One of the new candidates admitted to AHCI - Guo Ming from Shanghai. You can see the master and his watches at the stand of AHCI - Hall 2.0, Booth C 15
Guoming was born in Zhang Jiagang ,Jiangsu Province, China. His father engaged in sewing machine repair and Guoming was influenced by his work and showed some interest in micromechanics afterwards. In the 1990s, his family moved to Shanghai and Guoming has been living in Shanghai ever since. In the late 1990s, Guoming went abroad to study. During his spare time, he found a part-time job in a local antique store and saw some vintage clocks and watches. From then on, his interest in watches grew rapidly and he began to study watchmaking. He learned from some watch teachers and went abroad to specialize in watch repair, watchmaking and watch theory.In 2012, he set up a watch repair and wachmaking workshop in Shanghai. By chance, Guoming knew Swiss independent watchmaker and AHCI member Frank Jutzi. They talked a lot and were like old friends. After examination, Guoming became Frank Jutzi’s first Chinese student. In 2013, Guoming followed Frank Jutzi and reached Wichtrach located in the suburb of Bern, Switzerland, furthering his watchmaking study in Frank Jutiz’s workshop. Through years’ hard work, Guoming became the candidate of AHCI with his exquisite flying tourbillon pocket watch. He is also the youngest Chinese independent watchmaker in AHCI.
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