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  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bond '83!
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    Just bought the LTK one.
    One of my top 3 films, my favourite Bond actor, the year I was born and with a hint of Miami Vice, my favourite tv show, in its design.
    This will be my summer watch.

    Happy as a child :))
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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    The only Swatch I'd want is the Q watch seeing as it's the one Ben Wishaw wears in the movie. Looks good too.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    edited March 2020 Posts: 2,517
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Just bought the LTK one.
    One of my top 3 films, my favourite Bond actor, the year I was born and with a hint of Miami Vice, my favourite tv show, in its design.
    This will be my summer watch.

    Happy as a child :))

    Aww, I'm pleased for you! My friend also went for LTK as it's his birth year Bond film and favourite Bond.

    It's the 7th of the month today:

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    Edit: just realised I bought the Swiss watch based on the Bond film set largely in Switzerland :)
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Very cool date @Agent_99
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    That's lovely! I got one of those too. I love that they've gone for the 'Far Out!' font in the day window too.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Yes, I love the font - it was a big factor in my decision (plus my favourite film of the ones they chose).
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Nice watch and photo, @Agent_99 ! It looks like a vintage magazine advert.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Thank you, @QBranch! It was achieved by the highly technical method of balancing my phone on two cups and sliding the watch between them :)
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bond '83!
    Posts: 5,259
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Just bought the LTK one.
    One of my top 3 films, my favourite Bond actor, the year I was born and with a hint of Miami Vice, my favourite tv show, in its design.
    This will be my summer watch.

    Happy as a child :))

    Aww, I'm pleased for you! My friend also went for LTK as it's his birth year Bond film and favourite Bond.

    It's the 7th of the month today:

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    Edit: just realised I bought the Swiss watch based on the Bond film set largely in Switzerland :)

    I'd really like the OHMSS one too, hopefully they'll reissue them at some point. They were sold out really fast.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    Thank you, @QBranch! It was achieved by the highly technical method of balancing my phone on two cups and sliding the watch between them :)
    "Intuitive improvisation is the secret of genius."
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Swatch Q-Watch blueprints, A4-length x4

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    Mock-up watch on display stand with NTTD exhibit-style plaque.
    Can't wait to see what gadget will go inside.

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  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
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    Not Rolex or Omega, but i was after a Diver's watch and the Tauchmeister range caught my eye. Well pleased with this one as it's quite Bondian IMO. They are around £150 so quite affordable!
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  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bond '83!
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    So I've purchased the lovely LTK Swatch watch and am over the moon with its daring but eye-popping casual design.

    Nevertheless, small question though. I've got it for about a week and I've already got some colour loss around the buckle. Anyone else has the same issue? Should I prepare myself for a quick loss of colour or can I sleep on both ears?
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    The Q watch arrived 5 minutes ago. I'm very happy right now. :)
  • si4tssi4ts UK
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Hi all, I meant to share pics of my Bond watches here ages ago. I collected these between 2012-2015. No Rolex or Omega here, sadly... but I have a few of the Seikos as well as some vintage promos.

    Seiko 0674-5009 Quartz LC
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    ^My first completed watch prop. This one took me a while to find, and then, it was just the case I received, so I also had to find a similar bracelet to look the part. The inner module, I think, is damaged beyond repair, so I slipped a mock-up screen in there for display purposes.

    Seiko M354-5019 Memory Bank Calendar
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    ^This one was the first genuine Bond watch I acquired. The bracelet is neither the original nor the one seen in the film (different clasp) but the link pattern is identical.

    Seiko H357-5040
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    ^The bracelet is not the correct one, but close enough for now. I had to swap around parts from two watches to get the face to look accurate. I've painted the bezel/frame and have the front speaker attached, but there's no speaker on the back just yet.

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    ^These here are non-Bond toy watches, but I thought I'd show them while on the topic. The two on the left fire plastic bullets (check out the Roger Moore likeness on the card). On the right, the watch strap holds the ammo for the bullet firing tobacco pipe... (something every kid should have) And as you can see on the illustration, our hero spy has a perfect aim! :))

    Zeon FYEO Melody Alarm Chrono w/ box & original mail-away flyer (1981)
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    ^Perhaps the oldest and most valuable Bond promotional watch I own is this Zeon FYEO Melody Alarm Chrono. Also released was a black plastic version with identical illustrations on the box-on-card packaging, but without the film title on the watch face.
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    ^My watch came with its display case, illustrated cardboard packaging and original mail order flyer.
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    ^Before this purchase, I had just missed out on owning the French version, which has the words 'RIEN QUE POUR VOS YEUX' (FYEO) on the face.

    Zeon Melody Alarm Chrono w/ Roger Moore on card (1981)
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    Imperial Toys Secret Service watch w/ light up dial & Roger Moore on card (1984)
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    GE64 Nintendo Power holographic watch w/ box (1997)
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    Golden Wonder watch (TND promo) (1998)
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    ^To promote TND, snack company Golden Wonder was offering this watch when you send away 5 promo crisp packets plus £5.

    Zeon Animated Talking Watch (2000)
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    ^I also have a loose spare to play with. When you press a button, it tells you the time, plus playing back familiar quotes such as "The name's Bond, James Bond" and "So, we meet again, Mr. Bond". These are accompanied by fun little animations. Understandably, it has a rather bulky case- and looks even more so on my skinny wrist.
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    ^In this last shot, you can clearly see my reflection ;)

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    Is the Moonraker Seiko with the detonator/explosive a replica or actual prop? If the former curious as to how you made it.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    A mate of mine has one of the Zeon digital watches, but it plays the Coronation Street theme tune! :)
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    I don't recall seeing this advertising and other descriptions of the Q Swatch.
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    Swatch's 7,007 limited watch
    collection will keep waiting fans busy

    published : 18 Mar 2020| newspaper section: Life
    writer: Pattarawadee Saengmanee
    https://www.bangkokpost.com/life/social-and-lifestyle/1881160/swatchs-7-007-limited-watch-collection-will-keep-waiting-fans-busy
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    Q Watch photoS courtesy of Swatch Ltd
    After the new James Bond movie franchise No Time To Die postponed its return from April to November due to the Covid-19 spread, fans have more time to warm up for the upcoming thrilling mission with Swatch's 7,007 limited-edition Q watch collection.

    Inspired by genius character Q -- the brain behind the high-tech gadgets and weapons, this exclusive model boasts a mixture of traditions and futuristic innovation in a collaboration between Swatch and Suttirat Anne Larlarb, the Thai-American costume designer of No Time To Die.

    Based on the Skin Irony 42 model, the stainless steel Q timepiece features a British-inspired tartan plaid brown leather strap, sharp red edges and a sun-brushed slim dial showcasing complex mechanism. Priced at 7,300 baht, it comes in a specially designed package with the letter "Q" embedded in front which looks like a laptop used by a spy.
    "This limited-edition Q Watch marks a new chapter of history for Swatch to collaborate with one of the world's biggest movie franchises like James Bond 007. Following our collaborations in 2002 and 2008, this is the first time that Swatch watch will appear on the wrist of an important character on Bond film. The Q watch design captures Q's personality and style, which we have worked closely with the costume designer of No Time To Die. This watch reinforces Swatch's commitment to coming up with fresh new ideas," said Jakraphan Yanprasitvet, brand manager of Swatch (Thailand).
    There are also six special watches paying tribute to six iconic James Bond films on the sideline. The Dr. No model marks James Bond's first appearance in 1962, with Sean Connery taking on the role of 007 as he travels across Jamaica to defeat Dr. No. It features a black strap and blue, yellow, red and green dots as well as always NO time on the dial.
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    Swatch Ltd.
    From the Portuguese beaches to the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, George Lazenby made quite the impression as 007 in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. This timepiece is reminiscent of the exhilarating adventure, revealing the iconic 007 logo every time the watch strikes 7.

    In 1979, Roger Moore made his fourth appearance as the secret agent in Moonraker which blasted James Bond into outer space. This unique model takes inspiration from the night sky with an inky blue strap and the Moonraker rocket flying through the dial.

    Starring Timothy Dalton, Licence To Kill in 1989 recounted how James Bond was suspended from MI6 as he went on the trail of villain Franz Sanchez, where his mission took him to the hot and humid climates of Florida and Mexico. This watch comes with a striking strap, influenced by Sanchez's pet iguana alongside palm trees swaying under a setting sun.

    In 1999, Pierce Brosnan is in for a thrilling adventure as 007 in The World Is Not Enough. This design features flames reminiscent of the film's poster on the strap, while the dial burns red echoing the iconic gun barrel.

    In 2006, Daniel Craig took the role of James Bond in Casino Royale. It's his first mission as a newly promoted Double-O who must take on villain Le Chiffre in a tense game of high stakes poker. This timepiece takes inspiration from the colourful title sequence packed full of casino imagery.

    Find out more at www.swatch.com/th.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    si4ts wrote: »
    Is the Moonraker Seiko with the detonator/explosive a replica or actual prop? If the former curious as to how you made it.

    Hi @si4ts, apologies for the late response. It is a replica, but thanks for thinking it may not be!

    The silver wire is from a retractable key chain, it is plastic-coated, and since I did not make the bottom half of the watch case open like a clam shell like in the film, the wire simply wedges in between the button and case. The gold connector bits are actually one piece on mine, the tip of a plastic biro casing cut off. The white 'plastic explosive' coil is an earphone cable, coiled up into a ~4cm juice bottle lid and superglued together on one side. The coil should wrap around no more than six layers and cut the outer end of the cable on an angle. I just wedge both wires into the gold bit. The LCD display is a paper insert so it always tells 'Bond time'.

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  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bond '83!
    edited May 2020 Posts: 5,259
    Has always been one of my favourite Bond watches.

    Speaking of watches, are we allowed to discuss watches in general or should I find another thread to do so? Just wondering.
  • si4tssi4ts UK
    Posts: 15
    QBranch wrote: »
    si4ts wrote: »
    Is the Moonraker Seiko with the detonator/explosive a replica or actual prop? If the former curious as to how you made it.

    Hi @si4ts, apologies for the late response. It is a replica, but thanks for thinking it may not be!

    The silver wire is from a retractable key chain, it is plastic-coated, and since I did not make the bottom half of the watch case open like a clam shell like in the film, the wire simply wedges in between the button and case. The gold connector bits are actually one piece on mine, the tip of a plastic biro casing cut off. The white 'plastic explosive' coil is an earphone cable, coiled up into a ~4cm juice bottle lid and superglued together on one side. The coil should wrap around no more than six layers and cut the outer end of the cable on an angle. I just wedge both wires into the gold bit. The LCD display is a paper insert so it always tells 'Bond time'.

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    seriously impressive, thanks for revealing the secrets
  • Found an LTK Swatch. Had a "f*ck it i'm treating myself" moment and bought it
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & Bond '83!
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    Found an LTK Swatch. Had a "f*ck it i'm treating myself" moment and bought it

    Have one too. I really like it, goes well with a hot-summer-day outfit.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Apologies if this was posted earlier or elsewhere. A joy to watch for timepieces and Bond moments.

  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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    Apologies if this was posted earlier or elsewhere. A joy to watch for timepieces and Bond moments.

    Aqua Terra reference number for Spectre is wrong. It's supposed to be 231.10.42.21.03.003. They got the reference numbers mixed up with the Aqua Terra Bond wore in Skyfall. 231.10.39.21.03.001 is for Skyfall Aqua Terra.
  • si4tssi4ts UK
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    Any thoughts on the Hamilton PSR? - it seems like a nice homage to the Pulsar P2 I’m thinking about treating myself...
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Got this the other day - Wai Lin's soviet watch seen in her HQ:

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    It's in great cosmetic condition. I wonder what gadget it might conceal? A small vial of vodka perhaps, in case of emergency? *hic*
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Got this the other day - Wai Lin's soviet watch seen in her HQ:

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    It's in great cosmetic condition. I wonder what gadget it might conceal? A small vial of vodka perhaps, in case of emergency? *hic*

    Wow nice! Can't believe I never noticed that watch before this!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I like the look of it, quite distinct. Easier to identify than the other watches there, which frankly, don't appeal to me.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    What is it?
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Cлава / Slava 3056A.

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