Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rolex Turn-O-Graph Stainless Steel verison on sale

From what I know the TOG was introduced in 1955 as an award given to US Air Force pilots returning from combat missions.
The US Air Force has an exhibition flight team called the Thunderbirds that was started in the 50s and I believe the name was taken from that. Recently, probably due to the discontinuation of this Watch, many PWC members and HKWF members asking this watch.

These are three watches that we have had located in Hong Kong.

They are Blue, Black and white, unique movable bezel, red second had and date! Three lines, outstanding Look!

The Blue one has paper too. Interested parties can contact us for more price information.
HK Snob


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

HKWF Watch Wanted

Rolex Day Date Platinum
Rolex Day Date White Gold Oyster Quartz with paper
Rolex Day Date Yellow gold with bracelet
Rolex Day Date Ref.218235
Rolex Day Date Oyster Quartz 1977 with 25 links 
Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi
Omega Panda
Rolex Turn-o-graph white dial
AP Star Wheel
Deepsea used
Submariner Re.16610
IWC Little Prince.

My clients, reader of HKWF has such above enquiry, we can match what you want to let go to other one looking for...
Please Whatsapp me about your pre-owned, new watch, and price and see how we can match the need.

HK Snob

Laureus Sports for Good Foundation & IWC Portugese Chronograph on Sale

Model:IWC Portuguese Laureus
Limited Edition Ref.3742-32, 2,000 only made.
Details: Complete box and papers, Sunburst blue dial,
Blue croc, IWC pin Buckle
Keep Excellent Time
Asking HKD$45,000

Comment: The Blue dial is attractive and adorable!
The S/N is a very good lucky number. 1XX2

HK Snob

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Aquaracer

There is not a substitute for Submariner, it is another blood for divers with practically same feature at an attractive price

It is a Tag Heuer Aquaracer 300M Calibre 5 Automatic Watch
Side 41 mm
Ceramic Bezel

DescriptionTAG Heuer Calibre 5 Swiss Made.
Hour, Minute, second and date indication

Automatic caliber

Diameter: 26 mm (11 ½''') — 25 to 26 rubies depending on the execution.

Rapid date correction.

PerformanceBalance frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz).
In House Tag Heuer Chronometer with 38 hours power reserve.

Price : MRSP  HKD$20,200

HKWF group can get you a special price BNIB with local delivery to Philippines.

HK Snob

Saturday, June 18, 2016

HKWF’s selection of three best stainless steel Daytona references

The Rolex Daytona has been in vogue for over 2 decades, or even more for some earlier references. Earlier, we looked at how this particular ace of Rolex has evolved in time. In this episode, we will look at 3 best stainless steel Daytonas.


1.      Rolex Daytona 6263 – The “Paul Newman” Daytona with exotic dial
The legendary 6263 is on our list, and it always will and should on anyone’s list of favorite Daytonas. A Rolex 6263 Daytona with exotic dial is referred to as “the Paul Newman Daytona” as movie star Paul Newman used to wear it a lot when racing, and not racing. At 37mm, the 6263 has a very exquisite dial layout. It looks classic by any standard. The sub-dials are well placed with appropriate space and balance in between. The numerals on the sub-dials are exquisitely done. The chapter ring is another feature of an “exotic” dial. It matches the tachymeter on the bezel very well.


Other than that, the 6263 has red “Daytona” letters on the dial and features screw-down chronograph pushers. It is a must-have for any Daytona enthusiast and the prices at auctions have proved that.


2.      Rolex 116520 Daytona

The first automatic chronograph with an in-house Rolex movement - is it enough?

The 116520 has been in production since 2000 when it replaced the 16520 which had a modified Zenith movement. The 116520 is now out of production and it is replaced by the new ceramic Daytona 116500ln. However, it was a cult success by any means. The price of the 116520 had always been higher than the retail price. It was such a symbol of status that no other watches could, or can compare.


3.      Rolex 116500ln Daytona Ceramic

Rolex is good at solving problems. While the bezel of the 116520 was said to attract scratches easily, they have now put a ceramic bezel on the newest Daytona ref 116500ln. The new 116500ln is a stunner. The white dial version features the “panda” style dial similar to the legendary 6263. The best thing is that it has a ceramic bezel that is not easily scratched. Other details? The movement’s accuracy is now +2/-2 per day! As the successor of the 116520, it is going to be another cult success. Do get yours before it gets hard to find one.

HK Snob

PS The latest price of the Ref116500LN white is HKD$135,000 as of Today in Market of Hong Kong.



Cartier Lady watch on sale

Pre-owned Cartier Vermeil 925 Silver watch on sale
Box and paper. Quartz Movement.
List price HK$28,800
Now HK$7800
HK Snob

PS Sold on 22 June 2016

HKWF Gathering

Small Watch Gathering Today

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Friday, June 17, 2016

The Rolex 116508 Green dial and the Rolex 116509 blue dial

At Baselworld 2016, Rolex stunned us (or not) with the new ceramic Daytona 116500ln. Other than the new steel Daytona, Rolex also released two precious-metal versions which are the 116508 green dial and the 116509 blue dial. These two watches have added long-awaited colors to the Daytona collection.

You can see that the tachymeter scale on the bezel of the 116508 has been updated. The green sunburst dial is simply stunning with the yellow gold case. The green color here is a very dark forest green or some may call it Rolex Racing Green. It looks very sharp and classic, almost royal. There are red sub-dial rings and red color markers at each hour marker. The result is simply Super! It will surely be a hit as it is the first new dial for the YG Daytona in years, left alone the use of green, the signature color of Rolex.



The 116509 this year is updated with a blue sunburst dial. The colder tone of the blue color matches very well with the tone of white gold. The dial has red sub-dial rings and hands and markers made of white gold.

If you already have a steel Daytona, you might want to consider these two models. The green dial version is especially sharp in yellow gold case. It is certainly one of the killer combos you will find in the collection. However, the white gold version is good for low-profile people. Either will be a good choice for you.
If you need to buy one of these watches, we can get one for you at certain discount.
HK Snob

Thursday, June 16, 2016

What to consider when buying your first Rolex?

1.      Price

When you are about to enter the world of Rolex, of luxury watches, price is often the factor you have to consider. You do not want to buy the cheapest Rolex model available and show your friends that you have a Rolex. For the first one, 50k-60k would be quite appropriate. The general public’s perception on a price of a Rolex is around that range.

2.      Model

Almost every Rolex model is iconic. However, you have to understand very well whether you want sports models or classic models. Again, the factor of price plays a role here. At 50k-60k, you can have the two popular sports models, the Submariner and the GMT Master II. These are two models that are easily recognized by people on the street and guarantee you very good attention.
Other than the model reference, you might want to pay attention to aesthetics. For example, again using the GMT Master II and the Submariner as examples, one may find the Submariner more classic while the GMT Master II more flashy. So, be sure to go to an AD to try before you make your final verdict.
3.      Function
Be practical on function when choosing your first Rolex. You can surely go for the Daytona as your first Rolex. However, does it really give you what you need? 
A Chronograph, Really?
One of the basic functions you need may include the date, instead of a chronograph. (If you want to time how long you have to wait for the green light then the chronograph goes first). So, it is recommended to choose a watch with a date window. For a more classic choice, the Datejust II is good with a fluted white gold bezel. You may also choose the Explorer II as it also has a GMT hand, with prices lower than the GMT Master II.
HK Snob 

Audumars Piguet new 2016 dive watch

This is latest Yellow Dive Watch..

MSRP is HKD$219,000

There is one from AD HK with some discount.

HK Snob

Panerai PAM616

This is the most sough after Panerai lately, the PAM616.

HKWF is able to supply this watch from HK

HK Snob

Go High-end Watch or a Vintage Watch?

How many High-end watch Switzerland produces each year nowadays!??

Imagine an established, Swiss watch brand, located in Geneva or the Vallée de Joux. This watchmaker has done well and diversified with good marketing network now makes 40,000 mid- to high-end watches a year. (Swiss bank Vontobel recently estimated in that Audemars Piguet makes 40,000 watches a year; Breguet, 32,000; Jaeger-LeCoultre, 75,000; Roger Dubuis with 8,000, while the number at Patek Philippe is 50,000.) 

Of the 40,000 watches made by the imaginary watch company, say 20 percent are complications such as chronographs and annual calendars, but quarter of the complications output is the high-end stuff, minute repeaters, tourbillons and the like; watches with six figure price tags. So this company makes 2000 high-end complications a year. Assume a third, or 500, of those are tourbillons.

Over a decade, that would mean 20,000 high-end complications produced, 5000 of them tourbillons

by a single hypothetical company. 

With 20 companies, a decade’s worth of production is 400,000 high complications, and 100,000 tourbillons.

High complications typically starting at US$100,000, being a mere millionaire is insufficient to afford one. Only ultra high net worth individuals – those fortunate individuals with over US$30m to their name – can reasonably afford such watches. Wealth-X, a research firm specializing in rich people, estimated in early 2015 that there are just over 211,000 ultra high net worth individuals around the world.

Even if every UHNW individual on the planet bought a high-end complication over the course of a decade, there will still leftover watches.

So the answer to the question in the title is obviously yes. That’s why modern complicated watches are now faring poorly in the secondary market, as evidenced by recent auction results.

What is a collector to do?

A collector should, therefore, pursue truly rare watches. Vintage watches are often the suggestion, since their supply is by definition limited. However, the vintage watch market is frothy and fraught with danger, so prudence and specialized knowledge is required.

It never not too late to seek genuinely rare watches.
HK Snob

HKIA Cash Coupon Rewards 16 Jun -30 Jun 2016

Visit this HKIA Site for more reward coupon information.

HK Snob

Up coming Hong Kong Watch Guild Show

This Show come again with dealers, collectors and individuals to trade and sell Watches.

Note the time and places above.

HK Snob

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Cartier Pasha C Limited on Sale

Cartier Pasha C Limited Watch and Box

Condition: 90%
Keep Excellent Time
Valued Purchase
HK Snob
PS Sold today 22 June 2016

Cartier Chronograph On Sale

Cartier Pasha Black Dial Chronograph Limited Edition of 250 pieces (Japan)

Keep Excellent Time
Watch, Box and Papers Full Set


HK Snob

PS On Hold by someone 22 June 2016