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It seems as though I'm late for the game but, I'll shoot anyways ;D.
Christian Bale (Patrick Bateman) and most of his co-workers wear two-tone Rolex Datejusts in American Psycho
 

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In the film " Sahara " Mathew Mcconehey ? seems to be wearing a DOXA dive watch orange dial and cushion case also i noticed
in the last Bond movie " Quantum of solace " felix ( CIA agent ) is wearing a crono of some sort but couldn't quiet work out what one ! any clues ???
 

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In the original "Hunchback of Notre Dame" Charles Laughton rings the bell in the clock tower. Great movie, but I don't know if the clock counts. Too big for anyone's wrist except maybe the jolly green giant. Ho ho ho!
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...in the last Bond movie " Quantum of solace " felix ( CIA agent ) is wearing a crono of some sort but couldn't quiet work out what one ! any clues ???
Per "Watches in Movies", it is a Hamilton Khaki X-Wind: Watches in Movies » Blog Archive » Quantum of Solace (2008)

Makes sense, as Swatch places Omegas on James Bond's wrist, that they would go with a less expensive watch still in the Swatch family for a secondary hero. I remember seeing the distinctive double buckle strap on Felix's wrist when they are conferencing on the plane.
 

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Ryan Gosling was wearing a vintage Rolex yellow gold datejust in the movie Crazy stupid love which needless to say an awesome movie :)
 

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It's not on the big screen, but in the TV series Stargate SG-1 the character of Major General George Hammond (Played by the late Don S. Davis) wore an Omega Seamaster Chrono. :) Also in Stargate SG-1, the issued watch to the SG-1 Team for the first few seasons was a Casio G-Shock (Not sure of the model number, but I do know it's one of the older models), then they switched to the Suunto Vector. :)
 

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Official watch of James Bond is the Rolex Submariner, being the Official watch of the British Royal Navy (as a member of Her Majesty's Secret Service, of course Bond wore a Sub; this just makes sense, and it was described in Fleming's book). Indeed, the Sub appeared in no less than 11 Bond films, commencing with the first one, Dr. No, 1962 (note: curiously, 1953 marked the birth of two icons, the Rolex Sub and Ian Fleming's Bond, so far as this was the same year the TV adaptation of Fleming's "Casino Royale" first aired, with the first film not hitting the screens until 1962, when Sean Connery was first introduced to the world as Fleming's Bond and on his wrist was the Sub in Dr. No).
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Bond wore the Sub a year later in From Russia With Love, and in every film thereafter in almost rapid-fire succession: Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live And Let Die (1973), and The Man With The Golden Gun (1974).

Thereafter, Bond sported LED Seikos (The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Octopussy (1983), all being modified Q gadgets), with Rolex returning on the wrists of Timothy Dalton as Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and License To Kill (1989). Bond then took a very long sabbatical, not returning to the big screen until some 7 years later. Meaning: Omega’s product placement didn’t come until much later, until Goldeneye (1996), and not until Pierce Brosnan, as Bond. Brosnan was replaced by Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, making his debut in Casino Royale (2006)--the only one of Flemming's original Bond books to have never been adapted into a screenplay for film due to a grant of prior, existing rights, with Craig apparently spotted in the wild wearing Rolex, see: Daniel Craig tale of treachery continues | James Spotting (just too funny!). Then, Fleming’s choice was Rolex for Bond ;)

Other Bond watches include,
Breitling Top Time Chrono (one of Q's gadgets given to Bond by M. in Thunderball, 1965); Hamilton Pulsar P2 (Live and Let Die, 1973).
TAG Heuer Professional Dive (Quartz) (The Living Daylights, opening sequence, 1987; to be confirmed; see discussion, below).

Cheers.

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Thereafter, Bond sported LED Seikos (The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Octopussy (1983), all being modified Q gadgets), with Rolex returning on the wrists of Timothy Dalton as Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and License To Kill (1989).
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When did he wear the Rolex? Was it a Submariner? I know during the opening sequence, he wore a PVD Heuer dive watch (I forget the exact model). Also, thank you for giving me an excuse to watch The Living Daylights again. Hang me, but I still think it's the best Bond movie of all time. The newer ones play to that darker character that Bond had in The Living Daylights, but then throw in a lot of nonsensical action (it was particularly grating in Quantum of Solace) and then pairs them with ridiculous villains (a banker who cries blood, an eco-mentalist with long hair...what's next, an evil janitor with scoliosis?).
 

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When did he wear the Rolex? Was it a Submariner? I know during the opening sequence, he wore a PVD Heuer dive watch (I forget the exact model). Also, thank you for giving me an excuse to watch The Living Daylights again. Hang me, but I still think it's the best Bond movie of all time. The newer ones play to that darker character that Bond had in The Living Daylights, but then throw in a lot of nonsensical action (it was particularly grating in Quantum of Solace) and then pairs them with ridiculous villains (a banker who cries blood, an eco-mentalist with long hair...what's next, an evil janitor with scoliosis?).
Yes, with the introduction of Dalton as Bond, the gadgets were shelved. The Rolex Submariner Date was James Bond’s watch in Licence to Kill (1989). As to The Living Daylights (1987), he also wore a Sub according to the James Bond Wiki (though, to be honest, I really don't recall many "watch cameos" in that one at all, and why I looked it up: see, James Bond Watches - James Bond Wiki). But you say he wore a Tag Heuer diver in the opening sequence? How very interesting, and thanks; which means that I, too, now have an excuse to watch The Living Daylights again, and pay closer attention (hey, I think that's cool, and will be pleased to add it to the above list under "other watches" if so, even although all Bond fans know he wears Rolex as specifically mentioned by Ian Flemming ;) As to Dalton's role in that one, nah, I'm not going to hang you; wouldn't say it was the best of all time, but it certainly was better than Quantum of Solace!! (I think Dalton did an alright job in that one, and definitely won't mind seeing it again either).

But as to Quantum of Solace, your critique/review is a rather excellent one, Raza. I quite agree with you. Whilst I liked Casino Royale (2006) myself, with Craig reinvigorating the Bond franchise in my opinion, it was subsequently botched as you say by ridiculous villains in the sequel. As to the next one and evil janitors--hey, that's really funny! Love it--Craig tells us that that won't be the case, being quoted by the James Bond Wiki as saying there won't be a trilogy (and thank goodness). About all this, he reportedly said the following:

"We've finished this story as far as I'm concerned. We've got a great set of bad guys. There is an organization that we can use whenever we want to. The relationship between Bond and M is secure and Felix is secure." He then added on where he would like to see the franchise is moving on, stating, "Let's try and find where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from. Let's do all that and have some fun with it." See, Craig rules out Bond trilogy - James Bond Wiki

Thanks again for the tip, and I'll check it out!

Cheers.
 
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Official watch of James Bond is the Rolex Submariner...and it was described in Fleming's book.
Not to start this again, but Fleming's description of James Bond's watch included phosphorescent numerals (see: Thunderball, among others), which the Submariner does not have. There's a long standing debate on the 'net as to whether Fleming had an Explorer in mind for Bond.

It's an interesting sort of chicken and egg thing... The literary Bond's watch was not specified as a Rolex "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". That book was written after Connery's performance in "Doctor No", which clearly impressed Fleming, as all of a sudden we discover in that same book that Bond has Scottish ancestors. It seems likely that the literary Bond was influenced by the cinematic one.

Cool watch regardless. In the early movies, it's clearly the Sub. The most tricked-out model would be Roger Moore's in "Live and Let Die".
 

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^ George, and excellent points do you make, but then there's this:

Rolex 6200 (1st Sub).jpg

Rolex Ref. 6200, the first Sub which did not have the word “Submariner” on the dial, such that the watch dial reads simply, “Rolex Oyster Perpetual”. Moreover, the early 6200s were fitted with the same dial as the Explorer initially (i.e., 3-6-9/there be those numerals!), with later versions having the “standard” Submariner dials, etc. which we’ve come to know today. Evidence suggests the 6200 was being produced and marketed to Divers at least as early as 1953—i.e., before the official introduction of the "Submariner" in 1954, with the Sub being issued by the British Royal Navy as of 1954 (Model 6204); among other things, it will be recalled that Ian Fleming served with Naval Intelligence during the WWII. See, for e.g. Rolex 6200 That Doesn't Say Submariner - Rolex Forums - Rolex Watch Forum and THE ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL SUBMARINER WATCH: A GUIDE, WATCHES FOR SALE

Conversely, I am aware that Ian Fleming himself presumably wore a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer, so I can understand as such why there’s a debate about it; however, in light of the 6200—and the fact that Fleming himself served with British Naval Intelligence as said, there is no doubt in my mind that the Rolex Oyster Perpetual to which he referred was indeed the early Sub (though it could have been ... nah, it was the early Sub ;)

But either way, and as you say, it is indeed the Sub that is worn by Bond in the films, albeit not the 6200 this is true. And as to the one worn by Moore in Live and Let Die, yeah, that "Buzz Saw" modification was pretty cool!

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Yes, with the introduction of Dalton as Bond, the gadgets were shelved. The Rolex Submariner Date was James Bond’s watch in Licence to Kill (1989). As to The Living Daylights (1987), he also wore a Sub according to the James Bond Wiki (though, to be honest, I really don't recall many "watch cameos" in that one at all, and why I looked it up: see, James Bond Watches - James Bond Wiki). But you say he wore a Tag Heuer diver in the opening sequence? How very interesting, and thanks; which means that I, too, now have an excuse to watch The Living Daylights again, and pay closer attention (hey, I think that's cool, and will be pleased to add it to the above list under "other watches" if so, even although all Bond fans know he wears Rolex as specifically mentioned by Ian Flemming ;) As to Dalton's role in that one, nah, I'm not going to hang you; wouldn't say it was the best of all time, but it certainly was better than Quantum of Solace!! (I think Dalton did an alright job in that one, and definitely won't mind seeing it again either).
There was a post here about it, by the guy who runs/operates jamesbondwatches.com. Here's a link that references the watch and the site:
James Bond and TAG Heuer: The Living Daylights | Calibre 11 -TAG Heuer Watches

It's only 38mm, but I think I'm going to buy one, just because. Maybe I'll be able to pull off a 38mm watch and I just don't know it yet. Apparently, it's still not known whether it was Heuer or Tag Heuer branded, as it was during the transition time, but it's still the same model.


But as to Quantum of Solace, your critique/review is a rather excellent one, Raza. I quite agree with you. Whilst I liked Casino Royale (2006) myself, with Craig reinvigorating the Bond franchise in my opinion, it was subsequently botched as you say by ridiculous villains in the sequel. As to the next one and evil janitors--hey, that's really funny! Love it--Craig tells us that that won't be the case, being quoted by the James Bond Wiki as saying there won't be a trilogy (and thank goodness). About all this, he reportedly said the following:

"We've finished this story as far as I'm concerned. We've got a great set of bad guys. There is an organization that we can use whenever we want to. The relationship between Bond and M is secure and Felix is secure." He then added on where he would like to see the franchise is moving on, stating, "Let's try and find where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from. Let's do all that and have some fun with it." See, Craig rules out Bond trilogy - James Bond Wiki

Thanks again for the tip, and I'll check it out!

Cheers.
I'm looking forward to the new movie as well. I'm hoping for a little more in the way of dialogue and a little less in the way of foot chases. In this, I reverse Elvis here, I think we need a little more conversation and a little less action. A little bit more spying. Since the Daulton movies, the Bond films have been lighthearted and whimsical, and really showing that they weren't writing Bond as a spy, but rather some sort of horrible-at-his-job-but-things-work-out-anyway kind of boyish playboy. His success is little more than a happy accident. In Die Another Day, he gets caught looking through a window! In my very civilian life, I've done far more effective espionage than that. Daulton's Bond, which is still being criticized today, was dark and brooding, unhappy with his job, and was unfairly criticized, in my opinion, as the newer movies have are much closer in tone to the Daulton films than the Connery, Moore, or Brosnan films.

What's most disappointing about the Craig films is that the writing was lacking, even though the scripts were written by one of the all time greats, Paul Haggis.
 

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^ Raza, OK, Tag Heuer is added, though I've still yet to confirm same but will get around to it, promise! Note: I put it on the list based on your information to me, which I trust; I appreciate the link but it conflicts with the Bond Wiki, and see also they were pretty adamant about the Explorer when it was in fact a Sub. Can't expect all Bond fans to know about i.e. the 6200 Sub [with its explorer dial/phosphorus numerals, guess I can't really blame them for the mistake/confusion, after all, with that early dial, one might say they were half-right (or is that half-wrong) ... either way, it's all good, as all that matters is getting to the bottom of it, I agree!]. That said and done, when you buy your Tag Heuer, please don't get upset either way at me, whatever the results when I watch the film again, eh? ;) Besides, I'd personally LOVE to see a 38mm on your wrist, it's a nice all-around size, not big I hear you, but definitely not small either, so no worries! Keep in mind that, in the 80s, standard man's size watch was 34mm, with 36mm considered to be on the big side, so .... ;) (p.s, I've some older vintage dress and military watches, small in stature, being 3/4 or boy's size today, so that Tag would be considered very large by those standards; either way, it's cool and what a plus to be a piece of Bond history, I agree! ;)

As to the new movie, can't wait either. More spying would definitely be nice, and hear you on some of the other Bonds; yeah, James (the literary Bond) was a true gentleman, he knew the rules of dress, etc. but was a bit of a rascal insofar as he knew them, and decided to break them. A man with a style all his own, and able to spot the little nuances, the finest of little details, and darn good at his job; I'd love for that Bond to return as well as that is just, well, Bond! Craig has what it takes to pull it off, I think, and definitely have good writers (what went wrong with the last one, ... hear you, and agree ... ). Hey, I'm all for exploring the darker side of Bond, too, but come on already ... he is a famous spy, so get on with the spying already, with an opponent actually worthy of being chased by Bond, I agree. As to Dalton, yeah, he was severely criticised. Interesting, isn't it how swash-buckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors get celebrated for their roles as i.e. star ship captains in franchises like Star Trek, but not so when another swash-buckling, classically trained Shakespearean actor as is Dalton steps into the shoes of Bond; I thought he did alright, and looking forward to giving The Living Daylights (and thus Dalton) another watch, too.

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Just watched "Drive" (Ryan Gosling).

Wife really liked it due to the slight romantic element in it.

His watch played a significant role,,,,seemed like a Hamilton or IWC.

Does anyone know for sure what watch was his character wearing?

Thx
-Sandeep
 
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