Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rolex DeepSea Ref 116660 Now for Sale

Friend of mine Bought From Switzerland last week, Black Dial, Full Set with a special booklet now Cash HKD$78,000.
Local Delivery in Hong Kong.

HK Watch Fever

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

UnionPay Can save some 0.95% of your Rolex Purchase

Normal Discount you can get officially using credit credit at Rolex AD.
HK 5%
Singapore 5-10%
Australia 10-15%
Switzerland 0-8%
Holland 15-20%
This applies to regular model, hot model like DeepSea D-Blue, Submariner Green bezel green Dial and GMT Batman is not able to get such big discount.

This is rough estimation as we know someone could ask for more discount as they know the manager or they are VIP customers.

When We buy Rolex in AD (Authorized Dealer Shop), you can use Cash, VISA, Master Card, America Express and Union Pay. I Know That HK Rolex AD does not welcome Diners Club as their bank charge is too high.

Amongst those, Union Pay seems to have the smaller percentages of Bank Charge, 1% only whereas VISA and MC is 1.95% and Am Express 2.5% (correct me if I am wrong)!

In Normal practice you can get as many as 5% discount in HK, and many people ask what is the discount if we pay in Cash, actually, same for card and Cash, but up to now I really don't understand why.

I was told that if you work down for more discounts, they may charge your surcharge if you use the credit card, at that time an UnionPay could get more discount as the bank Service change is just 1% which is the lowest amongst all credit card.

So, next time, bring a Union Pay card to Rolex AD in Switzerland and or Japan.
(For the above discount, since many people may get different discount, I hope you can tell me exactly what discount you can get in your countries.

HK Snob

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Latest Price information for Rolex Sport Model GMT Master II and DeepSea D-Blue

Rolex BaselWorld 2014 GMT Master II made in White Gold as for the First Time.

GMT Master II White Gold 116719BLRO MRSP HK$ 297,900 Now HK$229,500.

Rolex DeepSea D- blue Ref 116660 with the DeepSea Booklet HKD$93,500.

All full set 24 Month International Warranty. Cash Deal, Deposit Required

Price Validity till 2 May 2015

HK Snob

What is my Favourite Material for Rolex...?

Gold has been described as the precious metals since the Egyptian Time.
As far back as 3,100 BC., We have evidence of a gold silver value ratio in the code of Menes, the founder of the first Egyptian Dynasty In the code it is stated that “one part of gold equal to two and one half parts of silver in value.” This is our earliest of a value relationship between gold and silver.

Take for an Instance on Rolex:
Ref 116234 stainless Steel Date Just 36mm with Fluted Bezel with Oyster bracelet MRSP HKD$58,000

Ref 118208 Day Date 36mm 18KT Yellow Gold with Smooth Bezel with President Bracelet MRSP HK$209,300

Ref 118206 Day Date 36mm in platinum, smooth Bezel with President bracelet MRSP HK$430,000

Now I should say under Rolex Marketing Strategy. …

One Platinum Day Date equals to 7X Stainless steel Day Just.
And One yellow Gold Date Day equal to 4X Stainless Steel Date just.  (to be exact is 3.6X)

The Cost of the movement of Day Date is not much higher than that of a Date Just, rough estimation manufacturing cost of The Day Date Movement is 1.6 X of that of the Date Just which is in range of a few hundred dollars.

The message is if you want to enjoy Rolex, going for the basic Date Just!

And if you want to be a bit standout of the crowd, pay a respect of 7X for a Platinum, flagship Day Date!!

This is my pure personal opinion only, of course only if one could afford!

HK Snob

Saturday, April 25, 2015

HK Watch Fever Club Gathering 25 April 2015

Explorer II Ref 16570, 216570, GMT Master II Ref 116710LN

Rolex Date Just Ref 16238

This is not just Watch Club Gathering, it is Rolex Club gathering.

HK Watch Fever

USA and Europe Top 10 Rolex Submariner

Sent by a Philippine Friend on this interesting Site about Submariner.

This is the referral material that you can refer before you search for you best beloved Common Submariner with your budget.

Special species are not to be discussed here, as those are very hard to find with sky high price, it is normal that higher end Submariner will be likely the target for those watch Specialists who are keen on re-creating the “Authentic Fake”! :(

As a Short Summary, the top 5 Model for Submariner :-
No. 1 Ref 16610
No. 2 Ref 16613
No. 3. Ref 5513
No. 4. Ref 114060
No. 5. Ref 1680

The Top 5 Vintage Rolex Submariner:-
No. 1 Ref 5513
No. 2  Ref 1680
No.3  Ref 16800
No. 4 Ref 5512
No. 5 Ref 6538

What bother me is what the best model that you still can buy in the market. These are the common model that we still can get in the Market.
16610, 16613, 114060, 1680, 16680, 5513.

Rolex Submariner Ref 5513

What is my target!?
Ref 5513
The 5513 was produced from 1962 through June or so of 1990, which must be one of the longest continually produced Submariner in Rolex history. The reference 5513 was introduced in 1962, and replaced the reference 5508.

The reference 5513 used calibers 1520 and 1530. The caliber 1530 was used in both the 5513 and 5512 calibers for a time. The 5512 carried the C.O.S.C. certification while the 5513 using the same caliber DID NOT have the chronometer certification.

Today, the 5513 is one of the most collectable Submariners, and while it is still accessibly priced, market prices have almost doubled from 2003 to 2009.

Estimated price
5513 year 1965-1967 US$13,000 to 19,000
16610LV Flat 4 Submariner

Ref 16610LV
In 2003 or so, reference 16610LV was introduced, but has only cosmetic changes to the Submariner Date -- a green bezel and a "maxi dial" which has larger hour markers. Note that there was an earlier version was made with “Flat 4” bezel, that one should be one of the watch we should not ignore if you want to turn it into your investment item of Rolex as Still we can buy it with Full set in market with Reasonable amount.

Estimated price
16610LV  year 2003 to 2005  US$ 7,000 to 9,000

Where can we buy?
Vintage Concept, Kuen Kee, Union Watch...etc

Refer to this site if you want to study more!

HK Watch Fever

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BaselWorld 2015 Rolex Price

BaselWord Rolex Price 2015
Though I want to wait for Watch arrival HK before I talk about the price.
As more and more people is asking , why not we put it here as a reference number.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref 114300  CHF5,400

Rolex Yacht Master 40mm Ref 116655 CHF23,800
Rolex Yacht Master 37mm Ref 268655 CHF21,000

Day Date 40mm (DD40)
Ref 228206 in 950 PT CHF 59,600
Ref 228235 18KT Rose Gold CHF 35,800
Ref 228238 18KT Yellow Gold CHF33,200
Ref 228239  18KT White Gold CHF 35,800
As usual, there is only less 5% at Rolex AD HK
They will ship to HK by End August.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Watch Too Far

Recently I saw it again, an extraordinary movie…. A bridge Too far.

A film tells the story of the failure of Operation Market Garden during World War II, the Allied attempt to break through German lines and seize several bridges in the occupied Netherlands, including one at Arnhem, with the main objective of outflanking German defense in order to end the war by Christmas of 1944.

The ensemble cast includes Dirk Bogarde, Ryan O'Neal, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Hardy Krüger, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell and Liv Ullmann. The music was scored by John Addison, who had served in the British XXX Corps during Market Garden. 

Would this kind of cast be happened again? I cannot say impossible, but rather difficult, such as “Expendables 3”? It would be better it carries a better story.
I remember Robert Redford was wearing a Hamilton Military watch.

Nowadays, things are getting more expensive than you could afford, luckily the Chinese Economy was slow down at GDP 7%, or we will be suffering more as HK is though part of China, but our sluggish Government troubled by those democratic Filibusters who are tearing down the major decision making of HK infrastructure…

Sometimes I wish we could have a HK version of Lee Kong Yiew…that may change a bit the economy of HK.
I think economy is the locomotive for a democratic process development, say, if you go no rice to eat no home to stay, will you be meaningful to get your vote to choose your Executive officer?

Last two days , I dared to take out a bottle of Chateau Lafifte Magnum 1982, wow, the waiter grimed at me saying  USD$18,000 , is that too expensive to spend for next 5 hours’ Mouth lips pleasure!? Of course that Restaurant had already topped up a hefty mark up!

Finally I chose a Bottle of 2011 Caymus, one of my favorite Napa Valley selection after Opus One!
With that kind of money, I would like to invest on a Watch… that would stay with me for the next decades.

Friend of mine asking me what do you choose, again,  sorry that is another disappointing reply to him, I would choose a Rolex Day Date preferable in White gold. He is a Rolex Fan on sport models, Daytona, Submariner Comex…etc.

How about the new Rolex 2015 DD40, that could be one of the best watches money could buy!
Such as Ref 228239 with estimated MSRP HKD$282,700 (CHF 35,800).
Unless I get a very special Discount less 25% or I should say:  “A Watch Too Far!”

HK Snob 
HK Watch Fever

Hey, There was stock of GMT Master II Blue Black at one Rolex AD ....

Whilst everyone is marching into those renown name "E', "O", "D", "C" at Disctrict Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, Causeway Bay, Central for these Rare species, how come we can miss those smaller shops at offshore like Tsuen Wan?

I was told by a close friend who spotted one GMT Master II Black Blue at Chow Seng Seng Tsuen Wan a few days ago!

Well, I am sure this particular watch was sold by now!

My point is, try some AD in other remote regions, Tai Hing, Chow Seng Seng in Tsuen Wan.

Try your sweet tougue and you shall get 5% Discount!

HK Snob

Again, I am not related to any of these Rolex Chain mentioned above....

BNIB Rolex GMT Master II Black Blue HK Official Watch to Let go at Discount!

This watch has not be seen in my known Rolex AD Chain "O" , "D" and "E" for the past 2 months.

Well, this is an official HK Rolex with Country Code "888" .

Whole Watch is still sealed with tape, un-touched!

Someone bought it recently by his magic, but he has to sell it for he has just spotted another Bigger Target..

if you want it, or I should say, If you don't want to miss it.... Whatsapp me.... I think this watch could go in 1-2 Days...

Price MRSP HKD$67,300

Now Cash HKD$65,960!

HK Snob


Friday, April 17, 2015

Panerai Will Reduce Price again coming Monday, how about other Watches?

Watch Price Reduction in HK

Reason behind,  Euro is depreciating against the strong Green backs, and those Big Spenders from China is moving away to Europe, Japan  for spending their money with better Respect from the host.

There were a lot of people destroying the Hong Kong's reputation as Paradise of Shopping!  :(

Led by this Big Trend Setters Panerai for larger watch made a decision to reduce MSRP 5% on 1 Feb 2015

The Swiss Watch Giant, the holy Patek Philippine annoyed many people including those gray dealers yelled and cried by reduction of heft 20% on 10 Feb 2015.
Cartier 7% on 15 April 2015
Who else in the line?

Chanel did already!

Yes, Panerai Will further reduce their price by 5% on 20 April 2015  (Monday)

Who else? I think Piaget will reduce 10% on 20 April Monday.

But AP has increased some of the watches by HKD$6,000 back in Feb!

How about Rolex? still King of the Price Fortress, no intention to INCREASE, or DECREASE…

So when you buy you next Watch, think again, there is always no fund when you buy a Watch saving up breakfast money for 1 month, suddenly the MSRP price drops 15% in the next morning…. Oh My Watch!

If that is shoes or clothes, I am happy to hear as that is not investment, for a USD$30,000 watch, that is really Crazy Sales, if they reduce price by 20%!
HK Snob
MSRP = Manufacture  recommended Retail Price

Audemars Piguet is the Star Today

This is the newspaper I got from the Hotel, it says,

"The Audemars Piguet, STAR"

"Value Shall Prevail", I say.

Manila Snob

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Club Member of TGIT (Thank God It's Today)

Solely made for the One I love: She is in the picture.
Created under Note III today during the trip Clark to Manila

Thank God It’s Today

Most of us are members of the TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday), as we are all under stress in work. The only target of the week is waiting for Friday to come, where we can have jeans’ and polo shirt and start to wash your hand at 4 pm, going happy hours at WanChai.

There is a little smaller group who are member of the TGIM (Thank God It’s Monday), they are basically workaholic, and they cannot bare the lonely feeling on Saturday and Sunday. They have no friend and they are waiting for Monday could come.

Of course both member of TGIF and TGIM think that the other member are IDIOTS!

Now, I would like to invite you to join this Club TGIT (Thank God It's Today)

Member of this Club is always happy, as they know every day is different, and every day will be a new day. They are glad that they can live on healthily and happily.

Every day we have to face with new challenge but every time we are fully equipped with passion to take up the challenges!

Membership's Qualification to TGIT Club is simple:- one who wants to have high quality living, energetic , positive life style. The goal of the day is to make the day another better day.
Welcome you to join this THIT.
HK Snob

Rolex DeepSea Ref 116660 Delivery

This is the bearutiful DeepSea D-Blue I am going to to Deliver to my Customer in Manila.

I received the Full payment from Him $91,000 one month ago.
I bought this watch last week with $91,500.

Note that there should come with the DeepSea Booklet, if you did not get that book when you bought the Watch, probbaly you should go and ask that.

I got the booklet from Rolex AD.

The more I look at this watch, the more I feel it is beautiful.

HK Snob

The Pen on the right is Watermans saftey pen 1905 and Montblanc 149 Sterling Silver 1990.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rolex OysterQuartz Ref 19048 with Diamond Bezel and Diamond Dial on Sale

I believe you have seen a lot of Oyster Quartz in this blog, it doe s not mean that is common and easy to get. Rolex had produced 1,000 Oyster Quartz Watch a year since the 25 years between 1977 and 2003. Rolex had produced not more than 25,000 pieces over the 25 years of production.

And I could estimate 50% of them were Date Just made with stainless steel, 30% of them are Date Just Two Tone, and Rest 20% in Yellow gold and White Gold. Yellow Gold may be 15% and White Gold 5%.
And I think Yellow Gold with Diamond bezel and Diamond Dial is less than 200 Pieces.

In Hong Kong, this is the second pieces I have seen, the other one was Day Date with Black dial showing at display window in Lung Shing Watch and jewelry asking HKD$89,000 with no box. And It was sold recently.

So this is One of them Ref 19048, it is in 18KT yellow old, set with Rolex Diamond bezel 44 pieces and Diamond dial. A Quartz Movement made by Rolex with superb reliability and accuracy, One battery cell can keep accurate time on the Day Date for min. 24 months, I have set a practice to change a new battery every two years, In fact you can walk into RSC to ask for battery Replacement free.

This watch comes with unpolished case, full bracelet length, and a very special oyster Quart Wooden Box.

The Selling is asking HKD$90,000 cash, if you are interested, please contact me.
HK Snob

Watch Was sold on 15 Apr 1630

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Thirteenth for exchange of the lost Twelve Disciples!

Audemars Piguet A-Series Royal Oak, the Top Five Wine, plus Echezeaus, Petrvs, Angelus, Lascases and Lafleur.

My Thirteen Disciples
I used to enjoy wine and I have consumed probably 1,000 bottles since I was addicted in 2007. Well, It is a gathering and or celebration that allows me  a Reasonable Reason to open some of the bottles.

From the buckets of corks I selected 12 bottles which I call “ Twelve Disciples”!

Namely these are wine we should not missed;- Petrus, Lafifite, Mouton, Haut Brion, Lascases, Margraux , Angelus, Laflueur.  

Of course there are still many good wine such as the New World's, Australian, and those Nepa Valley's Chavis, Caymus…etc.

Why I call Thirteen Disciples as the Aedumars Piguet is the Thirteenth Disciple, the cost of is just equivalent of the twelve bottles, now it may worth USD $26,000.

The Royal Oak was Bottled in 1972 with a new Oak Barrel which was not a very good year for Bordeaux but it is an excellent Vintage for Audemars Piguet.

Well, time has changed, my income does not allow me to spend too much on these “Fermented Grape Juice”, but once in a while I try to open some of the good one with friends…only male, I hardly could find a finery lady who could appreciate wine with me.

Sad! as after wine, the closest next topics is pillow talk, then sex!

Wine is another excellent Investment items but all you have to store in some recognized cellars in London or France, as no one will trust your storage unless they are from Tong Ying Nin.

Now the twelve disciples have joined into my blood stream and only leaving the Thirteenth with me.

I hope one day it can create another Twelve Disciples with the sacrifice of the Thirteenth!

Remember this legendary commercial episode, the bottle facing you is an Angelus, may be 1989!

The lady was talking about James Bond's watch is it Omega or Rolex?  Wonderful script!

How much Rolex has paid for this screen shot?  I don't know, probably in the range of a 1-2 Millions or you can WhatsApp CFO of Rolex to confirm.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happiness and Joy is Everything!

Happiness and Joy

Happiness and Joy
Definition of happiness and joy to me sometimes is similar, as one day I open my Webster Dictionary to find out more about it.

They say:
Happiness is an emotion in which one experiences feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense pleasure.
Joy is a stronger, less common feeling than happiness. Witnessing or achieving selflessness to the point of personal sacrifice frequently triggers this emotion. Feeling spiritually connected to a god or to people.
So Happiness is to me pleasure and satisfaction to have material related?

Joy is something higher in terms of Spiritual level?

But I can assume that the materialistic pleasure when the Shop manager wiping your AMEX card with that magnificent sound “Shweeepppp…”  nowadays, we cannot find  anymore AMEX card printing machine,  is now replaced by cheap thermal paper printer… No class at all! And there is no sound at all.

No one notices that I had jutst wipped my card for an USD$20,000 watch!

Well, not until recently I was told that there is planet 1,000,000 times large that the Earth, and there is another planet which is even 1,000,000 times larger… I am too small in the life of this universe and After all I will be a piece of dust in the air… sad hmm…

Life is short, try to make yourself in anywhere, anytime with anyone with Happiness and Joy!

Let’s forget the debt, you should forget my debt to you too!

Each Day when you wake up, plan for the days for more happy and joyful event!
That is the Target of the DAY!

HK Snob

This is the Classic Happiness Generator

I hate this card wiper machine - No Class and Cheap

My Advice to Watch Boutique, find the Classic Credit card machine, add electronics amplifier to boost the mechanical
Wipping sound to "96 db" it makes your customer happy!

And They Will come back again!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Rolex Ref 16613 Submariner Two Tone on Sale

Ref 16613 Submariner Two Tone

"S" Series 1994 with Purple Dial

The one on Left has no Paper with Blue Dial, the one on Right has a Purple Dial with Paper

Rolex Submariner Ref 16613 18KT Two Tone with "S" series dated 1994 on sale.

One is with Warranty paper and the other none.

The one with paper has a patina purple dial which the other one's dial remains unchanges as blue. Both are having unpolished case.

The Seller is asking HKD$48,500 for the one with paper and ther other is HKD$46,000 cash.

In case for Manila, I can deliver by hand after full payment is received.

HK Snob
HK Watch Fever

PS The one with paper was sold 5 April

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hong Kong Watch Fever's travelling Kit

These are the items I used to carry when I travel.
Tie, Shoes, Socks, handkerchief, Card Holder (ACM with Satellite tracker), money Wallet, Pens, Chain, Tie Clips, passport holder etc. and a small bottle of “4711”.

They are all truly Value for Money. Such as my card holder which I have been using for 12 years.

I like the Rolex Passport holder, Montblanc Sterling Silver Model 149 fountain pen.

Watermans 1905 safety pen for my daily hand writing practice, it as a superb nib that no model pen can have.

A Dauphin Sterling Silver German ball pen.
18KY white gold Tie Clip with 0.3 Carat Diamond
A functional miniature Pipe Tie Clip made in Switzerland in the 50s!

Oh, I forget some CDs, as I can listen to some of the greatest music when I am about to turn in.

The bottle 4711, whenever I feel the stress, once I puff the pure scent of that magic water, I would feel relaxed!

Once I have appintment with a sophisticated lady, I would apply  two drops of 4711 on top my philtrum and forehead, immediatly it would hypnosize and transform myself to be a charismatic person of full confidence... BS? Try and see...

Most of all, a Decent watch. I don't have to use my watch to please the others, but myself!

No matter Roger Dubuis, Cartier, Frank Muller, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Piaget…it represents my character and as a respect to my  customers of all kinds.

HK Watch Fever

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wine and Watches,

Wine and watches

I like wine, so much as I like Watches, well, not until the other day I took out all the baskets of wine cork, surprising to know that since 2007 till now, I have opened more than 1,000 bottles.
Wine is also a fantastic experience, especial you are with some of your best friends who know how to drink, and having recommendation of good food to go!

I used to open a Half bottle of Red on Saturday evening whilst I chewed a roasted goose thigh from one Siu Lap Shop near my place. That could be one of the most delicious course of the week!

Does really Roasted Goose go with Red wine? Just I don't care so long you like it…

We take Champagne while we eat Oyster,  Or bite a Strawberry while you drink Champagne (Learnt from Richard Gere in the “Beautiful Woman”)

Rolex Ref 6694 1973 in super Condition Full Set.

Is older the wine the higher the value? Not necessary!

Is Older the watch, the higher the value! Not necessary too!

How about new watches? Will I have to wait for 20 years before you can sell it with profit?!
Not necessary! as it depends on the Watch

Like recently the PP 175th anniversay watches...
5175R-001 (7 pcs), 5975R-001 (400 pcs)
Rolex 116660 DeepSea D-blue...

But Definitely an older watch with good quality is always higher in price than a newer watch with same good quality under the same Make!

I don't know How much a Margaux 1900 costs, as I was told the wine is still “Too young “ to drink, preferable to be opened in 2020!

Is the first Day Date 1956 having a good value? Well, I think it should, if the watch is in good condition, with all Certificate, paper, box and seal.

Some Suggestion for our next HK Watch Fever gathering:
Bottle of good wine, roasted goose left leg, and some of the good decent men who bring his beloved watches to share his experience and tell us story about the watch…
Would it be fun!?

How about Yamazaki 21 years, it is OK to go with Roasted goose!?  I don't have the answer!

HK Snob 

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Let's explore more points and benefits on these great watches:
Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Vacheron 
Constantin, Cartier.....

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HK Snob