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Roland Ranfft [message #18571] Thu, 24 August 2023 14:58 Go to next message
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Some posts are floating around that he passed.

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https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/644449229623787539/1144071119272431636/roland-ranfft-traueranzeige-79675747-b144-449a-ab7d-29bcdb3f75c8_1.jpg
Re: Roland Ranfft [message #18572 is a reply to message #18571] Thu, 24 August 2023 17:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sad, hope they are wrong.
For now his website with all the good info on movements is offline. Sad

Some info can be reached through the internet archive:
http://web.archive.org/web/20220129012138/http://www.ranfft. de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk

And a guy has an old backup which might be available shortly.
https://xchwarze.github.io/ranfft-db/app/#/


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Re: Roland Ranfft [message #18574 is a reply to message #18572] Fri, 25 August 2023 14:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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RIP.  I knew nothing of the man, but regularly relied on his database for reference.
Re: Roland Ranfft [message #18575 is a reply to message #18574] Fri, 25 August 2023 15:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Good news!
https://xchwarze.github.io/ranfft-db/app/#/
Re: Roland Ranfft [message #18576 is a reply to message #18575] Fri, 25 August 2023 18:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The copy is available through
https://ranfft.org/


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Re: Roland Ranfft [message #18579 is a reply to message #18576] Fri, 25 August 2023 18:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I interacted with Roland as did Trim (aka Kris). Apparently he had a serious health scare last year but survived it. Seems that all the places he would comment, have no activity for him since March, so I am concerned that he is gone. His DB is one of the most valuable assets on the internet, bar none but he was also a joy to chat with.

Rough week as also Joel Held of Twin City Supply also died.


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Re: Roland Ranfft [message #18608 is a reply to message #18579] Mon, 28 August 2023 16:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The pink pages are back…

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?11&ranfft& ;0&2uswk


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Re: Roland Ranfft [message #18609 is a reply to message #18608] Mon, 28 August 2023 17:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sounds like he is still here with us...?

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Hi Folks,
apparently I was dead as a doornail since months, but only apparently. I'm running fairly again, enough to reanimate my watch activities again. It will take some time for all divisions, but it will be successful finally.
Re: Roland Ranfft [message #18610 is a reply to message #18609] Mon, 28 August 2023 17:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That is great news.

Went all “Mark Twain” on us.


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Re: Roland Ranfft [message #18611 is a reply to message #18610] Mon, 28 August 2023 18:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It is confirmed he died june 15th. It is still uncertainwhat will happen with the website.

Info on the uhrforum:
https://uhrforum.de/threads/ranfft-uhrwerkseite-offline.5477 91/page-4#post-8334208

Gary wrote on Mon, 28 August 2023 19:26
Sounds like he is still here with us...?
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Hi Folks,
apparently I was dead as a doornail since months, but only apparently. I'm running fairly again, enough to reanimate my watch activities again. It will take some time for all divisions, but it will be successful finally.
That chatterbox text has been there for months and months. It isnt a new text.


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Re: Roland Ranfft [message #18612 is a reply to message #18611] Tue, 29 August 2023 03:02 Go to previous message
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That is not great news. Had hopes for a minute. He was a giant for which we all could see further.

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