Picture taken By Samsung Note II LTE Whilst Arshad paid for the Submariner Ref 111660Ln at One of The Largest Rolex AD in TST
And we have seen a lot of friends who did not actually well utilized his money, I should say they don't actually own the money, the Bank does…
That he really feel the power of money at all.
When I bought my first Rolex in 1982 wih HKD$5,025 that was a Date Just men white dial with Roman Numerals with jubilee Strap, I found that is the first time I feel “Solid Satisfaction” of Life, as that was my first job to earn my first Rolex by my own hand, I was a Radio officer with British license to send Morse on Merchant Ship. People may say Why I am So happy to have a Rolex? Yes, of course, it is a Rolex, and I am a cheap HK Snob!
My Salary was HKD$4004 a month in 1981. I was a bit puzzled if one day I could afford to buy a Rolex Day Date! As a Yellow gold Day Date was selling HKD$24,000 in that time.
I had a lot of friends who had money after one year working on a ship, they bought house, my Captain was earning HKD$9,000 a month, after one year he save 99.99% of his salary. As he spent only HKD$0.7 for a postcard to his son studying in Boston every time when ship arrive the next port! He paid his son’s school fee and support his living in US. That is the greatest father on Earth, He never go ashore to relax, he never eat anything when we moored in Kobe. But I went to taste the Kobe Beef.
I met my girl friend from Osaka, Still remember her name Misaho, I may be able to find her in the fb now, but who cares as if still that was some of the finest memory in my mind… time has passed, I started to buy my own Rolex Day Date back in 1998, that was an used one from friend. Since then I collected, I traded, I used Rolex when I went work, hang out, Hiking and Swimming, I found out that the MORE you use it, the more you GAIN from it, and I never keep it in the dark cool safe, though Rolex never get rusted at all in the Safe.
But what is the point that you buy a Rolex but you never use it….
As we know one day when we leave this Lovely World, I will get Nothing… May be all my loved one would still have some sweet (or Sour) memories about the time we were, but all my Rolexes will be cash for Gold or sold in the Pawn Shops!
Dust to dust, earth to earth; after the death, your Gold watch and jewelry go Pawn shop
As Hung* Said, 塵歸塵，土歸土，金錶首飾歸當舖!
That recalled someone says : 3 stages of Life:
Teen Age – Has time & energy – But no Money.
Working Age – Has Money & Energy – But No Time.
Old Age – Has Money & Time – But No Energy.
So Today, pick up your best Rolex watch and wear it tomorrow when you have Time and Money!
PS* Hung is one of my friends we started to know each other since 1990., He is a Watch Collector, a Turtle Shell Spectacle and Pen Collector, he has a lot of Patek Philippe and Rolexes!