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1979 James Bond Movie starring Roger Moore

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1979 "Moonraker" Seiko m354 Memory Bank 'Plastique Explosive' Wristwatch

  • Oct 10, 2010
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+5
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.
 
1979 “Moonraker” Seiko m354 Memory Bank 'Plastique Explosive' Wristwatch
(explosive coil hidden in caseback)


Bond and Dr. Holly Goodhead were trapped inside the bunker of a space shuttle's launch pad, under it's rocket boosters. Time quickly running out, Bond removed the explosive from his watch, stuck it to a welded exhaust grate and blew it off the wall, making for an easy escape.  This “handsome” digital Seiko watch, with an extended back-plate that could be removed to reveal a small but powerful explosive charge and a detonator wire. The explosive is removed and the detonator wire plugs into the side of the watch, a button detonates the explosive at a safe distance.
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review by . November 30, 2011
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I consider this the worst of the Bond films starring Roger Moore as 007. The difficulties of stealing a space shuttle, the size of the satellite in space, the romance between Jaws and his lady, I could go on and on in listing the absurdities of this movie. It has some of the worst acting of any of the Bond films and the climactic shooting of the of the deadly satellite by Bond is poorly done and goes on much too long.
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Quick Tip by . May 11, 2010
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Great production barely makes this Bond movie watchable as Bond goes into space after a madman. Too light for it's own good.
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What button is that, the mute button?  Or the stop button on the player? Moonraker.  If you were around at the time it came out, you probably like this movie.  If you weren't, like me you could hate this one.  I can find almost anyone's list of the Bond Movies and they are in almost any order of good to bad.  Many of the same ones are towards the top but not always and others are usually on the bottom. Moonraker has Bond being summoned by M and Q to investigate the theft …
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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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