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Any objection to my starting off the new year w/ a thread dedicated to James Bond time pieces? I've seen and enjoyed a lot of great wristwatch images in Omega and Rolex forums, but I thought it would be a nice way start out the new year which will end with another Daniel Craig 007 film by suggesting a spot where we can all come together.

Here's my opening contribution.



This is my Omega 2907.50.91, "Casino Royale" Limited Edition, w/ which I've spent a great deal of time as 2007 drew to a close. I wanted to do something different by way of creating an image. What better an approach than to reflect an Aston Martin DB5 in the blue outer A/R coating of the Seamaster Planet Ocean? I'll post higher resolution images on my website in the next day or two for anyone who's interested.

Okay, now-- let's see some more James Bond watches here!

Update: Here's the LINK to this image at 3872 x 2592 resolution.
 

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Great photo!
Aside from Omega and Rolex and, in at least one film ,Seiko did any other brands make it to 007's wrist??
 

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Great photo!
Aside from Omega and Rolex and, in at least one film ,Seiko did any other brands make it to 007's wrist??
Off the top of my head-- there was a Breitling issued by Q Branch in Thunderball and the first watch Roger Moore wore as James Bond was a Hamilton, in Live & Let Die.
 

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Very cool how you integrated the car into the watch, or did it come like that? I was thinking Photoshop...
Actually, I did it the old-fashioned way: All in one setup. The Auston Martin is a 1:18-scale Sun Star model, with steering wheel in the European position (just like the Joy Ride gadget-version from Goldfinger); thus, unfortunately, putting the driver in the wrong position for Casino Royale, although it looks correct in this reflection. I slid the DB5 as close to the crystal as I could w/out having it appear in-frame, then positioned a small lightbox at a 45-degree angle above, and more or less facing the camera. The entire composition was on black, w/ the watch flagged as best I could, and the tripod and camera wrapped to keep their reflective contributions to themselves. Only a little digital manipulation on my computer went into it after that (ie, cleaning up finish imperfections).

Thanks for the encouragement! :biggrin:
 

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Actually, I did it the old-fashioned way: All in one setup. The Auston Martin is a 1:18-scale Sun Star model, with steering wheel in the European position (just like the Joy Ride gadget-version from Goldfinger); thus, unfortunately, putting the driver in the wrong position for Casino Royale, although it looks correct in this reflection. I slid the DB5 as close to the crystal as I could w/out having it appear in-frame, then positioned a small lightbox at a 45-degree angle above, and more or less facing the camera. The entire composition was on black, w/ the watch flagged as best I could, and the tripod and camera wrapped to keep their reflective contributions to themselves. Only a little digital manipulation on my computer went into it after that (ie, cleaning up finish imperfections).

Thanks for the encouragement! :biggrin:

Great work.
As an "old school " film photographer I much prefer the creativity and thought that you put into the shot over the techie photoshop stuff.

(not that there's anything wrong with that)
 

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Can I play. I'll go down the Pierce Brosnan route with his model of watch and his cars. As you can tell I did it the old fashioned way too :thumbup:

 

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Here's my 'bond watch' contribution, that many have seen several times.

It is nice to have a 'proper' parking place for it...

 

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And here's a mre recent addition- a hamage to the rolex Bond wore in Dr. No with the striped NATO band... Note the 20mm band on the 22mm lug spacing- just like the 18mm strap on the 20mm lugs of the Submariner...

 

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Actually, I did it the old-fashioned way: All in one setup. The Auston Martin is a 1:18-scale Sun Star model, with steering wheel in the European position (just like the Joy Ride gadget-version from Goldfinger); thus, unfortunately, putting the driver in the wrong position for Casino Royale, although it looks correct in this reflection. I slid the DB5 as close to the crystal as I could w/out having it appear in-frame, then positioned a small lightbox at a 45-degree angle above, and more or less facing the camera. The entire composition was on black, w/ the watch flagged as best I could, and the tripod and camera wrapped to keep their reflective contributions to themselves. Only a little digital manipulation on my computer went into it after that (ie, cleaning up finish imperfections).

Thanks for the encouragement! :biggrin:

WOW! That is awesome. You should post that trick in the Photography forum as well. Very nice!! :thumbup:
 

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Fantastic Omegas!:thumbup1: That first pic is very cool! While I do not have an Omega and may be waiting to get one until after my 2 year old twins get a little bigger I am a fan of the brand. I am also a big fan of the 007 films and just got a CD for Xmas with all the movie theme songs. Looking forward to the next film later in the year.
 

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Rolex Submariner

Since we're making WTF the place for James Bond watch images, I feel it's only right to add a Rolex to the mix. After all, it's the only brand Ian Fleming specified by name in his original novels, and Sean Connery wore the Submariner beginnining with Dr. No.



Like some of the other (great) photos here, this is one that I've posted around quite a bit. It's one of the first shots I took of this watch, w/out much sophistication in lighting or camera equipment. If anyone is interested in it at highest resolution, I have it on my website (2500 x 1875, at 2366KB).

This is an F-Series model 14060M on a welded NATO strap w/ solid stainless steel hardware. I've heard complaints from folks that these straps can scuff the caseback, although I haven't seen any signs of that (though to be honest, this is not the watch I primarily wear, and I alternate between the NATO and OEM S/S bracelet.

If anyone has a NATO they really love, I'd be interested in hearing about it. This one is okay, it's worn well, and the entire presentation is a nice homage to Goldfinger. But I'd kinda like something more substantive....

Meantime: Thanks for all the great contributions to this Thread! Keep 'em coming.
 

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Great work.
As an "old school " film photographer I much prefer the creativity and thought that you put into the shot over the techie photoshop stuff.

(not that there's anything wrong with that)
You took the words right out of my mouth, Foggy. Dell's technique is what I, as an old timer, can grasp...PS is a whole nuther thing for we who came up before the digital age. :confused1:

Good job, Dell!
 

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I get two grades of NATO style strap. The ones with two straps under the case are a bit thinner than the other, more conventional ones (the orange one below for example) and has only one strap under the case.



I also have Kangaroo leather (black and brown) that is paper thin and quite strong. These leather ones have two straps under the case, like your's above.

PS for the true 'bond' look, you want an 18mm strap on your 20mm lugs...:wink:
 

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Seiko M354-5019

Although I wouldn't want to go out on a limb here, what sort of a James Bond watch Thread would be complete w/out the trusty 007 Seiko line? And w/ so many Q-Branch modifications, of course!



This is my first attempt at a tribute to the Seiko model M354-5019 wristwatch and Roger Moore in Moonraker. Again, this is another in-camera composition (though I won't pretend to have made this image in earth orbit!). Took me a bit to find a NASA image of the Space Shuttle that was lighted like I needed it for this setup. This James Bond watch has also been around the block (if not world) a time or two, so I did have to put some work into cleaning it up to show its best along side the more newly minted contributions you all are making here.

So now we're three brands down, and how many yet to go--?
 

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A World traveler like Mr. Bond ....

needs a GMT piece ..everyone knows it...:001_smile:
 

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Brosnan. Pierce Brosnan

This image came to mind as I was thinking about ways to get the two James Bond wristwatches worn by Pierce Brosnan as 007 together in a single, themed presentation.



The Omega 2541.80 (quartz) Seamaster appeared in only one film, GoldenEye. At that, James Bond wore this watch on what appears to be a black strap only in the pre-title sequence, when he and 006 infiltrate a chemical weapons facility in Siberia. So I wanted the 2541.80 to look like it was resting on the airstrip runway, under ice. The 2531.80 (chronometer) would then be juxtaposed with it, sitting on top of the "ice," in the snow.

Thanks for indulging me! :cool:
 

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WOW

That's some picture Dell :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

You really should have entered the OMEGALand Photo Contest.


Be well now and thanks for sharing the pic :001_smile:



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