1970s Suzhou w/Suzhou built SS1 movement

Suzhou Watch Factory in Jiangsu Province is quite near and west of Shanghai. Some photos of Suzhou when I visited there (with Ben Chee of Maison Celadon) in 2018.

https://www.amchpr.com/trip-5---april-21-2018-shanghaisuzhou.html

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We were both in Shanghai, and Ben had invited me to join him for a visit to Suzhou to meet with one of China's most notable Su embroidery practioners, Chinese Embroidery Arts Master Xue Jindi, of MeWe Art. 

Suzhou is world recognized as a cultural centre of high end silk and embroidery, and Ben was working with Ms. Xue and MeWe for dials on his higher end bespoke watch series. 

I was very grateful and happy to tag along :-)

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The small insect embroidery shows the level of details in the pieces.

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Benjamin Chee, Xue Jindi, me (2018)

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That is a beautiful watch.