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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!

Eligibility:
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.

27 comments:

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...

Hi AK
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...

Hi AK
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...

Hi AK
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...

AK

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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