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Posted 25 October 2008 - 02:03 PM
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 10:20 PM
Looks terrific! How long have you had it?
some more pics
Posted 12 November 2008 - 12:54 AM
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 02:52 PM
Let's see what we can do here.
Anyone with an automatic watch, I'm requesting your counsel. My omega planet ocean keeps on losing time, sometimes upto 2 or minutes a day. Is this normal? I'm sick and tired of having to keep adjusting my time nearly on a daily basis. Is there anything I can do??
Posted 15 November 2008 - 03:58 PM
Posted 15 November 2008 - 04:38 PM
Okay. Your watch is doing what's called "running outside of COSC specifications," which Omega has guaranteed it to do. Correcting that will be covered by your warranty, which, if memory services, is 3 years from date of purchase on the Planet Ocean.
Thanks for your reply. The watch is a few months old, brand new. When I first got it, it worked fine, there wasn’t a problem. I wasn’t losing time but then I dropped it and the minute and hour hands loosened, which I got repaired and is fine now but am now victim to losing minutes in the day. As for how often I wear it, I wear it all the time except for when I go into bath/shower, so it’s off for about maybe 30minutes a day. When off, I usually let it rest on its back or on its side. However, I noticed that it gained some minutes when I was in a hot room (the radiator on at full blast) So, I’m guessing temperature may play a part. Btw, the model is 45.5mm PO.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 07:48 PM
Posted 16 November 2008 - 04:17 AM
Hmm-- Okay, do let me know how it turns out.
I bought it from a department store, selfridges to be exact. I've given it to my friend's dad who owns a watch shop and knows everything about movement and all that stuff you clearly know of and which I don't. He said he'll sort it out for me and told me a whole bunch of stuff that could be wrong with it BUT I'm no watch expert. He said I should pop down on monday to get the latest news and what's up with the watch.
I feel so naked and somewhat isolated without my precious time piece. : (
Posted 16 November 2008 - 01:56 PM
Posted 16 November 2008 - 02:44 PM
Doubt it; these are pretty tough beasts!
I just hope I havnt cocked this up because even now, I'm in a really bad mood now that I'm without my watch. I know it's me being childish but I just can't help it.
Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:47 PM
Posted 26 November 2008 - 05:03 PM
This is great news, double o ego; it was my pleasure to walk along side of you through some of the hold-your-breath moments in this.
Hey Dell and to the rest of you, I just got my watch back yesterday!
It actually looks better than when I bought it. The movement is great, havn't lost any time, not even a second. I'm just over the moon. The guy clearly did more than what was required of him or he got me a brand new PO (which I doubt) but everything about the watch just feels so brand new. Have I been away from my watch that long, it's been like, a week. Anyway, thanks for the help and advice. I'll be taking care of my baby, hell I'm not even gonna breathe on it.
Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:32 PM
Style was key to quickly communicating the character of Bond. If he was to represent the best the Western powers had to offer, he had to be surrounded by the best. 007 could not just drink vodka, it needed to be Smirnoff's; he could not just wear a watch, it needed to be a Rolex.Beyond that, they also specifically identify this first watch, "the Sylvia Trench watch," as a Rolex.
Posted 19 December 2008 - 08:10 PM
To be featured at National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania
Posted 19 December 2008 - 11:07 PM
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:54 PM
I don't want to be a wet blanket but . . . 2010? Cripes, I hope I still have all my teeth and am walking around by then!
The information I originally passed along to Devin for this news item was from a planning schedule through 2012. It's actually not so much for visitor attraction at this point (at least not insofar as the James Bond watches exhibit is concerned), as it is for keeping NAWCC members informed, alerting corporations to sponsorship opportunities, and, of course, making arrangements for pieces to be exhibited.
June 2010 - nothing like giving yourself a little lead time on the announcement. On the plus side, this is practically in my backyard.
Actually, the NAWCC has asked me to serve as "Guest Curator" on this exhibit, and I've accepted. It's a great honor.
Is Dell curating this exhibit?
Edited by Dell Deaton, 24 December 2008 - 06:56 PM.
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:51 PM
Turns out Ian Fleming actually did have a specific model in mind when writing about "Rolex" as the personal choice of James Bond. One of the leading magazines for collectors, WatchTime, has devoted a major feature article to this in its February 2009 issue (which some subscribers have already received, I'm told).
Although it wouldn't be right for me to weigh in on this just yet, I didn't want those of you who might be interested to miss out. It also wouldn't surprise me if we saw some additional mainstream coverage related to a wide variety of James Bond watches as the year unfolds.
Meantime, here's their website: LINK
Posted 31 January 2009 - 10:28 PM
Thank you.Just wanted to say to all Bond watch fans out there - I read this article in the store recently and can highly recommend it. Very informative and well-written, by someone clearly a Bond fan......
Turns out Ian Fleming actually did have a specific model in mind when writing about "Rolex" as the personal choice of James Bond....
Posted 01 February 2009 - 01:48 AM