Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
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?
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
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
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
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 : )