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Affordable alternatives to James Bond watches

In this article I'll take a look at some of the most affordable and interesting alternatives to famous watches seen in the James Bond films. And at the end of the article you can find my favourite, and most affordable watch with a Bond look.

Limited Edition James Bond Omega watches achieve over GBP25000 at auction

A pair of limited edition Omega James Bond watches won by their current owner in a £2.99 online competition sold for a total of £25,520 at Fellows Auctioneers.

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James Bond (played by Timothy Dalton) probably wears a TAG Heuer 980.031 Night-Diver watch in The Living Daylights (1987).

The watch doesn't get much screentime and can only barely be seen during the opening sequence in Gibraltar, when Bond is riding on on the roof of a Land Rover Series III.

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General Pushkin wears a TAG Heuer Airline GMT wristwatch in The Living Daylights (1987).

Pushkin (played by John Rhys-Davies) uses the watch in the film to alert the security guard that he needs help when he is held at gunpoint by James Bond (Timothy Dalton).

Hamilton reimagines PSR for The Matrix

The Hamilton PSR watch, which was based on the Pulsar watch worn by James Bond in Live And Let Die, is now available in a special Matrix Limited Edition.

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Primo (Dali Benssalah) wears a Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman Auto H77605335 watch in the movie No Time To Die (2021).

Primo is Blofeld's main henchman in the film and in the first scene we meet him, in Matera Italy, he wears this Hamilton watch (see more of his outfit here).

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Valdo Obruchev (played by Swedish actor David Dencik) wears an Omega De Ville Trésor Co-Axial Master Chronometer watch in No Time To Die (2021). 

The watch can clearly be seen in the MI6 laboratory, when we are introduced to Valdo's character.

Bobs Watches Watch Talk episode featuring James Bond watches

Bond Lifestyle was invited to discuss James Bond watches at the recent Watch Talk episode from Bob's Watches.

Tissot PR-516 - the unknown watch from Live And Let Die

So much has been written about the watches worn by the various actors who have played James Bond in the many films of the franchise. Some of these watches have become, over the decades, true watch legends.

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Roger Moore as James Bond wears a Tissot Visodate Automatic PR-516 watch in Live And Let Die (1973).

This is Bond's third watch in the film, after the famous Rolex Submariner 5513 and the Hamilton Pulsar P2 LED watch.

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Giancarlo Giannini as René Mathis wears a Hamilton Khaki Field watch in the movie Quantum of Solace (2008).

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James Bond (Roger Moore) wears a Seiko 6923-8080 quartz two-tone analogue watch, model number SPD094, in A View To A Kill (1985). Interestingly enough Roger Moore ALSO wears his personal, very similar looking Rolex DateJust in some shots of the same scene.

Seiko 6923-8080 Quartz SPD094

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In 2019, Omega released the Omega Seamaster 300 James Bond Limited Edition Co-Axial Master Chronometer to celebrate 50 years of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and its enduring partnership with James Bond.

Q Swatch Watch ²Q Blue Edition

Swatch has released a slightly different version of the Q Watch, called the Q Swatch Watch ²Q Blue Edition.

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James Bond's CIA friend Felix Leiter (played by Jeffrey Wright) wears an Omega Speedmaster Racing Master Chronometer in No Time To Die (2020).

Note that this is not yet 100% confirmed by clear a screenshot from the film, but the ID is based on information from Omega acquired by 007_Hank.

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Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) sports an Omega De Ville Prestige watch in the movie No Time To Die (2020).

The watch can be seen on Moneypenny's character poster for the film.

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In the movie Octopussy (1983), James Bond (Roger Moore) uses the now famous Seiko TV watch, the first watch with a built in TV screen.

When in India, James Bond notices the Seiko TV watch in Q's lab, just after he tested the tracking device on his Seiko G757 Sports watch.

Atelier Jalaper wristwatch with a piece of an authentic Aston Martin DB5 bonnet

Atelier Jalaper, a new watch brand, released a watch collection with a piece of an authentic Aston Martin DB5 bonnet as part of the dial.

Unboxing and taking a closer look at the Hamilton PSR

In this video I’m unboxing a Hamilton PSR (Ref. H52414130) wristwatch. The PSR is a modern interpretation of the first all-electronic digital watch, the Pulsar watch from the 1970s.

Win a Swatch Q Watch and Royal Mail 007 Stamps

Online watch shop WatchNation in the UK offers customers a chance to win a Limited Edition Swatch Q Watch and a Limited Edition Royal Mail 007 Stamp set, or get a refund of their purchase.

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James Bond (Roger Moore) wears a Seiko 7549-7009 'Golden Tuna' 600m Professional Quartz Diver (model S60583) in the movie For Your Eyes Only (1981).

The diver's watch is worn by James Bond during the dive in the yellow submarine to the St. Georges wreck, where he and Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet) retrieve the A.T.A.C. machine.

Hamilton reveals PSR watch inspired by James Bond's Pulsar P2

Hamilton has announced the upcoming release of the Hamilton PSR, a watch inspired by the first ever digital watch, the Pulsar LED watch, one of which was worn by Roger Moore as James Bond in Live And Let Die (1973).

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Nomi (Lashana Lynch) wears an Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M watch in No Time To Die (2020).

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In No Time To Die, Q (Ben Whishaw) wears a watch (on his right wrist) and it's a special watch from Swatch, aptly named the Swatch Q, model number SS07Z100. In the film, we can see Q look at his watch at least two times, but the watch doesn't get a close up, so details are not seen.

Swatch James Bond 007 watch collection celebrate 6 movies and includes Q watch in No Time To Die

Swatch watches has released the Limited Edition Swatch x 007 collection, created to celebrate the release of No Time To Die.

Omega reveals the Seamaster 300M Diver from No Time To Die

On the same day that the No Time To Die trailer was released, Omega has revealed the principal watch worn in that film, the titanium Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer 42mm 210.90.42.20.01.001.

Affordable alternatives to the James Bond Seiko digital watches

Roger Moore wore several Seiko (digital) watches in his Bond films, most of which are currently sought-after and quite expensive. We'll pick a few of them here and offer affordable alternatives.

Last update: 9 March 2021
 

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James Bond (Roger Moore) wears a Seiko H558 5000 model WHV005 digital-analog dual-display watch in the movie A View To A Kill (1985).

The watch is on Bond's wrist in Paris (Eiffel Tower scene) but doesn't get a lot of screen time compared to other Seiko watches worn in previous Bond films.

Daniel Craig Omega Seamaster Diver 300m 25th anniversary

The Omega ad campaign for the redesigned Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300M stars James Bond actor Daniel Craig.

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Blofeld's henchman Hinx in SPECTRE (2015) wears a Rado D-Star Automatic Chronograph Plasma Treated High-tech Ceramic watch, ref. 604.0198.3.015.

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