It would be easy to tie up an Index Happiness with how rich you are.
But most of the cases, they aren't…
Many people are very rich, not necessarily they are Happy.
I have a Friend who is the top 200 tax payers in Philippines, but he has to eat 20 over pills a day.
He is Rich but I don't think that is Happy. I had learnt a story from a French I met yesterday that he met a Super Rich lady in HK, she has to carry bag of medicine and pills every day. And she won’t feel uneasy to have her French teacher waiting for 3 hours to start the lesson!
Well, many of my colleagues are very rich, but I hardly seen them smile, well, Money that is really matter for them, work hard, save hard, rush to finish his plate of Cha Siu Rice at Tai Pai Dong lunch time, then rush out to breathe his dessert of Marlboro Gold.
A CFO running after Money for the past 25 years, earned average 5M a year. That is not had money for a position in HK. After his retirement, he got cancer and passed away within 2 years. Why? Because he had so focused on his work and that his Engine kept running 4,000 RPM during his life serving the company. Once he retired, the engine is idling at 900 RPM, and his cancer cells have had started growing at 5,000 RPM….
I had another friend who is so rich that he can buy a pair of Loud speaker cable 6 feet with USD $12,000, It is about HKD$640 dollar for an Inch? How about sound likes? Well, must be “Different” but that Difference” is what you had paid for, well, he is happy, that is what money spent for.
Another friend “C” who love to have PP, and he is looking at a discontinued Model 5960P Blue dial. When I offered him once he did not respond, after the watch was sold out.… and one day…
He asked me to find one for him, well, good friend Leon spotted One in Watch air in HK on last Friday with HK$328,000. I informed “C” he can go and buy… he returned me message : “Ask them to offer HKD$280,000, then I will consider? “
I was shock ….Well, as a friend, I said: “Hey, those people selling watch there are some of the Rich people in HKClass B in HK, the Show start at 10 and close at 5, they don't have time for tire-kickers, and of course me and my friend will not do thing “insane “ to be so cheap asking price reduction in front of this nuisance in the fair.
Most of the rich people think that they deserved to be served. The process of buying a watch is fun.
Of course, it is pitiful that after you have bought it, it will be kept in the dark cool safe deposit for year, and waited to see the light one day someone will offer better price to “BUY” from you. That is Watch trading. You are he Store keeper of this watch, not the real owner…
What is life meaning to the watch is to tick on your wrist, only when it get rains on it, wind, sand storms, fogs, sea water, morning dews at Tai Mo Shan, sweat, and that is the real function of a great watch.
I have seen a friend who never like to wear “new “ watch, after he bought a new Watch:-
He held his watch and rubbed on Sands at beaches, he put in a glass of diluted ammonia and left the watch inside there for days, then he put it in a “ Washing Machine “ with Clothes to wash for hours, and he worn it happily…probably his watch is very Clean… his watch is now made to look like a vintage Patek Philippe!He is Happy!
Hong Kong isn’t the poorest country in the world and people is not poor I mean the Class B and C, but I think most of them is not happy!
You know most of the men have only 2.3 times sex a month? Of course I think if 60 Times a month Might not be a “Happy Event” too!
95% of your boss never showed smile to you and your colleague, only in front his direct superior and or his customers, well, when you get old and you can read faces like I do, And it is hard for me to tell any difference between cunning grin and smile from his cheek.
The above mentioned is not story, it is real things I have experienced….
You may ask why I write this … well, I really don't know myself! Till next!
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New dated May EU Parallel GMT Master II BLNR X2
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Rolex Ref 1501 with Rare Lacquor Dial, Gold hands for Sale
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Who has a longer hands?
Thanks for the participation of 6 of us, The Merchant, The Corporate Director, The Dealer (Lady), a Curry Beef Critic and me the Blogger to come and share three hours of Joy, appreciation and most of all:-
Their effort of bringing Pounds of Gold, Platinum and Steel Watches to share!
Item for Sale The Ref 16613 patina Purple Dial Submariner. Watch only, 11 links, X-Series Asking HKD$46,500 with Box, HKD$46,000 no box!
The Citizen Watch in pair HKD$6,800
The Bvlgari Diver Watch Simple 3 hands, Chronometer Grade, 200M Italian Design with Bvlgari IConic Bracelet, 38mm diameter fits perfectly to Asian Wrist Full Set with Box and Paper , Asking HKD$8,900
Of the 20 million watches produced in Switzerland each year, only 24,000 bear the Hallmark of Geneva. (0.12%)
Roger Dubuis is the only Manufacture of which the entire range is 100% Hallmark of Geneva certified.
I believe that watch lover of Patek Philippe is not the same time watch Lover of Roger Dubuis, I think Roger Dubuis watch lovers will likely the admirers of Patek Philippe. I am one of them.
Some of the watches that is carrying a Supreme High price that you may hesitate to enter their Boutique in IFS, Peninsular Hotel, 1881 and Pacific Place…
Is there exception? Well, as there we can have a unique Watch here such as the last one, lady with Diamond bezel: Velvet White, gold Case, and a wonderful!! There is just ONLY One in Asia! Can change Alligator strap easily.
A few thousand years, Chinese used water to power a Clock Tower, though time keeping was not too accurate.
When wedeveloped the use of pendulum ‘s potential energy to drive a spring coil to save up energy and the pendulum could form a time keeping device as we called Clock.
Boluva’s Accutron is the early version of low frequency electronic Watch, then Seiko's Quartz watch adopting the much higher frequency of vibration and this has better accuracy.
Rolex launched Oyster Quartz Ref 3100 with Beta 21 movement back in 60s.
Accuracy of Rolex OQ is about 0.33 second per month, but it needs a battery to drive the whole mechanical movement and IC Mmodule.
Atomic clocks use an electromagnetic signal of light emitted at an exact frequency to move electrons in caesium atoms.
The physicists built their ytterbium clocks using about 10,000 rare-earth atoms cooled to 10 micro Kelvin (10 millionths of a degree above absolute zero) and trapped in an optical lattice made of laser light.
Another laser that "ticks" 518 trillion times per second triggers a transition between two energy levels in the atoms. The clock's high stability is owed to the large number of atoms.
US scientists say they have built the world's most precise clock, whose ticking rate varies less than two parts in one quintillion!
As you may know for every purchase of your Rolex, the Authorized Dealer will have to write on the invoice the full amount of payment with date of the purchase. It is Mandatory to put down the date of the purchase on the Warranty card. Rolex allows 24 months of warranty on your Rolex effective from the date of Purchase.
There is some request not to put date on the Warranty card, it does not work on Rolex unless the shop manager is you!
And there is no way to put a later date of Purchase as Rolex does not allow do have this purchase.
Though there are numerous requests to put the date of the purchase later a few days or a couple of week for certain reason, like the Birthday of yours.
Rolex is trying soon to use 2D Matrix code or some other means to stop this “malpractice”!
When you purchase a Rolex, there is a scanner to scan the Code on the Warranty card and the Real Date of Purchase will be recorded in the Rolex Central System Worldwide electronically and Automatically; no one could amend this.
This will control the date registration on the warranty card.
Still, the manual writing the “Date of Purchase” will be required to tell the watch owner the day of purchase on the warranty card.