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Affordable alternatives to the James Bond watches

26 April, 2019

The watches worn by James Bond in the 007 films are some of the most iconic and recognisable watches in the world, but also some of the more expensive. And in the past years, the Omega watches worn by James Bond have become even more expensive and out of reach of most Bond fans. Where a Bond Omega Seamaster as seen in GoldenEye would set you back around £1200 or €1500 in 1995, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra seen in SPECTRE cost around £4000 / €4500 in 2015 and Seamaster 300 SPECTRE Limited Edition from the same film in 2015 cost £4750 and has almost doubled in value since then.

Even the digital Seiko watches have gained value over time and some of the rare ones (the horseshoe Seiko from Octopussy) now costs more than £1000 / €1000 / $1000 on eBay.

There's no substitute for the real thing, but in this guide, Bond Lifestyle will present a list of more affordable alternative watches for fans on a budget.

Disclaimer: Bond Lifestyle strongly rejects replica watches, and only endorses watches sold by legitimate watch brands

You will notice that for almost every Omega or Rolex watch there's a good Seiko alternative. Seiko (digital) watches were worn by Roger Moore in many of his Bond films, so the Seiko brand has a strong connection to James Bond, making it a great alternative choice. Their Automatic watches are of very high quality in their price range.

Click on the images below to go straight to the watch and its alternatives.

More watches will be added here, so check back regularly!

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra

The first watch we're looking at is the Aqua Terra, click on the watch to go to the article.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra


Seiko watches

The second article is now online featuring some of the Seiko watches.

Seiko watches affordable alternatives


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