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    Starring Rolex? Watches in the movies shape character, mood and plot - International Herald Tribune "PARIS: According to the Hollywood entertainment writer Bill Givens, "Roman Centurions Don't Wear Watches." That, at least, is the title of his compendium of movie flubs, alluding to the centurion in "Spartacus" who can be spotted sporting a Rolex. As the book underlines, timepieces are a rich source of cinematic gaffes, including wristwatches that appear and disappear within scenes, and hands that point to the wrong time. Still, publicity, good or bad, is better than none; which is why the elite watch brands jostle to have their products show up on screen, and auction houses are loading premiums onto watches worn in movies; Antiquorum, the specialist watch auction house, has lined up three worn by "James Bond" actors for its Omega sale starting Saturday." http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/...film~13130.php


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    Gaffs:

    In the movie "Glory" one the little kids waving as the troops march by is sporting a digital watch. He's a trend setter, just 130 years ahead of his time.

    In "Gettysburg" one sees a bunch of wrist watch tan lines on the wrists of the arms reaching out to General Lee as he passes his troops.

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    "Thunderball" has the geiger counter watch.

    "Live and Let Die" has the magnetic/buzzsaw Rolex.

    "From Russia with Love" has the garrote watch.

    Another Bond film has a miniture explosive cord in bonds watch.

    "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" shows Steve Zissou wearing a Vostok, which is a pretty subtle joke. That model's original instruction sheet (in Russian) stated that while the watch was rated to 200 m, it was not intended for use as a diving watch.

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