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No. That is the Omega Seamaster 2531.80 automatic. Brosnan wore that for his three of his four pictures. The Seamaster 2541.80 was also used in Goldeneye. It uses the quartz movement in a full-size case.

The new movie features the same Seamaster with a co-axial movement and a slightly redesigned face. A second Seamaster, the Planet Ocean is also featured. I don't know the new model numbers.

There were four different Seamaster models during the Brosnan era. Two mechanical movements and two quartz movements both in a large and medium format case style.

The 2531.80 is the 'Bond' model. Full-size case, mechanical movement. The newer model has a different model number of which I'm unsure.
 

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Rolex Submariner.
 

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I've been a Bond fan since I saw 1971's "Diamonds Are Forever" in the theatre when I was 6 years old.
Ditto! We must be the same age. I remember my parents dropped me off at the theatre to see a Godzilla movie with a friend, and they played Diamonds are Forever instead. Small home town theatre.
 

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banddr2, I vividly remember being a bit freaked out when Blofeld (actually a double of Blofeld) died in the hot mud at the beginning. I thought, "Wow, hot mud can kill you?"

I also was affected by the red 1971 Mustang Mach I that Tiffany Case drove.

Hmmm, I think I was also affected by Tiffany Case!
 

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So which watch did Connery use in his movies? And for gosh sakes don't say TIMEX!!!!! :D


He wore a Rolex Submariner. In Dr. No & From Russia With Love, the Submariner featured a crocodile (maybe alligator?) leather strap but by Goldfinger & Thunderball he used an 18mm black cloth NATO/MOD type strap with twin gray service stripes. In the books, James Bond wears a Rolex Oyster Perpetual.
 

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Jill St. John (who turned me on). :D


One of the best of the best Bond girls. The right amount of curves in all the right spots.
 

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Ohhhhhhh Tiffany!
Remember when 007 first meets her? She comes out first as a blonde, then as a brunette and finally as a red head. Bond says something like, "I don't much care for redheads, terrible tempers."

Tiffany responds, "It's my own."

Then Bond says, "Well, as long as the collars and cuffs match."

Yeah, that was wayyyyyyyyyyyy over my head at 6 years old. Geez, that was over my head at 16 years old!
 

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From Russia With Love was the most authenic Bond movie as far as following Fleming's book.
As far as it goes there were no space age gimmicks in the film that the average Joe couldn't lay his hands on except the girl and the watch. I imagine the camera buffs were also eyeing up Bond's German camera.
 

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Sorry to bud in, but I read somewhere a while back that "Her Majesty's Secret Service" followed the book almost exactly. Only drawback was George Lansbury played Bond.
 

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HMSS is very close to the novel. Frankly, although a lot of people disagree, (and while Connery will always be my favorite) I thought Lazenby did a pretty good job in the role. It's one of my favorite Bond movies.
 

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I too still enjoy OHMSS. I wonder how Lazenby would have been after a couple more films playing Bond.

I also wonder how Connery would have been in OHMSS. It definitely would have given him a chance to truely "act."

I wonder the same thing today if Brosnan had been given the Bond character one more time in Casino Royale....
 

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I liked Brosnan in the Bond films, but I was really surprised and impressed with Daniel Craig's ability to do Bond. I think he may become my favourite Bond. He's gritty and serious, a little like the early Connery.
 
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