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    I just watched the monie Self/less, a fictional movie staring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds wore a PAM 312, a watch I coincidentally happen to own. It features the p9000 automatic calibre with a small seconds at 9 o'clock and a date function. The watch could be seen constantly throughout the movie, but unfortunately the producers chose to add a digital alarm function, a nonexistent feature to the watch. I found this quite irritating and distracting, and must admit it made the movie less enjoyable. What a shame.
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    ....and I thought the thread was going to be about Bond wearing an Omega....

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    You know you're a WIS when... you can't suspend disbelief when it comes to watches. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by exxtinguishable View Post
    You know you're a WIS when... you can't suspend disbelief when it comes to watches. Lol
    I guess so. I just wish they had gotten their facts straight.

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    The sad thing is if they needed an alarm for the plot Panerai has plenty, the 046, 098, 238 and 335 off the top of my head. While I agree you must suspend belief watching a movie I also have issues with technical details that are wrong BUT could easily have been correct without impacting the story telling.
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    Haven't seen the film, but based on its 21% Rotten Tomatoes rating I'm guessing the director was already in over his head before considering which models in Panerai's catalog actually boast an alarm complication.
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    I know what you mean. I'm going to be pissed if I buy this watch and it doesn't have the 500k volt projectile stun dart.



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    Quote Originally Posted by UberDave View Post
    Haven't seen the film, but based on its 21% Rotten Tomatoes rating I'm guessing the director was already in over his head before considering which models in Panerai's catalog actually boast an alarm complication.
    LOL!

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    I also watched the movie last week and must say the product placement worked on me. Never concide
    red a panerai and this movie got me thinking. Unfortunately my wrists are not big enough. Thought it was a good movie though...
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    How about in Gravity, when Sandra Bullock is using a digital watch on an EVA? They did their homework to make the film look about as realistic as possible, but I guess for the sake of creating drama...a digital timer makes more sense to convey to the audience - the extra urgency of the situation - as opposed to the Speedmaster's analog face (although I believe the Speedie did make an appearance or two in the film).
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