Your Bond watches

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  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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    AD's won't have the newer AT in yet since it's still relatively new and was released recently. You'll find the newer ones at the boutiques. The 8500 PO and the newer ones are thick and heavy. I'm especially not a fan of their latest designs of the PO range.
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    Pulled the trigger yesterday on a new ceramic! To say I am overjoyed is an understatement! Thanks again for your advice, @bondjames !
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Congratulations @JET007 and my pleasure! Welcome to the club. That's a beautiful piece and a true classic which will never go out of fashion. Wear it in good health.
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    Thank you! The look on my son's face as his jaw dropped when he saw it was priceless!
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
    edited December 2017 Posts: 804
    ^^^ Congratulations @JET007 on a fine purchase!

    Mine is the pre-ceramic one with the wavy dial. I'm wearing it today on Christmas day..

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    And have a Merry Christmas!
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    Thanks! And a belated Merry Christmas to you! I must admit, I took a picture or two of the watch up against the Christmas tree yesterday!
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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    Was out and about wearing a Bond watch and came across this... Thought they'd look good together....

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    Cheers!

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  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Looking good @imranbecks
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    To NATO or not to NATO, that is the question!
  • BMW_with_missilesBMW_with_missiles All the usual refinements.
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    When you're a Bond fan but you absolutely refuse to spend more than $20 on a watch.
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    I miss my Goldeneye 64 watch.
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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    Caught Bond glancing at my watch whilst watching Casino Royale..

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    Man, that wave dial was the best!
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited January 2019 Posts: 11,108
    Hi all, I meant to share pics of my Bond watches here ages ago. I collected these between 2012-2015. No Rolex or Omega here, sadly... but I have a few of the Seikos as well as some vintage promos.

    Seiko 0674-5009 Quartz LC
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    ^My first completed watch prop. This one took me a while to find, and then, it was just the case I received, so I also had to find a similar bracelet to look the part. The inner module, I think, is damaged beyond repair, so I slipped a mock-up screen in there for display purposes.

    Seiko M354-5019 Memory Bank Calendar
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    ^This one was the first genuine Bond watch I acquired. The bracelet is neither the original nor the one seen in the film (different clasp) but the link pattern is identical.

    Seiko H357-5040
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    ^The bracelet is not the correct one, but close enough for now. I had to swap around parts from two watches to get the face to look accurate. I've painted the bezel/frame and have the front speaker attached, but there's no speaker on the back just yet.

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    ^These here are non-Bond toy watches, but I thought I'd show them while on the topic. The two on the left fire plastic bullets (check out the Roger Moore likeness on the card). On the right, the watch strap holds the ammo for the bullet firing tobacco pipe... (something every kid should have) And as you can see on the illustration, our hero spy has a perfect aim! :))

    Zeon FYEO Melody Alarm Chrono w/ box & original mail-away flyer (1981)
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    ^Perhaps the oldest and most valuable Bond promotional watch I own is this Zeon FYEO Melody Alarm Chrono. Also released was a black plastic version with identical illustrations on the box-on-card packaging, but without the film title on the watch face.
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    ^My watch came with its display case, illustrated cardboard packaging and original mail order flyer.
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    ^Before this purchase, I had just missed out on owning the French version, which has the words 'RIEN QUE POUR VOS YEUX' (FYEO) on the face.

    Zeon Melody Alarm Chrono w/ Roger Moore on card (1981)
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    Imperial Toys Secret Service watch w/ light up dial & Roger Moore on card (1984)
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    GE64 Nintendo Power holographic watch w/ box (1997)
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    Golden Wonder watch (TND promo) (1998)
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    ^To promote TND, snack company Golden Wonder was offering this watch when you send away 5 promo crisp packets plus £5.

    Zeon Animated Talking Watch (2000)
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    ^I also have a loose spare to play with. When you press a button, it tells you the time, plus playing back familiar quotes such as "The name's Bond, James Bond" and "So, we meet again, Mr. Bond". These are accompanied by fun little animations. Understandably, it has a rather bulky case- and looks even more so on my skinny wrist.
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    ^In this last shot, you can clearly see my reflection ;)

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  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    Amazing collection, congratulations!
  • imranbecksimranbecks Singapore
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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I have that Golden Wonder watch, @QBranch!! I thought I was the only one :) (It broke almost immediately.)

    I kept some of the promotional crisp packets, too:

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  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    ggl007 wrote: »
    Amazing collection, congratulations!
    Hey thanks, mate! It's crazy to think that if I sold the lot, I still wouldn't have enough for an Omega! :O
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I have that Golden Wonder watch, @QBranch!! I thought I was the only one :) (It broke almost immediately.)

    I kept some of the promotional crisp packets, too:

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    Nice! I don't have any of those packets. Would be cool to get a hold of these to compliment the watch! There were also some Golden Wonder drink coasters with Bond trivia on the back.

    Speaking of which, did you get your beer mats?
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    edited July 2018 Posts: 2,538
    QBranch wrote: »
    There were also some Golden Wonder drink coasters with Bond trivia on the back.

    Oh! I need to look out for these. Just my sort of thing!
    QBranch wrote: »
    Speaking of which, did you get your beer mats?

    I did! I'll put together a post for the 'Your Bond collection' thread.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited September 2018 Posts: 23,883
    I just learned something today.

    I wasn't aware that Dalton's stunt double in LTK wore a previous gen 5513 Submariner, which is the watch being auctioned with sale estimates in the $80K to $120K range. This is also the same generation model which was worn by Roger Moore in LALD /TMWTGG.

    I know for a fact that Dalton himself wore the newer Submariner Date 16610 with magnifier (which was most visible during the Wavekrest scenes). If that particular piece came up for auction, it may fetch more, but perhaps Dalton kept it.

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    I'll have to keep a look out for the older style watch when I next view the film. Sorry for the geek post.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Frikkin gorgeous piece.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited September 2018 Posts: 15,423
    I got myself a knockoff of a Diver Rolex Oyster Perpetual with black dial not too long ago.

    It says it's a Submariner but it's modeled after the Sea Dweller Deep Sea. Even the dots on the bezel.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    A way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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    And no, the watch is not legitimate.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Nice rep, ClarkDevlin - looks great!
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    QBranch wrote: »
    Nice rep, ClarkDevlin - looks great!
    Thank you, sir. :D

    Thought I’d also go and show off a bit, using a cigarette case and a lighter similar to Sean’s. Might attract the attention of the female of the species. :))
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    edited October 2018 Posts: 11,108
    Sheer magnetism, darling ;)

    I have one of the 'steel bagelsport' watches that were doing the rounds on ebay and elsewhere back in 2012. Silly name, but damn, it's a sturdy and nicely made watch for 26 bucks - well, that's what it cost me back then - prices have since skyrocketed :O Looks quite like a submariner date with the bubble.
    Example here (not my photo):

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  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    It does look like a Submariner and it's damn beautiful. :O
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    Thanks mate, I'll post a pic of mine one day. I bought it to make the buzz saw, but found it such a nice-looking piece, that I decided to wear it to work - and instead, bought a second one for the project.
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