Saturday, November 29, 2008

Rolex Submariner 1680 Red

I have ordered the metal braclet for my vintage red submariner from the rolex service center at Jardines House. It has been almost 6 months and I am still waiting..

Really hope the bracelet would come soon....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rolex 1655 Explorer II

The Rolex Explorer II on the left is the earlier version.
The earier version on the left has a more "rounder Rolex Crown" while the later version (right) has a narrower and straighter crown.

Rolex sports models

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Chinese "Da Pa Jiang" 大八件

PLA Chinese Commander Watch

I have added another Chinese Commander watch to my collection. The first piece costed me RMB$500, the second $800 and the 3rd $1200, There is one shop in Shanghai selling RMB$2200 already!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rolex Quarter Century Club

Rolex Quarter Century Club

This Rolex Quarter Century club was a hard earned watch as one has to work for Eaton department store for a period of 25 years in order to be officially presented with this watch as a token of apprectaion for long service.

The 1/4 century club starts from the 1900s to till the 1970s as it started with the Pocket watches, to Rolex Prince, hand wind till the final automatic movement.

I was told that the watch is in 14k to signify 1/4 and most of the watches I have seen are in 14k. Have not seen an 18k model yet..

How many can work for 25 years in one company in modern days?

Vintage : Keeping Time

Look at all the lovely vintage watches!

1930s-40s Vintage watch

Friday, July 25, 2008

Vintage Russian military watches

These are vintage Russian military watches issued during the USSR CCCP days! In original box and in mint conditions! I remember being able to find these in boxes during the early 1990s. Now, many of these USSR military watches out in the shopes were in fact replica of these..many are in quart movement too!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rolex 1680 night view

This is a beautifully taken photo of the Rolex 1680 reb submariner!

Tudor Submariner

I have found this Tudor Submariner in mint condition many years back. At that time, the price is about HK$7000 only. Now, the price has gone up to HK$20,000 owing to the great demand in vintage sports watch. However, the values of the watch is only valuable when one sells them! Since I have no intention of selling them, its just paper values! ha ha

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The joy of finding!

Vintage watch collection is a very interesting hobbies as the "toys" are good for everyday use, easy to maintain and has great history behind every watches!

Untimately, its the joy of finding that gives one great satisfaction!

Rolex Submariner in service center - Waiting for the bracelet

I have not been active with vintage watch collection for the past 3 years since I moved to work and stay in Hong Kong. My "renewed interest" in vintage watches started as a result of seeing my fellow colleague Domink's Rolex 1680 red submariner one day.

It reminded me that I have a similar "red" submariner somewhere. My 1680 is without a proper bracelet. I took the watch to the Rolex center in Hong Kong, and after waiting for 3 weeks, the watch is being verified and an order has been placed for the metal bracelet. The watch was purchased at US$3000 (about HK$23,400) and it is currently being retailed at US$13,000 (about HK$104,000). Not a bad "investment" 345% increase in values !

Once the bracelet is here, I shall safe keep this 37 years old watch (1971) and wait for JJ to turn 21 and give him this watch in 2018! By then, the watch will be 47 years old : ) 

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wish Lists: 5513, 1680, 1675

Its lunch time, a good time for me to think of my vintage watch wish lists! : )

1) Rolex GMT 1675 (GMT after Ref 6542)
2) Rolex Submariner with date 1680
3) Rolex Submariner without date 5513

Vintage Glashutte diver

This is the vintage Glashutte diver made in Germany. Case: chrome plated; diameter excl. crown approx 38mm; lug to lug approx. 46mm; lug wid...