Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Wishes





I hereby wish that the best of 2014 will be the worst of 2015 to all of you.

有人問那張畫是什麼意思?

我心想:  如果有好天氣,有廣大寛綠油油的草源,有天真的兒童耍樂聲,有好身材的少婦和我上山吃烧好的小牛仔肉,嘆番支89年的金鐘,

聽一聽哈伯虎喇叭發出暖入心的Henry Mancini Moon River 罁琴獨奏。

而後再始造愛,事後,她在我的膀上小睡訓2小時,梅開二度。。。。。。。浪漫嗎?

這就是新年願望囉!



HK Watch Fever
HK Snob

Monday, December 29, 2014

New Year Wishes



There have been so many unpleasant events happened in this year 2015…some loss order, Malaysian Aircraft lost three times… sad…

There we may have a lot of happiness discovered between family members, lovers, colleagues and business partners. Never the less there is less than 2 days before the closures of the 2014 and new year 2015.

Let’s not forget the most pleasant moment we have had in 2014.

Lest forget the most hatred chap once you felt about him no matter he is your staff, friend, separated girl/boy friend… whoever is not important anymore. One day we may become good friend again.

Let’s cherish the life that god had made for you to surpass 2014 without scratches…

As there are friends who suffers from sickness, Cancer, death, and poverty, and yet you are still able to make some rice for yourself and your family and you are living healthily.

Don't blame the income is not good enough and if you go to this web site and you may surprise to see you are one of the World Top 0.1% richest people on Earth.

https//www.givingwhatwecan.org/get-involved/how-rich-am-i

Comparison is odorous as Mr. Lee Kar Shing does not have your privilege to eat Wanton noodle alone at street store of Sham Shui Po without media surrounding you, you can make an appointment with your girl friend at San Diago Hotel while no one damn cares who you are with…That is Called “Freedom”

Though you may not have that kind of money to buy something that you may need to show off…but at least you are not short of the basic needs… That is a difference between a Pagani Zonda and a Toyota Camry. They all have 4 wheels, 1 engine, air con…. With a difference of Zonda moves with a mileage 12 time worse than Camry and only two seater but it is really eye catching…for what you have paid for 40 times.

 There are likely more than 1 million people poorer than you and what have you done to help them… ?

 You should be glad to have such a nice place Hong Kong that is free from major natural disaster, earthquake, flood, Volcano eruptions…well there are some political turmoil… let those filthy politicians and naive students to take care of it…

Time will tell who is good or bad, but time cannot change the life style you are, as that style drives for your behavior and your behavior drives for action for more output as your personal parget…


I  here wish you to have the best shot of the year for your target Achieved… no matter what…

A Rolex DD Platinum or APRO limited Edition..

A new facelifted Girl friend back from Korea?

A New Position with more responsibility and Likely more income not in proportion.

A Super beauty who you meet at hotel piano bar with an invitation to her Yacht for Sex. 

A healthier body

Your Boss never challenge on your opinion again instead he agrees on our proposal!

A case of 15M Cash drop off on the road at Nathan Road on New year eve?

Whatever… it comes true.


HK Snob

Monday, December 22, 2014

Rolex Watch Market in Russia


 A Classic Vintage Oyster Precision in Torquoise (customized Dial)


A Magnificient Rolex Oyster precision Classic 6694 in Burgendy Dial (Customized Dial)


These are Rolex watch that is avaiable in Moscow, sent by a good friend who is a LED scientist base in Moscow.

Note that they have some of the hottest item we cannot find in Asia such as the Daytona Rainbow!


I have seen these lovely Blue and Burgendy Dial ref 6694, if my limited understanding on Russian it says  95,281 Rubles, base on today's exchange rate 1 USD =58 Rubles, and I assume 1 USD is 7.77 HKD...

That is HKD$12,764 Which is a good price for this colour dial, but it was written "Customized" meaning that the dial colour has been reworked. Then I will stay away from it.

Check it out:



Moscow Snob
Watch Fever

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Will the best Rolex Buy be in Moscow?

Saint Petersburg tourist AD at HKIA



Maybe you could get very good price for your dream "Rolex" in Moscow since the Rubles has dropped by 45% in this year compare to US$.

Russian economic trends
When news reports noted the Japanese Yen depreciated more than 17%, the value of the Russian Ruble had plummeted more than 55%. Sanctions imposed by U.S. and Europe in response to Russia’s decision to send troops to Ukraine and plunging global oil prices, were the main reasons behind the Ruble’s depreciation. For a country highly reliant on imports, this will also lead to rising import costs, leading to Russia’s high luminaire costs.

So if this is the right time to go Shopping at Rolex AD at Moscow and Or, Saint Petersburg!?

Is there anybody there now can give me a update on the Rolex Watch they have, and their prices!??

This may be the coming hot spot after Japan to buy Rolex!
HK Snob

Friday, December 19, 2014

When , What, Why, Who to buy Watches




When, What, Who and Why buy Watch!?
There is a nice chatting with one Singaporean Surean about buying one branded watch in the cities. From what we know there may be a need to clarify some of the concern of what watches we should buy, when we should buy or who we should buy from?

Provided you are having no concern with money, well, you don't have to read this article as only people have limited resources for watch need to spend with caution.

Why we have to buy watches?!?
Simply because you need to buy a watch you like to have for investment, for rewarding yourself for the hard work after you get the bonus, or simply you feel itchy when seeing some of the beautiful watches at the window glass or on someone’ Swinging wrist in front of your eye contact vicinity.

When you should buy the watch?
Of source when the watch is selling at sales, typically for mid-low end one, there is Xmas sales less 30% to 40% for walk-ins, that is pretty good discount that normally we don't have mid-hi end watch, there is no special reason why they will give you special discount, so When?
Yes, when there is an exchange rate drops, such as 1997 When I was in Thailand that baht dropped 100% , I bought a Rolex lady DateJust, an AP, a Cartier at good price in one shot.
Now if you go to Japan, you should be still able to enjoy as Yen has dropped to hell low as with US  Dollar has been pegged with HK Dollars since 1985.,
And You should act fast as most of the people buys the hot GMT master II Black Blue, Daytona Black or White, Submariner Hulk or Black, after a few months, I believe there will be harder to find these watches any more.

Who to buy from?
There is people scare to buy watches from Parallel Import Source, as they feel that an office Authorized Dealer look more comfortable to you, Yes, of course, If you go to Cartier, Chanel, Rolex, Patek Philippe Boutique the way they serve you make you feel like you are King! Of course don't expect they give you a lot of discounts.
How about parallel importers of grey dealer watch? No, they are not official dealer, but as far as I know, many of them were taken out from Watch from AD!, and some of them are very powerful watch Dealer.
Their watches are authentic watches with price less 20% or even more! However they usually do not come with Box, or pay a few hundred more for a Box.

What is the concern if you buy from Grey dealers?
1. Go to shop/Person that has good reputation
2. You know him/them well/ highly recommended from Social Media
3. They usually take CASH only, no card accepted
4. Box with additional Charges,


What to buy!?
That really depends on what you are looking for!?
But One thing that can be as a hints, some of the hottest model is not necessary hot in other country, such as Deepsea, Yacht master II steel and two tone and there is a lot of DeepSea in German,  Sweden and Finland, so that you can buy at a bigger discount there.

Where to Buy?
As there is no tax for watch in HK, naturally, buying in HK might be one of your consideration
and That is why there is almost 90 AD shops selling the Rolex in HK.


So in short what is the best value buy!??
These are some of the samples
DeepSea Ref 116660 black 44mm from grey Dealer (Official List price is $88,000)
Price at AD is $83,600 (5% Disc.)
Price of parallel is about $70,000 to $72,000 (20% off) full set box included

Ref 116680 Yacht Master Stainless Steel 44mm with Blue Ceramic bezel, (official List price $145,300)
Price at AD is $138,035
Price of Parallel Watch is about $116,300 – $115,000 (less 20%)

Ref 116520 Daytona Black list price $90,000
Price at AD is about $97,000 to 98,000 (+10%)
Parallel Watch price is about $90,000 to 92,000 full set.

It is not uncommon that sometimes an official Rolex could be cheaper or similar price of a Parallel watch of hot sport model.
Note, some of the parallel watch network under promotion that offer a brand new Watch Winder as gift with watch purchase.
HK Snob
PS , this is purely personal opinion to share with you.
and the watch price quoted is an estimation for your reference only as different network may have different price.








Sunday, December 14, 2014

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



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

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.
Why?

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.

Address:
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!
  
Bucherer
Schwanenplatz 5
6002 Lucerne
Lucerne
Switzerland
+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
HKWF

An Aweful Nightmare of Watch, Women, Sex mesmerization



Nightmare

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!

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

An Early Christmas Wish from HKWF




An early Christmas wish.

There is always a seasonal decoration in town, mall, rich man’s Home, Hotel lobby, street of Kowloon keeps telling me Christmas is coming.

In this particular season, here I wish that the following would come true:

The Students will go back home soon rather than to sleep in street as Winter would show no mercy on you.

May those who claims he is Hong Kong people instead of People of China wake up and find his real identity.

May the one who want to buy a home get it before thirties.

May the salesman meet his target of this year 2014.

May the One who is aged 39 could find a desirable friend of opposite sex to go for Christmas eve’s dinner this year. Would be perfect to engaged before turns out to be 40s!
I don't mean to use 40 is a cut off line as it is for the sake of the giving birth for child, 40 is STILL OK!

May this Season could really bring Hong Kong a peaceful and quiet Christmas.

May those nine Firemen could recover and go back home for Christmas family union.

May all the Watch lover found the best gift he could before the Christmas, no matter a Simple Oyster Date, an AP Offshore or a Jumbo 39 mm 1972 Royal Oak No. 001!

A bit early, but would be better than late to send you all these beautiful watches as early Christmas Greeting from HKWF.

By the way a re-useable Plastic Christmas Tree is better than a real Pine tree in your home!

HK Snob
HKWF

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

If you Want to Buy Rolex with Less 25%, Go Japan!




Japan is a new Rolex Purchase Preferred Country for its good price!
Rolex used to have a fixed price over all countries as that would maintain a balance of sales over all countries.
On the other hand, Abenomics is working on Yen depreciation, as of Today’s Yen-HKD exchange Rate 1 Yen= 0.06579!
Friend of mine went to buy his favourite GMT master II Black Blue 116710BLNR
Price in HK is $67,300 how about in Japan!? We, he bought it at Yen 768,000 that is HKD$50,526.72!

Ref 11710BLNR list Price Yen 870,000 with Tax or Yen 800,000 without 8% tax.
That is about less 24% of the list price in Hong Kong!? No One can provide that kind of Discount for you… and likely this is the Cheapest GMT II in the world!?
How about 116701 LN?  It is Yen 710,000 that is HK$46,711!
Suggested place is Takashimaya Nagoya and Hokkaido, According to Lau a HKWF’s friend, due to high demand in Tokyo it is hard to find.
But in other cities, it is available for most of the People like to go for except but still the Daytona Black 116520 and Deepsea D-Blue 116660.
So if you go to Japan, don't forget to go and take a look!
Takashiyama, Daimaru department store or …

Remarks
Takashimaya does 6.9% tax refund instead of 8% (with 1.1% processing fee), they do give 5% off for discount, to total you enjoy 11.9%!
HK Snob
HK Watch Fever
Japan Snob 



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Makati Gathering with Philippine Watch and wine Connoisseur!




Makati gathering
I had a time to gather with this gentleman who has been knowing good watch could be one of the investment items like what he has for other investment:  Restaurant, Trading company, other

He loves good watches and exotic wines...In fact he buys wine in cases direct from Chateau.
He doesn't  drink alone and I was invited to go to meet him at this Shopping mall at his restaurant.

He like AP as much as Patek, well, this gentleman bought his AP in Taiwan with less 20% discount, he said he should know me earlier knowing that I get less 28% which could be more cheaper in HK, but I said that 8 % really matters much for a man like him.

We had a bottle of Angelus 1989 then a Bottle of Latour 1988
The Angelus 1989 is known for his strong and powerful tenin and yet giving you a secent of flowers that was the same bottle it showed up on the train appeared in the James Bond movie Royale Casino with by Daniel Craig as James Bond.

More interesting is he likes the AP because of his dual time, but I doubt as the second time zone dial is so small how could he sees the time correctly, he is older than I at least 5 years I believe.

He loves my Diver watch and ask why I like it, I said as I used to go gold watch, it may be fun to try out some expensive watch with cheap low tech material with hi tech to make : Carbon composite.

After I using a few days, I feel I like it as it is big in size, clear to read, and light to wear, and most of the cases I will not be recognized as an Expensive watch, you can travel to Malate to those night club, KTV, local restaurants and bars and no one seems to care what is on your hand.

Note that this man used to put 5 minutes fatser on his watch, he told me this 5 minutes makes him always ahead in schedule!

Makati Snob

Rolex AD at Rockwell Powerplant Mall, Makati




Rolex AD at Rockwell Powerplant Mall, Makati
I was wandering for window shopping whilst waiting for my Customer at this Shopping mall.
And popped into the Rolex AD right there, I did not go inside as through the thick bullet-proof window  I could see only one Submariner date  116610LN, one Submariner no Date 114060, one Seadweller 116600,
...
and there is no DeepSea D-blue, 116660
No GMT master II Black Blue Ref 116710BLNR
Of course no Daytona...
There is less than 40 Rolex Watches in the Shop.
Makati Snob