Tianjin Modern Vocational Technology College AMCHPR 2023 horology program 9/13/23

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Tianjin Modern Vocational Technology College AMCHPR 2023 horology program 9/13/23

Post by AlbertaTime » October 26th 2023, 9:13pm

This is the complete visit to the facilities of the horology program at the Tianjin Modern Vocational Technology College, widely regarded as the most comprehensive program of its type in China. As usual, I'm also tossing in some general photos of China, in this instance, daytime photos of places in greater Tianjin.

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

Also as usual, a few of teaser photos...

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Hope y'all enjoy it!

The link again: https://www.amchpr.com/tmvtcollege.html
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Post by Nuvolari » October 26th 2023, 10:50pm

Wow Ron - amazing pictures and tour. 👏

Is this the back of an “in process” grandfather clock?
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Also… those tall new buildings certainly contrast what appears to be a sparse populous in the immediate vicinity…. 🤔
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What a cool adventure - thanks for sharing with us!! 🍻
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Post by AlbertaTime » October 27th 2023, 12:20pm

Nuvolari wrote:
October 26th 2023, 10:50pm
Wow Ron - amazing pictures and tour. 👏 Is this the back of an “in process” grandfather clock?

Thank you! I'm not sure if it's "in-process" as a full build, or for a repair, or for demo -- it could be for anything like that. I'm no expert on clocks.
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October 26th 2023, 10:50pm
Also… those tall new buildings certainly contrast what appears to be a sparse populous in the immediate vicinity…. 🤔

I know there is over-building in China, which is to say, there's lots of empty apartment stock. That noted, here's the full sized photo. From what I can see looking closely, I think many of the apartments in this particular area appear to be occupied.
Nuvolari wrote:
October 26th 2023, 10:50pm
What a cool adventure - thanks for sharing with us!! 🍻
You're more than welcome. I love doing the exploring and sharing.
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October 27th 2023, 5:45am
Another fantastic report. Great pictures. Everything is so clean, like Boise.
Thank you! I was only in Boise once, when I was about 12 :-) But, yep, streets are kept up, certainly for the most part.
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Post by AlbertaTime » October 30th 2023, 7:27pm

3Flushes wrote:
October 30th 2023, 7:15pm
Very cool - the thing that really stood out to me was the chiming (musical?) clock under glass with the horizontal sound board at the bottom. So cool — student project?
Which do you mean? This?

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That's a Congreve clock, but maybe that's not the clock you mean.
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Post by AlbertaTime » October 30th 2023, 8:02pm

3Flushes wrote:
October 30th 2023, 7:34pm
^^^That's the one, man.
Pretty cool clock, ain't it.
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Post by AlbertaTime » October 31st 2023, 6:53pm

The Wiki article notes that the the Congreve clocks aren't that accurate because of dust buildup, but it was explained to me by Mr. Li some years ago that that they also aren't that accurate because temperature fluctuations also affect the timing,

Still, it's a terrific , even if imperfect, idea and I was pleased to be able to see one up close.
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Post by AlbertaTime » October 31st 2023, 9:48pm

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October 31st 2023, 7:32pm
Another fine travelogue by the master!

(BTW, why do so many Chinese signs have English translations?)
Thank you kindly, but not master. Visiting student is far more accurate.

It's true that English isn't that uncommon in China. It's not everywhere by any means, but it's not rare, either.

I think because it's still fair to say English is still the largest diplomatic language world-wide, and probably the most common second or third language world-wide, too. China's business view is international, and it receives visitors from all over the world. Plus, there's a fair contingent of world expats resident in China for some lengths of time, too. So, I think it's just seen as an effective way to make China quite widely navigable to foreigners.
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