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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

(Well, I actually only agree with the Rolex part; no matter how many times Omega pays their way into a Bond movie it'll never make Omega seem Bondian to me - not that I don't appreciate some Omegas. The obvious choice for Bond reading would be a vintage no-date sub, but even more appropriate would this one be, awesome as it is: Fleming's Explorer (Click to show)
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- that's his actual watch, which he seems to have based the description of Bond's watch upon.)

Completely agreed. Just didn't want to offend the Omega people, who can probably claim the title of watch seen the most in Bond movies (Seiko has also bought itself several appearances).

Edit: I stand corrected. Omega doesn't appear until the Brosnan movies (along with that sorry BMW Z3): http://watchesinmovies.info/the-watches-of-james-bond/
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Finally found a good pic of the MUTM on a brown strap--why did I worry so much it wouldnt look good?

 

 

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

great stuff here. the IIc may be my favorite rolex.
also...that strap is fantastic. Don is a great guy.

same here. I really do love the GMT. A vintage 1675 GILT is on my short list.

I probably posted this pic already, but idk foo.gif

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Finally found a good pic of the MUTM on a brown strap--why did I worry so much it wouldnt look good?


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love it Cylon icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Found some awesome pics of the JLC Master Ultra Thin Moon 39

 

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Photoessay: The Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Ultra Thin Moon

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Finally found a good pic of the MUTM on a brown strap--why did I worry so much it wouldnt look good? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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looks fantastic.
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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

same here. I really do love the GMT. A vintage 1675 GILT is on my short list.
I probably posted this pic already, but idk foo.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

dont recall, but worth a re-post. love it.
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Found some awesome pics of the JLC Master Ultra Thin Moon 39
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Photoessay: The Jaeger Le-Coultre Master Ultra Thin Moon

that is a thing of beauty.
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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post


Omega doesn't appear until the Brosnan movies (along with that sorry BMW Z3): http://watchesinmovies.info/the-watches-of-james-bond/

 

 

That's not right. Here's a promo pic of the DeVille in "From Russia With Love", but I also seem to recall a Seamaster in one of the Connery movies.

 

 

 

But I'm totally with you on the BMWs!  And for me, the biggest offence of all was Roger Moore's Gucci loafers.  Unmanly in my view.  Although, as with the Rolex, loyal to the book in a way - apparently the original Bond didn't like the fuss of shoelaces.  Being based on a slovenly writer, of course.  Hence too the lazy schoolboy four-in-hand tie knot so beloved of SF fashionistas.  Which the Roger Moore bond eschewed for a sturdy windsor.  Anyway, I'm waffling now....loving the watches...thank you, I'll get my coat...

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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post

Completely agreed. Just didn't want to offend the Omega people, who can probably claim the title of watch seen the most in Bond movies (Seiko has also bought itself several appearances).
Edit: I stand corrected. Omega doesn't appear until the Brosnan movies (along with that sorry BMW Z3): http://watchesinmovies.info/the-watches-of-james-bond/

It's a Z8 not a Z3 quite the difference smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

As someone with a 6 month old, I feel your pain but as I am sure you would agree, its a fair trade...
...I'm currently lusting after some vintage rolex. Either a 1675 GMT on a jubilee, or a 1680 sub. A JLC Reverso is never far from my thoughts either.

FWIW, I enjoyed the read. cheers.gif

You are quite right. It's more than a fair trade.

My vintage Rolex experience is limited but I spent a good chunk of the mid 00's sourcing a red 1680 from the year I was born. It's harder than one would think. I got close in finding one within a year of my 1970target. I let it go for a tidy profit around 07 but after learning so much more in the following years (feet vs. meters first, open vs. closed 6, etc.) I don't miss it all that much. My example was in very good condition but a bit of a frankenwatch. I'll find another one day and prices are very reasonable these days so that's a plus.

Good luck with your search. Like many others, I've found that the search is a good part of the fun!

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

And Patrick_B you have inspired me to try a Hirsch Liberty on my 2254.50, even though I barfed a little bit reading about your used bracelet experience.
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If you haven't checked out Don Ginsler's offerings, please do. Reasonably priced and he's such a nice guy offering a quality product. The brown one in my Seamaster pic is one of his Panerai style straps in 24mm but you could get one in 20mm. They just aren't as Thick which is what I was after.

Don's site:

http://rlx.homestead.com/don.html

He's in Canada but ships very quickly and provides first rate customer service.

Now that I think of it, I may have a black 22mm thick (Panerai style) from Don that I butchered a bit when attempting to notch it to fit the 20mm lugs. I'd be happy to give it to you if you'd like to see if its something you want to try. Unfortunately there is no buckle as I used it on the brown one pictured.
Edited by patrick_b - 12/28/12 at 8:22am
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post


That's not right. Here's a promo pic of the DeVille in "From Russia With Love", but I also seem to recall a Seamaster in one of the Connery movies.





But I'm totally with you on the BMWs!  And for me, the biggest offence of all was Roger Moore's Gucci loafers.  Unmanly in my view.  Although, as with the Rolex, loyal to the book in a way - apparently the original Bond didn't like the fuss of shoelaces.  Being based on a slovenly writer, of course.  Hence too the lazy schoolboy four-in-hand tie knot so beloved of SF fashionistas.  Which the Roger Moore bond eschewed for a sturdy windsor.  Anyway, I'm waffling now....loving the watches...thank you, I'll get my coat...

I thought Omega appeared earlier than Goldeneye. Thanks for the correction. Lol at Gucci and 4IH.
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Originally Posted by point1 View Post

It's a Z8 not a Z3 quite the difference smile.gif

The World Is Not Enough had a Z8. At least that was a respectable car. Goldeneye had the sorry Z3.
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Originally Posted by point1 View Post


It's a Z8 not a Z3 quite the difference smile.gif

Both are bad autos! Sorrymusicboohoo[1].gif

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post


That's not right. Here's a promo pic of the DeVille in "From Russia With Love", but I also seem to recall a Seamaster in one of the Connery movies.



And here's a promo shot of the Luminor he apparently also wore in From Russia With Love:

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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

Some other gloves:
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 Man you just love those gloves with zippers.  I don't think I could feel comfortable with zippers so close to any of my good watches. 

This is actually a pretty good glove design for wearing with watches. The leather behind the zipper prevents the metal from ever touching the wrist or watch.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

 

That's not right. Here's a promo pic of the DeVille in "From Russia With Love", but I also seem to recall a Seamaster in one of the Connery movies.

 

 

 

Not sure what that promo photo is for or if it means anything.  Are you saying the DeVille was worn by Sean Connery in From Russia with Love?  Or was it another character that wore it?  I've never seen Sean Connery wear an Omega in any Bond film.  Do you have any photos of him wearing it in From Russia with Love? Here is a site showing the Submariner Connery wore in From Russia with Love.  http://watchesinmovies.info/movies/from-russia-with-love-1963/

  They have a full list of watches worn in the Bond films with photos, and it mentions Rolex, Hamilton, Seiko, Breitling, and Omega, but Omega is not listed for anything prior to Goldeneye with Pierce Brosnan.  I also looked on Omega's website and there is a section on James Bond, but they don't talk about Bond wearing an Omega before Goldeneye.  Another site says before Omega was worn by Bond he wore Rolex watches (and they list From Russia with Love as one where he wore a Rolex. http://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/product/rolex  I'm just curious what scene or which character wore the Omega DeVille in the photo you submitted.  If he wore it and you never see it in the film, it makes it sort of irrelevant. 

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It's a Z8 not a Z3 quite the difference smile.gif

Bond DID drive a Z3, in Goldeneye.  He drove a Z8 in a later movie, The World is Not Enough.

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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post


I'll find another one day and prices are very reasonable these days so that's a plus.
 

 

I thought prices of vintage Rolex were currently through the roof?!

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