Monday, February 29, 2016

Wanted list of Pre-owned watches


*Patek Philippe Calatrava

6000G-010 

6000G-012

6000R-001

HKD$80-90K

 

* Rolex 18038 or 1803

Day Date with Champagne Gold dial preferable with Paper

HKD$70K - 80K

* Rolex 19019 White Gold Oyster Quartz in Blue or Black Dial With paper

HKD$70-80K

 

*Day Date 118206 Platinum Day Date 36mm

HKD$160K to 190K

*Rolex Submariner ref 16610LV green bezel , with paper NOS preferred

HKD$70K - 80K

 

Price is just a rough reference only as we know that condition will determines the final price.

 
If there is such a watch wanted to let go, you can whatsapp me at +63998981111

HK Snob

HK Watch Fever

Next attraction:up coming preowned watches on sales : Rolex, Omega, IWC, Cartier

Adidas Yellow NMD launch Bangkok Central World campout last week
 
 
 
Up coming watch to be posted for sale.

1. Omega Dynamic limited 1973 pieces

2. IWC Porsche design Ocean500 titanium

3. Cartier 369 Pasha MOP 35mm

4. Rolex Yellow Gold 1803 Special light tobacco dial.
Just RSC renewed with new hands, new Chinese Day dial, new crystal, with match brand new matching colour alligator Strap. Interesting one!


Will post Tomorrow.

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever Group


Watches for sale, Omega, Rolex, Porsche Design (IWC), Cartier

 

 




Vomit heart and Splash Blood

Richard Mille and Yeezy Boots 350, what else!?
 
 
 
First things first; his is a Chinese slang for trying very very, very hard….that it seems like you have literally thrown out your own heart and spilled out your blood.

 

What do HKers vomit their hearts and splash their blood for? Freedom? A lawful society? Monster Parents, Political chaos, Democracy, Wealth? Fair treatment? You have overestimated us.

 

These are all very important but meanwhile lofty things to fight for. These things are noble. They are complicated. They are worth fighting for. But most of us are too paltry to chase after these world-changing values.

 
The red horse of one of HK Watch Fever friends


So, we work very hard for materialistic things. Rolexes, Ferraris, Lambros, Pateks, Piguets,……. Or very fine wine Petrvs and DRC? Which could cost a grass-root level person his monthly salary X10 times or X1000 times.

 

But we are never tired of chasing after these things. We work till we cannot. We sell what we can sell, just to buy what we will later sell. Everything can be bought by installments.
 
 
You know, flats can be bought through 30 years mortgages. Rolexes and Ferraris can be had through paying by installments. I doubt for some exotic Ferraris!?

 

I am not lucky not because I am not wealthy. I am lucky because I do not know much about other more extravagance other than watches, Pen, Vinyl, Hi Fi, good food, wine…LOL!

 

Whether one vomits his heart and splashes his blood for something because he likes it is important. If you do so because you want to satisfy your ego or vanity, then forget it, because both will never be satisfied.

 

Buying a Rolex or a Ferrari will make you happy. But not for long. You will eventually sell them and look for something new. Life, however, sometimes is built on such pieces of temporary happiness. Nothing in the material world is eternal.

 

So, if you are trying too very hard today just to own a Platinum Daytona, a Richard Mille or a Ferrari, please do realize that you are about to drop into a black hole. What you want will eventually come if you really do want it.
 
 
Sweetness is the end result of all endeavors. I myself work hard to buy my beloved watches. But, it is necessary to know when you are trying too hard. If you don’t, you may lose something priceless.

 

We all live in a world full of temptations. We all live in cities where even everything is not enough. Some people work their butts off to have a sip of Laffite. Some pay his annual salary for a Patek Philippe, these are real connoisseurs, they are not collectors .
 
These are all good impetus for us to work hard. But, if in your world there are only these things, you had better take a look at what is wrong. But don't worry, When one can have passion to such a watch that take your annual income, you are the real watch lover. Same as you can buy 3 month salary to buy a Bottle of DRC, well, you are real Wine taster!

 

So I am stingy, as I always trying to buy one good one instead of twenty so so one… that is not Chinese say: One Song to run all Karaokes… this is a really watch frantic and at same time Watch economist!

 

I met a young handsome Pinoy Alfonso who worn a pair of Yeezy Boot and a stunning Richard Mille RM-11 on his wrist at First Class Airline Lounge, he looked very causal having style and all I felt he is having Motivation to chase for what he loves…

Is that what “Passion” calls in positive way or “Materialized Spoiled brain” in negative way... whatever, nevertheless I think he enjoys life.

 

Vanity of vanities, Saith the Preacher, Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!
 

After all, if you don’t have a dream what is the difference between you and Tai O salted Ma Yau Fish!?

 

Jason L/HK Snob

HK Watch Fever Group

Saturday, February 27, 2016

More about Rolex Oyster Quartz...the legend of Rolex





a beautiful Oyster Quartz Day Date in Birch Dial Ref 19018 with box
Courtesy Picture of OysterQuartz.Watch
 



 


When I asked for a OQ (OysterQuartz) box, friends of mine keeps sending picture of  what they have or of what they used to have...

These are the boxes specially made for Rolex Oyster Quartz, a box of good condition is now about US$350 to US$500.

They are not cheap at all! neither the watch!

If you are interested knowing to investigate more on Oyster Quartz go for this site.

http://www.oysterquartz.watch/


This is Durian, if you like it, you will be enchanted, if not you will cover your nose and run away...

HK Snob
Watch Fever

Rolex Oyster Quartz Ref 19018 Birch Dial


Rolex OysterQuartz is somewhat some peoples' poison and at same time someone's holy grail.

I don't have to explain more why and if you know the history about OysterQuartz then probably you will feel needed to look for one.

Many people asked me how long a Rolex OysterQuartz could last, Well, I cannot tell, base on how a Semiconductor chip was made in the 70's I can say that the watch could last for 50 years minimum.

What if the chip starts to fail after 50 years because of copper migration, or propagation of molding compound delamination cause the wire to broken? Rolex could possible replay a new chip for you!?

I don't know if that has been the case but I am sure that Rolex has minimum 2,000 spare chips for the total 25,000 watches made since 1977 to 2003.

Well, I have been using this watch for 6 years, I did not see this is getting aged, instead I feel that I should only wear this when I have good mood.

I was asked what is the value of this watch, roughly I can say USD$10,000.  Actually I am looking forward to exchange for a Onyx or lapis blue dial, if you like to exchange with me. I am glad to... but I don't have a box as an Original OysterQuartz Box is about USD$450.

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever

Friday, February 26, 2016

Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier for Sale





Ballon Bleu De Cartier is one of the iconic watch design from Cartier, Ref W6920041.

The unique Ball shape echoed with the ball shape crown that is concealed in the ball shape crown guard.

It was told to be unisex but I think it is more suitable for lady. Pink Dial with size 36mm that no one has excuse to say it is too small!

HK MSRP HK$47,200

This is 95% brand new dated 28,  Dec 2015 

It comes with add spare Croco strap, Full Set under 2 years warranty!





Now this watch is ready to be sold at Cash HKD$23,500 net



HK Snob

HK Watch Fever

PS
Watch Sold on 27 Feb 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Yourtime Watch service Shop in Greenbelt 1, Makati.




Alexander Bautista was checking the watch with bracelet removed


Today I delivered a BNIB Full Set an Explorer I to a friend at this Yourtime Watch service shop as he needed to adjust the bracelet. Much likely he wanted to wear this watch immediately and at the same time authenticated it. Of course I was happy about this move as it is important to let him feel his money spent is worth and everything is real.


I feel Alex is very serious about his work and he did used up 40 minutes to remove the tape, removed the bracelet and scrutinized the watch, adjusted the bracelet and assembled them.


I have noticed that Alex is having passion on watch repair and I believe he is famous in Manila handling watch repair.

His shop is situated at Greenbelt 1, Ayala Centre, Makati City
His shop phone number, (02) 5092703.

FYR, if you buy a Rolex, you can bring into any Rolex AD shop for the bracelet adjustment, and it is free.

Of course you can bring it to Yourtime asking Alex to do that for you. And you should pay him some service charges!

Remarks.,
I am Highly recommend you to visit this gentleman for watch check, repair and Service, Alex has passion on Watch!

Manila Snob
HK Watch Fever

Rolex Vintage Oyster Perpetual Date Ref 15238 On Sale







Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date in black Dial Ref 15238 on sale, Auto 34 mm. T-series. Full length Bracelet.

This watch has just left the Rolex Service Centre for changing a brand new Black Dial, hands and case and Bracelet has been cleaned thoroughly

The Bracelet is Rolex Oyster rivet that came with this watch leaving the Swiss Rolex Factory.

The Watch Owner is in need of cash for some watch upgrade, a very special price of HKD$60,000 cash.

Now, we cannot even buy a steel GMT Master II blue black with HKD$60,000!

HK Snob
 
PS
This watch was sold on 6 March 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hong Kong 888 Rolex new Discount


 
 
 
HK Watch Fever
HK Snob

The latest Price information on Rolex Daytona in HK Ad and parallel import.

Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel Ref 116520 in Black
 
 
 
 
 
The Rolex Dayton has been very popular among watch enthusiasts for the past two decades, or even more. When a person is asked of which Rolex to buy, the answer is often the Daytona. I myself plan to get a white dial 116520 this year so I am still trying to understand why this model has been so popular.

 

As Rolex’s only chronograph, the Daytona has enjoyed its fame for a long time. I did not choose the Daytona for my past several purchases because I was not very fond of it for a few reasons.

 

First, it is too small. I have got over this point now. I should put it like this: I thought it was too small for my wrist. At 40mm wide, the Daytona looks smaller than other 40mm watches because the bezel is wide (or thick). It leaves a smaller dial which contains three smaller sub-dials. It looks busy to me.

 

Second, the Daytona is TOO popular. When I walked on the street and I see someone wear a Daytona, I would think that the person was trying to show his wealth. It was way too high-profile to me. The Daytona is just another Rolex. However, all the hype has made it a very sought-after piece which retails over its list price. Sometimes, you can see sales wearing it. Sometimes, I feel that the watch’s popularity is over the line. Although wearing a Rolex is often a high-profile thing, wearing the Daytona is even more so. It gives a statement: I AM RICH AND I CAN AFFORD A DAYTONA!

 

Third, it was hard to convince myself to pay a premium for a stainless steel chronograph. Put simply, the Daytona did not make me feel excited or special. It is just another chronograph. It is not especially well-designed, but you have to pay a premium over the list price for it.

 

So, why do I still plan to get one?

I just want to tick the box. The Daytona has a high status in the Rolex collection. With other sports watches upgraded to super cases which lack beautiful case curves, the Daytona remains elegant. The curves of the case are beautifully shaped. The whole watch is shiny. The case size is just about right. The white dial makes it perfect for either sporty occasions or dressier occasions. It is a very eye-catching watch.

And most importantly, it is now less popular than before.  

Jason L.
 
 
Postscript by HK Snob
This is purely the personal comment of one Rolex Lover about Daytona.

Somehow I feel the same that there are too many Daytona Black in the street, amongst those Galleria Cosmetics sales ladies, I have seen three Daytona in the main shop at Canton Road. The reason why is they are one of the best to retain money as a Watch.

They are super durable, they are too certain extent “Quite Beautiful!” and of course they are iconic watch of Rolex. But as I just talked to one Philippine Collector, why not I top up ten thousand dollars more to get a two tone Daytona?

 
Well, as you might know I would say that there is drawback on Daytona. 

1.  No Date, as I need to tell the date on my wrist for work.

2.  There are really too many in Hong Kong…

3.  It is in Steel, and I think I would use the same money to buy a Yellow gold Day Date or even White gold 1803.


Rolex Daytona Two Tone Blue Arab Ref 116523
 
 
 
So my last Daytona was actually a yellow gold Two Tone 16523 with Diamond Dial, I sold to someone with HKD$42,000… that was 1992. Since then I only bought Rolex Day Date. 

HK AD Price information (MRSP in HKD)
Ref 116520 Daytona Black or White HK$90,000 at HK Rolex AD

Ref 116523 Daytona Two Tone Yellow Gold and steel is HK$124,100

Ref 116523G Daytona with Tihintian dial and diamond HK$157,500

Stock and discount
In general, the Daytona black is still very difficult to get at AD with the above mentioned price.
 
Where as Two tone, you may get less 5% discount using card in Hong Kong, except you have connection or VIP buyer.
 
 

Parallel Import
Ref 116520 Daytona White HK$86,500 -87,500

Ref 116520 Daytona Black HK$89,500 to $91,500

Ref 116523 Daytona Two Tone Yellow Gold and steel is HK$90,500 to HK$100,500

Ref 116523G Daytona with Tahintian dial and diamond HK$123,000 to 128,000.
 
As for gray dealer, they used to have stock on it except the Tahintian which has to be ordered.



Rolex Daytona Two Tone Tahintian MOP Ref 116523G
 

have found that Philippine client tends to buy Two Tone Daytona and the Tahintian MOP Diamond more than stainless steel as I believe this is more Charming comparing with plain steel version.
 
HK Snob
HK Watch Fever


 
 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Preowned Rolex Submariner Green bezel black dial and Green bezel Green Dial on Sale








On the Left is Rolex Submariner Ref 116610LV (hulk)
On the Right is Submariner 50th Anniversary Ref 16610LV

Both Watches are pre-owned, in great condition 9/10, especially the Right one is 99% new.

Both watch Comes with Full set with warranty card, seal, box and manual.

Left Ref 116610LV Hulk is HKD$57,500

Right One 16610LV is HK$56,500

Cash Deal

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever

Both Watches were sold on 24 Feb 0910.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Rolex SeaDweller 4000 Ref 116600 on Sale

 
 
 
 







SeaDweller 4000 was launched in 2014 and this watch was marked with a MSRP HKD$78,800 in Rolex AD Hong Kong.

Well, this is December 2014 watch that has been used about 5 times , the condition was 98% as new and there is a few fine hair line on surfaces rest is like a new watch,


Full set complete with Warranty Card still under Rolex International Warranty till Dec 2017.

Price is Just HK$58,800 in cash...

This is the one of the choice for deep sea diving and your causal Wearing...

Take Note.


HK Snob
Watch Fever

Vintage Blancpain Watch for lady




They are Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoulte, Ebel, Blancpain, Gruen, Hamilton, Cartier, Rolex, Varcheron Constantin, Piaget, etc...

Their value is being ignored as may be most of the watch connoisseur is men, and of course they will buy watch for themselves...and seldom look for women watch for part of the collections.

So as you can see there is a lot of beautiful watches are still available at very reasonable price..

This is one of the Blancpain watch made in 1920. Is that beautiful!?

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever