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Sunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko Sunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko Blue dial Sky-Dweller 326934 Vs Grand Seiko Skyflake SBGA407 by Rob Nudds & Ben Hodges June 14, 2020 MIN READSunday Morning Showdown: Skyfall Shoot-Out — Rolex Vs. Grand Seiko Sky-Dweller “Skyflake” Ben Hodges Rob Nudds In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week, it’s all about blue. And now we need your help to decide between two very different watches from Rolex and Grand Seiko. Enter the Sky-Dweller and Skyflake SBGA407…
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No Longer Made: Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 8500 Worn by Daniel Craig In ‘Skyfall’

No Longer Made is a series done in collaboration with our partners at eBay, in which aBlogtoWatch editors feature their favorite watches that are no longer in production.
Fleming might have chosen Rolex for his now-iconic super-spy, but as the story goes, it was ultimately James Bond who chose Omega, cementing the Seamaster in pop culture lore. But did he really? It’s the classic hypothetical question that watch fans love to argue over: What watch would 007 wear? Brand allegiances and savvy, Oscar-winning costume designers aside (hat tip to the inimitable Lindy Hemming), I’m of the mind that an Omega seems plausible, given the brand’s long history of supplying reliable and affordable watches for the many branches of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. However, I find it hard to believe that a real-life James Bond would have ever chosen a cumbersome 45mm stainless steel Planet Ocean, or even a pure dive watch like the Seamaster 300, for that matter. To me, the quintessential Bond watch operat..