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To my surprise, the watches were not as much of a focus in the last 007 installment. In fact, they were hard to identify and I don't recall any closeups. Bond's Seamaster was made to look like his own personal watch rather than the usual government issue for each mission. Spoiler: he did need the 15,000 Gauss resistance :)

Besides Bond, other characters also wore Omegas. Moneypenny had a small ladies De Ville. Did the mad scientist wear a white-dial Tresor De Ville? Maybe the lady agent wore an Aqua Terra? Did anyone see more detail about these or other Omegas in the film?
 

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Agreed; saw the movie twice. No decent closeups of any of the watches. Didn’t see the NATO either but could’ve missed it. Bond’s watch had a role for sure but we never really got the usual one or two gratuitous shots. Bit of a bummer.


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That's it, I'm not watching it.
 

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Curious how you feel about the Seamaster form the latest installment. It's taken me some time to come around to it, but I've realized I quite like it on the supplied NATO.
 

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Although product placement is a big thing. I seriously doubt the director is concerned with lots of watch shots. In the grand scheme of things, I don't think Omega is funneling much money into a movie.
 

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Although product placement is a big thing. I seriously doubt the director is concerned with lots of watch shots. In the grand scheme of things, I don't think Omega is funneling much money into a movie.
“Don’t let the tail wag the dog” comes to mind.

It’s easy for WIS to forget that it’s a movie about James Bond, not a movie about Omegas. I think the most effective product placement is through subtlety (or where it wasn’t intentional). Eg Aliens/Seiko, Jaws/Alsta, Three Days of the Condor/Doxa

Showing some Omegas can be cool but it’s quite likely that most of the audience that Omega want to reach are aware by now.

Most people watching Bond movies will watch them all (at some time) and Omega has already had exposure through previous movies.


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Curious how you feel about the Seamaster form the latest installment. It's taken me some time to come around to it, but I've realized I quite like it on the supplied NATO.
I have only seen it in real life on the NATO. It was long ago, right before or in the early days of the pandemic. I thought that color combo looked fantastic. However, the price held me back and I wanted to see it on the titanium mesh.

In the movie Bond wore it on the mesh bracelet, although details couldn’t be seen up close. It looked great on him from a distance on the mesh.

The vintage look of the watch went well with the 60s look of everything else: his car, Cuba, the Soviet missile silo, and even the character himself. Great design choice.

Because this Bond movie felt like the end of an era (the last genuine Bond, possibly), I may have to pick up a No Time To Die Seamaster. And maybe the first quartz from Goldeneye. We can rationalize anything, right? :)
 

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Am I right in thinking theres a swatch worn in the new film? The released a limited edition watch last year. They called it the "Q" edition so im wondering if it was worn by Q. Unless it was on his desk whilst he was showing bond his new toy.
 

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Looking forward to seeing the movie and the watches.
 

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Was there an Omega commercial before the movie? I think all the Bond movies I have been to, had one. I think the best product placement is the subtle kind. From Golden Eye to Casino Royale to Spectre, everyone is very familiar with Bond/Omega connection by now. I don't think there's any need for forced closeups that look tacky and out of place.

I can't wait to see the movie myself.
 

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I have only seen it in real life on the NATO. It was long ago, right before or in the early days of the pandemic. I thought that color combo looked fantastic. However, the price held me back and I wanted to see it on the titanium mesh.

In the movie Bond wore it on the mesh bracelet, although details couldn’t be seen up close. It looked great on him from a distance on the mesh.

The vintage look of the watch went well with the 60s look of everything else: his car, Cuba, the Soviet missile silo, and even the character himself. Great design choice.

Because this Bond movie felt like the end of an era (the last genuine Bond, possibly), I may have to pick up a No Time To Die Seamaster. And maybe the first quartz from Goldeneye. We can rationalize anything, right? :)
Gratuitous Goldeneye shot!!


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