We've had a couple wonderful threads about dreaming up the ideal sequence/timeline of the Bond films, with many of us wishing we could've had more or less from a certain actor, and so on. In those threads, we got to basically play God, reinventing, removing, adding, swapping, editing films as we pleased. For example, I was able to rearrange the filming order and completely gut and revise the plot of YOLT in order to give Connery a proper "Blofeld trilogy" that we never got.
This thread is slightly different. No more playing God. I'm interested if any Bond fans have, like me, rearranged certain titles in their heads as to "when" they take place in the overall timeline of 007. Do you have separate timelines for each actor? Do you see the Craig films as a reboot? The Bond films mess with continuity (or disregard it completely) so often that it certainly doesn't matter as a fun experiment. For example, I have always sort of viewed DAF as a sequel to YOLT.
I hope this is all making sense. In other words, chronologically, disregarding the obvious technological advances, where do you see the Bond film chronology with regard to Bond as a character? I, for one, have always sort of slotted CR and QOS before a bunch of the films that came before, which helps to justify SF's "old dog" themes. Etc etc.
Don't be afraid to be stupid here, I'm really curious to see what people come up with. You can only use films that actually already exist, but you can create your head canon however you like (and omit films as well). I'll add my list to the fray once I'm done with some work.