Editor's note: Regular Time+Tide contributor Bruce Duguay has recently shared his thoughts with us on the challenges of buying an Omega Speedmaster, and why the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 might be the perfect daily watch, but he also made the treacherous journey through the icy landscape of Alberta, Canada to his first ever RedBar meeting. What is it like attending one of the coldest watch get-togethers on earth? Does the warmth of the watch enthusiasm offset the frigidly chilled air? Bruce shares his experience of meeting the collectors, and the watches he saw, in this two-part piece. It's been cold. Like really cold. Like you can't even imagine if you're an Australian Time+Tide reader this kind of cold. To give you some perspective, when the invitation to attend Calgary's RedBar event in early January hit my inbox, the average daytime temperatures were -25 degrees Celsius. Three days before the event, the mercury dipped to -36 degrees. At these temperatures even Canadians start to complain and it's very tempting just to remain at home and stream every single television program ever made instead of going out to socialise. Luckily, the cold snap broke before I embarked on the two-and-a-half hour drive…

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