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Old 4 January 2017, 08:41 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Pongster View Post
How did omega even come into the picture?
Same way BMW did in three of the Brosnan films. They paid for the privilege.
Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints.
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Old 4 January 2017, 09:08 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by T. Ferguson View Post
Same way BMW did in three of the Brosnan films. They paid for the privilege.

Wow. According to the slideshow, the producers "covered 100 percent of [the Tomorrow Never Dies] production budget with brand tie-ins by eight major partners." If that's true for the other films, it's no wonder the filmmakers let product placement deals dictate what Bond uses, rather than any sense of heritage descended from the novels.
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Old 5 January 2017, 01:40 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by delldeaton View Post
It's been a while since I've been able to make it back to TRF, and, of course, to this Thread. Thought you might be interested in a few things from the "Bond Watches, James Bond Watches" exhibit, which continues to run at the National Watch & Clock Museum through next April 30, 2011.

First, as I've shared with folks during the personal tours I periodically guide through the exhibit when I'm in town, I was the one who actually couriered the Ian Fleming watch from its top-secret family location to the Museum. That further gave me exclusive access to extensively photograph it.

Here's one of those images.

Second, not only are still and video photography prohibited in the exhibit, but it's further a rare occasion that the Fleming-Bond Rolex 1016 Explorer is actually shown ticking while on display. So far, it's only been exhibited in operation twice. The last time was in mid-September, during our special "Bond Enthusiasts Weekend," where I made the following video and posted it to the James Bond Watches YouTube Channel.

"James Bond Watches: Alpha to Omega"

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to post these updates.

Great shot! Seems in remarkable condition given its age etc.
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Old 15 January 2017, 04:29 AM   #34
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Been on this forum for 2 days and have already learned more then I knew about the brand in years.
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Old 4 February 2017, 05:33 AM   #35
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I can appreciate Omega's Bond offerings, but I always thought it was incongruous that Craig's Bond wore a base-level Seamaster to the high-stakes poker game in Casino Royale. Not to sound like a snob, but the Seamaster Pro (especially the pre-ceramic model) doesn't strike me as a watch someone would wear when trying to appear as though he could afford a $10 million buy-in. Then again, Le Chiffre wore a Longines, so go figure.
To be fair, even the Prince always wears a mid-size Seamaster that was a gift from his mother. Plus, Rolex isn't exactly a large jump up from Omega. They're kind of the BMW and Mercedes of the watch world.

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Old 19 December 2017, 04:42 AM   #36
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Great reading, thanks
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Old 16 March 2018, 08:01 AM   #37
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Oyster Precision or Explorer?
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Old 20 June 2018, 09:10 AM   #39
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great article. really neat how Rolex fits so nicely into the deep sea and deep intrigue venues! maybe thats why I like.
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Old 20 June 2018, 09:50 AM   #40
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Nice articles! I may have to reread some of the Bond books this summer.
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Old 20 June 2018, 08:39 PM   #41
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Been watching all the movies again, Sean C is my favourite followed by Daniel C.

I own a Seamaster 300, Wanted to get a Submariner as well. Might look at one of these as well now.
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Thank you for this thrilling story!
Being a newbie I just wonder if this is a good catch?

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Old 2 December 2018, 02:52 AM   #43
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Very great information you shared with us here, it's really appreciated. especially by someone like me.
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I remember reading that excellent article when it came out in Watch Time, I really appreciate the chance to read it again, and see the additional information as well. Thanks for the careful research and hard work, it is most edifying!

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