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HG1940 wrote:

I was kind of hoping they would release the look that Sean Connery sported in the beach with Honey Rider. Blue polo and interesting blue trousers.

The Dr No short shows a pink polo, I don't think it is accurate.

On the site:

You might spot the difference between the film and image: the blue shirt Sean Connery wore was hand-tinted orange to create more eye-catching promotional lobby cards.

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Anyone got a link?  I cant see them on the site

Instagram - bondclothes007

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https://www.orlebarbrown.com/us/007-vip.html

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$395?

I can't believe the price. Whimsy is fine for $40-60, but not for ten times that amount.

I like whimsy. I had a Die Hard "Now I have a machine gun. Ho, Ho, Ho." Christmas sweater. These swim shorts are just a complete miss for me.

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I definitely agree...yet somehow, looking around at the four options, a few sizes are already sold out  ajb007/insane

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Thanks for the original heads up on these David.  I look forward to the future offerings as these don’t speak to me.  I also like a little longer swim trunk, that’s why I have the OB Dane in Sky Blue.

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£245 in the UK. ($322)
But I still wouldn’t be tempted at £24.50!!  ajb007/crap

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I do like the 007 branded drawstring bags they come in!

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I think these shorts have the same issue that the Omega Commander Watch has. Most of "us" don't like it, but a lot of casual Bond (or watch) fans really seem to like it. Although in case of the Omega not enough people to sell 7007 watches since I see the Commander Watch at every AD and OB around Europe.

1. Ohmss   2. Frwl   3. Op   4. Tswlm   5. Tld   6. Ge  7. Yolt 8. Lald   9. Cr   10. Ltk   11. Dn   12. Gf   13. Qos   14. Mr   15. Tmwtgg   16. Fyeo   17. Twine   18. Sf   19. Tb   20 Tnd   21. Spectre   22 Daf   23. Avtak   24. Dad

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walther p99 wrote:

I do like the 007 branded drawstring bags they come in!

For real. If they sold those for $25 I'd probably buy a few for my Setters.

Also, Peppermill, unrelated, but do we know whether or not Omega regrets limiting the Spectre watch to 7007 copies? I was thinking about this last night and, without seeing their books, I have to imagine they do. They're going for 9k-12k on the secondary market. These aren't old watches and those prices are much higher than retail. Which means they didn't produce enough for everyone at the initial run. That's a lot of dollars Swatch didn't secure and ceded to third parties. Like, I'm sure they have talented accountants and it makes some sort of sense to them. But. It's weird to me outside looking in. The Bond watches must be a major percentage of their income. I'd be shocked if they accounted for less than 5%.

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frommeyer wrote:

(...) Also, Peppermill, unrelated, but do we know whether or not Omega regrets limiting the Spectre watch to 7007 copies? I was thinking about this last night and, without seeing their books, I have to imagine they do. They're going for 9k-12k on the secondary market. These aren't old watches and those prices are much higher than retail. (...)

The Commander watch is going for 9k-12k?! Aren't you thinking of the SPECTRE LE? I am referring to the white/blue/red SMP that I still see for sale everywhere I look.
https://www.omegawatches.com/media/gene-cms/s/e/se_diver300m_commanderswatch_21232412004001_vuec_large.jpg

1. Ohmss   2. Frwl   3. Op   4. Tswlm   5. Tld   6. Ge  7. Yolt 8. Lald   9. Cr   10. Ltk   11. Dn   12. Gf   13. Qos   14. Mr   15. Tmwtgg   16. Fyeo   17. Twine   18. Sf   19. Tb   20 Tnd   21. Spectre   22 Daf   23. Avtak   24. Dad

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No, I mean the Spectre LE. Those retailed for, what, $7,500? Now they're between 9-12 depending on the condition. I thought those were limited to 7007 pieces too. It just doesn't make sense to me. I'd give Omega the $7,500 today if they still had some. Unless they've looked at previous sales and decided they could meet a certain goal faster by limiting the production.

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frommeyer wrote:

Also, Peppermill, unrelated, but do we know whether or not Omega regrets limiting the Spectre watch to 7007 copies? I was thinking about this last night and, without seeing their books, I have to imagine they do. They're going for 9k-12k on the secondary market. These aren't old watches and those prices are much higher than retail. Which means they didn't produce enough for everyone at the initial run. That's a lot of dollars Swatch didn't secure and ceded to third parties. Like, I'm sure they have talented accountants and it makes some sort of sense to them. But. It's weird to me outside looking in. The Bond watches must be a major percentage of their income. I'd be shocked if they accounted for less than 5%.

If they released enough for everyone that eventually wanted one it wouldn’t exactly be a “limited edition” would it...and that’s the whole point of their release. Every Bond watch (branded) has been a limited edition and Omega’s not going to change that—they don’t care about the secondary market, they care about producing a desirable watch that not every Tom, Dick and Harry will have.

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I imagine they care about profits too. And the Brosnan Bond watch certainly was a quarterly workhorse for them. As were all the non-limited edition film watches up to Spectre. The idea of making the screen-used watch limited is what doesn't make obvious financial sense to me.

EDIT: To be clear, I'm not doubting that it makes financial sense to them. It has to; it's a large company that employs top financial talent. I'm just wondering how. I've only taken a handful of econ courses so my toolset isn't huge here. So I'm just wondering if/how/under what circumstances the scarcity helps Omega over the three year period between Bond films vs the quick quarter windfall of a limited run. If we look at the Supreme model, where everything is very limited, it makes every item sell quickly. That's not exactly the case with Omega watches. The more I think about the benefit of a limited run the best rationale is it's that there's none taking up shelf space after X period of time as people are motivated to buy quickly. So they can bank on those dollars and have something to show shareholders. But. Big shrug.

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I hesitated a long time to pull the trigger with the Aqua Terra LE.
Back then, the ADs couldn't sell them.
Now they are sold out everywhere.
It is a matter of time before the commander watch becomes a collectors item.

Coming back to the Orlebar swimming trunks, it is a big disappointment for me.
I know understand why you have to preorder...

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The Dr No shorts are subtle enough if there were no text.

Thunderball is at least water related if too busy. The text is again an issue for me. YOLT is just tacky while the blocky layout of LALD is amateurish.

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Commandant wrote:

I hesitated a long time to pull the trigger with the Aqua Terra LE.
Back then, the ADs couldn't sell them.
Now they are sold out everywhere.
It is a matter of time before the commander watch becomes a collectors item.

The AD in my area still has several of the Aqua Terra LE. Ditto for the Commander. I think there’s a strong market for this licensed stuff. (The Spectre 300 LE being the prime example). I just wish it was more consistently worth buying.

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Westward_Drift wrote:

The Dr No shorts are subtle enough if there were no text.

Thunderball is at least water related if too busy. The text is again an issue for me. YOLT is just tacky while the blocky layout of LALD is amateurish.

These shorts feature the original poster designs with little alteration. It's about adapting the posters to fit on shorts rather than using design elements from the posters to put on shorts. Some elements were moved from the original posters so they thy would not be split across two legs, but they either wanted to or had to maintain the entire poster designs. I think the shorts would look better if they used the illustrated/photographic parts of the poster and not the entire posters. But then the LALD shorts wouldn't be so good with just the film still rather than any design elements.

These shorts to me are like posters: something to hang on my wall. I wouldn't go swimming in a poster, so I wouldn't swim in these.

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From a design point of view, I think it would have worked better to have had them done like this:
Right leg: a block of text for the movie itself, similar to how they have that block of text for DR. NO in that section on the DR. NO swim shorts (and also for the LALD shorts).  Expand that block to take up the entire leg.
Left leg: the movie poster or an iconic shot from the movie itself.  For DR. NO, have a big shot of Ursula Andress in her swim suit.

Spreading one image across both legs, especially like they did on the LALD shorts, really has mixed results.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>TLD>SF>GE>OP>DN>FYEO>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>SP>DAF>LTK>AVTAK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Dalton>Brosnan

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Miles Messervy wrote:
Commandant wrote:

I hesitated a long time to pull the trigger with the Aqua Terra LE.
Back then, the ADs couldn't sell them.
Now they are sold out everywhere.
It is a matter of time before the commander watch becomes a collectors item.

The AD in my area still has several of the Aqua Terra LE. Ditto for the Commander. I think there’s a strong market for this licensed stuff. (The Spectre 300 LE being the prime example). I just wish it was more consistently worth buying.

I travel a lot and checked the AT LE in several countries...
Too bad I just bought a second hand CR PO....

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Gymkata wrote:

From a design point of view, I think it would have worked better to have had them done like this:
Right leg: a block of text for the movie itself, similar to how they have that block of text for DR. NO in that section on the DR. NO swim shorts (and also for the LALD shorts).  Expand that block to take up the entire leg.
Left leg: the movie poster or an iconic shot from the movie itself.  For DR. NO, have a big shot of Ursula Andress in her swim suit.

Spreading one image across both legs, especially like they did on the LALD shorts, really has mixed results.

It's not the best layout for shorts, but I get the impression that they wanted to alter the original posters as little as possible, and that's what we're getting here.

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I have a somewhat related question.  Has anybody purchased the OB trunks in powder blue, and if so how does the color compare to the OB sky version?

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By the way, I have a pair of setter swimshorts in skyblue. Someone told me these are becoming sought after by collectors. Is there any truth to that? I have worn them only twice because they are slightly too big for me (size 34).

1. Ohmss   2. Frwl   3. Op   4. Tswlm   5. Tld   6. Ge  7. Yolt 8. Lald   9. Cr   10. Ltk   11. Dn   12. Gf   13. Qos   14. Mr   15. Tmwtgg   16. Fyeo   17. Twine   18. Sf   19. Tb   20 Tnd   21. Spectre   22 Daf   23. Avtak   24. Dad

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Not to derail the thread but I thought I would post my Orlebar Brown polo in action today.


https://s33.postimg.cc/9bn6n0znv/36188218_10155481398006156_7855358157747388416_o.jpg

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hthomas wrote:

Not to derail the thread but I thought I would post my Orlebar Brown polo in action today.


https://s33.postimg.cc/9bn6n0znv/36188218_10155481398006156_7855358157747388416_o.jpg

Great photo!