Thursday, March 31, 2016

Giant Blue Leather Rolex Box






The 80's magnificent Rolex Box made by Rolex for that Diamond Gold watch, White gold Day Date.

Super Larger estimated with 12" width. comes with a Gold plated Lock.

The Vintage Box itself could be one of your collection.

Condition: Very good.
HKD$3,000

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever Group


A salure to the Eagles, Hotel California and Rolex


On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair.
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air.
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a blue Submariner light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
"This could be “Patek” or this could be “Bell"
Then she opened up my zipper and she guided me to her way.
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say...
Welcome to see this “Panerai California”
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely face)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of watches at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here
Her mind is Tiffany-Rolex she got the full link bracelet
She got a lot of pretty, pretty choice she calls friends
How they glance in the courtyard, sweet Submariner’s sweat.
Some watches to remember, some watches to forget
So I called up the Captain,
"Please bring me my Stella Green watch!
He said, "We haven't had that dial design here since nineteen sixty nine"
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say...
Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely face)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis 
Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne dial on GMT Ice
And she said "We are all watch-prisoners here, of our own device"
And in the master's chambers,
They gathered for the auction
They polish it with their silvery cloth
But they just can't cure the scratches  
Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
"Rolex, " said the night man,
"We are programmed to receive free!
You can check-out any time you like,
But you cannot leave!

Hotel California was the hit in 1976...
Eagles is my best beloved teams in the 70s, I like New kid in Town, Desperado, Hotel California…etc


HK Snob
Watch Fever Group



Sunday, March 27, 2016

Comparison Between these Wild Beast of Rolex Daytonas

Rolex Daytona Ref 116500LN white 2016. clearer Layout on Display, this gains appreciation from end users.

Rolex Daytona Ref 116500LN Black 2016

Current Production Rolex Daytona Ref 116520LN Black


Basically the new Daytona 2016 having ceramic Bezel as shown above under Ref 116500 LN is having a sharper and smarter outlook than the old one Ref 116520.

The bezel is made of scratch proof ceramic material and has added feature of a white division bar, making the bezel more outstanding and Overall it looks a bit bigger on the new 2016 Daytona.

Definitely base on the material used on the bezel, the new Daytona is more to be the hot item we are searching for.

Price will be higher than current design by HK$10,000
The new List price is estimated to be HK$100,000

How about the current production Daytona?
Received credible source that the Production of Daytona Ref 116520LN has been stopped!

What is the price of the discontinued model Ref 116520, I don't think that the older model will drop the price but rather stabilizing it at HKD$89,000 to HK$91,000 whilst the production is being less and less.

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever Group





Watch Wanted

 
 
We need these watches:

Rolex Day Date Oyster Quartz White Gold 19019. with paper full set preferably X2

Rolex Day Date Platinum 36mm Full sets if possible X1

Rolex Yellow Gold 18038 Day Date Full Set x1

Rolex Submariner Green bezel Ref 16610LV BNIB Full Set X1

AP 15202ST used or new X1

IWC big pilot 5002 used X1


HK Snob
HK Watch Fever Group

Friday, March 25, 2016

Truly you need to go for a Trustworthy supplier for you Real Stuff: Rolex


Everyone wants to get the best deal using his money for his dream watch…

Who told you that Millionaires do not negotiate price?

I have seen Multi-millionaire who used to take bags of the sugar at airport Lounge back home…He likes negotiation as he told me that is the fun part.

They wear Giordano Khaki jeans and G-2000 Jacket to work… but they earn easily USD$3M a years.

Somehow it is not bad to be tire kickers, but beware real stuff cannot be so CHEAP!

There are many ways that seller can make a product looks expensive but in fact they are real cheap!

Such as for a Watch… Some used watch could be polished a bit to become Like new or Claimed to be Brand new.

Don't be feel bad for a watch that has lines of scratches if that is used watch, it must have scratches.

On the other hand, a 20 years used watch does not have any scratches.. that means it has been polished…heavily!

I don't mind scratches but I mind being heavily Polished… Unless that watch is hand polished.. Who will hand polish for you nowadays…?

So next time you buy a used Watch ask…

1.       Is that polished?

2.       Is that a Franken Watch.. a Pinoy who told me he bought  a 10 watches in one shop, not even one was accepted by Rolex Manila for servicing, because all are genuine  Rolex but of wrong misplaced parts or we called “Frankenwacth” the dial, bezel, hands and bracelets are all Lego-fixed…

3.       So you should talk to them what if you can we refund or replaced!?  Well, Kuen Kee can refund if that watch is not genuine.. That give you assurance…

Buying a Watch is fun, if you bought a Franken Rolex.. You will get mad, even you are Millionaires. As your feel like being cheated or being ripped off!

Always go to a reliable source…. Reputation is the key!

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever Group

From Cannonrun to Lamborghini Countach, Waterman filigree to Rolex Day Date White Gold 1803.


 
 
The Cannonball Run is a 1981 Technicolor comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, and Jackie Chan. It was produced by Hong Kong's Golden Harvest films, and distributed by 20th Century Fox. One of 1981's most successful films at the box office, it was followed by Cannonball Run II (1984), and Speed Zone (1989).

 
 

The story is about a cross-country car race... we could see Dodge Tradesmans Ambulance, red Farrar 308 GTS, Mercedes Benz 280SEL sedan…

Jackie Chan and Michael Hui race in a high-tech, computer-laden Subaru GL 4WD hatchback with a rocket booster engine.

Roger Moore drives a silver Aston Martin DB5.

Jill Rivers (Tara Buckman) and Marcie Thatcher (Adrienne Barbeau), two attractive women who use their looks to their advantage, start the race in a black Lamborghini Countach. My eye was widely open to see such so car super car racing and overtaking the Police cars in few seconds!

Jamie Farr portrays an oil-rich Middle-Eastern sheikh, driving a white Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.

Jill and Marcie use sex appeal as their weapon, unzipping their race suits to display copious amounts of cleavage during traffic stops.  My eyes opened even wider! However, this fails to work on a busty female traffic officer played in a cameo appearance by actress Valerie Perrine.

That was an amazing film, a lot so stars and fabulous cars of the 70s.

Jeff Ippoliti, a 51-year-old attorney in Celebration, Fla., loved the Movie, So Bought the Lamborghini.

When "The Cannonball Run" came out in 1981, he fell in love with the 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP 400S that's in the first scene. He thought it was the coolest car ever, and he didn't know any kid his age who didn't have a poster of it on his wall.  



12 Exhaust Pipes and CB Antenna
 


After he bought the car, he immediately put the car in a 2½-year restoration by Lamborghini expert Tony Lerardi. We made it true to the movie. The 12 exhaust pipes, even the CB antennae—it's all there in exact detail. Refer to the pictures.

Jeff Ippoliti's Lamborghini Countach LP 400S.
 

 
 

So As I love this Black Countach, but I am afraid I could not afford buying such a car…

This story started with car end ended with Watch, the first time I saw a gentleman with silver lines wearing a Watch… It was a Rolex… I noticed that with an additional Window at the 12’ o’clock position…

Curiosity pushed me to find out more… Oh, that watch was called “Day Date” the flagship of Rolex… That’s why I could recall I saw a lot of Time  magazine that carried this watch as an ad.

 Courtesy picture of Fountain Pen Network
 
 

It is white colour as the man’s choice, he loved Sterling Silver, he loved Waterman Sterling silver filigree fountain pen. He used to carry his White Gold Rolex Day Date Ref 1803, and a Waterman Sterling Silver Filigree fountain pen 452.

Rolex Day Date in White gold Ref 1803, 1977

I was wearing a Rolex Stainless Steel Date Just with White gold fluted bezel, I told myself whenever I could afford I should get one of those White Gold Day Date.

You cannot get everything you like for example a 1979 Lamborghini Countach… but at least I get a Rolex…white gold Day Date one of the best from Rolex.

The Moral of the story, you cannot get everything in the world, get something you can afford and it could last… Like a Countach., till now, it is a Collectible Vintage… Like a White Gold Day Date.. is it very pricy!

Someone criticizes me… It is partly because of me that makes the price go up! Really!?

May be... as these are all truly Classic!

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rolex Explorer II on sales (used)



Rolex Explorer II Ref 216570 bought in 2012 in HK "888"
Condition 9.6/10 , only micro line scratches on the watch as you can see.

Full Set with Box , paper, Full link bracelet asking for HKD$38,000 cash.

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever Group

PS , this watch will be  sent to Rolex to replace a new bezel.

What a father leave a son?

Courtesy picture WrightMarshall on the Panerai 3636
 
 
A Rolex 17 Rubis Movement
 
 
 
A fortune? Mansions? Power? 

How about a watch that never quite seems to lose its value? 

An English gentleman found a watch when he was clearing what his late father has left him. It is estimated that the watch was bought by the man’s father around 10 – 20 years ago for 10 pounds. The watch comes without a strap and it does not work very smoothly during winding. He then tried to auction off his watch and was informed that the watch sold for 56k pounds.
 

The watch’s value literally increased 5,500 times.  

What watch is it? It is a Rolex 17 Rubis Panerai 3636, which was used by frogmen of the Royal Italian Navy during WWII. The watch was developed by Panerai using a Rolex movement. 

What does this story tell you? 

First, auction is an amazing thing. It can help you discover the true value of things. 

Second, buy yourself, or your son a watch, be it a Rolex, a Bulova, a Panerai or a Seiko. It is one of the best things that can keep or even increase its value after years pass by.
 

I sometimes doubt whether these stories are true. However, what is true is that the value of a good watch never fades. Watches for divers are especially hot. Look at military Panerai or Comex Rolex.
 
These watches are for divers and carry a certain kind of glamor to men. Moreover, these watches are historically important.
 

How about if your father does not leave you a Rolex or a Panerai?
 

Never mind young man. Not every father can afford a Rolex. But I believe that most fathers want to make sure that his sons can. Do not blame your father if he leaves you a 1k HKD Seiko. Instead, wear it with pride because its value cannot be counted by any calculator.
 
Jason L.
 
A what someone say there is a few choice you are actually no choice...
 
1. Your Parent.
2. Your Family name.
3. Your DNA.
 
Do treasure those as this is the best your father leave it for you.
 
To be proud of your Choice of no Choice!
 
 
HK Snob
HK watch Fever Group
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A diver is meant to dive, so as the diver Watch!?


Rolex DeepSea D- Blue Ref 116660 Super Diving Watch
 
A diver is meant to dive!


We all treasure our Rolex watches. They are expensive and precious. They represent our hard work and they are a symbol of status. Seldom do we put our Rolex in dangerous situations. The Rolex Submariner is an icon of modern Rolex. It is 300m water-resistant. But of course wearers do not really dive with it. Some people may wash it with water but that is probably the most “dangerous” situation it may face.  

So, how about leaving your Rolex in the sea for 14 months? Do you dare even thinking about it? Do you expect the watch still works? 

The story goes like this. 

A gentleman went fishing in British Colombia while the bracelet of his Rolex two-tone Submariner was somehow snagged on his fishing rod (I don’t know how he did that). The Submariner flew into the sea and quickly disappeared. As the gentleman knew the watch must be somewhere within the area he fished, he located the area with GPS (Prompt action it is! We normally just panic!). Later, he paid local dredging 85USD per hour in the hope of finding the watch somewhere. **

 

After 14 months, the watch was found in the middle of debris and sediments at the depth of about 100m. After some winding, the watch still worked!

 

We can learn a few things from this story.  

First, a Rolex is usually very tough. So, if you have ever scratched your watch and yelled for a polish, stop and wear your watch like a hero because a Rolex is meant to be scratched, especially a diver.  

Second, Rolex sports watches are true tool watches. They can withstand extreme situations. If you think your bracelet is too loose or too tight and go to RSC requesting for a change or repair, you should never do it again. Wear your watch happily. Picking on Rolex’s quality is an easy thing to do while making a diver that still works after 14 months in the sea is hard.

 

Third, wearing a Rolex makes you think faster. If it had been a Seiko that had fallen into the sea, the gentleman would not have thought of the idea of locating the area with GPS and recording it.

Fourth, Always remember to tighten the crown properly with a push, hold and align the thread by anticlockwise say 90 degree and then clockwise to tighten up. This preserves the misalignment and cause damage on to the screw thread.
 

A diver is meant to dive. It is not meant to be worn in showers where some may worry that the watch will be damaged by water vapor. Go for a Day Date if you wear a suit. Haha Again ; Day Date!

 

**
I doubt with today current technology is that so simply to find a watch in the sea?

Is GPS can be located a watch of size of an egg in the sea bed?

 
Remarks

The GPS signal in space will provide a "worst case" pseudo-range accuracy of 7.8 meters at a 95% confidence level. (This is not the same as user accuracy; pseudo-range is the distance from a GPS satellite to a receiver.). Now the things is in the sea, should be more complicated…

Why MH307 is not found?

The eighth Wonder of 2014!

Jason L
HK Watch Fever
HK Snob

Monday, March 21, 2016

Tribute to Rolex Day Date ref 18039 and 18049

My Day Date 18039 and Kim Tae Won's 18049

My Rolex Day Date 18049

HK Snob, Kim Tae Won and DH Lim



I never feel imperfect about my Day Date White Gold watch.
It is a great watch under all weather.

It is dependable and it has the maximum function that I need for work and minimum function that could keep the watch simple and tough.

The pearl grey colour of white gold is like Monica Belucci lying at the Sicilian beach... and once in a while it turns herself into Charming Kim Kardashian at Beverly Hills.

It never lose its lustre, it never lose face to the other luxury watch, Patek, AP, VC, RM, RG, FM, whatever...

It is never too aggressive neither.

It is a watch for successful men and the individuals who live in a low profile way.

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever Group

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Rolex Daytona ref 116515LN pink gold BNIB 888 on sale x1 only



HK Rolex Brand new in box full set
very special price HK$154,000 CASH

HKSnob
Hong Kong Watch Fever

BaselWorld 2016 Rolex Daytona Ref 116500LN

Rolex 2016 new Release Daytona Ref 116500LN



Ref 116500LN MSRP 11,800 CHF or EU$10,740
Likely this watch will be set at List price of HKD$100,000.

Well, There is sure a lot of demand on this watch especially the White One,
I have already five requests with six watches ( all White) in last week (two of them had placed deposit to get priority.

Well, Depends on availability, which We hope we can get in June 2016.
Whenever there is news about the availability, we will publish again.

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever

Rolex GMT Master ii green pointer Ref 16710LN for sale




Pre-owned 98% new
Full Set
Scrambled Code
Dated Jan 2015
Almost Like new Full set
HKD$45,000

HK Snob
Hong Kong Watch Fever Group

PS watch sold on 24 March 2016

BaselWorld 2016


I am planning if I could retire next year early enough, I should go there to make my presence to see all decent, lovely people and those ticklish amazing watches.


HK Snob
HK Watch Group

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Rolex Oyster Quartz Ref 17000 on Sale






Rolex OysterQuartz Ref 17000 on sale.
Rolex original Quartz movement with super accuracy.
White dial, with original Rolex bracelet.
Just been serviced at RSC.
Asking HK$20,500

HK Snob
Hong Kong Watch Fever

PS

Watch was sold to a Famous Philippines TV hostess on 23 March 2016.