Sunday, December 14, 2014

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Offshore Reference26401RO.OO.A002CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Offshore

If you are asked what are the most sought after brand of watch nowadays in HK and China: the Answer would likely be Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget, Rolex, Roger Dubuis and Patek Philippe.
Amongts Those, this APRO Ooffshore Chronograph is somewhat like DeepSea D- blue or Submariner Hulk of Rolex, very hot, very hard to find, and really NOT-Cheap!
These are the basic Element for Today’s Chinese looking at Watches to buy:
Got to be Iconic Design,
Brand Value,
hard to find and most of all
has to be Expensive!
Ref 26401OR is having a price tag of HKD$360,000, a Price for an Entry Level BMW or Lexus.

As it is black watch on Black Silicon Strap, added a Pink gold touch up changes the whole watch into  new look of CLASS.  It could not be mistaken not an AP!

It is Large of 44mm, and it takes 365 parts to construct this Watch.

18-carat pink gold case,
glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, black ceramic bezel,
screw-locked crown and pushpieces, pink gold pushpiece guards
DialBlack dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern,
silver-toned counters, gold applied hour-markers and gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel ring
Bracelet Black rubber strap with 18-carat pink gold pin buckle

What if you are offered a price of a Toyota Camry for this Watch!? Will you be drooling?

HK Snob
Watch Fever

My new Toy Rolex Yacht master II Ref 116680

My New YM II REf 116680

Rolex Yacht Master II White Dial Blue Bezel Stainless Steel Automatic Mens Watch 116680

Yacht Master was once not my favourite or preferred model for Rolex just because I don't have a yacht, nor I am not a master!

Until today, before a friend passed this Lovely Huge Watch to me, I took it out and look at it closely with my glasses removed. Well, I started to feel, what else Rolex Designer would make a better layout on the Dial. They are nicely arranged but it is not crowded. The Regatta Triangle Pointer starts to down counter at 10 Minutes point Clockwise, it has split second function. the Arc formed 10 minutes counter set at the middle of the dial clearly been read without difficulty at Sea, a 44mm case would be needed for such function at sea. And A Blue Ceramic bezel is beautifully set at the outer rim of the watch to tell you are about to start a yacht game at Blue sea…

Once I know how to set the Counter, I think that Rolex Engineer has done months of painstaking job in design in the sequence, on how to set the Counter with just the same Crown for setting the time.

The Early model was told having problem if you reset it at midst of the count down process, but now Rolex has totally taken care of this issue, beside, I am OK to wear this 44mm size watch which I think it is big enough to tell people 15 M away I am wearing A yacht master!

This watch is 100% Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Bi-directional rotating bezel. White dial with blue hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Small seconds sub-dial. Automatic movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw down crown. Case diameter: 44 mm. Round case shape. Oysterlock clasp. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Rolex Yacht Master II White Dial Blue Bezel Stainless Steel Automatic Mens’ Watch with Ref 116680WAO.
List Price : HKD$145,300

Someone could possible get me at a decent discount of 2X percent, so why not!?

HK Watch Fever
HK Snob

Monday, December 8, 2014

In Time Watch Company, right at Mong Kok Shopping Hub.

Gundam Special 2,000 pieces

some other Limited Series

These are the watches I bought today the Pink Sheen is for my Daughter

In Time Watch Company

Hospitality is what consumer service industry need for, including Watch selling business.

Newsday, besides walk into Rolex AD to buy a Gold Rolex once in a few years as an exciting event, I do find interesting to talk to nice people like Will who runs this tiny shop “In Time Watch Company” opened lately at Yan On Building at Mong Kok, where those Kwai Yan and Vintage Concept is there too.

The Shop is small, but he gets what you want...

The Gundam, limited 2000 pieces at very Reasonable price.

Because of the good proice, I bought five watches todays, of course I cannot leave my daughter having no watch on her wrist…

If you have time , or I you have to buy G-shock, come to this place and talk to Will, he will give you his best knowledge and technical advice.

Beside, Casio, he carries Sunnto, Citizen. Luminox, Elegantsis, Kenneth Cole, Edwin, Giorgio Fedon.

In Time Watch Company
Unit 17 B, G/F, Yan On building, Kwong Wah Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon.

Whatsapp me to get a Discount Code : starting less 20% (with exception on Special limited models)

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Watch Movement Lubrication

Movement oil plays an important role in every mechanical movement- it acts as lubricant that reduces the friction between contact surfaces of the different small components within.

Without the lubricant, the friction created will wear out the movement and adversely affect its accuracy. Any surface contains irregularities, even when polished to a mirror finish.

When two surfaces are gently brought together, only some points on the surfaces make contact and wear against each other. With lubrication, a protective film present on each of the surfaces separates the two surfaces. The protective film adheres to each surface and must resist being sheared off or pushed aside by the movement of the surfaces, particularly under a load.

Today's commonly available lubricants are manufactured from petroleum and consist of chains of carbon and hydrogen called alkanes. An oil molecule usually has between 15 to 20 carbon atoms, while a grease molecule will have 20 to 25.

The side of the hydrogen atoms facing away from the carbon atoms has a slight positive charge, attracting it to the sea of electrons of the metals. This force will of course be considerably stronger in a longer carbon chain. The lubricant adheres to the surface yet easily slips over other lubricant molecules, reducing the level of friction as lubricant molecules rub together rather than brass and steel surfaces.

A lubricant with a longer carbon chain is less volatile, that is, it does not evaporate as easily. As the temperature rises, vibrations break apart the lubricant molecules, leaving a watch movement vulnerable to damage. Since molecules with longer carbon chains vibrate less at a given temperature, they are less likely to evaporate.

On the other hand, we must consider what happens to a lubricant in colder temperatures. In this case, the weight of longer carbon chains is no longer a benefit. Oils with higher molecular weights will thicken more rapidly and clog a watch movement.

In practice, manufacturers blend oils to modify and perfect the lubricating and thickness properties of the combined mixture. When considering how thick a lubricant to use, one must determine the thickness of that lubricant at the coldest temperature the timepiece will be subjected to.
Watches worn on the wrist under normal conditions should not be lubricated with the ultra-thin lubricants necessary in extremely cold environments.

By blending watch oils, a talented watchmaker can achieve perfect lubrication in all temperature ranges.
Our researchers at Ball Watch Company have engineered timepieces with special lubrication for expeditions in the North and South Poles. These timepieces feature specially blended Swiss watch oils that give the watches an operating temperature range from -40°C to 60°C. This special feature allows the Engineer Hydrocarbon to fulfill its promise as a dependable partner for Richard Limeburner in his search for the USS Alligator under the icy ocean.
(From Ball web site)

As for our watches, there is different kind of oil being used at different area, the amount of oil used is critical, too much will cause overflow and splash onto the coil spring, that will cause the watch to be inaccurate, or too less will have in sufficient lubrication.
We have seen a trend of moving from organic oil to synthetic oil which will not tends to get thickened and will not cause the watch to get losing time. That was the indication or alert for you sending your watch to cleaning.
That may be wise to send it to service regularly, from experience if you use the watch everyday, 5  years
If you don't use it at all, I suggest you to take it out and use it a couple of days every 3 to 6 months.
Some people put the watch on watch winder even though he is not going to use it for years, it definitely will cause more wear and tear on the parts, in my opinion, I will not do so to my watches.
Rolex recommends us to service the watch once every 5 years, the price is about HKD$1,200. Usually they will ask for other parts changed such as o rings, or even polish, the total bill will be about HKD$2,600 if you agree the requested extra services. Time, about 2 weeks.

Reference for Rolex Lubrication

HK Watch Fever
HK Snob

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Rolex AD, Paris

This is what we could see Rolex at Paris AD, they have the black Blue GMT Master II, DeepSea D-Blue and almost everything.

HK Snob

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bucherer In Lucerne

There is Rolex you want there at price almost the same as you get in HK at less 5% of HK Rolex list price.

After tax 8% refund plus some surcharge of foreign exchange using your card, it would be better you could pay in cash or some part in cash to get a better deal.

The price is in Swiss France, which is about 8.03 HK Dollars.

Well, Friend of mine bought the Ref 116000 in Purple which is almost impossible to buy in HK there at Lucerne!

We cannot see DeepSea Ref116660 D-Blue, Daytona Black Ref 116520 and Submariner Hulk Ref 116610LV in display, but I believe they have it in the drawer if you ask them!
Schwanenplatz 5
6002 Lucerne
+41 413697700

Thanks for Watch Fever Secret Agent Susana's input.

HK Snob

Friday, November 28, 2014

Normal, Rich and Poor people

We cannot judge a man with his cloth but how about his watch!?
Most of the people cannot be tell if he is richer not when they are walking at the beach unless he wears a  White Gold Submariner, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms  or Panerai PAM00289…This is  the Panerai I like as it is  Pink Gold, it won’t leave you no value as Gold is the equivalent of Cash.

Richer people tends to know where they should spend their money on, something that is worth a lot but never fade out in value over time…
This is my thought of the Normal people and the Rich people, of course I am not one of them as I am classified as Poor People.
HK Snob

An Aweful Nightmare of Watch, Women, Sex mesmerization


I have a dream, I always have a dream! But this time I had a nightmare.
I was confused as it was hot, like a burning hell’s inferno, I saw some of the most beautiful women dressed in sexy brassieres and were being removed and flown away, I even felt I could smell the blended smell of a perfumes, mixed with burned Wagyu beef probably I took some Wagyu at dinner. I could see a flying dragon who’s sexual organ is huge!
It was vague but I could see some shinning Emerald from a Submariner….
I woke up all in sudden and I took my Note III to drew lines of the scene before my memory would be lost.
It may be I had too much thinking about Sex, women, watches, lousy chaps like dead zombies in the hell (Company?) Oh, It makes me sick! It may be I saw the World War Z at HBO last night before I slept at One!

Ref Rolex Submariner Emerald
Released at BaselWorld in 2010, this “Submariner Emerald” (ref. 116649EM) was produced in a very limited number. Bezel is set with 36 emeralds and 12 brilliant white diamonds and this particular example also has the pave diamond dial with emerald indices. There is known one Rolex AD Shop has One stock!

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