillons) as well as a builder of watch movements used by numerous other companies, like Atelier Wen, Jintuofei, and many more. The new factory displays that recent high profile.

https://www.amchpr.com/dandongliaoningpeacock.html

Here's a couple of teasers...



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Post by Mark1 » October 22nd 2023, 8:21pm

Wow, enjoyed the train trip and the factory tour. Sure beats the Amtrak experience. It's enlightening to see your experiences juxtaposed to western perceptions of Chinese watchmaking.
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Post by AlbertaTime » October 23rd 2023, 6:49pm

Very appreciated, bb and Mark.

It's fascinating to see this stuff first hand, but it's also a huge bunch of fun sharing what I'm seeing, and it's even a bit reassuring to get responses. Thank you.
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Post by smellody » October 23rd 2023, 7:10pm

Really, really amazing Ron. Love the train ride. I don't think I'd try crab roe flavored. . . Anything. But good on you. Tourbillon is amazing.

Love the peacock, peacock 🦚 watch ⌚️.

All the pictures are amazing. Top shelf! You've made so many friends on your journeys. I can see how much they respect your work by how well they treat you.

Very impressive!!!
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Post by AlbertaTime » October 23rd 2023, 7:46pm

Thank you, Christopher!

This is between Shijiazhuang and Tianjin, but it's what stuff looks like at 300kmh.



I've said this about my photography before: it's pretty easy to take OK photos of really interesting stuff :-)

And it was very interesting to me comparing an older factory like Shijiazhuang with Peacock.
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Post by smellody » October 23rd 2023, 7:54pm

AlbertaTime wrote:
October 23rd 2023, 7:46pm
Thank you, Christopher!

This is between Shijiazhuang and Tianjin, but it's what stuff looks like at 300kmh.



I've said this about my photography before: it's pretty easy to take OK photos of really interesting stuff :-)

And it was very interesting to me comparing an older factory like Shijiazhuang with Peacock.
Super fast. The country doesn't look much different than the midlands of England at speed.
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Post by AlbertaTime » October 23rd 2023, 8:04pm

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October 23rd 2023, 7:54pm
Super fast. The country doesn't look much different than the midlands of England at speed.
Very fast, yup--and very smooth.

And, one of the reasons I post the train videos is they actually show how similar large areas of China are to anywhere else, in many ways.
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Post by AlbertaTime » October 24th 2023, 6:44pm

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October 24th 2023, 5:47pm
The train is cool, man - even the snack pack looks great - except for the crab roe flavored sunflower seeds. Yeech.

Love the tours of the manufactures - the production machinery is fascinating.
Thanks, 3F. I find the factory visits fascinating, too.

All I can say about the sunflower seeds is: I can't tell you what they tasted like but I hope the birds liked them. All the rest tasted great.

But there's lots of fish/seafood flavoured chips/seeds etc snacks in China, and I think the Philippines, too--I know our local Filipino store has them. I don't eat them :-)
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