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Tea with AK71: Casio watch and The Price is Right!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

In my last Tea with AK71 blog post which was about a vintage Rolex watch, I revealed in the comments section that I travel with a Casio watch. In case you think that it is a digital watch, think again.

I have not bought a digital watch since my Smash watch died years ago. I rather prefer analogue as they seem to harken back to the good old days.

My travelling companion.

I bought this watch because it just looks so clean and its bezel looks like a Rolex. How much, you ask? Let's play a game. Why not make a guess and leave your answer in the comments section?

We will see whose answer is the closest to the actual price I paid for the watch. Reminds me of the game show, The Price is Right!

All ASSI readers are eligible to take part in this game. Employees of CASIO Worldwide, members of the immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons and CASIO Worldwide associated agencies are not eligible to take part in this game. ;-p

Related post:
Tea with AK71: Vintage Rolex watches.


meesiam said...

around $120?

AK71 said...

Hi meesiam,

Ah, the very first tikam! hahaha..

Let us wait for at least 9 more readers to make a guess before I reveal the price I paid for the watch, ok? ;)

ZHANG Zheng said...

I guess S89.

AK71 said...

Hi Zhang Zheng,

Thanks for tikam no. 2 ;)

8 more to go. :)

mark said...

Bro. I got no idea how much you paid. I like my watch and I hope to wear it for a really really long time. Even till im 50. Maybe 60. I just realized 50 is a mere 17 years away. omg.Damn. I shouldnt have begun counting..

AK71 said...

Hi Mark,

You do realise this is the blog post on my Casio and not the vintage Rolex, don't you? ;-p

K-Enterprises said...

$88 for good luck?

Dolly & Zoopy said...

My guess - SGD55

la papillion said...

Hi AK,

Looks like the MTP-1302D-7A2VDF (CN) Silver model. This looks like a rather old model, retailing online at anything from 40sgd to 80 sgd. I guess you'll be getting it at around 50 sgd :)

yeh said...

My lucky number 78.
So I guess SGD78.

LoveLocks said...

My guess will be around $60.00 :-)

hjteo said...

Hi Ak,
Got to wait until 9 more readers before u reveal the price? I will tikam for s$60 :-)

Kim said...

MY guess is $65.

AK71 said...

Hi Kelvin, Dolly&Zoopy, yeh, LoveLocks, hjteo and Kim,

Thanks for the tikams! We have a total of 9 tikams now but I think thanks to LP, I might have to reveal the answer before we reach 10 tikams. Haha..

AK71 said...

Hi LP,

Aiyoh, this is a game leh. Just gut feel based on the looks of the watch lah. Cannot cheat and do research first.

I should have included terms and conditions in the blog post. Stating eligibility alone not enough. Hahaha...

I was so happy when meesiam guessed $120. ;p

The answer: S$49.

Your diligence (but I still think it is cheating) is impressive! You win! ;)

It is a nice looking watch with a nice looking price hor?

ZHANG Zheng said...

May I know which year you bought it? S$49 at present seems a very good bargain to me. :-)

AK71 said...

Hi Zhang Zheng,

I bought it about two years ago from G-Factory in Parco, Millenia Walk. G-Factory has a chain of stores and their prices for CASIO watches are better than CityChain's.

Aiyoh, I just provided them with free advertising! Hahaha..

They had a few models and I was surprised at the prices. I also did not know that CASIO produced such watches. Mention CASIO and I would think of digital watches usually. Just like any CASIO though, it keeps perfect time!

G-Factory usually has a showcase which would display older models with heavily discounted prices. If you like old stuff like me, take a look at those. ;p

Derek said...

It's over??

It's a timely post as I intend to get a watch - preferably analog one.

Wishing AK and all readers a Happy New Year!

AK71 said...

Hi Derek,

If you are referring to the game, yes. LP provided a price range with his research and game over. ;p

If you did not know the price like you do now, how much would you have guessed the price to be?

Actually, I had no intention of buying a watch that day. I was there with a friend who was looking for a watch. However, this watch kind of called out to me and when I saw the price, it was a done deal!

If it is not good value, I don't buy (usually). ;p

meesiam said...


i overpaid for your watch, i should have guessed lower since you are a bargain hunter. ..hai ...still a long way to go as a "value" investor :( Btw, Brash Basah offer good bargain for Casio watch also.

AK71 said...

Hi meesiam,

Yikes! I remember Bras Basah as a place I went to as a boy with my mom to buy school textbooks! Quite stressful. Haha..

Actually, I am more pleased with my purchase of the vintage Rolex watch recently. Of course, with antiques, value is in the eye of the beholder. ;p

la papillion said...

Hi Ak,

Haha, I'm always serious about having fun in a game :)

Good bargain that you got for the watch! I'm also wearing my good ol' digital casio watch. I prefer digital because it's more precise and it comes with light and stopwatch - both functions that I can't live without :)

AK71 said...

Hi LP,

Too serious and we take the fun out of a game. Haha.. ;p

If you need a light and stopwatch function, yes, it is definitely more practical to have a digital watch.

My purchase of a G-SHOCK in my NS days was due to utilitarian considerations too. Definitely not because it was attractive looking which it wasn't. Then again, beauty is a subjective thing. ;)

hjteo said...

Ha ha . Thanks for the update. Amazon having a similar one for USD25 for sale new. Get that and ship over with other stuffs and u can get it for abt s$45. So it's a good bargain u got.

AK71 said...

Hi hjteo,

Is that a Casio too? For S$4 more, I would buy locally. ;p

Actually, there is a nice dress watch which I saw online for less than US$20. OEM in China. Free shipping globally!

Maybe, I will put up a link later in this blog post. ;p

hjteo said...

Hi Ask,
That is for a Casio too. For a few dollars, buying local comes with warranty as well unless the buyer only want to shop without getting out of the house. :-)

Blessed New Year!

AK71 said...

Hi hjteo,

Oh, definitely. Local support is worth the extra S$4. :)

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