Watch watching in Hong Kong

Ever since I fell down this rabbit hole, one of the most fun things is to look at watches in different countries that I visit. A quick trip to Hong Kong for business means I can spend the down time running all around town looking at the watches that are on display. Very interesting to say the least.

Those are gaudy AF鈥an we put them on QVC?

Nice!! Anything vintage worthy in photo #6? 馃

Any watch shop recommendations for when I visit HK next year?

AlohaBrah21

Nice!! Anything vintage worthy in photo #6? 馃

There was a few enicars, mostly hand wounds

skyblue

Any watch shop recommendations for when I visit HK next year?

depends of what you might be looking for, if the expensive grey market current stuff, they are everywhere. If you are looking for old strange stuff, maybe check out Shumsuipo They have a street that people sell old junk. That is where I saw some old watches

Suomaf

There was a few enicars, mostly hand wounds

Ah ok, thanks! Like most, I daydream of stumbling upon the $$$$$ watch in some backwoods bargain bin, making headline news - then throwing you guys a party with some of my profit! I know, I know鈥K is anything but 鈥渂ackwoods鈥 馃馃槀

AlohaBrah21

Ah ok, thanks! Like most, I daydream of stumbling upon the $$$$$ watch in some backwoods bargain bin, making headline news - then throwing you guys a party with some of my profit! I know, I know鈥K is anything but 鈥渂ackwoods鈥 馃馃槀

You might find that perhaps in a backstreet in Jakarta. Hong Kong they know the value of what they have which is why I did not buy anything. There was not even any broken down watches I could buy to fix. Good to see the stuff in person though.

skyblue

Any watch shop recommendations for when I visit HK next year?

Hi there. There is a lane of second hand watch stores in Mongkok.

I love that watch tool display

Bzilla

I love that watch tool display

This was in an area called TST quite a bit of watch parts

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skyblue

Any watch shop recommendations for when I visit HK next year?

There are many watch shops--the HK population is very, very knowledgeable about watches--but a great place to start is Champagne Court in Tsim Sha Tsui (20 Kimberley Road). They have some fantastic window displays with a great variety of luxury secondhand watches. It's catnip for watch enthusiasts.

Champagne Court also has some really excellent vintage camera shops, if you're into film photography.

That鈥檚 awesome man! I would love the opportunity to check these out someday

Hong Kong is great place for luxury/vintage watch nerd.

I personally think that Seiko, and some other Japanese products like cameras, owe heavily to Hong Kong for showcasing them to international shoppers since the 1960鈥檚. In any case Hong Kong was definitely the watch retail capital of the world, at least till the 1980鈥檚.