Blog posts about James Bond

Homages, Damned Homages, And Fakes – Part 1

Remember the old aphorism about statistics: “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” It was supposed to put you in mind of the fact that a good statistician can make the numbers say almost anything he wants them to. Implying, of course, that most “facts” based on statistics are lies. I kind of feel that way about […]

Rolex’s Big Kahuna, Part 1

And now we come to it folks. Rolex’s most iconic (yes the term is overused, but this is where it fits) model, the Submariner. People everywhere know it. Even people who know nothing about watches know it. James Bond wore one before movie product placement was a thing. So did Steve McQueen. In fact in […]