Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The Watches of James Bond

Seiko Watches - ZG Watches
The world always awaits with baited breath to see what classic watch our favourite secret agent is going to be wearing on his wrist during the latest film. Over the years, Bond has worn Omega wristwatches, Rolexes and even Seiko’s amongst the impressive collection. Here is a closer look at the watches from the movies...

The very first bond film, Dr No, filmed in 1962 sees Bond wearing a Rolex Submariner. Rolexes continued to be a presence throughout the films and different models are worn by Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby.

Omega watches were introduced by Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye who wears a Seamaster 2541.80. Quantum of Solace, a much more recent film sees Daniel Craig sporting the Omega Planet Ocean 2201.50, so it looks like the Omega is here to stay for a while.

The 1973 film ‘Live and Let Die’ saw a collection of up to the minute and inventive watches appear alongside the new Bond at this time, Roger Moore. The Hamilton Pulsar 'P2 2900' LED digital watch is just one of the up to the minute technological watches shown in the film.

Seiko is another favourite brand of watch for 007. Both analogue and liquid crystal diode displays have been worn over the years, and one from this range was even adapted by Q to be fitted with a television monitor!

There are too many watches to mention all of them, so this is just a sample of the types of watches worn over the years by our favourite agent. The watch in a Bond movie is often altered to include a host of other functions that only a secret agent (or a dastardly villain) could need. Some favourite features include the retractable piano wire, the ticker tape messages and the spinning dial turning it into a saw!

What are your favourite James Bond watch moments? Send in your comments below.

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