Wednesday, September 17, 2014

You are a Timex Watch in a Digital World!

Die hard 4 live free or Die (2007)

When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division; one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them… this is the beginning of this terrific movie

Thomas Gabriel described John McClane: “You are a Timex watch in a digital world!”

I really need to take sometimes to understand this, whether Thomas was trying to say John was a stubborn old chap?! Or he is a tough Timex Iron Man who isn't fit enough to live in this digital world?  

Anyway that carry a negative tone about John, and I feel that Thomas was vilifying Timex watch.
What do you think!?
HK Snob

By then there was no Apple iPhone, iPhone 2G 4MB or 8MB iPhone was launched in 28 June 2007. Farrell was using Nokia phone, obvious Nokia was still the world No. 1 top seller Hand Phone in the world.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Linde Werderlin Oktopus Titanium Red

Linde Werderlin Oktopus Titanium Red
I came across on this watch on an international watch magazine, immediate felt that this is really a special bold design not just the colour, but also shape, and well using straight lines, corners to create shades to form the watch outline!  Black, grey and red is the colour formation, a silicone Rubber strap in red is so eye catching and vibrant. You can use it on many occasison. I do see Titanum Blue too!

This  titanium red has a skeleton dial implemented to heighten the finishing and enhance the contrast between the red details and the black ceramic bezel while conceiving further depth. The 2-layered dial is laser-cut into an octopus pattern on top with circular Côtes de Genève finish to resemble water ripples at the layer below.
Limited to 88 individually numbered pieces worldwide.
5 part case-construction / 2.5 mm sapphire crystal antireflective on one side / Screw in back case with engraved octopus drawing / Screw in crown with engraved octopus symbol
44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15.25mm (h)

LW customized Dubois Dépraz caliber 14580 / automatic / double date at 12 o’clock / 40 to 44 hour power reserve / 26 jewels / 28,800 bph (4 Hz)

2 layer dial / upper layer laser-cut in stencil technique / lower dial circular Côtes de Genève / date dial at 12 o’clock / date wheel laser-cut layer / hands in stainless steel with satin finish with superluminova

Water Resistance

Bespoke rubber strap, interchangeable within Linde Werdelin’s proprietary strap system.
A range of straps are designed to fit all Linde Werdelin watches, so you can change the looks with different straps to suit different occasions as you please. The streamlined interlinking of the strap fits perfectly into the watch case and is finished with unique hexagonal decorative screws.
Price CHF 10,200

I am asking the watch principal see if we can get the dealer in HK!


HK Watch Fever
HK Snob
HK Kong Tsaan

Rolex DeepSea D-Blue. Ref 116660 arriving Singapore, Manila and now Hong Kong

On first of September, this new DeepSea has unveiled itself in Rolex watches AD of Singapore.

Last Friday, this (818) appeared in Manila AD.
sold at Peso 650,000 (HK$114,000). Philippines country code is "818".

How about Hong Kong?  Yes, we see some in AD limited quantity to be sold to VIP...
Price is HK$90,500 (list price) without discount!

HK Snob
Watch Fever

Monday, September 15, 2014


Landmark Central.

Autoway between HK and Central Station 

由中環站去荃灣,有捷徑由中環轉行去香港站。昨天我到Landmark hi tea後回程中,我觀察到,大約98%行人在自動行人輸送帶上路上都仍然在步行,而且不只是漫步,是急行! 只有我和小女靜止地站在行人輸送帶上,靜靜觀察倉促來住的人羣!


今日電台女DJ聲色俱厲地講:[吊兒郎當],[Le hea ],已無人投訴這是粗口了。


還有大熱天時包著汵冒穿"利是褲" 在中問玩滑板的半唐蕃,香港實在係趣味之都之首!







假日的慢半拍hea hea 地的生活節拍。

ROLEX COSC, Breget Tourbillon....

Good watch buying today for tomorrow

*1 我有可能記錯,如果你可以更正最好喇!
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Zenith Glam'Rock/Star El Primero Chrongraph on Sale

This is a lady 37.5mm Zenith Model 03.1230.4002/21.R527, 99% new in box full set except paper.
Now only HKD$16,800  (Original list price USD12,500)

Watch was Sold on 16 Sept. 2014
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Project X and Rolex Watches at Lane Crawford, IFC , Central HK

These are Vintage Rolex watches

Project X Submariner Two Tone in DLC Black

Project X Daytona is HKD$198,900 each, leather strap is HKD$3,270

Many blogger friends had asked me about these Rolex wearing different “Jacket!”

Project X, where you can find these colour and DLC cases and bracelet of Rolex Submariner, Daytona, Milguass etc at Lane Crawford of IFC, Central.

These are all they have at a small corner, beside an ice-cream kiosk where you can be offered FREE ice cream, no place else you can have such kind of quality Ice cream Free in all HK shopping mall!

Colour is Fantastic, Black, Green, Red Daytona Dial, Black Submarine case bracelet that no Rolex can offer.
Price is about 2 to 2.4X of original Rolex!

Interested party, please go and see, wait! There is no discount at Lane Crawford I believe,
If there is also crazy sales in Dec on Project X watch, I will let you know by then!

HK Snob
Watch Fever
HK Kong Tsaan

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Learnt from Suzanne Wong of Revolution Asia Magazine the terms WIS (Watch idiot Savant)
Yes, I am a Watch idiot but not a watch savant! There are a lot of watch savants in the world.
However, I think "WIS" is a nice term to describe those people who love watches...

Friend of mine talked to me his friend has a lot of Rolex, probbaly 30 Piecs of White Gold 1803 of different colour, I think he can join this RPR, Rolex Passion Report club!

You may feel the same as me to open my eyes to see so many good stuff they have!

Hey, does not matter, there is always a higher mountain, there is always a Richer people, there is always having people who has 5,000 Rolexes...It is odorous to compare!

Sometimes it is a pleasure to see how many good stuff someone has. From there the more I learn, the more I feel I know nothing. More watch one has, more humble he behaves as he knows there is a lot of big mountains in this world.

Have Fun on what you have!

HK Snob
Watch Fever
HK Kong Tsaan

Friday, September 12, 2014

Creamy Dial of Rolexes

Tabacco Patina Dial
Couresy Picture of

Snow White transition dial
Couresy Picture of

Date Just or Daytona? Black or White?
Recently I was addicted some of the Dutch, Japanese Danish egg, they are all labeled organic farm egg I don't their Chemical construction, but the colour of the yolk is different.
Reddish orange is the Danish whilst the other ordinary egg is yellow. The taste is also different, the egg white seems chewable, the yolk tasted stronger and the the favour of the yolk is complicated as those 30 years Po Er tea or the Chateau Angelus 1989!
As for Rolex Dial, there is always a tendency of change of colour over the years, say after 20-40 years.
When the so called “White” would becoming creamy beige!
A creamy dial is a few times more expensive than the white one, Well, there might be reason why the colour has changed from white to Creamy? The formula of the creamy luminous paint of Submariner , the aging effect of the ultra violet and heat over the year, it changes colour of the dial, from snow white transition, creamy, yellow patina, tobacco patina… more even more intense of the colour, Likely to be more expensive!
Because of the value of it, more and more fake patina colour dial in the market by some of the genius who applies colouring,  accelerated aging method under some chemical and ultra violet light. This kind of watch dial may not last as the original Rolex Dial.
It takes a lot of experience to tell if that is original natural aging or not, I am not good at this, but I am trying to learn from some of the expert, but for certain uncertain dial, I rather stay away from it…
Side Track
Most of the people like to go Daytona Black rather than White, well, because of the very small number of Black released from Rolex.
The price of Rolex Daytona Ref 116520 Black is HKD$98,000 and White is HKD$90,000.

If I were asked to buy Daytona Stainless steel again, I would rather take the white one for reasons:

1. Cheaper
2. Availablility in Rolex AD
3. Clearer to read the time, ( I use it)
4. More Chance to have the White Dial to change to creamy (really) after 20 years,
Someone said no as the new Rolex dial painting technology has been improved,
Well, Who know what will happen after 20 years.

HK Snob
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