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    Bond's Omega

    One of the things that's really bothered me about the recent few Bond films is the in-your-face product placement which (although I'm sure was there before) is painfully obvious and often poorly tied in. During the opening minutes of Casino Royale, Bond and Vesper are on a train and their characters are being grounded in some dialogue. About half way through this scene, the following pops up:

    V: 'Men with fast cars and expensive watches. Rolex?'

    B: 'Omega'

    This hair raising piece of product promotion probably sold hundreds of watches and emphasised Omega's place on the wrist of one of the world's most loved men. But as far as I'm aware previous Bond movies have made do with numerous product shots. Is putting it into the dialogue like this taking placement too far? Is Bond's watch as appealing considering it's been basically shoved down your throat?
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    That's commercialism for you. People will do practically anything for the right price.
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    .........Hundreds of watches? Try thousands of watches...
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    Re: Bond's Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosski View Post
    One of the things that's really bothered me about the recent few Bond films is the in-your-face product placement which (although I'm sure was there before) is painfully obvious and often poorly tied in. During the opening minutes of Casino Royale, Bond and Vesper are on a train and their characters are being grounded in some dialogue. About half way through this scene, the following pops up:

    V: 'Men with fast cars and expensive watches. Rolex?'

    B: 'Omega'

    This hair raising piece of product promotion probably sold hundreds of watches and emphasised Omega's place on the wrist of one of the world's most loved men. But as far as I'm aware previous Bond movies have made do with numerous product shots. Is putting it into the dialogue like this taking placement too far? Is Bond's watch as appealing considering it's been basically shoved down your throat?

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    Welcome to the forum. I don't know that this one line is cramming the brand down my throat any more than the ever present image of it at the Olympics, PGA events and America's Cup.

    Personally, I was mostly disappointed when I learned at the boutique that the chrono buttons actually only operate the chrono function, and do not activate a geiger counter or launch missiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvarkbark View Post

    Personally, I was mostly disappointed when I learned at the boutique that the chrono buttons actually only operate the chrono function, and do not activate a geiger counter or launch missiles.
    Really,mine did..... But I had to give it back...
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    "It's like people only do these things because they can get paid, and that's just really sad."


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    Ever seen the movie AMERICATHON? Made in the 90's....America is broke, people are fleeing the U.S. to Mexico,
    Air Force One is plastered with corporate logos to pay the gas bill.....Funny and prophetic movie.
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    Re: Bond's Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosski View Post
    One of the things that's really bothered me about the recent few Bond films is the in-your-face product placement which (although I'm sure was there before) is painfully obvious and often poorly tied in. During the opening minutes of Casino Royale, Bond and Vesper are on a train and their characters are being grounded in some dialogue. About half way through this scene, the following pops up:

    V: 'Men with fast cars and expensive watches. Rolex?'

    B: 'Omega'

    This hair raising piece of product promotion probably sold hundreds of watches and emphasised Omega's place on the wrist of one of the world's most loved men. But as far as I'm aware previous Bond movies have made do with numerous product shots. Is putting it into the dialogue like this taking placement too far? Is Bond's watch as appealing considering it's been basically shoved down your throat?
    I didn't buy my omega because of this line or any of the Bond movies. I'm sure others did, but I find this connection to omega's seamasters lineup cheesy.

    Same goes for IWC's "top gun" editions that use the 80s movie logo vice the actual navy fighter school emblem, JLC's Master Compressor "Navy Seals" marketing ploy, and countless others.
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    actually it was "You know... former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches."
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