One Watch is Not Enough – James Bond Watches

Published on Tuesday 28th of September 2021
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All good spy movies come with their quota of fancy gizmos and gadgets to assist our hero in his mission. The James Bond movie franchise stands head and shoulders above all others in this genre. Each Bond film brings new input from Q Branch to ensure success in the field. The cars, the aircraft and the weaponry have all become synonymous with Bond and made him the legendary figure that he is. The most iconic piece of his customized equipment has always been his wristwatch. Each Bond, each film, has been accompanied by a new model, all of which have passed into movie folklore. All of these watches, (and many of the watches worn by Bonds foes) have their uniqueness, and are certainly worthy of discussion.

In Ian Flemings first Bond novel, ‘Dr No’, Fleming wrote that James Bond wore a Rolex watch, as a watch of such supreme quality would certainly befit a superhero such as this. This pairing was then carried forward into the movie. Rumour has it that the watch Sean Connery wore in this film, (and others worn subsequently), was from Connery’s personal collection.

Throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, other watch brands were featured, such as Breitling, Seiko, Pulsar and Tag Heuer. In 1995, Pierce Brosnans Bond wore the Omega Seamaster, and our spy has remained loyal to Omega ever since.

 

Omega Aqua Terra James Bond skeleton case
Omega Aqua Terra James Bond skeleton case

 

From the first film to the most recent, one consistent has remained, all of Bonds watches have looked great!

If you are like me, and love watches, it is safe to say the Bond’s watch collection is certainly one to die for. Below is the list of all the details of the watches he has worn throughout the films.

1

Film

Dr. No

Year of Release

1962

Watch

Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538

Actor who played James Bond

Sean Connery

Any other notable watches

Gruen Precision 510

 

2

Film

From Russia with Love

Year of Release

1963

Watch

Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538

Actor who played James Bond  

Sean Connery

Any other notable watches

 -

 

3

Film

Goldfinger

Year of Release

1964

Watch

Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538

Actor who played James Bond  

Sean Connery

Any other notable watches

-

 

4

Film

Thunderball

Year of Release

1965

Watch

Breitling Top Time

Actor who played James Bond  

Sean Connery

Any other notable watches

Rolex Submariner Ref. 6538

Brietling Navitimer Ref. 806

 

5

Film

Casino Royale

Year of Release

1967

Watch

Rolex GMT Master

Actor who played James Bond  

David Niven

Any other notable watches

-

 

6

Film

You Only Live Twice

Year of Release

1967

Watch

Gruen Precision 510

Actor who played James Bond  

Sean Connery

Any other notable watches

-

 

7

Film

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Year of Release

1969

Watch

Rolex Chronograph Ref. 6238

Actor who played James Bond  

George Lazenby

Any other notable watches

Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513

Rolex Submariner Ref. 6358

 

8

Film

Diamonds are Forever

Year of Release

1971

Watch

Gruen Precision 510

Actor who played James Bond  

Sean Connery

Any other notable watches

-

 

9

Film

Live and Let Die

Year of Release

1973

Watch

Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513

Pulsar LED digital watch

Actor who played James Bond  

Roger Moore

Any other notable watches

-

 

10

Film

The Man with the Golden Gun

Year of Release

1974

Watch

Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513

Actor who played James Bond  

Roger Moore

Any other notable watches

-

 

11

Film

The Spy Who Loved Me

Year of Release

1977

Watch

Seiko 0674 LC

Actor who played James Bond  

Roger Moore

Any other notable watches

Rolex GMT Master

 

12

Film

Moonraker

Year of Release

1979

Watch

Seiko M354 Memory Bank Calendar

Actor who played James Bond  

Roger Moore

Any other notable watches

-

 

13

Film

For Your Eyes Only

Year of Release

1981

Watch

Seiko 7549 – 7009

Seiko H357 Duo Display

Actor who played James Bond  

Roger Moore

Any other notable watches

-

 

14

Film

Octopussy

Year of Release

1983

Watch

Seiko G757 Sports 100

Actor who played James Bond  

Roger Moore

Any other notable watches

Seiko TV Watch

 

15

Film

Never Say Never Again

Year of Release

1983

Watch

Unknown

Actor who played James Bond  

Sean Connery

Any other notable watches

-

 

16

Film

A View to a Kill

Year of Release

1985

Watch

Seiko 6923 – 8080 SPD09

Actor who played James Bond  

Roger Moore

Any other notable watches

Seiko SPR007 7A28-7020

Seiko H558-500 SPW001

Rolex Datejust

 

17

Film

The Living Daylights

Year of Release

1987

Watch

Tag Heuer Professional Night- Dive Reference 980.031

Actor who played James Bond  

Timothy Dalton

Any other notable watches

-

 

 

18

Film

Licence to Kill

Year of Release

1989

Watch

Rolex Submariner Ref. 16610

Actor who played James Bond  

Timothy Dalton

Any other notable watches

-

 

19

Film

Goldeneye

Year of Release

1995

Watch

Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Ref. 2541.80

Actor who played James Bond  

Pierce Brosnan

Any other notable watches

-

 

20

Film

Tomorrow Never Dies

Year of Release

1997

Watch

Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Ref. 2531.80

Actor who played James Bond  

Pierce Brosnan

Any other notable watches

-

 

21

Film

The World is not Enough

Year of Release

1999

Watch

Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Ref. 2531.80

Actor who played James Bond  

Pierce Brosnan

Any other notable watches

-

 

22

Film

Die Another Day

Year of Release

2002

Watch

Omega Seamaster Professional Ref. 2531.80

Actor who played James Bond  

Pierce Brosnan

Any other notable watches

-

 

23

Film

Casino Royale

Year of Release

2006

Watch

Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Ref. 2220.80.00

Actor who played James Bond  

Daniel Craig

Any other notable watches

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ref 2900.50.91

 

 

24

Film

Quantum of Solace

Year of Release

2008

Watch

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Ref. 2201.50.00

Actor who played James Bond  

Daniel Craig

Any other notable watches

-

 

25

Film

Skyfall

Year of Release

2012

Watch

Omeaga Seamaster Planet Ocean Ref 232.30.42.21.01.001

Actor who played James Bond  

Daniel Craig

Any other notable watches

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ref 231.10.39.21.03.003

 

26

Film

Spectre

Year of Release

2015

Watch

Omega Seamaster 300 Ref. 233.32.31.41.21.01.001

Actor who played James Bond  

Daniel Craig

Any other notable watches

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Ref. 231.10.42.221.03.001

 

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