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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    cdsdss Nice pic! Love your Walther collection too. Not sure I've seen that LALD novel before.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    edited June 2019 Posts: 3,279
    Anniversary present from the wife..
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  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    edited July 2019 Posts: 3,279
    https://www.seikowatches.com/global-en/products/prospex/special/1970recreation/
    Just found this on the Seiko website. Quite Bondian i thought with a price to match!

  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    https://www.seikowatches.com/global-en/products/prospex/special/1970recreation/
    Just found this on the Seiko website. Quite Bondian i thought with a price to match!

    Shame they don’t reissue some of their Bond digital watches: I bet they’d sell rather well. I guess they’ve stopped digital though.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    Looks like Swatch are releasing a new range of JB inspired watches based on six different films, one for each actor, plus a 7th ltd Ed one based on the watch Q will wear in NTTD.

    Bit disappointed in the Moonraker one, not very exciting, but the Dr No and OHMSS are pretty eye candy.

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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I'm a big fan of Swatch (wearing one right now) so I'm very excited about this. Love the OHMSS one (bit disappointed by LTK).
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    I bought alreadya few a Swatch watches and one of them was a bondian one: the FRWL edition (many years ago). It is cool that there are new ones but they don't look as great as I hoped.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    @Agent_99 @goldenswissroyale as someone who’s never had a swatch before how durable are they? I’ve always expected the straps to break quickly but hopefully that’s not the case? Might pick myself up a Dr No or OHMSS one up this time round ...
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    edited February 2020 Posts: 2,662
    @Max_The_Parrot It's true that the strap looked a bit scuffed after one or two years. But I wore it all day. Swatch is generally very good for its price (definitely not expensive compared to other swiss brands).
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    They’re always pretty collectible aren’t they? Might be worth investing.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    @Max_The_Parrot They're pretty tough even though they look disposable. The strap is the vulnerable point, as you've guessed. I had the TLD model from the original Bond run and eventually the plastic of the case got brittle and crumbled where the strip attaches; this was after a decade of almost daily wear.

    Realistically, if you wear it it's gonna get scuffed up; if you want a collectible, keep it in its box. I tend to think that Stuff is for using and enjoying.
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    I had the Dr. No one. And the Goldfinger. Cooler than the new ones, I think.

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  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Yes, they looked cooler. Definitely more suitable for adults. The new ones are a bit too colourful for my taste.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
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    Thanks @goldenswissroyale and @Agent_99 - I’m also of the ‘buy it to enjoy it’ opinion, so it’s good to know they are tougher than you might think - I think you’ve got your money’s worth out of it after a decade of daily use! I wouldn’t wear it every day but I’d like to get plenty of occasional use out of it.

    I agree they are a little more on the garish side than the previous versions - that Dr No one that @Univex posted is a great looker, as was the Moonraker ‘villains’ one that they did - I really don’t like the new Moonraker design.
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    Thanks @goldenswissroyale and @Agent_99 - I’m also of the ‘buy it to enjoy it’ opinion, so it’s good to know they are tougher than you might think - I think you’ve got your money’s worth out of it after a decade of daily use! I wouldn’t wear it every day but I’d like to get plenty of occasional use out of it.

    I agree they are a little more on the garish side than the previous versions - that Dr No one that @Univex posted is a great looker, as was the Moonraker ‘villains’ one that they did - I really don’t like the new Moonraker design.

    Yes, the DRAX ENTERPRISE CORPORATION detail was awesome.

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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    The watch may have gone (I got rid of it when it broke as it was a gift from a former boyfriend and I decided to let go; regret not keeping it for display now) but I do still have the catalogue:

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  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    I remember that catalogue. I cut out the stills from the movies, made a collage and pasted it on the door to my room.
  • OctopussyOctopussy Piz Gloria, Schilthorn, Switzerland.
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    The only watch you'll ever need.
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    I'd still rather go with this one. But I'm a sucker for dive watches.

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  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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    Octopussy wrote: »
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    The only watch you'll ever need.

    Here here...

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    Hey, how does one go about uploading a pic from one's drive?

    PS: Can't believe I'm asking about this almost 20 years later.
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
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    Univex wrote: »
    Hey, how does one go about uploading a pic from one's drive?

    PS: Can't believe I'm asking about this almost 20 years later.

    I think one have to upload it to some stock image site first (like above image is from flicker.com) and then copy paste that link here.
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,279
    Univex wrote: »
    Hey, how does one go about uploading a pic from one's drive?

    PS: Can't believe I'm asking about this almost 20 years later.

    Postimage.org i've found is easiest to upload photos to this site. Very quick.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    @imranbecks awesome! I'm very jealous right now!
  • OctopussyOctopussy Piz Gloria, Schilthorn, Switzerland.
    Posts: 1,081
    imranbecks wrote: »
    Octopussy wrote: »
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    The only watch you'll ever need.

    Here here...

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    A man of good taste, I see. I wear this watch everywhere from the beach to the boardroom. It's extremely versatile.
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
    edited February 2020 Posts: 801
    Octopussy wrote: »
    imranbecks wrote: »
    Octopussy wrote: »
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    The only watch you'll ever need.

    Here here...

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    A man of good taste, I see. I wear this watch everywhere from the beach to the boardroom. It's extremely versatile.
    A good taste and being a Bond fan that I am made me buy the Aqua Terra. It is very versatile indeed.

    I have two other Bond Omega's that I wear in rotation, but the blue Aqua Terra is definitely my favourite.

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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I picked up this rep a while back. It features the CR limited edition gun barrel dial and second hand, crossed with the aesthetics of the newer SMPs - the large numbers on the bezel insert, and tapered helium valve. All in all, a very nice rep. After a few modifications, I can add it to the NTTD collection:

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    It has a buckle, and 6 notches:
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    Close enough.
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
    edited February 2020 Posts: 801
    QBranch wrote: »
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    I picked up this rep a while back. It features the CR limited edition gun barrel dial and second hand, crossed with the aesthetics of the newer SMPs - the large numbers on the bezel insert, and tapered helium valve. All in all, a very nice rep. After a few modifications, I can add it to the NTTD collection:



    Close enough.
    I don't condone fakes. But I have to admit that NTTD watch looks good for something that you custom made.......
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Thanks. I did not intend to wear it, it's a mock-up display watch with the hands printed on the dial.
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