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Tallguy - thats a fantastic post:-! :-!

I hear that there was some reference made re Omega and Rolex in the film - i'd like to see what was said.

I must say, I am suffering from burn out with all this product placement for the new bond film; cars on the tv as seen in CR; computers for sale as seen in CS; watches as seen in CR blah blah blahO|

Its reaching saturation point - enough already.

I am not aware as to whether Rolex paid for their product placement in the films despite the watch being in the books, but at least it was a lot more discrete.:)

Anyway I hear the film is a good one and well done Daniel Craig.;-) I will be seeing it soon.

Tallguy, how long would it take you to go through all of the films with the reference to the sub and to do the loop like that?:-D :-S Now that would be worth seeing:-! :-D

Once again, thanks for brightening my day.|>

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Tallguy, how long would it take you to go through all of the films with the reference to the sub and to do the loop like that?:-D :-S Now that would be worth seeing:-! :-D

Once again, thanks for brightening my day.|>

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About 2 minutes of flipping through Google images:thanks |> :-!
 

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Tallguy - thats a fantastic post:-! :-!

I hear that there was some reference made re Omega and Rolex in the film - i'd like to see what was said.

I must say, I am suffering from burn out with all this product placement for the new bond film; cars on the tv as seen in CR; computers for sale as seen in CS; watches as seen in CR blah blah blahO|

Its reaching saturation point - enough already.

I am not aware as to whether Rolex paid for their product placement in the films despite the watch being in the books, but at least it was a lot more discrete.:)

Anyway I hear the film is a good one and well done Daniel Craig.;-) I will be seeing it soon.

Tallguy, how long would it take you to go through all of the films with the reference to the sub and to do the loop like that?:-D :-S Now that would be worth seeing:-! :-D

Once again, thanks for brightening my day.|>

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I can tell you exactly what was said in the movie, Vesper is speaking to 007 on a train, she believes she can tell exactly what kind of man he is simply by the way he is dressed, after commenting on his suit she says,
'Expensive watch, Rolex?'
'Omega' Replies Bond,
'Beautiful' Says Vesper.

As someone with several Rolex and a Seamaster Bond, I'll not get into that argument!:-!
 

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Got tickets and a sitter lined up!
 

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I can tell you exactly what was said in the movie, Vesper is speaking to 007 on a train, she believes she can tell exactly what kind of man he is simply by the way he is dressed, after commenting on his suit she says,
'Expensive watch, Rolex?'
'Omega' Replies Bond,
'Beautiful' Says Vesper.

As someone with several Rolex and a Seamaster Bond, I'll not get into that argument!:-!
yeah, cracked me up that he pronounced it "o-mee-ga" though...best line in the movie when he asks for a vodka martini (kind of in a pissed off mood) and the bartender says "shaken or stirred?" and Bond replies, "do i look like someone who cares?!":-!
 

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Tallguy - thats a fantastic post:-! :-!...how long would it take you to go through all of the films with the reference to the sub and to do the loop like that?:-D :-S Now that would be worth seeing:-! :-D
Agreed - a superb post. Bond = Rolex (bring it on, Omega guys...and I'll buy you a Fleming novel for your enjoyment/education!;-)).

Love to see a loop of the scene with Moore shaving in the tub whilst enjoying a cigar and sporting his Sub. Priceless!:)
 

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I always find the Omega v. Rolex debates a lot of fun and interesting...more for what it reveals about the people making the comments than any revelations about the watches themselves. Seems to be one of the perennials of the watch forums.

Here's my thoughts, FWIW. It would be bad form I think to bash Rolex on the Rolex forum. I won't do that, so hold the flames for now, at least. :) My forum handle implies I'm an Omega fan and that would true, but I also appreciate the Rolex line and its history and great watches. In fact I was looking at some nice Subs and Sea Dwellers and GMTs at an AD just the other day.

I've read the Fleming novels and have always been something of a Bond fan. I think when Fleming wrote them, there is little doubt that Rolex had a different place in the watch market than it occupies now. The name Rolex had not become synonymous with "luxury watch" for the general public as it is now. In the mid 1990s when they were looking to modernize Bond a bit for the movies, Rolex seemed a bit too obvious and well known to the producers so they opted to change it up a bit with Omega. At least that's what one of them said in an interview I read. I can certainly understand that because a few years ago I opted for a Seamaster instead of a Sub because it seemed a little more subtle and I didn't want to draw too much attention to my everyday watch due to professional reasons.

I dearly love Rolex watches, especially the older models and the no date Subs, but I sometimes consider them a victim of their own success. Some WIS'ers are turned off by the general populace having no appreciation or even knowledge of other brands, including some pretty nice ones like Patek and Lange & Sohn. Fact of life, I guess.
 

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...In the mid 1990s when they were looking to modernize Bond a bit for the movies, Rolex seemed a bit too obvious and well known to the producers so they opted to change it up a bit with Omega...
When it comes to Bond I am a Rolex purist, but it's all good fun whatever watch Bond sports. However, I am not sure the producers merely "opted to change it up a bit" as you say. I think the product placement deal they made with Omega was financialy significant for them - like the deal that, shamefully, had Bond drive some middle-management BMW 750 in Tommorow Never Dies!:roll:

All the Brosnan movies have close-ups of the Seamaster - none more so than Goldeneye, where 006 holds up both his and Bond's watches, and comments on the differences between the models. The fact that in the new movie 007 corrects an inquiry about his watch, confirming it is in fact an Omega and not a Rolex, must be a new highpoint (or perhaps lowpoint) in the deal Omega reached with the franchise. But, as I said, it's all good fun. Can't wait to see the movie after Thanksgiving!:)
 

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I'm also looking forward to seeing the new movie. Hopefully this weekend. The buzz I'm hearing is pretty good so far. Should be fun.

You're probably right about the product placement and money thing. Of course, the 'company line' in the interview I read stated what I posted about with regards to looking for a new watch for Brosnan. As you said, the movies -and the watches and gadgets, etc. in the movies- are supposed to be fun. :)
 

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Just got back from seeing the film.

The opening title sequence is not good, music is unmemorable, but after that: great film. Well paced, consistent, the action sequences are really stomach gripping, good story. All told, a really good effort from the film makers.

No definite visible watch product placement, which was nice to see actually.

Go see it: it's worth it!
 

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I can't wait to see Casino Royale as well.

Rolex v. Omega?

Hey they are both terrific. Really fabulous watches.

What we really don't want to see is a Bond movie with our hero sporting a quartz watchO|O|O|O|O|
 

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Saw the movie. It was great! Must disagree with the critique of the opening sequence. Was refreshing not to see the gratuitous flesh scenes. Would have preferred a Rolex to the "O-meeee-ga," though.

(What's with that pronounciation of Omega, anyway? Is that the Queen's English?)
 

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By the opening sequence I meant the title credits bit: I actually missed the live action bit before the credits :-|
Sorry, I misunderstood your first post. Agreed!
 

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yeah, cracked me up that he pronounced it "o-mee-ga" though...best line in the movie when he asks for a vodka martini (kind of in a pissed off mood) and the bartender says "shaken or stirred?" and Bond replies, "do i look like someone who cares?!":-!
Depends on which part of the planet you are from and what is your first language on how you pronounce Omega I guess.

Here in my country it is 'Omeega' as well. We Aussies are nearly as good as the Yanks at mispronunciation [according to the English] . Somewhere in the south (USA) they pronounce Veee Hickle out of vehicle! Strewth!

According to my good friend who is of Greek parentage, the 24th and final letter of the Greek alphabet should be pronounced Om as in omnipotent and mega as in megabyte.
 
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