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    Re: Opinions on Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedsterbob View Post
    ^^ 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.
    “Bond surveyed his weapons. They were only his hands and feet, his Gillette razor and his wrist-watch, a heavy Rolex Oyster Perpetual on an expanding metal bracelet. Used properly, these could be turned into most effective knuckledusters.”


    This excerpt, taken from the eleventh James Bond book, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

    (I doubt an Omega of the era could "
    be turned into most effective knuckleduster")
    • 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.


    I post from actual experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedsterbob View Post
    ^^ 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.
    “Bond surveyed his weapons. They were only his hands and feet, his Gillette razor and his wrist-watch, a heavy Rolex Oyster Perpetual on an expanding metal bracelet. Used properly, these could be turned into most effective knuckledusters.”


    This excerpt, taken from the eleventh James Bond book, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

    (I doubt an Omega of the era could "
    be turned into most effective knuckleduster")
    • 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.


    I post from actual experience.

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    Re: Opinions on Omega

    It's absurd to judge a person based on the watch he wears and regarding Omega, well, they make great watches overall but besides the Moonwatch with plexi they have nothing really interesting at all immo.
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    Re: Opinions on Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco53 View Post
    “Bond surveyed his weapons. They were only his hands and feet, his Gillette razor and his wrist-watch, a heavy Rolex Oyster Perpetual on an expanding metal bracelet. Used properly, these could be turned into most effective knuckledusters.”


    This excerpt, taken from the eleventh James Bond book, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

    (I doubt an Omega of the era could "
    be turned into most effective knuckleduster")
    I think original Seamaster 300 from that era could handle some beating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nicon View Post
    I think original Seamaster 300 from that era could handle some beating.

    Good point. OHMSS was written in 1963, when the Seamaster 300 was into production.

    I withdraw my comment and apologise to the Omega community.
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    • 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.


    I post from actual experience.

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    Re: Opinions on Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by flybynight70 View Post



    That combo is my the cornerstone goal of my collection and fortunately (this week) I have half of it (Speedy Pro Moon watch). Lovely photo.
    Cool, someone's using my photo! I'm not super happy with the editing on that one, I should have rotated it more to get the words on the page a bit more level instead of slanted.
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    I find Omega on par with Rolex too. Rolex is more well known simply due to the marketing and pricing. My blue bond seamaster is my grail and i have also worn a sub and prefer the Omega because it is more refined and thinner and just the look is so unique.

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    Re: Opinions on Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco53 View Post
    “Bond surveyed his weapons. They were only his hands and feet, his Gillette razor and his wrist-watch, a heavy Rolex Oyster Perpetual on an expanding metal bracelet. Used properly, these could be turned into most effective knuckledusters.”


    This excerpt, taken from the eleventh James Bond book, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

    (I doubt an Omega of the era could "
    be turned into most effective knuckleduster")
    Lol. Really? This is fiction, just creative writing. ANY watch from that era, Rolex or not, would get destroyed while being used as "knuckles" to any significant capacity. Its just to showcase Bond's resourcefulness. "You think he's got nothing on him to fight? Well, he'll put his steel watch on his fist and use that!". Its not supposed to be a tip-of-the-hat to Flemings admiration of Rolex's durability.
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    Re: Opinions on Omega

    The newer model PO looks awesome!

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    Re: Opinions on Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by GetLittUp View Post
    Lol. Really? This is fiction, just creative writing. ANY watch from that era, Rolex or not, would get destroyed while being used as "knuckles" to any significant capacity. Its just to showcase Bond's resourcefulness. "You think he's got nothing on him to fight? Well, he'll put his steel watch on his fist and use that!". Its not supposed to be a tip-of-the-hat to Flemings admiration of Rolex's durability.

    Oh wow, is it fiction? I didn't realise..... How silly I am.

    Of course its fiction in the case of Rolex, its advertising copy in the case of Omega. In fact with Omega its just product placement. Pay your money and its in the movie.

    Pay enough an Bond is a one legged cross-eyed hunchback dwarf with Tourette's syndrome.

    However even Fleming, the original author and creator of the literary character in question, mentioned "heavy" - and he even went so far as to mention not only the brand but also the model. and he was not paid to do so.

    He wrote it because when he was sitting at his typewriter banging the story out, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual was on his wrist. It was such attention to detail that made the books popular.

    Personally one of the reasons I like Rolex is the simple fact that they didn't commercialise on this. There isn't a "Bond Submariner" or a "Fleming Explorer".

    That's class.

    Unlike other manufacturers.
    • 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.


    I post from actual experience.

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