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    Quote Originally Posted by sntangerbgbg View Post

    - bench pressing 300 pounds for 6 reps yesterday (two weeks before turning 42)



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    Impressive, what do you weigh?

    I just turned 45 and can do 8 reps of 225 at 200 pounds. Good enough for me ha ha.

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    Impressive, what do you weigh?

    I just turned 45 and can do 8 reps of 225 at 200 pounds. Good enough for me ha ha.

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    Am about 246
    Need to drop to 220 though- that has been my optimal weight. Right now I do have some "flab"
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    Quote Originally Posted by sntangerbgbg View Post
    Am about 246
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    Fatty.
    I know :((((
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    Interesting read, this thread could simply be described as the dregs of watchuseek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco53 View Post
    I apologise if I came over a bit strong, but I hate historical revisionism. Once you begin to change history to suit, you lose all truth.
    The truth is that James Bond is a fictional character that never really existed outside the imagination of the various authors who penned the books and screenplays.
    There is no "history" to revise, just another work of fiction to be written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JodyH View Post
    The truth is that James Bond is a fictional character that never really existed outside the imagination of the various authors who penned the books and screenplays.
    There is no "history" to revise, just another work of fiction to be written.
    From what I've read, it seems like Fleming wasn't even really a watch guy. He just happened to wear an explorer, and probably decided to throw in the brand name to add more literary detail. He was far more interested in things like gambling.

    I've read most the books. He mentions "Rolex" what, once? Twice? And its like, one sentence? I think one of the future non-Fleming authors maybe mentions it once more. I wonder what Fleming would think today if he could see the savage and frenetic arguments this tiny detail would produce among watch enthusiasts.

    The fact that Rolex made it into the first films was also, likely, entirely by chance. Since the 6538 given to Connery was likely a piece from the film crew to replace Connery's Gruen, to fit in more with the lifestyle James Bond was exposed to. They probably realized this was a good choice and kept with the submariner throughout the Roger Moore era (and some Seiko stuff).

    It just seems funny to me that two seemingly small and inconsequential decisions made almost a century ago could produce such a massive effect today. Every single "Omega vs. Rolex" thread, without fail, has at least ONE James Bond Rolex reference within the first 10 posts, and at least one heated Bond argument within the first 5 or so pages.

    People take Bond's association with Rolex way too seriously.

    People take Bond's association with Omega way too seriously.

    People, in general, take James Bond WAY too seriously. They're just stories, fiction, based on a fictional guy.

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    I agree with the above comments. However:

    Fleming did exist, he was ex naval intelligence and wore a Rolex. That is pure undeniable fact, and the reason why Bond was created as a RN Commander and wore a Rolex.

    So the fiction was driven by fact.
    • I currently own 6 Rolex watches, from a new Submariner Ceramic to a 1963 Oysterdate Precision.
    • I have continuously owned Rolex watches for over 37 years, starting with a GMT M in 1980.
    • I have owned 12 Omegas, from a 1939 30T2 to a Seamaster 200.
    • I own 2 Seiko Divers, owning one since 1979.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GetLittUp View Post
    I've read most the books. He mentions "Rolex" what, once? Twice? And its like, one sentence? I think one of the future non-Fleming authors maybe mentions it once more.
    If that's so (and I've no reason to doubt it) then Fleming probably used more words describing the Patek Philippe worn by Hugo Drax in Moonraker than he ever did, in all his books, mentioning Rolex. (I recently re-read Moonraker, for the scene where Bond stacks the deck for a bridge game with Drax.)

    BTW, according to Hodinkee, Omega has said that the decision to have the Bond character wear Omega watches in more recent movies was made by a costume designer. (Nothing is said one way or the other about payment for product placement, though if I had to guess...)

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    ^^ This. What GetLittUp says.

    I was never a fan of Ian Fleming's book, still not a fan, I only had one book Casino Royale. I prefer John Le Carre's books which are much, much better than Fleming's, no contest there.

    However, after reading posts about James Bond's watch in forums like this, I got curious and started reading more James Bond novel. So far I have read four books... and I Rolex is mentioned once, in one book, Live and Let Die. And as GetLittUp wrote above, it's only in one sentence: "He looked at the Rolex watch on his wrist. It was three minutes past eleven o'clock". That's it.

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