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    Doxa in Casino Royale?

    I was just watching Casino Royale and I was wondering if anyone else spotted the possible DOXA Sub in it other than myself.

    In the main poker game I would swear the dealer is wearing a 3 dial T-Graph Professional. Unfortunately I couldn't get a crisp look at the watch, but it appeared to have the following:
    - A cushion case
    - Orange Dial
    - A large silver/steel bezel.

    I found it cool, especially since the look of Bond's cushion case Breitling Top Time in Thunderball was what drew me to DOXA in the first place.

    Did anybody else notice the watch?

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    Re: Doxa in Casino Royale?

    Unfortunately not

    Pause here at 2:43 and you'll see it's some dark red chrono effort !!

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    Re: Doxa in Casino Royale?

    What a horrible, horrible movie that was...and I do not say that lightly...I have been a Bond fan since I was old enough to know what "cool" was. The direction of this movie ruined the character. Now, saying that, I want to believe that Daniel Craig can be James Bond and I will be going to see Quantum of Solace with high hopes...I've invested too much into Bond to give up after one horrible movie out of dozens...

    BTW...

    Bond is far to sophiticated to play so common a game as Texas Hold'em.

    Bond would not enjoy having his junk beaten by a sweaty scumbag.

    Bond would ALWAYS have time to sex up the ladies BEFORE catching the plane.
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    Re: Doxa in Casino Royale?

    I think the watch is an Omega Speedmaster "Schumacher" edition. What about Le Chiffre - what's he got on? I think its a Franck Muller, but I'm not sure.

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    Re: Doxa in Casino Royale?

    "What a horrible, horrible movie that was...and I do not say that lightly...I have been a Bond fan since I was old enough to know what "cool" was. The direction of this movie ruined the character."
    I disagree 100%
    Bond had become a joke in years gone by and the direction this film took re-aligned the character to the spirit of Flemming's Bond. A Bond that had been lost since From Russia with Love.

    Connery started off strong but his later offerings were weak (especially Diamonds are Forever).

    Lazenby didn't quite have the chops (but given enough time I think he would have been ok) but OHMSS was a great Bond entry (and one of, if not the best of the novels)

    Dalton played the role fantastically, but physically was "meh" and his films were weak (first one was decent, second stunk).

    Brosnan officially killed the franchise with his films.
    Goldeneye was good. It went downhill from there fast, with his last effort standing next to View to a Kill as one of the worst Bond films made.

    Casino Royale was exactly what the franchise needed.
    A serious edge, doing away with the lame inuendos and even lamer fights where Bond doesn't bleed or even ruffle his hair, and showing some emotion instead of the canned responses "Bond, James Bond".

    Flemming's Bond bled and didn't remain all dandyfied like that ponce Brosnan (who ran and punched like a girl). I grew to loathe the Bond films as they ran further and further away from the spirit of the Flemming novels and instead became parodies of themselves.


    " Bond would not enjoy having his junk beaten by a sweaty scumbag."
    I wouldn't say he "enjoyed it", but rather at that point it was the only defense mechanism he had left while someone beat his junk with a knotted rope. The original novel depiction was much the same, although he didn't laugh.

    Had that taken place in any other Bond film, he would have been in a tuxedo, with perfect hair and would have flicked a finger or some such silliness to bring a scafolding down on his torturer...

    " Bond is far to sophiticated to play so common a game as Texas Hold'em."
    Maybe the film version, but I would bet the literary Bond (the real Bond) would have played it or at least given it a chance. He was very open to regional tastes, whether it be food, drink or entertainment. He did have his favourites (and drank FAR fewer martinis than the films would have us believe. He drank a lot of Whiskey, Bourbon etc.)

    " Bond would ALWAYS have time to sex up the ladies BEFORE catching the plane."
    Another bit I'm glad they're doing away with, at least the silly "ho of the week" aspect that had become the standard for the films.
    Bond was a womanizer, but not a mechanical sexbot.

    I'm very much looking forward to Quantum of Solace and judging but the critics and box office numbers, the new Bond seems to be a refreshing, and much welcomed change.
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    Re: Doxa in Casino Royale?

    And that wasn't an attack on your personal tastes romeo-1!
    I'm just very passionate about Flemming's Bond and had long ago given up on the cinematic version.
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    Re: Doxa in Casino Royale?

    I'm with vintagewatchfiend on this issue. I thought Casino Royale was one of the best Bond films made so far and Daniel Craig has given us a much more realistic character and one much more in keeping with the novels. I'm afraid to say that most of Bonds cinematic offerings were weak and relayed too much on ridiculous gadgets, girls and innuendo. I say bring on Quantum of Solace, I'm really looking forward to it.

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    Re: Doxa in Casino Royale?

    From early reviews it seems that Quantum of Solace is a straight forward revenge flick without the emotional depth of CR, which I'm ok with as that's the path that Bond struck out on at the end of CR. I do hope they keep emotional element intact for the next film after Bond has settled the score in QoS.

    As for watches, I really love the Planet Ocean, great choice for a Bond watch (although at today's prices it's not something Flemming's Bond could afford )
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    Re: Doxa in Casino Royale?

    Amazingly enough nobody mentioned the best Bond ever Roger Moore.
    By far the classiest and best looking Bond. He's the only one, IMHO, that embodies all the charcteristics that Fleming wanted Bond to have. But again that's my 2 cents...
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    Re: Doxa in Casino Royale?

    " Amazingly enough nobody mentioned the best Bond ever Roger Moore."
    While I do have a very large soft spot for Roger's Bond, he, IMO, is the absolute farthest from Flemming's Bond. Too soft (Bond had a dangerous edge present at all times, something always noticed by those he came into contact with). Physically he was awful for the most part, looking exactly like the type of actor who NEEDED a stuntman even if he was simply walking! Plus, Moore's suits were 70's heinous! Ugh!

    Bond was defined as classy by the decisions he made, the well-used and crafted clothes he wore and his tastes in food (tastes that bucked any current trends in culinary circles).

    He wasn't a "gentleman" or "classy" in the common sense. He lived extremely hard and lived by his rules. He had no time for the frivolous set that worried about every hair on their head being in place or if their tie was in-style for the season and matched their pocket square.

    His clothes were basic, but well tailored. His suitcase old and worn but top of the line at one time. Even his car was old, yet kept mechanically tuned to be able to keep pace with the newest sports cars.

    He was a no-nonsense, and VERY practical guy and the very way he lived would have sent most "gentlemen" running for the exits out of fear and loathing.

    The films have dandified Bond to an extent that turned me off completely.
    Craig's Bond was a no-nonsense man, and that was such a breath of fresh air. He got dirty, bloody, and more importantly, looked capable.


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