Saturday, March 28, 2015

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 42 mm Chrono 26067OR.Z.Z.D002CR.02 on sale

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

Ref  26067OR.Z.Z.D002CR.02

42mm Pink Gold Chronograph.

Automatic in house movement.

Diamond, dial, bezel and body.

Sapphire crystal Crocodile strap.

Brand new in box parallel import

MSRP RMB$1,286,000 (HKD$1,607,500 estimated)

Now less 19% off.

HK Snob

Visiting customer in Manila

Pictures of me were taken by our Korean colleague Daniel Park during our visit to World's second OSAT* Amkor Semiconductor on 27 March.

Have you seen the Movie "Midnight Express"? 

HK Snob

* Outsourced Assembly and test

HK Watch Fever Hi Tea Gathering 28 March 2015

These are Watches we show up today

From Left to right:-
Rolex Tunderbird TT,
Zenith Auto with Date,
Bvlgari 18KT Yellow Gold,
Rolex GMT Master II 18KT Yellow Gold,
Rolex GMT Master II 18KT TT,
Rolex Ref 16613 18KT TT Submariner with Purple Dial,
Rolex Ref 16680 Transitional,
AP Royal Oak Jumbo Ref 5402 A Series,
AP Royal Oak offshort in steel.

Happy Gathering!

HK Watch Fever
HK Snob

Rolex Submariner Ref 16800 transitional on Sale

Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date 16800.
Circa 1990s

Case No. 885XXX

Case diameter 40mm.

Water resistant to 300 meters.

Automatic chronometer movement.

Matt black dials with patina chocolate brown index and dot hour markers, black uni-directional bezel.

Steel Oyster lock bracelet.

Inclusive a brand new leather Strap.

Asking Cash HKD$36,000

HK Snob

Sold on 31 March 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Trust and Credibility

HK Snob's Creation: Trust and Credibility

It may not be 100% related to Rolex, but it is for sure 100% related for business.

Sam, as one of my blog supporter who asked me to buy for him a Deep Sea D-Blue whereas he could not get it in Philippines, I told him send me some deposit and I will get one and deliver to him by hand…. To my surprise, he sent me 100% full fund of HK$91,000 to my bank Account last Friday!

So I know I have to find an official Deep Sea though I could not estimate when but for sure not too long I could get one for him.

I suddenly talk to myself why Sam could trust me., well, probably there is no negative comment from other discuss or Forum, and most people know that the most important thing in life is Trust, and Credibility. Each if us should move one step ahead first, of course Sam has moved 10 steps ahead first!

Here I started to search Google , to my gladness, I find this topics “How to Build Trust and Credibility”
By Frank Sonnenberg

I try to make it shorter as there are as many as 55 ways to build trust and credibility, but when I go through each of them, I cannot cut short anymore. Each of them is necessary to be there.   And, I think the first 10 and last one is the key message.
The last one says: REMEMBER, trust and credibility take years to develop but can be lost in seconds.
1.It takes many years to become an overnight success.
2.Good intentions are just the beginning.
3.Your reputation is their first impression.
4.Show people that you care about their needs.
5.A promise should be as binding as a contract.
6.Never sacrifice a long-term relationship for a short-term gain.
7.Don’t expect people to look up to you if you look down on them.
8.Give credit where credit is due.
9.The danger of shooting from the hip is hitting yourself in the foot.
10.Be knowledgeable and remain current in your field.
11.Follow through on every commitment that you make.
12.Take the time to provide the rationale behind your recommendations.
13.Stay focused. Trying to be all things to all people is a guaranteed recipe for mediocrity.
14.Be objective.
15.Opinions held in secret never make a difference.
16.Never cut corners.
17.Stand up for the things that you believe in. (Waffles are for breakfast.)
20.Be straight with people. Tell it like it is.
21.Don’t be afraid to present bad news. It’s worse to sweep it under the rug. (People appreciate honesty.)
22.Remain calm, cool, and collected during difficult times.
23.Present both sides of an issue. (Let them judge for themselves.)
24.Be a good listener.
25.Disclose potential conflicts of interest.
26.Even a tiny exaggeration can destroy your credibility.
27.Once you make a decision, don’t look back.
28.Always tell the truth or the truth will tell on you.
29.Surround yourself with people who have a high degree of integrity.
30.Your actions “off-stage“ (i.e., at an office party or on Facebook) impact your trust and credibility.
31.Typos and grammatical errors loom larger than life.
32.Remain transparent. (You’ll never be faulted for communicating too much.)
33.Never ask someone to do something that you’re not willing to do yourself.
34.Reliable and consistent behavior on your part allows people to anticipate what you’ll do in the future.
35.Do what’s right, even if nobody is looking.
36.You are judged by the company that you keep.
37.Your actions must match your words.
38.Being an expert in one area doesn’t make you an expert in everything.
39.Admit when you’re wrong.
40.Don’t submit unfinished work as complete.
41.Never confuse quantity with quality.
42.Think before you open your mouth.
43.People who “hard sell” don’t always have the facts on their side.
44.You gain more by making others look good than by singing your own praises.
45.Trying to be excellent in everything leads to mediocrity.
46.“Everybody does it” is a poor excuse for doing it yourself.
47.Words spoken in confidence are words spoken in trust.
48.Learn how to disagree without being disagreeable.
49.Repeating a rumor is as vicious as starting one.
50.People will test you in small ways before trusting you outright.
51.The only thing worse than talking about others is talking about yourself.
52.Great talent means nothing if you’re not dependable.
53.Few people will fault you for being tough, if you’re fair.
54.It’s not only what you bring to the table but also how you serve it.
55.REMEMBER, trust and credibility take years to develop but can be lost in seconds.

This is the original link

HK Watch Fever
HK Snob 

Rolex Ref16613 Two Tone 18KT Yellow Gold and Steel Submariner With Purple Dial

Model : Peter Mendijar

This is another hot selling item again for this month, a Ref 16613 Submariner with a Dial colour changing from original blue to Purple.

Very special and beautiful Colour, a Daily wearing Watch for someone likes Peter who would appreacite the taste of A Vintage Rolex.

Asking only HKD$45,000 Cash.

This Submariner Ref 16613 is probably the 4th one since 2014

HK Snob

Sold On 29 March 2015
I deliverred the watch to Jerry 31 March 2015 in Manila

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Breitling SuperOcean II 1,000M divers' Watch

Courtesy Picture of W&J Watch and Jewelry Spring Summer 2015 Aisa

Just being asked by a Swiss Rolex Rolex Exporter via Whatsapp see if I were in Basel, well, honestly that is the place I wish I could go, but I have still a “job” to do in my company.
I used to describe it a “career” 10 years ago.  Peoples knows me would understand what I am talking about.

Whilst everyone’s eyes are spotting on those big names: Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Audemars Piguets, IWC …I have found that amongst those 1,600 brands, Breitling SuperOCean II seems to be a Star shines at the Night of BaselWorld…

I like the DeepSea D-Blue if my wrist could be rounder and bigger, yes, I like the Submariner 16800 if it carries a name “Comex” but that is no the everyday watch for you and me….
It is beautiful in a sense of balanced arrangement of Number, Marking, lines and the Big eye catching Breitling logo on top of the centre spindle .

A “Date” is in fact not needed for a Diver Watch, but if you don't dive every day, well this is the Date you might need for your daily life.

It is slimmer and Arabic Numerals that does not feel too bore comparing with thoose dial with strips only.

To accommodate different wrist dimension and preference in watch size, Breitling is offering this SuperOCesan II in three size and finishes: 36mm White or Black on Polished steel, 42 or 44 in satin brushed steel.
Of course, I may consider the 42mm !

Let’s me see if I can get a SuperOCean II in SuperDiscount… I am waiting for this Super Watch!

HK Snob

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Vintage Concept & Bonham Watch (Rolex Vintage Submariners ) show

This is a Rolex watch show held by Vintage Concept and Bonham at PP, Admiralty, HK.
I did not have time to go today.
Ben and friends of our watch group made a tour there. I am pleased to have his permission to share his link.

HK Snob

Rolex GMT Master Ref 116710BLNR is available at Rolex AD now

Please be noted that if you want official Rolex GMT Master II Ref 116710BLBR at AD, there is AD has stock now, Limited to TWO pieces.

Price HKD$67,300 less 5% using Card,

Whatsapp me whilst stock lasts in these two days for that.

HK Snob

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Parallel Imported Rolex Watch Just arrived Today

Daytona M116515LN 40mm Rose Gold choco MSRP$214,600 now $165,000 

Yacht Master 44mm Rose Gold and Steel M116681 MSRP $195,900 now $145,000 

Submariner Hulk M116610LV MSRP $68,100 now $65,500 

Submariner Date black M116610LN MSRP $ 63,900 now $54,500

Sky Dweller Yellow gold M326138 MSRP $296,600 now $ 206,000

Daytona Steel White Dial M116520 MRSP 90,000 now $87,000

SeaDweller 4,000 M16600LN MSRP $78,800 now $62,500  (Ref Leon)

DeepSea M116660 black MSRP $ 90,500 now $73,000  (Ref Leon)

All comes with Box, Warranty card, operation and service manauls, box, Red Seal, watch is sealed 100% new originated from Rolex Factory in Switzerland.

Cash Deal only.

HK Watch Fever
HK Snob

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

BaselWorld Rolex 2015

This is their first time Silicone Strap is introduced on the Yacht Master as test vehicle.

The Pearl Master green is another beautiful watch ever seen after the Daytona Rainbow, I am afraid that the Selection process of the right diamond colour would be another challenge for Rolex jewelry master in order to keep the colour with harmony.

Generally, we don't have much surprise Except the 3255 movement which has new 14 patents and the introduction of the new Shock Absorber design is not the same as previous one like 3055, that may have a wider shock absorbance range than the old design; to my understanding.

The improvement on the efficiency that Watch can have 3 days power reserve, a superb feature and I think you do not need a Winder for your new Day Date!

The new Day Date 40 is close to perfect Rolex watch that would be focus in the years to come....

Good Job done, Rolex!
HK Snob

Rolex GMT Master II Batman Ref 116710BLNR on Sale (Brand New in box full Set) last one Today

This is a Brand new in Box Full Set imported from Holland with Date Code 7 March 2015

Asking HKD$64,500, cash only.

Wait no more or stock sold out soon.

There is very limited stock in HK's 73 Rolex AD shops...

HK Snob

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Is this One of the best Investment Items since 1980 to 2015?


Refer to the above table that states the Rolex AD MSRP price of Daytona Ref 16520

I ploted a chart to tell how does it run over these years... as below

What is the best investment for the past 35 years in HK!??
A house like Mei Fu Shun Chuen, that was about $30,000 in 1968 and about $250,000 in 1980 and now is $9,880,000 per unit.
1980 to 20156 appreciatioon factor is about 40 times.

Whereas if you bought that Rolex Daytona Steel Ref15620 in 1980, your cost was HK$3,725.

If you don't use it, keep all Full Set until now, Minimum you can sell as good as HK$98,000 (selling price of Such new Ref 116520 Daytona in Rolex AD) your minimum profit gain is $94,275.
Appreciation factor is 98000/3725=26.3 times.

But who know if you put it in Auction, since it is still mint condition, you may go for an Auction of $200,000 (my rough estimation), that is a higher gain factor (53) than Mei Foo Sun Chuen !!

HK Snob

Monday, March 16, 2015

What is the best Model that could surpass all other Rolexes in 15 years as an investment item?

  A Rolex catalogue and Price Book Dated 1 July 1999

What is the best Rolex that could surpass all others in 15 years?

I have found a Rolex HK Price Book dated 1 July 1999, while I compare the major model with the current price book as of Today, I found that GMT Master II seems to be the most promising watch if you are taking it as an investment.

Here is the data:-
From left to Right are….
Item, 1999 Rolex Model , Description, 1999 MRSP --- 2015 Rolex Model, 2015 MSRP , appreciation factor.
1.       M14000, Air King $14,900   --- M116000. $40,000, 2.68X
2.       M14060, Submariner Steel no date $18,450 --- M114060 $58,000, 3.14X
3.       M16233 Date Just TT, $45,050 --- M116233, $ 78,500, 1.74X
4.       M16518 Daytona 18KY YG, $102,070  --- M116518, $183,600, 1.8X
5.       M16523 Daytona 18KT TT, $57,170 --- M116523, $124,100, 2.17X
6.       M16570, Explorer II steel, #22,030 ---M216570, $60,500, 2.75X
7.       M16613 Submariner 18KT TT, $39,300 --- M116613LN $94,700, 2.4X
8.       M16628 Yacht master 1k KT YG, $132,370 --- M116688, $301,900, 2.28X
9.       M16700 GMT Master Steel, $22,030 --- M116710LN $63,200, 2.9X
10.   M16713 GMT Master TT $38,000 ---M116713LN, $91,500, 2.49X
11.   M18238 Day Date 18KY YG, $111,310 ---M118238, $209,300, 1.88X
12.   M18239 Day Date 18KY WG, $119,020 ---M118239, S64,500, 2.22X

Descending order in price Appreciation over the last 16 years:-
No.1  Submariner M114060 --- 3.14X
No. 2 GMT Master II M116710LN --- 2.9X
No. 3 Daytona Steel M16570, $60,500, 2.75X

The price of Ref 116520 Black in 1999 was $33,600 Then the appreciation factor is 90,000/33,600 = 2.68X which becomes the No. 4 in the list.
So if you want to buy Rolex, what you should consider!?
I think I will take GMT Master II Ref 116710BLNR, Submariner Hulk Ref 116610LV and  Deep Sea D Blue Ref 116660, Daytona steel black or white!

Are these the Three Musketeers and that would bring you additional financial support when you retired!?

Let's wait another 15 years to tell!!

HK Snob

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rolex GMT Master II Ref 116710LN Black Green Pointer on Sale

Brand New in Box Full Set Rolex GMT Master II Ref 116710LN green Pointer black dial.

Asking $51,000 for one dated Mar. 2013

Asking $54,000 for one dated Dec. 2014.

Besides, we have GMT Master II Blue Black $65,000
Daytona Black Ref 116520 $93,500

DeepSea D-Blue Ref 116660 with special Rolex D-Blue Booklet $93,000

All cash deal, some of them required deposit such as Daytona and Deepsea
Price Validity till 18 March 2015

HK Snob

Robber Guned down a Sale assistant in a Tsim Sha Tsui Watch shop for 9 pieces $5.5M Patek Philippe watches

A panicked armed robber gunned down 收藏家 shop assistant age 57 in a HK$5.5 million heist of nine Patek Phillipe watches at Tsim Sha Tsui.

These are the Watch model and Serial No., Please do not to take the advantage to buy it even at low price or sooner you will be caught if you go for proper services or Auction…!

I am thinking that we might consider some precautions:-

1.    Not selling watch to one who wears N95 Mask, or ask him to come back again after he recovers from Avian Flu!

2.    Don't think that all Mandarin Chinese speaker must be Big Spenders. They may be "新省港旗兵"

3.    Be alert that someone is coming to buy more than one piece of Patek Philippe at one shot.  Buy one by one, ask his credit card first! That would immediate verify his real Identity!

4.    Any better way to prevent such thing happened again?

HK Snob

Watch Fever Watch Gathering 14 March 2015

Vintage 1956 Oyster Pepertual full set

Cartier Santos 100 in Pink

Grand Seiko 1970s in Grand Condition

Grand Seiko with Original buckle


Technomarine Chronograph in Ti with 7750 movement, near Mint with Warranty Card

The Cigar is Montblanc 149 in 925 Sterling Silver full set with box undate 1995

Dear HKWF friends,
Thanks for the sharing of the watches...

I love them all, just my financial situation does not permit me to take all, I took the Cigar, and I I have another 8.5K, I will take the Seiko, and if I had another 40 grands, I take the Rolex Oyster Pepertual Full Set 1956, and if....

See you all next week!

HK Snob