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From what I understand, Flemming himself wore an Explorer.
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As I understand it, the irony of this is that Fleming only ever said a "Rolex", and never which one.  It was only Connery's movie Sub that set the precedent.  Fleming's might have been a plain old white-dialed Oyster for all we know - and a whole world of suit-suitable-or-not debates would have never been.

Hard to even tell what brand he's wearing in this photo.



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I meant the one in Fleming's mind when he wrote that Bond always wore a Rolex.  But like his nylon underpants, short sleeved shirts and aversion to shoe laces, I would suspect that Fleming based this choice also on his own.

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@DLJr and Mr.<br /> Two awesome pickups. Congrats!

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Sub and Nomos - both very nice indeed.

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+1 on that nod[1].gif

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Great stuff, Moo and DL. Hanjoy!

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Nice additions guys!  Enjoy them!

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I usually don't like world times but that is particularly nice. nod[1].gif

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*Envy*...congrats, Moo!  Very much on my wish list, and looks fantastic.


Wonderful.  And I like this one more than the blue one - notwithstanding my general love for blue things: the "Internet Explorer" home logo on the new one is just too silly.  Best wishes to you and your "heimat"!

Thanks guys. I was surprised the wife encouraged the purchase, though perhaps she was trying to avoid the bigger purchase I had planned for next year, which this certainly does push back. But I just couldn't resist, especially with a big trip to South and Central America coming up, just gave me the nudge I needed.

This isn't a true world timer, still a GMT technically, though you can get around the world in about 19 seconds. I tried on the JLC Master Geographic as well, which has always been my other choice for this style of watch. After having both on there was a clear winner in design and practicality (ease of use and reading the dial). I was surprised how much more I preferred the NOMOS, but it really wasn't even close for me.
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Crowd sourcing help; what strap should I pick up? It comes on black shell, but I wanted to pick up something else. I was thinking gold ostrich from CF (like what Nuke got on his MUT Moon). Or maybe something in navy/midnight, which would have the benefit of being Foo approved with any shoes. I'm open to suggestion.
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I meant the one in Fleming's mind when he wrote that Bond always wore a Rolex.  But like his nylon underpants, short sleeved shirts and aversion to shoe laces, I would suspect that Fleming based this choice also on his own.
Hmmmm........Cary Grant , Cubby Broccoli's first choice to play Bond, was also known to wear nylon underpants.......Not sure what that means......


Back to watches: Grant wore a Cartier Tank, at least every time I saw him, though I'm sure he had other watches as well.
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Crowd sourcing help; what strap should I pick up? It comes on black shell, but I wanted to pick up something else. I was thinking gold ostrich from CF (like what Nuke got on his MUT Moon). Or maybe something in navy/midnight, which would have the benefit of being Foo approved with any shoes. I'm open to suggestion.

 

While not being completely against it like I thought I would be before I actually looked at it on the CF site, I feel like the ostrich pattern is a bit discordant with the utilitarian and bauhaus vibe Nomos is known for.  For me, the simpler the better in this case.

 

Also - I love midnight blue.

 

Just my 2 cents.  Congrats on yours, I've been wanting an Orion it seems like forever.

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Crowd sourcing help; what strap should I pick up? It comes on black shell, but I wanted to pick up something else. I was thinking gold ostrich from CF (like what Nuke got on his MUT Moon). Or maybe something in navy/midnight, which would have the benefit of being Foo approved with any shoes. I'm open to suggestion.

Brown or blue.
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Skin?
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Do the Nomos on navy matte crocodile. Same color stitching.
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Do the Nomos on navy matte crocodile. Same color stitching.

What was the time frame on your last strap to be delivered? It's not really a deciding factor, just more so timing for when I place the order.

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nylon underpants.......Not sure what that means......

 

Just how the iGentry is rather selective in its choice of Bond-inspired rules, which are in themselves a nonsense in my view.  Fleming mentioned nylon underwear rather more often than the four-in-hand, for example, but Styleforum...not so much.  And others, like the Submariner assumption, owe a lot more to film directors' whims and fashions that year, than the books of Ian Fleming.

 

Anyway, yes, back to the watches, and a question: Baume et Mercier is not a very prestigious brand in TWAT-land.  But available at huge discounts.  I'm drawn to the Hampton, either small seconds or chrono, because it's a well-established old design that the maker has used for decades, looks modern and distinctive, and did I mention the huge discounts?  Anyway, the question is whether such a thing is considered entirely TWAT-deviant?

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Dogs, watches, and a fire. A little warm for a fire here but it calms the dogs down.
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very nice jb



our dogs love the fire too, one fail safe way to send em asleep
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Anyway, yes, back to the watches, and a question: Baume et Mercier is not a very prestigious brand in TWAT-land.  But available at huge discounts.  I'm drawn to the Hampton, either small seconds or chrono, because it's a well-established old design that the maker has used for decades, looks modern and distinctive, and did I mention the huge discounts?  Anyway, the question is whether such a thing is considered entirely TWAT-deviant?

 

The case has more contour than I would like.  Comparing it to a Cartier Tank which has a smoother better flowing case.  The dial layout does not bother me other than the 12 being slightly larger than the rest of the numerals and the two is oddly shaped.  The engraving would add some personal touch to the watch.  If the price is right Mimo, and you enjoy it, get it!

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