To the nubies, Bruce Reding and I used to moderate HAQ (it was High End Quartz originally). But, like most of us who become friends on the forum, we had never met in person. Until earlier this month.
Bruce moved to Corning NY recently (he is a genius engineer who helps assure Corning's fiber optic products are always the best). And I was driving to NYC and always stop short of the city so I don't have to drive through Manhattan tired. (Good thing as this trip showed it is a lot worse than London!!) So I stopped in Corning with my girlfriend Jamie and we had dinner with Bruce and his wife Susan.
Us old timers remember Bruce as a reasonable, pleasant, and insightful person who was always fun to interact with. I can now report he is the same in person!
I got to see his watch collection which is a thing of beauty and a joy to behold. The watches are all in almost pristine condition and each showcases a unique contribution to accuracy in horology. Even the tall clock which greets you as you enter the front door has a thermocompensated pendulum
But I have to confess... Bruce's wife Susan revealed the tall clock was running a minute slow
(OK OK, I confess I couldn't tell it was running slow as I was wearing a Lemania 5100 based Modina and, being a mechanical, I don't really know what time it actually is )
Maybe someday Ronald will drive through Columbus and stop in and see me? ... ya never can tell.
Best to all of you!