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Offline takashi78

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2012, 07:29:11 AM »
OMG someone has a large wrist!
Almost never seen someone wear a watch on the last 2 holes hehehe.
Nice GTG and so nice of the members to bring so many watch along.

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« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2012, 08:52:25 AM »
Enkidu or dpkong,
can you pm me the name and location and if possible the contacts of the shop in Kuching where they have so many APs, plse.. Lovely APs.....

I wish I could have joined you guys but couldnt make it on the dates...hopefully this becomes a periodical gathering in future...
Personal taste and preferences evolve over years, hopefully not 1 full circle otherwise it means we haven't learnt a single thing.

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2012, 03:20:11 PM »
OMG someone has a large wrist!
Almost never seen someone wear a watch on the last 2 holes hehehe.
Nice GTG and so nice of the members to bring so many watch along.
Pete, I am guessing you're talking about the Longines Legend Diver? The marks are not that the watch is worn on the last 2 holes.
It's because the watch has been strapped on the last hole on display for a year... before I bought it... The watch is actually brand new.
I am the one who bought it but not for myself. Favour for a good friend... I hope he doesn't mind the wear marks.  ;D
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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2012, 03:39:25 PM »
Wow...that sucks...you should have asked for a new strap or better discount.

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #54 on: October 04, 2012, 03:51:00 PM »
Some updates and pics.

Met up with Steve, Dpkong @ Donald and Enkidu @ Loo at 4pm.

We went watch hunting at a local pre owned shop.
In my opinion, the range of watches that they have is pretty impressive.
After that, we went to a local watering hole.
Lighting is not really good so quality of pics is not that up to par.



Table shot.
Good variety of watches on display.


As a diehard Zenith fan, I am particularly happy to see this piece. Been wanting a modern Zenith to add to my collection.
Due to the new 42mm case size, I was unsure wether it will fit me.


Feels and looks ok to me.
Big thanks to Enkidu for bringing in the piece.


This piece was an attention grabber as well.
The Longines Legend Diver no date.
I think Enkidu, Steve and Donald only saw this piece for the 1st time.
Shame on Donald and Steve, because this piece have been sitting on a Kuching Local AD Display cabinet for a year!!!
Most agree that the watch is "yiu pee yiu chee" in hokkien.
The pub owner came around and saw the watches on display, we asked him... which one u like?
1st choice is the SubC, no surprise there... his 2nd choice was actually this Longines Legend Diver... which says alot about this watch.
He doesn't give two hoots about the two TT Daytonas there... alamak!! What has the world come to?  :laugh:


Planet Ocean 45.5mm Quantum of Solace.
Hefty watch. Good built quality.


Polar ExpII 16570.


Rolex Daytona TT Panda Dial.


Rolex DSSD... this is one monster of a watch... So big and so thick that it needs macho arms and wrists to carry it...


Rolex SubC... Iconic design... nice heft but not overpowering... I actually liked the black more than the green hulk.



This Seiko chrono is a really really nice watch... it reminds me so much of my Zenith Rainbow Flyback.
I have no idea on the history or model reference and I hope the owner will share more info on this one.
Would hunt for one if priced right.


Donald trying on the SubC...


Loo on the Royal Oak 15400.


This must be Steve's favourite shot... on the Royal Oak 15400 as well.

All in all, this was a fruitful trip for me.
Besides getting the Longines Legend Diver for my friend.
We also talked alot about watches in general.
What we like, what pisses us off...  ;D

We reached the pub at a little after 5pm... and we left at 10.30pm (which we continued to some adult entertainment scene) ... we talk kok sing song for a solid 5 hours+... wouldn't last that long if we are not equally happy to talk about our favourite hobby... watches!!
Info and history was shared and free flowing... as well as the beer... :Cheers:

All in all, I would like to thank Donald for the beer and food.
Loo for bringing in His Zenith and Seikos... his knowledge in Seiko and watches in general are pretty good.
Steve for taking me to the adult entertainment scene, spending me congee and bringing me around the next morning as well as sending me to the airport. :thumbsup:
The hospitality have been excellent and it has been worthwhile for me.  :Cheers:
Terrenceterrence "seriously, i think buying a watch for it's secondhand value is like getting married and thinking about divorce at the back of your mind."


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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2012, 03:59:48 PM »
Fantastic gtg and report  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2012, 04:10:20 PM »
Nice mini GTG event, the AP RO 15400 is so awesome!!

Would like to see some 'wrist shots' during the 5 hours + of 'adult entertainment'  ;D ;D

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2012, 04:38:01 PM »
More quick and dirty shots using the phone... damn the lighting... no really good decent pics.


Vintage Seiko and Omega








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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2012, 04:40:23 PM »
Nice mini GTG event, the AP RO 15400 is so awesome!!

Would like to see some 'wrist shots' during the 5 hours + of 'adult entertainment'  ;D ;D
No pics of adult entertainment as it would leave evidence for future use... what happens in Kuching stays in Kuching...  ;D
Terrenceterrence "seriously, i think buying a watch for it's secondhand value is like getting married and thinking about divorce at the back of your mind."


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« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2012, 05:26:22 PM »
Many thanks to Hanz for the pics and great appreciation to Donald and Steve for the great Kuching hospitality!! Great discussion, great food, great drinks and great watches.  :Cheers: :Cheers:

My first experience testing out 2 TT daytonas, an awesome DSSD and of course the AP RO, all placed on one table. Every WIS's dream  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #60 on: October 04, 2012, 05:53:50 PM »
nice to meet you guys!! damn, my mind is all about RO now!!!!! hanz is really good at brainwashing!! :Laughing_on_floor:

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #61 on: October 04, 2012, 06:01:30 PM »
Great pics and report Hanz!

Looks like a good trip even have time to pick up a new watch for your friend.

Is that a Mil spec Seiko i spy?

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #62 on: October 04, 2012, 06:01:58 PM »
At first Hanz spreading the Zenith poison now AP....

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« Reply #63 on: October 04, 2012, 06:12:45 PM »
Is that a Mil spec Seiko i spy?

If you are referring to that non-chrono seiko, yes, indeed you see a mil spec seiko quartz made in the 1990's. Made in Japan, anti-magnetic, has a dust cover beneath the case back.

The chrono is a seiko 7A38 made in April 1984.  It's exactly the same as the 7A28 I posted before, except that this one , being a 7A38, has a day-date function.

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #64 on: October 04, 2012, 06:35:37 PM »

It was great meeting up and I do hope it happens more often. Fantastic to be able to try on the SubC, Zenith @ 42mm and the RO at 41mm. Only the PO and DSSD were too large for my liking.

And Hanz was like a walking watch encyclopedia...  :Cheers:

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #65 on: October 04, 2012, 07:28:57 PM »
Oh..for a while there i thought i saw this one.

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« Reply #66 on: October 04, 2012, 08:22:46 PM »
Oh..for a while there i thought i saw this one.


No lah......that 4S15 was issued only to General Yamashita and General Takashi. The one I have was issued to the privates and kamikaze squadrons scapegoats. :Laughing_on_floor:

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #67 on: October 04, 2012, 08:45:15 PM »
nice to meet you guys!! damn, my mind is all about RO now!!!!! hanz is really good at brainwashing!! :Laughing_on_floor:

Not brainwashing... look at that pic... it is as though the RO was made FOR you...  ;D



And since you have the DSSD to mark your graduation, maybe an RO for a nother significant event... wedding?  :thumbsup:

@Donald.
Believe me I am no watch encyclopedia... Enkidu probably knows way more than I do since he's in the hobby for over 20 years.
And what I know is only from reading articles and reading links sent to me by helpful friends. You know who you are  :thumbsup:
You help me I help you mah... hahaha
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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #68 on: October 05, 2012, 01:22:54 PM »
Bro Hanz, nice Submariner ceramic date.  :Dancing_banana:

Can PM me the price? You got it new?

TQ  ;D ;D

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #69 on: October 05, 2012, 01:54:07 PM »
Bro Hanz, nice Submariner ceramic date.  :Dancing_banana:

Can PM me the price? You got it new?

TQ  ;D ;D
Erm... Submariner Date Ceramic is not mine... it's Enkidu's  ;D
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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2012, 09:54:42 AM »
Hey Endiku, can PM me the price of your sub-c date??  :D ;)

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #71 on: February 18, 2014, 06:36:33 PM »
Hi guys, when is the next gathering. Would love to join.
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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #72 on: February 18, 2014, 06:52:46 PM »
Hi guys, when is the next gathering. Would love to join.

You can always start one.. I'm always game if the location has beer!

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Re: Gtg in kuching sarawak anyone??
« Reply #73 on: February 19, 2014, 02:17:04 PM »
Any tentative dates for Kuching GTG. I may be able to join if the date is available. :Cheers:


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« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2014, 05:31:43 PM »
Great! I eagerly awaits  :thumbsup:
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