Hunting vintage watches in Hong Kong

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Hunting vintage watches in Hong Kong

Postby koimaster » March 6th 2017, 12:45pm

It’s a weeknight but the streets of Mongkok – a bustling warren of west Kowloon – are humming. The humid September air is thick with the smell of soy and sewerage; the streets awash in the light of lurid neon. Weary working folk form orderly queues around the many street food stalls selling noodles, fried bean curd and dim sums – a quick stop to fuel up before they head home.

Tariq Malik dodges a giant rubber duckie sticking out of a storefront, his eyes scanning the signage of the shops ahead. “It is around here, I’m certain of that,” he assures me. Malik is a world away from the cozy confines of Momentum, the vintage watch boutique he runs in Dubai’s tony DIFC district.


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HERE ARE SOME STORES WORTH CHECKING OUT

Berne Horology

Peninsula Center, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

This is a good spot to check out more affordable vintage watches, we spotted a few 50s-era Zenith chronographs, some 60s-era Seamasters, pocket watches and so on.



Noble Watches & Jewellery

Sino Centre, Nathan Road

Good selection of haute horology brands including Panerai, Patek Philippe, A Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, FP Journe among others.



London Watches

Yin On Bldg, Kwong Wa Street, Mongkok

Not the friendliest bunch you’ll meet in Hong Kong, but an impressive collection of vintage Rolex watches can be found here. We spotted a Paul New Daytona with a Tiffany dial here.



Raymond Chung

Pottinger Street, Central

The coolest watch dealer in Hong Kong, this is a one-man operation out of a tiny stall on Pottinger Street. Chung will surprise you with the depth of his knowledge and the quality of watches he can source.



The Vintage Concept

Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

The biggest vintage watch boutique in Hong Kong, this store has an impressive inventory of some rare and very expensive Rolex watches. Friendly and knowledgeable staff will make you feel right at home.
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