Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Piaget Bracelet

Piaget produces one of the best design wrist bracelet as shown, made in 1990 white 18CT white gold.

It was expensive to buy, and the white gold is made with good ingrdient such that the colour does not change after so many years.

I went to Goldsmith , Henry told me that it values about HK$5,500 in case sell the gold.

HK Snob

Monday, December 21, 2009

AP Queen's Cup

AP used to sponsor the Queen's Cup at Jockey Club each year for Promotion. Those beautiful ladies are James Bond Girl Michelle Yeoh, models and Hong Kong Movie Stars. AP Royal Oak is one of the best Design watch in 20th and probably 21st Century, one of my favourite watch! Pictures were taken by Nikon SLR Camera, YKL. HK Snob

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Blancpain started the watch manufacturing since 1735. An early small Swiss Watch company that they actually using a farm house as the factory.

I had the very first Blancpain watch in 1990. I had found that the watch was very accurate.
As I always mentioned, the Accuracy of a watch reflects how seriously the watchsmith and Engineer maintin the component precision, asembly process, material studies, material selection and experinece and Skill that they commit to Make that Watch.... I am expecting a Good watch should have at least 30 PPM accuracy per day as an average for time taking in 2 weeks, My Blanpain can make it.. and Surprisingly until today I still had it running as good as perfect as it was purchased 20 years ago....


Patek Philippe Dress Watch

A 18CT Solid White Gold Man's ultra slim watch. Elegant, thin with my favourite Square case design. A Perpetual lasting Watch for man!
HK Snob


Technomarine has a lot of designs of embedded with Diamond, Plastic cases, SS, Ti, Quartz and mechanical Watches.
This is a solid Titanium watch with an ETA movement, a Chronometer, Sturdy and Stylish sport watch.
HK Snob

Cartir Prasha

A Cartier Prasha SS Chrono, medium size fits to either man of moderate build and woman.

HK Snob

Green is Rolex, Rolex is Green

As a Tradition, Rolex used to Apply Green Colour on their watches, Watch boxes, warranty Certificates and and Catalogue.
This is a 1982 Rolex Day Date with Green Rolex enamel Dial... 18Ct Solid Gold with rubies and Diamonds on the bezel. Looks like new!
This kind of enamel Dial surface will have crack lines after 15-20 years. This Sample does also have some lines of micro crack on the dial. That may be due to the enamel process has some impurity or may be the delimination between the enamel and the dial base material after years of Temperature cycles.

The cause of the crack line is unknown to me. Anyway, this crack lines is the reflection of natural aging of this Beautiful Rolex.

Seems there is no perfect enamel dial. I am not sure if the new enamel process is improved or not?

HK Snob

Friday, December 18, 2009

LED Watch for young Lady

LED Watch for young lady, oversized, innovative design with Watch and strap comes in one!

Price is also not Cheap! USD$6.5!

HK Snob

LED Watch

Blue LED Watch with the Left hand LED column indicating the Hours and the right 5 Column LED bars for displaying the minutes.
Auto Light up once after 15 minutes. Push to Show Time and Auto off!
Very Attractive decorative watch . Work perfectly at Day and Stunning bright at night.
Powered by a CR2032 battery Cell.
Well, quite Expensive... It is USD$7.00
HK Snob

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Highgear USA Altis Sport watch

This is a sturdy built Swiss made Multi-Functional Watch for sportman... no matter we use it for Hiking, Trekking or Cycling! It has Compass, Altimeter, Barometer, Chronometer, temperature, Timer and Alarm functions. The attached Sample is SS made, it would be better if there is Titanium version.

Other Reliable makes are Suunto, Tissot, Tag Hauer and Protek.

HK Snob.

Friday, December 11, 2009

How to tell a Cartier is Fake!?

Let's look at the Roman figure VII, the V is consisting of a word "Cartier" on it Marked with a RED circle as shown.

I found this when I got my first Santos Cartier watch in 1978, this Tradition remains. Some of the Lady watch the Roman figure XI, The " / " is made up with a "Cartier"

The fake watch had a hard time to print this small "Cartier' on the dial... Nowadays I beleive the Fake watch are made up this cartier as part of the roman Figure, but they are not as clear and as Precise as the Original Cartier... It is easy to tell ...

HK Snob

A Italian Friend gave me some watches. The Monte Carlo, which is only available for sales in Italy.
I think that this watch are made by one Hong Kong Contract Manufacturers.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Emporio Armani Watch

Emporio Armani has launched a new series of Watch of High Flyer Design!This is one of them and is not easily been found in most of the shops. They have also launched the Asia limited of 1,000 pieces of other bold and neat design, I will capture and share with you all later!

Being a Watch collector, sometimes, we also would like to wear some of the different design as a fashion wear, not limited to the High end stuff from Geneve! As they are not as friendily in price with this watch... HK Snob

Monday, November 30, 2009

IWC Show Room at HKIA

In HK International Airport, you can visit the IWC new show room where they were Frank Muller show room before , there you can ask for An IWC new Watches from IWC 2009-2010 Catalogue, it is very beautifully printed, weight about 1.5 pound, 272 pages…

From the early establishment of the watch Company till today’s latest product., It covers most of the IWC legend watches Historic Originals, Aquatimer Automatic 1967, Ingenier Automatic 1955, Portuguese Hand-Wound 1939, Da Vinci Automatic 1969, Pilot’s watch Hand-Wound 1936 and Portofina Hand-wound 1984. Now they offer an IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Edition Laureus Sport for good Foundation reference 3764, total 1,000 pieces. This is now the fourth time that a "Laureus Sport for Good Foundation" special edition watch from IWC Schaffhausen has set off in aid of a good cause. Thanks to the support of IWC and the commitment of the Foundation, the Laureus blue on the dial of the Portuguese Automatic is now the colour of hope for underprivileged children throughout the world.

There are only 4 pieces in Hong Kong. Price HKD90,000.00. What I saw was the 075/1000. Do not miss it if you are an IWC lover!

HK Snob

Cuff Link

This is an Automatic watch winding rotor, it was a Cuff Link, that I bought at HKIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport shopping centre)

The Shop’s name is Cuffz, they sell ties and Cuff Links.

Thr price is RM199.00


Sunday, November 29, 2009


This is one of the watch I bought, it was old and did not have any restoration on the oxidized Dial. Manual Winding with Date, very slim, I have not been cleaned the watch more than 20 years, It is still running smoothly!
Juvenia was established since 1860.

First Generation AP Royal Oak Automatic 39mm Jumbo Watch

This is the one I bought from a Watch Collector. Jumbo 18K Solid Gold, 39mm diameter, automatic, Ultra Slim Man Watch. total 7mm only.

The very first Piece of Royal Oak Design by Gerald Genta...

Early version of Royal Oak has a different position of the AP logo, , it is mounted at the lower 6 O'clock position. The Bracklet is thin and very comfortable to wear!

HK Snob

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

AP Royal Oak man Automatic SST version

Royal Oak is one of my favourite sport watch, perpetual design of beautiful shape, well balance, whole watch was assembled and locked up by 8 pieces of 18K solid gold screw.
This is a leather strap SST version.
HK Snob

Omega Seamaster with Moonphase

This is rare Seamaster with 18K solid white gold bezel, and a moonphase display at 12 o'clock position.

First Generation AP Royal Oak

The automatic watch of AP included a 21 carat gold rotor placed in the center. Their "Royal Oak" series was produced in 1972 and is considered to have created the market for the stainless steel luxury watch. It was designed by Gerald Genta.
Today the company, along with Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, is sometimes claimed to be one of the top three Swiss watchmakers. Every timepiece manufactured in-house is still made using the old-fashioned hand-made technique.
This early Royal Oak is 18K solid gold massive huge watch, with "AP" was imprinted on the lower portion of the dial, instead of set at the 12 o'clock position as on the later design. Very Rare!
HK Snob

Friday, November 13, 2009

Home Made Rolex Leather watch Strap

This is a home made Watch Strap for Rolex, it provides you an alternative to wear your white gold, stainless steel Rolex. It is not fake strap as it uses all Genuine Rolex clasp taken our form the stainless steel Oyster, the sample shown here is of the 1980’s. The leather strap is not Rolex but it I very beautiful, as it was the made form the central portion of a large crocodile and was special treated with water stain proof process. Cost is merely HKD1,500. HK Snob

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rolex List Price in Hong Kong

116400GV Milgauss綠玻璃, 46,000
116400 Milgauss 43,300
116264 Turn-O-Graph 44,700
114270 Explorer 33,300
16570 Explorer II 39,300
14060M Submariner 36,000
16600 Sea-Dweller 42,000
16610 Date Submariner 40,700
16610LV Date Submariner綠圈 43,300
16613 TT Submariner 61,000
116710LN GMT Master綠針 49,000
116713LN TT GMT Master綠針 71,300

16622 Yacht-Master (Large) 64.000
168622 Yacht-Master (Medium) 57,300
169622 Yacht-Master (Small) 50,700
116689 Yacht-Master II 256,300'
116688 Yacht-Master II 231,800
116520 SS Daytona 63,300
116523 TT Daytona 93,300
116509 18ct白金 Daytona 205,200

TT means two tone

SS means stainless steel

Normally, we can get less 15% for non-popular model and less 5% for special model marked with RED colour!

feverip Oct 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

SleepTracker Watch

The Key to Waking Up Refreshed

Why is it so hard to wake up to a normal alarm clock? Because a normal alarm clock can't detect where you are in your sleep cycle - a continuous cycle from deep sleep, to brief almost-awake moments, and back to deep sleep again. Occasionally, your alarm may catch you at an optimal, almost-awake moment and you wake up feeling refreshed, but usually you grope for the snooze button waking up tired and groggy.

Wake at Your Perfect TimeSLEEPTRACKER® puts an end to that tired feeling. Once you set its alarm window, it monitors your body and continuously looks for your optimal waking times so it can wake you at just the right moment. Imagine not feeling tired in the morning and getting a few extra minutes out of your day. Sleep Tracker ensure you morning to fresh and ready to get to work at best physical condition.



Seiko Automatic Generating System Watch

Seiko’s Quartz watch breakthrough in history with the its AGS or Automatic Generating System . Introduced in Germany , Jan. 1988 , it was the world’s first quartz watch to use an automatic power generating system . The auto pendulum or rotor is swung by movement of the wrist and this goes through a gear chain and multiplied by 100 .

This in turn spins a power-generator at high speed to produce a current and charges a capacitor which in turn feeds the time circuits. High technology and cutting edge in the 80s ; It has now been developed further in the guise of the Seiko Kinetic but AGS was the name only on the first models . The watch can stay up with 75 hours power reserve by the capacity. I think it has the advantage of both accuracy and enviornment friendily as it does not need a battery cell at all!

Attched is a rare sample of Seiko A.G.S. One photo shows the rotor in use as what we are using on our Automatic Watch.

Another one is the display of the two coils, one for the drivr for the step motor to energize the movement of the watch.

The last picture reviel the capacitor to store up the kenetic energy from the rotating rotor for power of the quartz and the electronic IC chips.

Nowadays, Seiko AGS watch is named with "Kenetic"!

HK Snob

Thursday, November 5, 2009


A Classical look of Chornometer from Tissot, Automatic in leather strap!

HK Snob

Audemar Piguet Lady with diamonds

Another Audemar Piguet Lady Watch beautifully flowered with round and rectangular shaped Diamonds. Year 1980. HK Snob