Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bangkok Siam Paragon Watch Expo 16 Nov -6 Dec 2010

In the most prominent department store of Bangkok, I went through the Watch Expo last week.
Lots of watches, approximately  20,000 watches displayed...including, FM, Omega, ToyWatch, Tissot, Seiko, Citizen, Beitling, Corum, VC and many many other brands are available.
It is Free of Charge, but I did not find too many visitors.
Paragon is a place for the rich and famous for shopping,. There are Porsche, IWC, Cartier, Louis Vitton, Channel, Masarati, Lamborghini, Lotus, Audi, BMW... B&W, B&O plus many other leading consumers products you may like it. Siam Paragon is one of the best placess for shopping in Bangkok. Don't miss it!

HK Snob

Cartier Santos 100

This is my Cartier Black body with Matt Square bezel, sturdy plastic strap, comfortable, water resistant, accirate. Only drawback is having no date, too simply dial design. Watch for Friday probably!

HK Snob

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

HK Snob' AP Royal Oak Jumbo 1972

This is an AP Royal Oak First generation, belove that has been manufacturing less than 200 pcs in that years. I think this watch was selling at HKD$9,800. At that time an Unit of Mei Fu Sun Chuen was selling at HKD$50,000.00. HKD$9,800 was a lot of money at that time.
HK Snob

Monday, November 15, 2010

HK Snob's Rolex Watch

This Blue-purple Dial Day-Date is one of my favourite Rolex I wear to serve my customers....

The Cuff link is made of clay material with matching Blue Colour.  The Gold Watch for Snob and the watch for a poor chap like I. As I always say, Rolex Gold watch is the cheapest I can find in this market and value will not be depreciated after years.

HK Snob.

Rolex Ref. 18038 Day-Date with Green Dial Yellow Gold Watch

This is another Rolex Day-Date Yellow Gold With fading jade colour dial. Green is Common but Green with Diamond isn't! Year 1987.S/N RXXXXXX. In Excellent Condition!
HK Snob

Saturday, November 6, 2010

How Does Rolex manufacture the waterproof case for your Beautiful Oyster Perpetual Watch?

Solid Oyster Case
The Founder of Rolex Hans Wilsdorf, who created this name “Oyster” to the World’s first waterproof wrist watch in 1926. All Rolex Oyster are warranted pressure proof to a depth of minimum 300 feet/100m and for some special model up to 4,000 feet.

How the oyster case is made

Each of the Oyster case is stamped out from a solid block of stainless steel, 18kt solid good or solid platinum. I remember that the TV ad in 1985 had this description:” Each Rolex Oyster case is made at least 162 separate operations are necessary to transform the metal block into an Oyster case, a further 32 operations are needed to manufacture the Twinlock winding Crown, nearly all finishing is done by hand”.
The Pressure-proof case
After we have made a strong flawless solid case, the next challenge is the pressure–proof concern. This is a major problem for watch makers for a very long time. There are three areas that we have to seal, the case, the winding crown and the crystal case.

Oyster Case

Rolex found an excellent answer to this question. The high precision and great care that are presented thorough the manufacturer of an Oyster result in case is virtually a miniature “Safe”, extremely strong and practically indestructible.

Twinlock and Triplock

Traditional Winding stem of a wrist watch presents one of the main obstacles to waterproofing; Rolex overcame it with the invention of a winding crown that crews down on to the case.

Twinlock crown interprets double protection requires no les than 32 operations. It is machined with exacting precision and screws on to the case. It can be compared as the hatch of a submarine and is fully effective in protecting the movement, make it a solid single piece, water tight safe! The Triplock crown offer triple protection and this invention were perfected by Rolex for its diving watches. Some of these models are warranted pressure-proof to depth of 1,000 feet, 2,000 feet even 4,000 feet. The tree dots on the winding crown make it easy to distinguish a “Triplock” from a “Twinlock”.

Crystal and the case

The crystal or watch glass is either made of a scratch-resistant synthetic sapphire or a virtually unbreakable plastic material, both fir the case with precision, Then the bezel, is inserted, primarily for decorative purposes. Finally the back is screwed into the Oyster case and a combination of extremely accurate threading and a special joint o-ring inured a perfect pressure-proof seal for all oyster cases.
The Oyster Case is a chunk of heavy Solid Gold

I used to wear Oyster Day-Date as they have only Gold versions, the whole piece of Watch is made of solid gold. Gold is one of the precious metal, it does not oxide easily and it is highly resistant to corrosion, being a symbol of wealth and a store of value throughout history. Gold watch is having a 3 times the price of the Stainless steel Rolex.

The Rolex OysterQuartz 18kt Yellow gold Day-date weighs 3.73 tael, approx. 144 grams.

An Oyster Perpetual 18kt yellow gold Day-Date weighs approx 3.5 tael,

The gold value is approximately HKD$35,000. USD$4,300.00!

If the Quality of the watch is recognized first because of its technical excellence. It is noticed even more when the famous wear it. It is quite common that Rolex has been selected by the leaders of industry, exploration, mountaineering, engineering, the arts, science, the military, the oceanographic field, celebrities, performing artist., racers, CEOs, movie star., Note that the name of “Rolex” has been first appeared in the Movie “Die Hard” as John McClane wife Holly received s lady Datejust two tone as a gift form her company.

If I am asked to choose all time favourite watch, I have no hesitation to select Rolex Day-Date yellow gold! As it is durable, reliable, Sportive, waterproofing, shock-resistant, beautiful, accurate and Most important… affordable…
Rolex Solid Gold watch is one of the watches that you can buy under the budget.

HK Snob

Thursday, November 4, 2010

HK Snob and The Roger Dubuis Much More

Roger Dubuis Much More is the watch for HK Snob at work, big, large and easy to read those Date and Moon phases. Very Accurate, Very beautiful Salmon dial, extra high transparency quality Sapphire Crystal of curvature shape. It is likely very hard to polish as it is very thin. The transparent bottom is also covered by another Sapphire which is also curved in cross-section. The top Sapphire crystal itself would cost more than USD$1,000.00 to fabricate. List Price HKD$553,000.00. Only 28 pieces were made. This watch was made in 2003, tested, measured, and adjusted and was inserted into the big chunk of gold case in 2007 before shipping to customer! HK Snob

Patek Philippe Calatrava Yellow Gold

It is a Calatrava watch of 2008, 98% new , with certificates and box. HKD$63,888.00.

HK Snob

Rolex Day Just Boy Size PT950 Oyster Perpetual

This is a Platinum Boy Size Rolex Date Just, it is very heavy and dense. Highly decorated by some Diamonds on dial and bezel, I think under the current trend for watch. This is best fit to be worn by Women of 1.7M.
HK Snob

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Most Beautiful Purple Blue Dial Rolex Day Date Yellow Gold

This is the most beautiful Blue-Purple Colour dial Day Date! Very rare Colour for men!! Or lady! HKD$58,888.88 with certificates and box!
The dial is not blue, but is bluish Purple, I have been collecting Rolex for 30 years, this is the first time I saw with such amazing Colour!

HK Snob

Cartier Santos Men's 1996

I bought this watch during Asian economic meltdown 1997 in Thailand as their Baht exchange rate dropped by 100%. It was a very good deal and I gave it to someone after I returned HK. This is another one. It looks Like new...She should not bother whether it is mechanical or quartz movement at all.  HKD$9,888.88.

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Rolex Ref. 14238 Solid Yellow 18KT Gold 34mm with Rivet Oyster Bracelet

This is a beautiful unisex model for men or women, causal watch for all occasions.Neat, simple and classic 3,6, 9 dial design, a solid gold verison of Explorer I. HKD$58,888.8

HK Snob