Ever since I was a young boy I have always been enamored by fine watches. So, ever since I was a kid, one of the alluring elements of Bond movies for me was to observe which types of watches were being used, especially by Bond. As I matured I found that I share many of Bond’s predilections for enjoying the “finest” things life has to offer. I think a fine watch is part of the character makeup for depicting Bond as a suave and “smooth operator.” Admittedly, I am not quite as good looking as some of the Bond actors; however, I am as well travelled and I have had my share of exciting “missions” as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot. As an adult, I came to appreciate fine watches more as I started earning some real money. Now I will tell you that because I am a pilot I have a natural affinity for Breitling chronograph watches. Unfortunately, Bond was only issued one Breitling by Q in the movie “Thunderball.” However, I thought it would be fun to write about Bond watches, I hope you enjoy, tell me what you think and if you enjoy Bond watches as well.
1981 “For Your Eyes Only” Seiko H357 Analog Digital Display with scrolling LED message bar (also Dick Tracy style two-way radio)
A newer version of Bond's earlier ticker tape watch, the Voice Link watch. Beeped at Bond, just as he was ready for a moonlight swim, Bond threw the watch to Melina Havelock's pet parrot. None other than Margaret Thatcher was on the other end of the line from 10 Downing Street, where Q had wired up the phone to the satellite link.
This “smart” looking watch was a digital/analogue combination watch, with a built-in satellite phone to receive calls direct from MI6.
The Spy Who Loved me was big and great, Moonraker was bigger and stupid where do you go? Back down to Earth and great again. Theres no way that the series would have survived if they went bigger and betterer after Moonraker. For your Eyes Only first of all is low key. No super world domination, the villian wants a salvaged computer that can be used to control balistic missile systems. The movie doesn't go all over the world and back, Bond goes to … more
Recently graduated with a Masters in Humanities degree from Old Dominion University reading in philosophy and history. I graduated from the Univ. of Miami in 1980 with a B.A. in Political Science; specializing … more
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