|IMPORTANT NOTICE: I am a Collector and no more operating as a business.|
This website is maintained as a contact point for my ex-customers and friends who may need help for watches purchased previously from me.
All items depicted in my website are my PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, collected over the years, before, during and after my business.
Items shown on my website are representing and just a small part of the actual collection as there are hundreds or thousands in each collection and currently, I do not have the time to post up all.
Occassionally, I may sell or do an exchange to upgrade my collections except for the swords which are controlled items and licensed by the police.
1. Dear friends, if you need help for watches purchased from me previously, you can contact me and please negotiate quotations and arrange shipment directly with the shops I reccommended to you.
You can rest be assured that shops I reccommended are reputable with a good track record.
2. Any problem arises between you and the shop shall not be my responsibility as I am just an introducer and I do not make any commission from it.
3. My advice is to get everything down in writing and have the item fully insured if you are sending via mail.
1. All my ex-customers shall be accorded special attention for watches purchased from me and my service to you is complimentary and FOC.
2. For watches not purchased from me, I shall provide advice to the best of my knowledge.
3. Any request I am unable to attend to or help, please forgive as I am extremely busy trying to build a new career.
I am not associated with the maker of any watch brand that I displayed on my website and all my watches are classified as 'used' regardless whether they are used, unused or vintage.
For other collections, I do not represent any brand or artist and all items displayed are owned by me otherwise stated.
|AS A COLLECTOR, I AM ALWAYS BUYING !!!|
Please contact me if you have a high-grade or interesting watch to sell or trade.
I pay tomorrow's prices for rare and interesting timepieces and other collectibles to add to my collections!
Kindly note that with effect from 30th November 2012, our new email address will be: email@example.com.
For urgent matter only, kindly call or watsapps to my mobile no. at 65-90923899
Any query on any item, I would appreciate an email as I am now a full time investor and most of the time in meeting so unable to attend to your enquiries.
If you have an item to sell, kindly take a pic and watsapps to me.
|MY DREAM - PRIVATE MUSEUM|
It is every major collector's dream to have a private museum to house and display his collections permanently, sharing it with people of same interest. Over the years, I have collected many thousands of items and it is my desire too to share with collectors of various fields to exchange knowledge.
Every collection is an adventure with many pitfalls and it's a learning process. I have completed several major adventures, the recent one is a large collection of Chinese paintings.
Many memories cannot be bought with money but some can so whatever fond memories that I have had in my earlier phase of life, I try to relive it again.
In my 15 younger years in Japan, I spent my free time visiting museums and sword shops admiring the beauty of the samurai swords and as a martial art practitioner, I greatly admire the Bushido spirit.
Whilst in the process of preparing for the private museum, I have decided to make Japanese Swords part of my dream.
Japanese Sword is a very difficult subject and nobody can claim to be an absolute expert. Even buying an expensive sword with a Juyo (Important sword) certificate can turn out to be a bad purchase.
In feudal Japan, the custom of adding a big named smith's signature onto a cheaper sword to enhance its value if the gift was meant for an important person like a Daimyo or the Shogun.
From the Totokusho (registration paper) of the swords, those that were registered in Showa 26, some in 27, mainly belonged to some important collections of some Daimyo or the Shogunate.
However, many of these swords have failed morden day shinsa and were considered as Gimei or faked name.
Gimei is part of Japanese 1,000 year sword history and the quality is usually very good with nice koshirae ( mounting).
If the fake name is removed and resubmit for shinsa, it would get a certificate attributing it to some smith. And sometimes, it could be attributed to a currently much sought after smith who was not popular during the time of gifting...for example, a Shizu was reattributed to Kiyomaro whose signature was removed as he was not so popular and valuable as Shizu at time of gifting.
In future, I would welcome serious collector of all kinds of swords to contact me for a private viewing and to exchange views but at this moment in time, due to security reason, I could only entertain International known Japanese sword collectors or specialist who can help to provide advice.
Till later, when I am able to acquire a properly secured place to house and permanently display all my collections, kindly enjoy the items virtually.
At this point in time, WITH MY APOLOGY, I am unable to entertain curious persons as these are controlled items and licensed by the police and are not for sale or exchange.
A private museum is a multi-million dollar project so it takes a lot of planning and acquiring a suitable property at the right price...too many factors to put it in place. Whilst the preparation is on-going, this website shall serve as a virtual museum but kindly bear in mind that items depicted on this website are few examples representing each collection. Aside from swords, my Japanese paintings total 5,000 pieces and Chinese paintings, a few hundreds...together with hundreds of Chinese antiques and also a watch collection.
New collectors and curious people, please wait for my dream to materalise...when, I am unsure but hopefully, someday.
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