MF: We’ve met several times, but I especially recall you attending the Collectors’ Meeting in 2014.
JP: The Collectors' Meeting in Schaffhausen that I attended was a highpoint in my IWC experience. Not only did I get to visit the font head...so to speak...but I got to meet many collectors whose expertise and collections I admired. By the time I attended the meeting, I had met a number of our folks and so it was great being able to spend time with them. Dick L (whichwatch) and I arrived a day early in Zurich, and I got to roam the city with him, looking at watches. I wouldn't trade that time for anything.
Again, the forum members I met were just the best folks...including the other two members of the forum's Southern (US) contingent, Nelson and Terry.
MF: I know you’ve participated in several other get-togethers with our forum friends.
JP: My first IWC get-together, if you will, was traveling to Dallas for a WatchTime event. You were there hosting the IWC booth and I got a chance to spend some with you.
My next visit was to another WatchTime event held in Philadelphia. I was hosted, sight unseen, by Bill B. and I also met both Blues Brothers (Alan and our departed friend Kevin), Dick L. (whichwatch), Daniel K., plus Stuart M. And you were there hosting the IWC booth again. Dorothy and I were received with warmth and kindness by all present. Jeff Kingston presentation also was another opportunity for me to expand my knowledge of fine watches.