If you’re a fan of James Bond movies ( and who isn't), you’ve probably noticed that some of the watches worn by certain stars in these movies have become iconic. As a matter of fact, they are so iconic that many people automatically associate certain watches with the James Bond brand. Mainly, this includes the Omega Seamaster and the Rolex Submariner watches, in all of their various forms. Over the years, these very brands of watches have changed a lot and with each new James Bond film, some of the newest technology is displayed. It's one of the things that makes watching these movies so much fun to begin with.
Here are (in no particular order) our picks for the best James Bond watches of all-time:
1. Omega Seamaster Men’s Watch
This is a brilliant looking watch so it shouldn't come as any surprise that it ended up in a James Bond movie. It has a stainless steel wristband, case and clasp. The part that makes it stand out is the brilliant blue color on the face of the dial, complete with white tick marks and three hands. It also features the date, and has a separate stopwatch feature. Seconds are denoted in white numbers on the exterior of the dial, right on the bevel. Think about the watch Daniel Craig wears in Casino Royale.
2. SINOBI James Bond 007 Watch
If you want to look more like James Bond, this is a great way to start. It's a smart looking black watch with a high-tech black striped nylon band, complete with silver accents to match the case and clasp. This watch is slightly larger than most, but it's designed to be thin and flat, making the black face of the dial stand out even more. It has white tick marks with three hands, as well as three separate subsets and the date. This watch is able to withstand quite a bit of punishment and is designed to be shock resistant. If you want something that performs well and looks stunning to boot, you would be hard-pressed to find anything better than this particular watch. This one showed up in many different films over the course of the years, and this most recent form is the company’s latest incarnation.
3. Seamaster Professional Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch
This example is much like the one listed in the first paragraph. The biggest difference is that instead of a blue face, this one is black. The entire watch has been tightened up a little so that it offers a slightly more streamlined appearance. In addition, the wristband and clasp have more of an airbrushed look, taking a little bit of the sheen away. Just like its predecessor, this watch features white tick marks, three hands and gives you the date. It's also designed to be shock resistant and water resistant up to 300 meters. This is another collection from movies like Casino Royale.
4. Rolex Submariner Men’s Watch
This was the first watch that was ever associated with James Bond. Sean Connery wore it in 1962 when he starred in Dr. No. Since then, it's always been a watch that was automatically associated with James Bond. It wasn't overstated, but it was capable of getting the job done. The original watch featured a rather simplistic black nylon band along with a stainless steel case and clasp. Remember, this is from 1962 so there weren't a lot of bells and whistles on watches back then.The face of the watch was black, to match the wristband and it was a wind-up watch that was capable of going on its own for about 36 hours before it needed to be attended to again.
5. Modern-Day Rolex Submariner Men’s Watch
The watch that exists today is quite a bit different than the one that showed up in the early 1960s. It has an airbrushed stainless steel wristband, case and clasp, along with a black face on the dial. All in all, it looks like it's very capable of handling just about anything you might choose to throw at it and it does it with class. It has gold tick marks and three hands, along with seconds denoted on the edge of the case.
If you really want to pay homage to the James Bond film series, one of the best ways to do it is to choose one of these watches and wear it as your own. On top of letting the whole world know that you're a James Bond fan, you'll get a great watch that is capable of doing anything you could ever expect a watch to do and then some. These are some of the best designed and most durable watches on the market, so it isn’t like you would be wasting your money.
Written by Garrett Parker
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