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Feb 16, 2023

The Grey NATO – 227 – Jason Gallop And The Fire That Almost Ended His Family Watch Business

This episode has been a couple of years in the making and it is guest hosted by watchmaker, diver, raconteur, and friend-of-the-show, Jason Gallop. As many of you already know, Jason is the proprietor Roldorf & Co, a watch business in Vancouver, Canada that offers both sales and service. What may also be known is that, in April of 2022, the building that hosted Roldorf & Co all but burned to the ground in a deadly and devastating fire that affected a wide range of people in Vancouver’s downtown core.
Podcast Guest: Jason Gallop
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