Friday, August 29, 2014

A drop of Loctite threadlocker will save your Rolex from dropping!


This is an accident to get scratches on another friend's beloved GMT Master II,
Since this is new, I suggested him to bring to RSC for FREE Polishing!



 Loctite 242 threadlocker


Have you noticed that your Rolex watch pin for locking up the links were added a drop of threadlocker?

That tiny drop of threadlocker could save your expensive Rolex from loosening and or drop out!


Today my colleague's new GMT Master Black blue was dropped,  luckily onto the carpet!
Simply the Korean Rolex shop staff did not put any threadlocker onto the pin when he bought his watch at Seoul Airport.


In Hong Kong, there are shops don't apply Loctite onto your Rolex. There are also Rolex AD to put Loctite after bracelet lenght adjustment.

I would recommend you to use as the Threadlocker is not adhesive, it prevents pins or screws being loosened. It will not corrode the gold pins or stainless steel pin of your Rolex bracelet. Same for Roger Dubuis, the shop manager at PP helped me to add Loctite too to ensure the massive watch case won't be separated from the leather strap due to loosened gold pin!


Next time, remind your Rolex shop to do it after bracelet length adjustment.


I listen to Aus Pron Star's advice to apply Loctite 242 is it is would not seized on all fine screw Rolex bracelet pin.

As for my big Roger Dubuis, I used Loctite 262 which is a stronger threadlocker as the pin is much thicker and would be unscrewed without difficulties.
 
HK Snob


Monday, August 25, 2014

Rolex Ref 116710BLNR GMT Master II Black Blue on Sale

There are known two pieces of such a BNIB Full Set watch in Town, cash deal HKD$65,300

If you are looking for this Hottest item that you can consider now.

WhatsApp me ASAP!

HK Snob

1978 NOS Rolex Daytona Ref 6263

Enjoy the Sunshine

Daytona


Label is still there as it was in 1978

Flawless Dial





This shocks me as I have never seen vintage watches in such good condition. It was sold in 1978 at USD$695.00
now it may be worth USD$80,000. What a good investment!


Rolex Daytona Ref 6263 NOS 1978. Private Collection of a French.


Thanks for Thierry allowing me to SHOW OFF your watches at my blogs!

HK Watch Fever
HK Snob


Is it easy to Crack a Rolex Crystal?


I don't know how to say, it is hard and it is also very easy.
As it is very hard (second to diamond ) that means it could be brittle!
I have tried to use hammer to wrack the Sapphire crystal, I was quite hard to crack it at all.
My when my daughter used the watch for three days, she brought back to me saying that it was cracked without any notice on how did it happen. I was a bit mad! How could you break it!?
What should we do if the sapphire crystal was cracked?

We should pull out the crown stopping the watch to move as if not the broken sapphire debris would damage the expensive dials by the moving hands.

Send to Rolex Service centre for repair.

It is about HKD$1,500 for a replacement on a Sapphire Crystal, friend of mine had sent his Submariner M116610LN for replacement of the cracked crystal, he had to pay for HKD$5,000, of course, Rolex will ask you to change the water sealing ring, clean it a bit. 3 weeks!

As for my daughter's watch, I sent to a good old watch smith at Sham Shui Po, he immediately replaced for me with Genuine Rolex Crystal, HKD$800  in just 35 minutes.

HK Snob

貴買平用

市面上大約有一萬款面膜,內含蛋白,蜜糖,㛔皇素,蛇胆,青瓜,黃瓜,薏米,蘆薈,靈芝,燕窩的,人參,冬蟲草,蝸牛,田七,保濕厠因子,玻尿酸,尿囊素,水解膠原蛋白,小解尿酸,無良尿素....一堆大家都吾識的名稱加上一些维他命A~Z,無奇不有,再玩落去的有可能會有孔雀屎,或處男尿...。

有試問有多少隻真的對皮膚有效。我吾知,因為無錢買!

有幾款用24KT金做,收你幾百元一片,比錢的開心,收錢者大喜悅,結果呢,客户心情大好,面容改善幾多心中有數,但已值得。無所謂,這些都是上流闊太期待的!
最緊要有地方花大錢! 有得威! 
心情靚而顏面都自然會靚D喇!


試問有多少隻面膜真的使你皮膚改矍變得更滑,更有彈性?  我的確吾知,但你真的看看面膜內包含什麼東西,有何能是强力的防腐劑! 
好似木仍衣的保你持吾變三千年!
或有可能我的"美麗逸記"可能明天變成我的"毁容日記"!



不明白女人買衫,天天買,每星期買,買得好過癮,不错,你上去旺角中心看看,再去PP (Pacific Place) 看看,大有體會。旺角中心T-shirt二十九元,牛仔褲四十五元,PP一件T-shirt 要200至1500元,牛仔褲600到3000元。結果呢,去旺角買衫的人每年平均花費可能比去PP的多。因為平。你會多買; .......平害死人!


勞力士
你一年買幾多隻?平均一年0.1隻。其它人買較平價的錶(1000~3000元)一年可能四隻。十年後的結果。買"勞力士"的手上仍然戴住隻九成五新閃閃零的Rolex!

另外那人,手上仍然戴住一隻幾千元的錶。
因為好多其它的已可能吾行得,吾記得換電漏電瓜左。或者壞左?

這就是"貴買平用"之意。

錢花得值吾值得都是重要的課題!

港璨勞奴

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Zenith "ChronoMaster" Chronograph on Sale



Zenith Flagship Series 17.0240.410  ChronoMaster T Chronogrpah Full Calendar in 18KT Rose Gold.

Pre-owned in Mint Condition with box.
Zenith Caliber 410 El Primero , Auto; 40mm
31 jewel; 36,000 vph, power reserve 50 hours
Circa 2010 approx.
Comes with a brand new Croco strap.

Now only HKD$65,000

HK Snob

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Reward Peso 5,000,000 for Manny Pacquiao’s Lost Daytona!




Manny's Another Rolex Daytona


Manny Pacquiao lost his Vintage Daytona in a 5 star Hotel in Manila
The message was reported by Blog friend Johnson at Manny’s face book.
From what he said this is a Vintage Rolex, yes, Vintage (model?) Daytona embedded with diamonds.

Question 1
Pacquiao said the watch was Vintage, on he said that the watch was Rolex Cosmograph year model 2010 with serial number G753439 (verified that GXXXXXX is 2010 watch).

Question 2.
He knows this is rare and expensive watch why he put down his watch for hand washing, most of all Rolex is waterproof including this Daytona. Pacman ' watch may have problem in water resistant.
 I never put down my watch in rest room.

Question 3
How much this watch is worth? I really don't know much of vintage Rolex as it depends who wants to buy it at Auction, this watch is at least worth USD$485,000 (according to MP said in his Fb)

Some of places he used to show up, like La Opera at Fort or Wooden Horse Restaurant in Alabang as I have seen his pictures Manny taken with Restaurant’s owner Kochi Tabei hanging at the wall beside the rest room.

Next time I should follow him to the rest room, as he used to have a lot of Expensive Rolex!

This is another Pink gold Rolex (or Yellow Gold)

If you found the watch, you will get the Peso 5M reward.

HK Snob

PS Pacman Found his watch on 26 Aug, and yet who is the lucky one to get the 5M award is not known!



Friday, August 22, 2014

好色的勞力士




勞力士每年都攪攪新意思。而今年一口氣推出五款新錶。
而蓝色似乎喺勞力士今年專注的顏色。

年初的GMT MASTER II BLUE BLACK model ref 116710BLNR非常渴市,每月每店只配售二隻。無折頭。只有錶店提供九五折。

七月中到港SeaDweller 4000就叫好不叫座。只有三兩小貓問價而矣,大概因為當時訂價是嚇人的$78,000! 價格比潛水Submariner $16,700, 而只 Deepsea$3,700;而後來便知道DeepSea 將大幅加價。

八月頭傳聞的Milgauss 藍面己到,有九五折。真錶比相片靚得多多聲!

而八月四日勞力士在網站站發報2014 DeepSea 藍黑面相片,錶面上半部蓝色,下半部黑色!都幾有創意,DeepSea 能下潛12,000呎,我估潛得深看不到光,所以錶面下半部是黑色的。

八月十八日全港勞力士都有八款錶全面加價,加幅是2.9巴仙到6.7巴仙左右,這是2011年九月到現在第一次加價。請參考付表。

另外116000今年出了三種新色:灰,紫和 金棕色。似乎紫色格外另人喜愛。貨源稀少。
很多人問我買那一隻最好?我問好的意思是"好用"? "好扺"?一或好"投資"?
計我話"好用" GMT Master II,
"好靚"116000 紫色,
"投資"大可能是DeepSea,
因為多年來DeepSea黑沉沉的錶面有一些人看厭了。但如果你平時拿去戴的話。但當考慮一個5.7(216.5grams)重的錶會不會太重呢?
除非你拿去釣魚台潛下去找日本人的足跡,或去濟洲岛扮海女潛水攞海帶。
我建議買Submariner,它真的是最實用。而Submariner 新價是$63,900, 仍然比新價格九月中到逽的DeepSea$90,500平宜$26,600! 差不多可以買多人隻116000比你的老友或知己矣!

New List Price in Hong Kong Dollar
116000 Oyster Perpetual 36mm $40,000
116660 -98210 Deepsea Blue $90,500
116660-98210 Black $88,000
116600 SeaDweller 4000
HK$78,800
116400GV-72,400 Milgauss blue dial $61,600
116710BLNR -78200 GMT Master II $67,300
116710LN-78200 GMT Master II GREEN POINTER $63,200
港燦勞奴


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

五支火柴





五六十年代中國內地資訊並未發達,一般人事手有多手錶大都是內地產品,吉林,中山,南京,上海,杭州是國內有些名氣的,牌子是以當時國營錶廠命名,當時一隻上海十七石上鍊手錶是大約四十圓,那是一個月的普通工人一每月的工資。偶爾看見一些北上的港澳人仕手上地的勞力士,有一普遍稱謂"五支火柴"。

七十年代當時一隻Date Just 1601 大約是一千二百港元。


上面的勞力士商標是一隻1970, 1803勞力士Day Date 保証書

HK Snob

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Ultimate Journey out to the Space!

  


When one was about to ask his wife to give me money to buy a preowned Ferrari 360 yellow with just 36,000KM. with HKD$650,000!, Friend of mine told him his mate had just changed a new Lambor Aventator, he showed the picture on his Iphone4, well, It was a fantastic car, of course, no question about it! How about a Pagani Huayra….

It could not be coming into an end as there are new model of Human’s most expensive Toy for people who like SPEED every years on road.

Whatever car you are driving could not possible be comparable to the experience to be on Virgin Galactic flight into the space.  It could blow off 100,000 litres of fuel to move up high enough to get rid of the Earth’s Gravitational force and spin you out the space with an acceleration of 15G.

Imagine that could be once in life time experience and not too many people could afford to pay for the ticket… I cannot. Not been the ticket going to New Mexico’s departure station in economy class.

I just thought to myself what is the best watch the passenger should wear?

GMT MASTER II? I think that is no use as we don't know how we should set the 2nd time zone!

Submariner? Day Date? No, I think only one watch a Daytona as you can measure only the flying time and it may be the only watch that it still could be function normally after the Flight….

Oh HK Snob, dream on…

HK Watch Fever
HK Snob
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Make your own Watch Strap


Cheong Fat leather Shop, Taken on 17 Aug , Sunday, they don't Open

Rare Rolex pony watch strap


How to make you Watch Strap by yourself!?
A decent thin alligator‘s strap for a thin watch AP is about HKD$2,500
An Original Rolex Pony strap will be about HKD$3,000 if still you can find one Nowadays.
Somehow it is fun too to make your own style of watch strap by yourself, and it may take a while for you to make one perfectly. But that could be fun!

This is a great website that teaches you step by step how to make it…
Though his watch in use is a fake Daytona!
You can buy many type of leather at very good price in this Leather shop at Dundus Street shown here.

Probably the tools too, but I have to find out more later on when I have time.


HK Watch Fever
HK Snob
Kung Fu Master ( School of No name, 2nd lower honour )

Friday, August 15, 2014

Breaking News: Rolex Ad Hong Kong Will Increase Price on 18 August 2014


The Affected Rolex Watches with Maui in Mt. Bulter HK on 15 Aug 2014



There has been rumour for many months, and had been verified by at least two of the major Rolex AD Chains in Hong Kong that price will be increased on coming Monday, if you are smart, BUY in these two days.

This time, we can say they are focused on the major Sport Model, increasing from 2.9% to 6.7%

This is the first time after last price adjustment in 2011 September.

Let's see if it apply to ALL Models by Monday! Seems no
as far as the latest insider's information


PS, We have some special offer for Ref 116610LN and Ref
116710LN Submariner and GMT master II green Pointer of 9% off using OLD price payable in CASH for HK "888" watch!  That is $56,551 for Submariner and $55,692 for GMT
The saving could be Huge! Whilst Stocks last.

HK Snob

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Ref 16018 18KT gold Rolex Date Just on Sale

Rolex Ref 16018 Date Just in 18 KT gold.






Sapphire crystal, Auto movement, never been polished, Black charming dial with watch size of 36mm.

The Rolex is on sale at HKD$38,000.

It comes with brand new crocodile strap and substitube buckle.


For my Blog friend in France, We will send this Watch Cloth to you next week, I am sorry that I miss all the time as owner of the Watch cloth "David Watch" could not pass me on week end.

You will get it. Please don't worry!! I will send you by air mail next week



 
HK Snob
Watch Fever
HK Kong Tsaan

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rolex Ref 116000 Oyster Perpetual 36mm NEW Colour Dial Arrives Hong Kong!



Three Awesome Colour: Purple, Champange Brown and the Grey on the Oyster Perputual is now available in one of the Major AD of Rolex Hong Kong....
FCFS
One Each Only... List price Ref $40,000
For more, contact my Whatsapp...

HK Snob


Monday, August 11, 2014

Robin Williams died on Monday 11 August at home.



When I landed Manila this morning, just had a chance to pick up tis news!
I am sad as Robin is one of my favourite actors, I still remember I watch the movie Good Morning Vietnam (1987)  and the later one The Bicentennial Man (1999).
These are two Robin’s movies I cannot forget, the first one is comedy with a finale episode of those Bombing Saigoon killing famers, civilians at same time Louis Armstrong Sings “What a Beautiful World”…very touching.  I am sure this sentimental scene make more people knows about this fabulous song of Louis Armstrong. The picture was mostly shot in Bangkok instead of Vietnam, ranked 4th highest grossing film in 1987. Chintara Sukapatana is very pretty in the Movie!
Similarly the beautiful song also appears in the last two minutes of the movie "Madeline".

As for the Bicentennial man, the story was touching as if you see you beloved one getting old and died in your arms… That keep telling us to pay attention to those who you love, care for your friends and relatives.
Robin dies at age of 63, this is a loss of those who loves him.
HK Snob

Sunday, August 10, 2014

What material is being used on a Rolex Day Date?



From someone saying whatever you can see on the Rolex Day Date is Gold
Meaning that say for a Rolex 1803, the case is Yellow 18KT old, The bracelet, the watch locking pins, the screws, the hour index, hour, minutes and second pointers is also made with 18KT yellow Gold

How about a 18049 White Gold Day Day?
Meaning that say the case is 18KT white gold, the bracelet, the watch locking pins, the screws, the hour index, hour, minute and second pointers is also made with 18KT white Gold.

How about a Platinum 118206 Day Date?
The case is 950 Platinum, the bracelet, the watch locking pins, the screws, the hour index, hour, minutes and second pointers is also made with platinum.

Someone has commented that even from Rolex Dealer saying that only 18 KT White Gold is being used on the hour, Minute and second pointers, not Platinum!
I need an Answer as there is no way for me to check unless I take such an Expensive Watch to the lab and use EDAX to check the material… Ref 118206 is listed at HKD$430,000!

HK Watch Fever
HK Snob
Hi Fi Fever

Zenith , Chronomaster Day-Date Moon, Ref.02.0240.410/01 in Steel on Sale









Now you can pay just HKD$29,000 To get this 96% new Hi Beat Zenith with Full Set of Cert. paper and box Home!


HK Snob
HK Watch Fever

PS Watch sold to one Zenith Lover at 1530 16 Aug 2014.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Still there is some crooks in Rolex Purchase in Hong Kong!



shops which has made unlawful deals


HK has been a shopping paradise since 80’s I am sure with the developing of adjacent cities like Singapore, Seoul, K.L, Bangkok, Hong Kong’s would still be the top shopping centre for locals and foreigners?
Yes, by right it is, as Hong Kong is still a tax free port, Not VAT, No Purchase tax, No tax on watches, Red wine.
After HK Dollar was pegged with US dollar in 1983, the value of Hong Kong is no longer amongst the highest in Asia, I used to get One SGD for 1.9HKD in 1982, now One Singapore Dollar is 6.2 HK Dollars!

I used to get 120RMB with 100 HKD, now 100 HKD can get as much as 80 RMB, our money is low which is good for export and shopping.

There are bad deals, crooks and cheats in Hong Kong, though that was only a very numbers of cases but this but still we need to exercise with care.
1. We have seen a US tourist buying a zoom lens at the shop, but it becomes a bottle of “Coca Cola” by time returned the Hotel, however police cannot help on the case as the invoice address was not existed in HK. ( He did not check the address on the invoice)

2. A case that Japanese bought a camera using cash for better discount,  he gave the money to one chap be believed was the sales man of the shop, but after 10 minutes he found out that he is gone. And the shop keepers kept saying that he did not aware he gave money to anyone…! He was cheated. (Bad Shop at TST). Police has been reported with complaints on the shop, but the closed and open somewhere with another Shop name.

A recent case in July, a Thai bought a used Franken Rolex SeaDweller, with paper and box with HKD$40,000, (good Deal, right?) It seems to be a good deal, but when he returned Bangkok, he found that the bracelet was from a Submariner. He complained by phone, mail but no response from the shop any more. That is a Shop in TST area. He asked me to expose this case to the internet but I think we should be more alert when we buy watch in Hong Kong. (a good reputable shop should list down on the invoice the watch case, S/N, the bracelet model No. on the invoice)

So What should we do?
1. Go trustful shops, approved Shop list from the Tourist Centre of HK

2. Check carefully on the invoice on the terms, some of the shop writes “Goods cannot be returned, nor refund” Then you should beware. Verify the address on the invoice, does it cope with the shop address you visit?

3. Buy always in Big Authorized Dealer, that is safest way!
Yes, the discount is not that attractive, but that is your decision to have a better discount or a better comfort and assurance of the watch you buy for years.


What we should check when we buy Rolex?

These are the items you may use as a counter check for verification.

1. Serial no. Of the watch is same on the Rolex warranty card and Shop invoice.

2. Check the laser Rolex logo under the sapphire at 6 o’clock position, is it clearly cut, sharp?

3. Check if there is Q code on left side tape on the watch.

4. Inspect the dial for defect or dust on the dial. (dust?  Yes, something but very rare, QC issue)

5. Check for signs like bluster or bubbles by re-taping on the watch sides, there is difficulties to remove and put back the tape outside Rolex factory. If it happens, the watch has been used not a brand new.

6. Check for shop mistakenly or purposely give you smaller or old box of different design. As they want to purge out all old boxes. Try to put the watch into the box and see if it could be close properly.

You should have these when you buy Rolex:
~The Watch
~The right Box
~The Warranty card with Country Code “888” in Hong Kong.
~The Manual
~Rolex Service Booklet
~Invoice listed down price, S/n and date of purchase of the watch
-  The Joys and Happiness to buy a genuine Rolex!


PS
Shops that is situated in most expensive area selling low margin goods such as handphones, Camera and Chinese medicine, dried seafood...You should be alert when you buy in that kinds of shops. As normally they cannot recover their cost by selling goods via normal way of doing Business in that area.
The Electronics shop is characterized with a lot of of sales, say 6~8 sales in a small shop of 300 square feet. They were suspected with dealing money laundry monkey business too.


HK Snob
HK Kong Tsaan
HK Watch Fever

Rolex Day Date 1803




Rolex best of the best: Day Date Ref 1803.
For those who Love watches would not ignore this most adorable model Rolex 1803.
I have been posted 70 posts on this "Day Date", Why? Simply because there are so much fun to collect., to wear, to show, to depend, to expect on such a Long lasting Rolex Flag Ship Model 1803!
It is slimmer, smaller in outlook than the newer 18038,  it is super durable, never miss any of your Important dating with your girl friend, or buy friends, ex-wife at Pak Kai Hotel.

It is super Attractive, never been losing face in front of other watches at executive meeting, balls, parties and meeting your president.
But more funny part is that they have tried all effort to use different colour, material to make the watch so Attractive, to beautiful, I like those Wild Colour, I like Diamond, that Rolex 1803 has all I need.
These are some of the Rolex Day Date, some are my watches, some are getty pictures, Look at them who can have so many colour, dial for a single model of watch, ONLY Rolex…

If you hesitate to go into this world of Day Date, I can say, it is not too late! For those who are already addicted to 1803, they know what I am saying.

For those who have been poisoned by 1803, well, no one can help you unless you sell some of your best collection, will you!?

PS
There is one Alien in the Picture, Which ONE?
HK Snob
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