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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
November 18, 2008 3:55am

in 1998, Jackson Square Fine Jewels, one of the biggest jewellery stores in the US published an article I wrote about Rolex watches in their in-house magazine.


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susan s

Registered: October 2008
Posts: 289
November 19, 2008 2:00am

Hi Kayes, Jackson Square Fine Jewels has found the right person to do the write up for them. You are not only very well versed with Rolex but also very familiar with the "Likes and Don't Likes" of those Towkays. Smile


Kayes, I have just checked the Santa's X'mas gifts' list, the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso watch is listed. It is not from Pasar Malam ...... don't be like that lah, sakit hati only! Smile!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
November 26, 2008 4:20pm

A letter dated 12 December 1998 from Jackson Square Fine Jewels.


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
November 26, 2008 5:16pm

A letter dated 26 April 1999 from Jewel Avenue, renowned watch dealers in California. William was one of my biggest supporters in my internet forum about Rolex watches called TURF which is the acronym for The Ultimate Rolex Forum. TURF was one of the earliest forums on the internet, being established in 1997 which was when access to the net became available in this country, almost two years after the US. I have had great fun with TURF but it was also very exhausting with people posting from all over the world at all times of the day. The hits were phenomenal ..... we hit the million mark after 9 months and my webhosting charges was 10 times more than the norm because every month TURF well exceeded the amount of bandwidth allotted. My grateful thanks to the Prof from the University of San Francisco, John F Kennedy (not related to the ex President) whose knowledge of Rolex watches is simply astounding and without him, it was difficult to keep order in the forum. As soon as John posted anything, everyone read and listened. Rolex of Switzerland also sent me a letter but I am still waiting for their permission to publish it here. Here's an excerpt from that letter:_


"We have followed with interest TURF's development and the debates which have been generated".


I have archived some of the best posts made at TURF and you can read them at www.PenangTalk.com/rolex


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
March 28, 2009 6:00am

I was just looking through the archives of my old Rolex Forum (TURF) and I found this beautiful post by Birol of Turkey. I reproduce it here so that you can enjoy it and make comments if you wish Smile


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Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
March 31, 2009 2:19am

How true indeed Kayes.Consider that legend has it that Columbus named America after his Navigator,Amerigo Vespucci,what effect would it have had on history if Amerigo had been too late for the job interview and the job had gone to...say someone called Luigi Cannelloni? A nation of Luigians or Cannellonians perhaps?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
March 31, 2009 2:39am

Jim, it would have been very nice if the navigator was Alberto Lamborghini or Paolo Ferrari. Armani sounds nice too.
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
March 31, 2009 8:15pm

Thanks Kayes for sharing what Birol of Turkey wrote. The poem is beautiful, simple and meaningful.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
March 31, 2009 9:02pm

If Lynn Guini had got the job of navigator before Amerigo, then there would be lots Linguines around.
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
April 3, 2009 7:51pm

Ahh! Retired Falcon,a man after my own humour.On a serious note I read recently of the passing of a former Falcon,in Melaka,a Gentleman by the name of Pieria(Spelling Please Pardon)was he of your vintage?
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
April 4, 2009 1:20am

Hi Jim, I read about the passing of Pereira in Melaka. No, he was not from the same group but he was a great musician.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
April 4, 2009 1:55am

Blue Grass, I am glad you like what Birol wrote. He was also very knowledgeable about Rolex watches.
Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, South Australia
Posts: 98
April 6, 2009 11:10pm

Is the Lynn Guini mentioned above the sister of fettuccini? Nah!


also cousin of char koay teoh? Nah!
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
April 8, 2009 1:55am

No Bomoh,but I think she may be related to Chicken Choe Mein,the Japanese Kamikaze Pilot who flew 22 missions
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 9, 2009 7:52am

I made a wish at 9.09 a.m. on 9.9.09. What wish?..... Smile Not telliiiiiiing..... Thumbs Up! Smile!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
September 11, 2014 5:40pm

This is one of my favourite Rolex watches. Bought it new in 1992 for RM9k and after a lot of "bashing", the watch still looks good. By the way, the same watch today costs RM21k new ...... might be a bit more ..... let me check my Rolex catalogue later :-)


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
September 11, 2014 10:32pm

Well, the list price is RM25,130.00 but with some astute bargaining and lots of footwork, you might find one for about RM22k. Below is the price as stated in the latest Rolex catalogue which I get every year from my favourite Rolex dealer in Penang, Woo Hing Brothers in Campbell Street. Like all high end watch catalogues, the prices are never printed on the catalogue itself but if you have a friendly watch dealer, they will write in the prices for you :-)


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
September 12, 2014 1:22am

The Rolex Cosmograph or more often known as the Daytona is popular among collectors. I had both of these in my collection. If you look at the price of the steel Daytona, you will note that the black face one costs slightly more than the white.


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
September 12, 2014 2:00am

Chinese Towkays love these models. I have never worn one. Nor can I afford one :-)


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Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 13, 2014 9:43pm

WOW Kayes, flashy cars and Rolex - an instant attraction whenever you go! Smile Thumbs Up! If those well-loved models of Rolex worn by Chinese Towkays are paired with tasteful clothing choices ..... why not?! Smile


Besides being a good investment, a quality timepiece can be a meaningful heirloom that lasts for generations. When a young boy is big enough to wear his father's watch which his father's father worn before is a tradition symbolic that says: "I can look after the family!" Thumbs Up!


Woo Hing has outlets in KLCC, Lot 10, Starhill but not so sure after Weng Hung. Wonder if Weng Hung's outlet at Petaling Jaya is still there as I have not been to Chinatown for quite some time. Weng Hung used to have another outlet in Jaya Supermarket, Section 14 (before the supermarket collapsed in 2009 while being torn down for redevelopment).


Incidentally, the co-founder of Hour Glass, Dato' Janine Chan is an Ipoh Mali. She was voted as one of the top 50 women entrepreneurs of the world. Our hometown must be the breeding ground for successful personalities! Thumbs Up!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 13, 2014 9:43pm

WOW Kayes, flashy cars and Rolex - an instant attraction whenever you go! Smile Thumbs Up! If those well-loved models of Rolex worn by Chinese Towkays are paired with tasteful clothing choices ..... why not?! Smile


Besides being a good investment, a quality timepiece can be a meaningful heirloom that lasts for generations. When a young boy is big enough to wear his father's watch which his father's father worn before is a tradition symbolic that says: "I can look after the family!" Thumbs Up!


Woo Hing has outlets in KLCC, Lot 10, Starhill but not so sure after Weng Hung. Wonder if Weng Hung's outlet at Petaling Jaya is still there as I have not been to Chinatown for quite some time. Weng Hung used to have another outlet in Jaya Supermarket, Section 14 (before the supermarket collapsed in 2009 while being torn down for redevelopment).


Incidentally, the co-founder of Hour Glass, Dato' Janine Chan is an Ipoh Mali. She was voted as one of the top 50 women entrepreneurs of the world. Our hometown must be the breeding ground for successful personalities! Thumbs Up!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
September 14, 2014 4:22am

hello Orange, here's a bit of history about Woo Hing. The watch business of Woo Hing was started in the late 1940s by two brothers. One brother took care of the business in KL (in a shophouse in Jalan Bukit Bintang) while the other ran the business in Penang along Campbell Street where they still are. I can't remember the exact year but sometime in the late 1990s, the Woo Hing in KL decided to go public but the one in Penang did not want to. So they split and the one in KL is now known as Woo Hing Brothers (Malaya) Berhad while the one in Penang is known as Woo Hing Brothers Watch Merchants (Penang) Sdn Berhad. In law they are two separate legal entities. When people talk about Woo Hing in KL they will probably mean the public company which have branches in Lot 10, KLCC, Starhill etc but people in Penang will only think of the "old Woo Hing" in Campbell Street which remains a "sendirian berhad". By the way, the KL Woo Hing used to have an outlet in KL Plaza which was the one I usually went to. The people who started Woo Hing are the Wongs. While KK Wong still owns and runs the Penang Woo Hing, I heard that no Wongs are now in control at the KL Woo Hing.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 15, 2014 9:19pm

Thanks Kayes for the interesting info. I suppose it's about choices. Risk, gut and greed is part and parcel in business. All is not lost here, as the original company name is still retained till today.


Try tearing down any traditional Chinese business's signboard. Chances are the owner will fight you to death! When starting any new business, the first thing they do is to choose an auspicious name and auspicious time to install the new signboard. Sometimes, due to the busy schedule of the signboard maker, they may fix the new signboard on an earlier date than the actual auspicious date chosen. If this happens, the new signboard will be completely covered with red paper. When the actual auspicious time arrives, this piece of red paper will be removed. This will always be followed by lighting firecrackers and a feast to celebrate the opening. This newly fixed signboard is not supposed to be removed from the exact spot where is is fixed. Even if this business has to relocate, an auspicious date must be chosen to remove it and to be wrapped with red paper. This removed signboard which is wrapped with red paper is not allowed to be placed on the floor while waiting for it is to be fixed on the new premise. To the Kwai Loh, it's just: "A business without a sign is a sign of no business." But to the Chinese Towkays, continuity is of prime important!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 16, 2014 4:37am

TMC (Teng Minimarket Centre) in Lucky Garden, Bangsar was founded by the Teng family. During the 60's, the senior Teng started his small kedai runcit at Jalan Kurau, Bangsar. From Jalan Kurau, TMC moved to this present premise (it was a very new building then) somewhere in the 70's. From here, with the help of his grown-up children, TMC grew and no one in Bangsar doesn't know about TMC . During the late '90s, TMC formed Giant Hypermarket - way before Tesco and Carefour set foot in Malayisa. Now, Giant Hypermarket is everywhere in the country, but the Teng family still maintains their TMC (without changing the name to Giant) in Bangsar till today.


Ling Wah Press was started in a shoplot along Jalan Petaling. It has since moved to a big factory in Shah Alam but they still keep an office room in the same old shoplot where they started their printing press. They can do without this small and old office room in China Town since they have all the modern facilities in their big factory. This is the way traditionalist Chinese business believe in. Many a time, we can see old and no longer road worthy cars parked in Chinese Towkays' car garage. Even there are buyers, these rich Towkays just refuse to let go of these beyond restored or repaired cars as these cars were the ones they drove when they struck it rich. These cars brought them riches and there is no way they want to push their luck away.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 16, 2014 6:21am

Hi Kayes,


KL Plaza is now known as Fahrenheit 88. Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,799
September 16, 2014 6:26am

I was at the Penang Swimming Club this evening and someone told me he was in KL recently and he could not find a Woo Hing outlet either in Lot 10 or Pavilion. He asked me whether Woo Hing in KL is still in business. I was taken by surprise because even though I have not visited any Woo Hing outlets in KL lately, I assumed they are still very much in business. So when I came home, I took a look at the Rolex website and under the list of retailers in KL, I could not see the name Woo Hing!!!! Surprise! What happened? Anyone knows?


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Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 17, 2014 2:16am

Hi Kayes,


I am sure it doesn't affect you in anyway as you can always go to your regular Rolex dealer in Penang whenever you need to buy any Rolex. Smile Not all retail outlets in shopping malls are permanently at the same spot. One of the factors is raise in rental when the lease is up. Btw, the shop in KLCC that used to sell your favourite Moreschi shoes is no longer there. I presume raise in rental (if there was any) was not the main issue. It's probably the price of shoes is beyond the reach of many people - me included. Smile



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