Bond's watch in SPECTRE

Alec 006Alec 006 Sydney, AustraliaPosts: 211MI6 Agent
I know the value of product placement, especially in a film franchise such as Bond. You only have to look at how it has fitted in with the "rebranding" of Aston Martin and Omega. Although Sony's recent decision to leave the Computer/PC making industry will surely leave a Vaio shaped hole in upcoming films; I wonder if Apple are already seeking to fill that.

However, that aside I was thinking about the reception a British-made watch would receive on the forums. Something along the lines of the Bremont range, with most models being made in Henley-on-Thames of all places (yes I realise a few are produced in Switzerland).

Certainly I wouldn't mind one of these myself, and as they are a major supplier to the US military already, how about gracing the wrist of Britain's most celebrated public servant?

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-{ -{ -{ -{ -{ I have still only managed five Vespers in the one sitting… :s
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde
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  • Gassy ManGassy Man USAPosts: 2,685MI6 Agent
    It's a nice watch. But I must say that I've paid virtually no attention to the type of watch Bond wears in any of the movies.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Wish they'd stick with the Rolex Submariner, tradition and all that. :D
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia, PAPosts: 753MI6 Agent
    That is a pretty sick watch, but I don't see them breaking the partnership with Omega. It has become part of Craig's Bond persona. Perhaps the next Bond, though I'd rather see a return to a British tailor for his suits.

    Also, goodness 5 Vespers? Either you were shaking them for quite a long time or you ended up on your arse for a good while.
  • SilentSpySilentSpy Private Exotic AreaPosts: 750MI6 Agent
    It's probably Omega for the foreseeable future. If only Rolex would make a new, modern Bond watch. But I don't see the Bond going back to Rolex any time soon. It would have happened for Skyfall.

    Those Bremonts do look pretty good. But I'm not a multiple watch person.

    And I guess Bond movies will get Lenovo or HP computers. It's strange seeing Sony abandon so much. There was a time when Sony stuff was tops in tech. Now Sony almost only equals PlayStation.
    "Better late than never."
  • DrydenDryden UKPosts: 129MI6 Agent
    I thought, based on the picture posted, I was going to hate these. Looking at the website I am happy to say I was wrong and they make some damn fine looking watches. However, as a biased Omega wearer, I hope they stick with Omega for at least Craig's tenure.
  • PeppermillPeppermill DelftPosts: 2,852MI6 Agent
    I hope they keep the Planet Ocean for Craigs next movies. They suit his style very well, better than the SMP in my opinion.
    1. Ohmss 2. Frwl 3. Op 4. Tswlm 5. Tld 6. Ge 7. Yolt 8. Lald 9. Cr 10. Ltk 11. Dn 12. Gf 13. Qos 14. Mr 15. Tmwtgg 16. Fyeo 17. Twine 18. Sf 19. Tb 20 Tnd 21. Spectre 22 Daf 23. Avtak 24. Dad
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,370MI6 Agent
    If Bremont is willing to sign a $ 50.000.000 contract, I am sure that we'll see that watch in B24 :D
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,370MI6 Agent
    Wish they'd stick with the Rolex Submariner, tradition and all that. :D

    yeah, this:

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    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Although watches are really an Old mans Kind of thing these days, as most
    of us young guys use our phones almost like modern "Pocket watches ". :D
    So maybe it's time to drop the whole idea of Bond even wearing a watch ? :p
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • PeppermillPeppermill DelftPosts: 2,852MI6 Agent
    Although watches are really an Old mans Kind of thing these days, as most
    of us young guys use our phones almost like modern "Pocket watches ". :D
    So maybe it's time to drop the whole idea of Bond even wearing a watch ? :p

    BLASPHEMY! Bring out the pitchforks and torches! :))
    1. Ohmss 2. Frwl 3. Op 4. Tswlm 5. Tld 6. Ge 7. Yolt 8. Lald 9. Cr 10. Ltk 11. Dn 12. Gf 13. Qos 14. Mr 15. Tmwtgg 16. Fyeo 17. Twine 18. Sf 19. Tb 20 Tnd 21. Spectre 22 Daf 23. Avtak 24. Dad
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,204Chief of Staff
    Bondtoys wrote:
    Wish they'd stick with the Rolex Submariner, tradition and all that. :D

    yeah, this:

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    Hmmm....not sure...send me one and I'll let you know :D
    YNWA 96
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,370MI6 Agent
    Peppermill wrote:
    Although watches are really an Old mans Kind of thing these days, as most
    of us young guys use our phones almost like modern "Pocket watches ". :D
    So maybe it's time to drop the whole idea of Bond even wearing a watch ? :p

    BLASPHEMY! Bring out the pitchforks and torches! :))

    not sure, in his case there is nothing left than ramming a wooden pole straigt thru the heart :D
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,370MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:

    Hmmm....not sure...send me one and I'll let you know :D

    Don't give up dreaming, Granny Miles :D
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    .... If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,724MI6 Agent
    Don't be silly. Not without a watch you won't 8-)
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  • Alec 006Alec 006 Sydney, AustraliaPosts: 211MI6 Agent
    Of course when you inadvertently let your phone run out of battery… on a far flung mission 00smartphone, I'll be there with my automatic watch to tell you that you are late for your rendezvous with the slinky female agent in the casino… missing out to your watch-wearing nemesis :))

    Although watches are really an Old mans Kind of thing these days, as most
    of us young guys use our phones almost like modern "Pocket watches ". :D
    So maybe it's time to drop the whole idea of Bond even wearing a watch ? :p
    Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
    Oscar Wilde
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    :)) :)) :))
    Love all the come backs. -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Alec 006Alec 006 Sydney, AustraliaPosts: 211MI6 Agent
    In truth the time is here when the smartphone will be controlled from a wristwatch/computer anyway. Samsung are there already and I am sure Apple have something in mind too.
    :)) :)) :))
    Love all the come backs. -{
    Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
    Oscar Wilde
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Although until there get a proper watch designer/company in to make a watch / smartphone control that looks good enough for people to want them, as the ones
    I've seen so far look like early digital watches from the 70s. :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,855MI6 Agent
    Alec 006 wrote:
    In truth the time is here when the smartphone will be controlled from a wristwatch/computer anyway. Samsung are there already and I am sure Apple have something in mind too.
    :)) :)) :))
    Love all the come backs. -{

    Hmm Samsung has a long way to go with their watch thingy
    Instagram - bondclothes007
  • SilentSpySilentSpy Private Exotic AreaPosts: 750MI6 Agent
    I have yet to see a good smartphone or digital watch that I like. Omega made the best one with that NASA watch. But the new version doesn't look as good. Even though people will go crazy when Apple makes one, I doubt I will. But I don't have an iPhone, iPod, or anything either.

    I hope Bond never goes back to the Roger Moore digital watch just to have it.
    "Better late than never."
  • Alec 006Alec 006 Sydney, AustraliaPosts: 211MI6 Agent
    I agree totally, and with Welshboy78 that Samsung have a long way to go with their smart watch.

    Jaeger Lecoultre have watches that will open and start a linked Aston Martin DBS. So the future does look fun for those with the budget.
    I can't seem to quite get the hang of starting my VW Golf with my Seiko Divers watch though.

    Bring on the Rolex iSea Dweller I say, or the Omega iPlanet Ocean.

    Back to standard watches, I personally have my eye on a Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue.

    -{ -{ -{ -{ -{ still only the five :s
    SilentSpy wrote:
    I have yet to see a good smartphone or digital watch that I like. Omega made the best one with that NASA watch. But the new version doesn't look as good. Even though people will go crazy when Apple makes one, I doubt I will. But I don't have an iPhone, iPod, or anything either.

    I hope Bond never goes back to the Roger Moore digital watch just to have it.
    Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
    Oscar Wilde
  • always shakenalways shaken LondonPosts: 6,287MI6 Agent
    being a spy ,the idea is to blend in ,not be noticed ,although I love the whole Rolex Omega thing, (don't we all)
    they will get you noticed im sure agents like welshboy will have a similar story, I was in a swim up bar in cable beach Nassua, :p
    when this rather loud American (sorry Americans) shouted out to his mate on the other side of the bar
    "hey this guy has a $10,000 dollar watch on ," well theres my cover blown :))
    By the way, did I tell you, I was "Mad"?
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Ah! But where were you wearing it ? Hope it wasn't sticking out of your speedos. :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,855MI6 Agent
    I must be honest, the only watch that I've ever been asked about is my Seamaster and just like in Casino Royale the question was "Rolex?"

    Unfortunately for me it was not a beautiful girl asking the question but some bloke with a dodgy beard lol
    Instagram - bondclothes007
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,370MI6 Agent
    story of your life, welshie? :))
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,370MI6 Agent
    SilentSpy wrote:

    I hope Bond never goes back to the Roger Moore digital watch just to have it.

    Hey, these digital Seikos have been the epitome of cool back then!
    President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
  • PeppermillPeppermill DelftPosts: 2,852MI6 Agent
    I've had a lot more comments on my Seiko Orange Monster than on my Seamaster. I think the Seamster is pretty inconspicuous compared to other 'luxury' watches. And there are so many fake submariners around that most people won't believe you are actually wearing a real one. And then there are people like my girlfriend who thinks that all dive watches look alike. :)) 'What do you mean you like that watch, you have one just like it?!?!' "No dear, this one is very different, you see this one is.... o never mind"
    1. Ohmss 2. Frwl 3. Op 4. Tswlm 5. Tld 6. Ge 7. Yolt 8. Lald 9. Cr 10. Ltk 11. Dn 12. Gf 13. Qos 14. Mr 15. Tmwtgg 16. Fyeo 17. Twine 18. Sf 19. Tb 20 Tnd 21. Spectre 22 Daf 23. Avtak 24. Dad
  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 9,855MI6 Agent
    Peppermill wrote:
    I've had a lot more comments on my Seiko Orange Monster than on my Seamaster. I think the Seamster is pretty inconspicuous compared to other 'luxury' watches. And there are so many fake submariners around that most people won't believe you are actually wearing a real one. And then there are people like my girlfriend who thinks that all dive watches look alike. :)) 'What do you mean you like that watch, you have one just like it?!?!' "No dear, this one is very different, you see this one is.... o never mind"

    Use that to your advantage mate - I do!! My missus thinks about three of mine are the same watch!

    It was the bracelet which attracted attention on my seamaster rather then the watch - the polished links etc which I guess can look a bit flash
    Instagram - bondclothes007
  • herbie123herbie123 Posts: 47MI6 Agent
    Why not put Bond in a Bremont watch, something like a Codebreaker or ALT1C.
    Bond with a British watch driving a British car.
    Also Bremont claims to have links with the armed forces.
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