Friday, July 31, 2015

New Rolex Magazine "Day Date"

This is the fourth magazine released from Rolex, all about History of Day Date, and the launch of DD40.

If you are Rolex lover, or fan of Day Date, go get it from nearby Rolex AD, free!

English, Simplified Chinese and Chinese edition is available.

HK Snob

A tale of two cities

Hong Kong and Singapore bear many similarities in economic structure, reliance on finance and trade, as well as size of territory and population.

Back in 1997, Hong Kong’s gross domestic product stood at US$179 billion, almost two times that of Singapore, but in 2013, Singapore had boosted the figure to US$295.7 billion, surpassing Hong Kong’s US$273.7 billion.

Hong Kong’s or China idea of HKSAR is based on the principle of positive non-interventionism, which gives impetus to the creativity of individuals and the private sector. Singapore is likely the opposite in this regard.

Hong Kong officials and Citizens have to spend most of the time to deal with the complexities in the SAR’s relationship with the Peking government where Singapore is free from the issues of the “one country, two systems” situation. I feel pathetic about HK when members of the pan democratic parties members spend most of their time doing filibuster… nothing is constructive to the development of HK economy.

As I say it may take 7 years to build a new airport but 10 years to decide build or not!?

Hong Kong has been lagging behind Singapore, and Shanghai for economic achievement, or may be after another 10 years Hong Kong will definitely be lagging behind Johor, Shantou or Batam!

How About Watch, Hong Kong and Singapore had a bigger Cult difference on choice of Luxury watches.

Back to 80s Singapore and Hong Kong had similar taste in watch. Nowadays we can say that Singapore has an advance understanding for what new watches are!

For most of the super Hi end watches, Singapore seems has a better sale than Hong Kong.

These are what we can see…

Whiles a lot of HK people are still in favor of brands like Patek, AP, VC, Panerai and Rolex...

Singapore has been falling in love with niche Watch market supported by these colossal Richard Mille, Hublot..and Urwerk.

In Singapore is whoever people goes with a Lambor, 80% of the people wear a RM.

Singapore may become the show off hub for those nearby country rich boys, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei?

Hong Kong, older and richer tends to go for Patek, younger
likes Panerai and the Rolex goes to the rest.

HK Snob

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Will Rolex have a Pricing Adjustment in coming days?

On 1st of July, Rolex announced changing its 2 years Warranty to 5 years, I have mentioned this one week in advance.

Well, as my speculation, that Rolex might be introducing marketing plan to promote more sales with more profit.

Don't forget the warranty will incur extra huge operation cost to the whole set up of After Sales support of their watches sold worldwide.

So I speculate that Rolex will do something about their prices on coming days likely on 1st of August, 2015.

HK Snob

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sunday Fantasy

If you are poor, or if you are not rich enough.
Now we have a new medicine "Rich Magic".
Great invention by "Sai Wing Pharmaceutical Company” 
Take one tablet each time, three times a day, you will Feel Rich  on the next day.
HK Snob

HK Watch Fever Watch Gathering

Top downward: Rolex Ref 1803, OQ Ref 19018, Citizen 1973 Memorial Watch,
Rolex Day Date Ref 18039, Citizen Memorial watch 1972

Rolex Day Date Ref 1803 with Original President bracelet with Buckle clasp

Citizen Memorial Watch of the Establishment of China-Japan Friendship 1973
The Tudor Big Block

The Tudor Big Block

 Seiko 18 KT solid gold manual winding 2 mm thick movement

These are the wonderful watches we have shown here at our Regular Watch gathering

Except the Tudor, and Rolex Day Date 18039, all are on Sale.

HK Snob

Rolex Ref 16018 18KT solid Gold Date Just with Birch dial

Rolex Date Just Ref 16018 with rare birch dial on sale.

This watch has been cleaned and properly lubricated, had been just serviced at Rolex AD for replacing new bracelet gold pins.

The watch is rare, rarer than the Day Date with birch dial, as in those days, the Date Just is not too much cheaper than Day Date, so the market demand is even less than the Day Date.

The braclet has 24 links (full lenght)

Nowaways it becomes a collection item.

Price HK$77,000 nett cash

HK Snob

Friday, July 24, 2015

IWC Doppelchronograph

Discontinued IWC preowned DoppelChronograph running by ETA 7750 movement. 


Like New Full Set offered at HKD$33,800 Cash

HK Snob

Watch Sold 24 Jul

Rolex Day Date Ref 18039

I was told by many friends that they were influenced by me on Day Date.

Well, I think that Day Date is the most beautiful Watch,
Look at this 18039!

White Gold, with a touch of Diamond on Hour Index,
Fluted Bezel.

Of course I don't mind to have Kim Tae-Won's Ref 18049 which has a Diamond Bezel.

HK Snob