Hi! For those of you who know me well enough, you will know that I have an interest in watches. I am not an expert or a high end collector. Over the years however, I have bought, been given, traded or sold more than 400 watches and recently this interest was re-ignited after having to do some paid market research on prestige watches. This coincided with me sending an email yesterday to about 10 friends on buying watches in Asia (including Australia). I based this on first hand experience which has been gained in a number of Asia Pacific countries Read More
I almost titled this post “I Finally Got Rid of It“. I bought this Dietrich late last year and after about 6 months I decided to sell it off. Aesthetically, the watch is quite eye catching and I was thinking of buying one ever since I saw one displayed in a shop in Jakarta in 2014. It was one of the rare occasions I bought a watch brand new and from day 1 I was just never really comfortable wearing one. The Miyota movement feels cheap and ‘loose’ every time you adjust or set the time. The 24mm strap is Read More
I was just today sent the link for this watch strap company that is based in Florida. According to their website, Crown & Buckle is an online watch strap store offering custom-styled, high-quality nylon and genuine leather straps. Prices for their ‘regular’ NATO and leather straps are very competitive and their Black Label, American Made and Collaboration lines are a little pricier but still appear to represent good value. I have not bought anything from them as yet but plan o do so very soon. If any readers have any feedback on them, please do not hesitate to share it Read More
Not sure if I have blogged about this before but the first watch I bought when I seriously stared collecting watches was a Favre Leuba Sea King that I bought off ebay for less than $10. A few hundred watches later, I still like the Favre Leuba brand name and I sometimes wonder why no one has bought and re-launched the brand along the lines of what has happened to Titus, Pronto, Camy, Titoni and many other brands. Most Favre Leuba watches that I see on sale come from India (and that may have something to do with why the brand has Read More
Have not posted anything for months. Part of the reason has been because I am busy but it is also because I don’t like the new look of this site and so I have been less ‘motivated’ to post anything. In January, Word Press did an update and the old site had to be “upgraded” but it just does not look and ‘feel’ the same – or as good. Anyway I hope it is just me and readers still find the site useful. Just because I have not been posting anything, it does not mean that I have not been Read More
I heard this the other day as a suggested New Year’s resolution and thought it was quite good. Watch your Words as these normally accompany your Actions which belie your Thoughts which indelibly are part of your Character which if repeated become a Habit – good or bad. This WATCH will control your Destiny, here or in the thereafter. Easier said than done (for me at least) but I find this to be good advice and will at least think about it. In the meantime, I wish every reader a wonderful 2016!
Another one to clear. Model WAY2110.BA0910 BNIB with full guarantee from 16.12.15 from agent. This watch has never been worn and comes as a complete set with box and papers. Price is slightly negotiable as I want to clear this watch fast and so it is listed at a very, very low price of SGD1920. The list price for this watch is $2950. It will make a great gift for this festive season!
Clearing some inventory to make more space for some new additions and projects in 2016. Have this BNIB Seiko Prospex 50th Anniversary watch available below cost at S$800.00 The pictures are off machtwatch.co.id and watchyouseek and accurate to how the watch looks like ‘in the flesh’. There is not much room for negotiation as I am not in a hurry to sell and if I do not get the right offer, I will just keep the watch and see if prices go up over the longer term. Thanks for looking!
Ronald contacted me earlier this month and said he was looking for a watch in the $1100 range. Very happy to hear from him a few days later saying that he picked up this very nice looking Tag Heuer Carrera from Ken’s Vintage Watch. Looks nice and I hope he enjoy’s it for many years to come. Like I have said a few times on this blog. If you like what you see and the price is right, Go For It! There are loads of different watches out there and everyone’s taste is different. As long as you like what Read More
Had a colleague staying at Park Hotel in Alexandra and we ended up walking around the new mall beside it after dinner and stumbled across Watch Fusion on the second floor. Melvin seems to be off to a slow but steady start and I hope to be able to support him in the near future. Always happy to see someone ‘new’ on the watch scene and we wish Melvin every success in his new venture! (Can anyone tell me what NKOTB stands for?) 🙂
The two most common questions I get asked by readers is what watch should I buy and where should I buy it. Obviously, there is no hard and fast rule. A lot depends on your budget, where you live and your “reasons” for buying a watch. I received this email from Andrew: Hi Ray, I am looking for my first nice watch and am considering two watches. The new oyster perpetual 39mm in grey rhodium and the rolex explorer 1 39mm. Which do you think would be a better buy considering both use the same 3132 movement. I am unsure Read More