I buy lots of jeweler and I know my stuff. Every so often something stops me in my tracks and I say, I WANT THAT. But it's even sweeter when you hear a price that's far less than you're expecting. You think you won the lottery. Better yet, the watch comes and you're out of your mind for it, it's the best thing you've seen in a watch and it's never leaving your collection. So with the platinum Corum I just bought from you. Every time I see it on my wrist I think: cleaver girl. Great price. Well done! Fabulous people. You'll hear from me again.
THANKS!!! LOVE IT!!
Just a quick note to inform you that my IWC arrived safely in the mail, and was in an even better condition than I expected which was a welcome relief. It is always a nervous time when making an expensive purchase over the internet, internationally, which is pre-owned and not having a chance to inspect the goods but you were able to patiently answer my queries and submit extra images that I requested which was very reassuring. Your assistance made for a smooth transaction and I will definitely be back in contact when looking for my next watch and hope to one day in the not to distance future drop by your store to say Mahalo.
Dr Ananth Sundar Melbourne, Australia
I would just like to thank you for the time that you spent with myself and my wife the other week in regards to purchasing a watch from you.
As I said to you at the time "the service and advice that you offered was fantastic , we could not have been happier."
It makes an enormous difference dealing with a family owned business. I will be telling everyone that if they want to buy a watch and don’t buy it from you, they are mad!!!
:: In Aug. 2009, I purchased my first Panerai from Honolulu Time. While I reside 5k+ miles away and have never had the opportunity to personally meet David Bui, the overall purchase experience was exceptional.
Since then, I have kept Honolulu Time bookmarked at my browser and on a few occasions consulted David on which of my watches I should unload and his recommendation as to the next watch I should purchase for my collection. For my budget, I narrowed it down to either a Big Pilot or a Daytona.
Sometime Nov. 2011, I finally got the ‘courage’ to email David for him to keep an eye out for a black dial, Zenith-movement, S/S, Daytona with a further condition that it comes complete with the box and paperwork. By Feb. 2012, David notified me that he was in the process of acquiring a 21-year-old, excellent-condition, unpolished Daytona with the specs I wanted. David was kind enough to offer to trade 2 of my watches or wait for me to first sell my watches before making a deposit. In other words, he trusted my verbal commitment to buy the Daytona and continued to work with me on my limitations, in spite of others already waiting in line for the same watch.
It took me between 3 to 4 weeks to complete the payment. Shipping was a breeze, complete with the tracking number, and at the day I wanted it to be sent.
David brings a high level of trust & professionalism in his business.
Thank you for facilitating the purchase of my first (and possibly, only) Daytona. It is really a rare and sweet find! And I am truly thankful that I was given the first crack at it.
:: I have been very happy purchasing from David at Honolulutime, even better than I expected. He has been very helpful in every step of the way right from the word go and made sure that I received my timepiece safely and fast. At first I was nervous with my first online purchase of thousands of dollars but I had no doubts that all would go well and actually went better, Looked even better than he described!
I have mentioned my purchase to others here in Australia and also have friends that look forward to holiday in Hawaii sometime in the near future, so word passes around very quickly on where to go and where to buy with confidence. I am sure that if the need arises, I will look no further than Honolulutime as with the old saying I have "bought the SELLER and and not the watch".
My best regards to you!
:: A quick email to say thank you so much for all you help. I'm wearing my Speedmaster now, and I'm absolutely stoked! Having never bought anything this expensive from overseas before I was a little nervous, but the watch is in even better condition than the photos let on. I've recommended your store and website to everyone I've showed my watch off to so far, and will definitely be back to you again (as soon as my wife lets me).
Auckland, New Zealand
:: When buying a watch on the internet from a seller you have never met, the main question one has is "Can I trust this person". From my experience with David Bui and his HonoluluTime watch company, I can answer that with a definite YES! He delivers exactly what he promises and his customer service is outstanding. Highly recommended!!
:: I've known and worked with David for nearly three years in a variety of transactions and highly recommend him as a trusted, valued resource to anyone interested in buying/selling quality watches. On the business side, David's excellent market knowledge and wide industry contacts resulted in several great purchases for me (high-end Panerai and Rolex vintage models), as well as, two creative consignment sells (Panerai and AP), that netted top dollar in both instances. More important, David is a person of exceptional integrity, honesty and candor. He follows through on commitments and is responsive to inquiries (phone/email). Above all, he is eminently personable and a delight to work with (along with his father, and the staff of Honolulu Time).
:: Thank you for the wonderful result in cleaning my IWC. I loved your shop and hope to do more business with you in the near future.
:: "Hats off to Honolulu Time Service!"
I have been dreaming of owning a Panerai for more than 4 years already. During this whole time, I was contemplating on either a Submersible or a GMT and researched for the dial I liked best. For its simplicity, elegance and useful function, I decided to settle for a GMT and narrowed my options to just 2 models– the discontinued 63C or the current 297K, in order of priority.
A mint-condition 63C, being a 9-year old watch, with complete paperwork, boxes & stickers is extremely difficult to find. Claiming one to be in mint or like-new condition is very subjective, specially from a Seller's point of view.
Interestingly, on numerous internet searches in August 2009, there were four 63Cs being sold– one in Germany, one in Singapore, and two in the US (Texas & Hawaii). It was only David of Honolulu Time Service that promptly responded to my initial inquiry, provided a detailed description and presented the most number of actual pictures of the watch. My instincts told me to continue the exploratory discussions with David. Having done so convinced me that the person I was talking to from 5,000+ miles away and 18 time zones behind was one I could trust. In fact, although it was offered, I no longer asked to see pictures of the Serial Number, Production Series, Original Warranty Card, Booklets, COSC Certificate, etc.
If you have any doubt whatsoever on the item you are interested in purchasing from Honolulu Time Service, call David and you'll know what I mean. Just like I did, ask him: "What's wrong with it?" and you'll get an honest to goodness assessment.
I did take a big risk in wiring a substantial amount of money to a complete stranger. David lived up to his commitment. The watch was listed as "mint - like new". But when it finally came, it was more like I just bought it fresh from the Panerai boutique.
I really appreciate the cooperation, attentiveness, patience, information and consideration I received. In the end, Honolulu Time Service values reputation above making a sale and, perhaps, such is a long term and sustainable business philosophy.
Lawrence - Philippines
:: My interaction with David Bui from honolulu time was absolutely problem-free. Mr. Bui is honest, polite and very focused on customer service. I would happily give him my highest recommendation and look forward to dealing with him in the future. He is definitely one of the 'good guys'. You can deal with confidence when you deal with honolulu time!
Joy B. - Canada
:: I bought my vintage Omega flightmaster 911 from David. Even though I was in Boston the transaction went like a breeze. I called him couple of times and I was able to reach him every time I had called even before and after I purchased the item. I think that shows how much they care about the business and satisfaction of the customers. He was very knowledgeable about the product. He sent me all the details I should know before buying a vintage watch. I will buy more watches from David for sure and I will recommend him to others too. Next time when I am coming to Hawaii, I have to stop by at the store for sure.
Kind regards and Many Thanks
:: Wow I got the watch today 5 days from Hawaii to the UK incredible! I just have to say that I am shocked at the condition of the watch
it is just stunning a 39 year old watch all original in as good a condition as that is very rare.
I would like you to know that you have been absolute gentlemen to deal with and totally professional I asked you quite a few questions and all were answered promptly and with nothing to hide, it has been a real pleasure buying from you.
Please let your Dad know that this watch is now in a good home and will be treasured, in the flesh this is just a beautifully designed watch.
Once again many thanks and if you get any other interesting vintage feel free to email me.
Kind regards and Many Thanks
Andy - United Kingdom
:: Honolulu Time, Big kudo for you guys, especially David who's been taking care of me this whole 2 weeks with all my silly question. His service is A++++ promp reply on the same day or maybe same hour. Is an amazing guy to deal with. very good communicator, no run around or bullshit talk. Straight to the point and knows exactly what he's doing/talking about. Id trust him with ANYTHING. I've been dealing with many US shop but this is the first time I feel as VVIP costumer. Never been so happy before, I'll recommend him to anybody. Thanks Honolulu Time. Another Happy Costumer from Melbourne - Australia.
Robin Christian - Australia
:: I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the recent wonderful level of aftersale care that you gave me with my purchase of my Rolex Submariner. Even though I live in London, UK, you responded quickly and your actions went above and beyond any of my expectations. I will be visiting your wonderful shop and purchasing from you again, and I look forward to another stress free transaction and great buying experience.
:: David was a great seller throughout the transaction. I was a bit hesitant buying sight unseen but his description of the watch was perfect and accurate down to the last detail. He was very easy to communicate and answered all my questions quickly via email. I felt very confident by the time the purchase came around and was superbly impressed by how beautiful my newly acquired Panerai was! Shipped from Hawaii to NYC in two days flat. My first PAM and definitely not the last! Thanks again David for a perfect transaction.
:: Aloha! I wanted to take the time to thank you for the cleaning and repair to my Omega Seamaster 300. I picked up the watch on Sept 25th and was in a hurry to get to department of health for marriage license. I was married the following day on my wifes birthday! I thought you did a fine job cleaning and repairing watch and I will certainly recommend you in the future!
:: Hi David, after waiting all day for delivery, I finally got the Panerai about 30 minutes ago. I could not be happier!! It is all I hoped and exactly as described. Can't believe this was originally purchased in 2005... looks brand new! In the future when I look to add to my collection, I will first check to see what you have available. It's nice to deal with such an honest respectable business man. Thanks again, and next time I'm in Honolulu, I'll stop in to say hi.
:: Hey David. Many thanks again for my latest purchase from you. My Flightmaster 911 now sits beautifully on my arm. The dealings with you and Honolulu time have been very smooth and effortless. Always swift replies and you go out of your way to help. It is so nice dealing with someone so professional and friendly. I look forward the next opportunity. Thanks a lot for all.
:: Enrico our customer from Italy was so pleased with his Vintage Omega 300, he wrote about us in a Italian watch forum. This is what he had to say (in Italian). Thank you Enrico!
l mio Sea"Monster"300 1968
questa mattina l'ho ripreso dal mio orologiaio preferito
spesa? ...un caffè
praticamente non l'ha toccato, era già stata fatta una messa a punto a regola d'arte
ho visto il movimento....... pulitissimo! le viti non hanno ombra di ossido, le piccole macchie di cancro del fondello (internamente) non ci sono +
the watch è stato lucidato, ripulito ecc ecc in toto (non consumato)
il bracciale è come deve essere: maglie centrali satinate, quelle laterali lucide... bellissimo, io manco c'avevo fatto caso, dalla fretta che ho avuto x farlo controllare.
si restringe nella parte finale verso la claps (o clasp) tipico di quegli anni.
sti "quadratini" laterali sbrilluccicano ke è una meraviglia non mi avevate detto che avrei indossato un bracciale da checca....
a questo mio pargolo dedico Master of Puppets dei Metallica
prima di aggiungere le immagini, che purtroppo non gli rendono il giusto onore, rispetto e la dovuta grazia, voglio ringraziare l'amico david, che all'inizio di quest'anno ha fatto la luna di miele qui in italia e spera di ritornare presto.
gli faccio un po' di pubblicità
:: It passed after return home from Hawaii for one month. I use Tudor Submariner which I purchased in honolulu time service every day. I always remember Hawaii whenever I watch time with this watch. Tudor Prince Oyster Date presented it as a souvenir to father and was pleased very much. In late years antique TUDOR rises in price in Japan and can purchase the clock which I am cheap this time, and is good and I am glad at all and think. In addition, I will drop in again by all means when I went out to Hawaii to play sometime.
:: David, i got the watch back a few days ago and is working great thank you for the terrific service...through the whole process was a pleasure to deal with.
:: The PAM 50 arrived as described with all associated paperwork and box. I'm already getting compliments on my purchase from co-workers and even strangers. I like to thank you and Honolulu Time Service for making the purchase process a pleasant one with your excellent customer service and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend Honolulu Time Services to anyone who is looking to purchase a quality timepiece online for a good price. Next time I find myself in Honolulu I may have to make my way to your store for my next Rolex or Pam.
Los Angeles, California
:: I am enjoying the Rolex I purchased from you tremendously. It's a watch that is in superb condition and there are no signs of the service that was performed at your facilities. My compliments, it's rare to find such an old piece in such good condition. Many thanks for the excellent advice you and your dad gave me. I enjoyed meeting you both.
My best wishes to you and your dad,
:: I have been a vintage rolex collector for over 5 years now and am very particular with who I purchase my watches from. With all the fraud and scammers out there the best advice I can give is - buy the seller before buying the watch. With honolulutime I got excellent service and a beautiful vintage gold rolex with quick delivery. I have them bookmarked and I am already looking forward to my next purchase through them. Thank you for being so proffesional and honest.
:: Watch arrived,It is terrific! What a pleasure to do business with you. By far the best seller I have had the pleasure to deal with. Thanks and once again the happiest of Holidays to you and Yours
Beaufort, SC. USA
:: The watch has been delivered this morning and I love it! :-) Besides it even looks completely unworn. Thank you very much for your cooperation! Honolulu Time is definitely to be high recommended with confidence! Besides very good and friendly communication. It was a pleasure to deal with you. Thanks a lot for the beautiful and confirmed Cartier 1815!! Happy holiday and my best wishes for the new year.
:: The OMEGA Speedmaster that I purchased from you at Honolulu Time arrived in perfect condition. It is just as you described on your website. It has been a pleasure dealing with Honolulu Time and you. It is refreshing to find out there are still honest people that honor their word and tell the truth. I highly recommend your company to anyone that is considering the purchase of a watch.
Manchester, TN. USA
:: Watch looks better in person!!! SELLER WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO MEET MY NEEDS!!!!!
Leavenworth, KS, USA
:: Great watch, as described, thanks.
Barnsley, South Yorshire, UK
:: Dave - you really are a legend!! :)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
:: We want to thank you for the excellent work done on our wall clock. We had lost hope that it would ever run again, much less chime. It runs beautifully, keeping perfect time and brings added happiness to our home.
Mrs. Robert Stengle
:: Thanks for the watch! It arrived safely yesterday and is now weighing down my arm. It is in excellent condition and keeping perfect time. I had a very good experience dealing with you and thanks for your quick replies to my questions.
Would do more business in the future.
:: The skywalker arrived today, I am very happy. Perfect deal thanks a lot!
:: I received your really wonderful and absolute perfect watch a few hours ago. Also perfectly packaged with a jolly nice wooden box from Honolulu Hi, that no one elsehas in Switzerland.
David, I thank you for your great service and also many thanks for the very nice mint watch. It is Breitling no. 25 in my collection and will take a special place.
It will be a great pleasure to buy on another occasion, another Breitling in your serious shop.
Have a nice weekend, all the best, and good luck wishes from Switzerland
:: The watch is beautiful!
San Francisco, California