The Watches of James Bond

by Michael Satterfield

In the James Bond films, watches have played a key role in many of 007's adventures, from detecting radiation in Thunderball to housing a laser in GoldenEye, but the majority of James' watches just tell time. In the books, Ian Fleming only mentions one watch by name, Rolex, likely based on Fleming's own Rolex Explorer. The first mention of Bond's Rolex was in the novel Live and Let Die in 1954, the watch would again be referenced in On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1963.

The first watch that Bond would wear on screen would be Sean Connery's own Gruen Precision 510, but later in Dr. No he can be seen wearing a Rolex Submariner, which is said to have been owned by one of the producers. Because the bracelet wouldn't fit on Connery's wrist, the watch was worn on-screen with a NATO strap. Over the years watches from Breitling, Seiko, Heuer, Orfina, and since 1995 Omega.

Check out the list below and let us know your favorite watch of James Bond in the comments!






Rolex Explorer
Ref. 1016
Live and Let Die (Novel 1954)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Novel 1963)




Gruen Precision 510
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963) 
Goldfinger (1964)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Sean Connery




Rolex Submariner 
(worn with NATO strap)
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
Sean Connery



Modified Breitling Top Time Chronograph 
Thunderball (1965)
Sean Connery




Rolex GMT-Master
Ref. 16750 
Casino Royale (1967)
Peter Sellers





Rolex Chronograph 
Ref. 6238
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
George Lazenby



Rolex Submariner 
Ref. 5513
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
George Lazenby
Live and Let Die (1973)
Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Roger Moore



Rolex Submariner 
Ref. 6358
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
George Lazenby



Hamilton Pulsar P2 2900 
Live and Let Die (1973)
Roger Moore




Seiko 0674 5009 
Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
 Roger Moore



Seiko M354 Memory-Bank Calendar 
Moonraker (1979)
Roger Moore



The Seiko H357 5040 
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Roger Moore



The Seiko G757 Sports 100 
Octopussy (1983)
Roger Moore



 Orfina Military Mark II
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Sean Connery



Seiko 7A28-7020  
A View To A Kill (1985)
Roger Moore



Seiko H558-5000
A View To A Kill (1985)
Roger Moore



Seiko SPD09
A View To A Kill (1985)
Roger Moore



Heuer Night Diver
Ref. 980.031
The Living Daylights (1987)
Timothy Dalton



Rolex Submariner 
License to Kill (1989)
Timothy Dalton



Omega Seamaster Professional 300M 
Ref. 2541.80
GoldenEye (1995)
 Pierce Brosnan



Omega Seamaster Professional 300M 
Ref. 2541.80
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
 Pierce Brosnan



 Omega Seamaster Professional 300M 
Ref. 2531.80 
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
 Pierce Brosnan



Omega Seamaster 300M Co-Axial 
Ref. 2220.80.00
Casino Royal (2006)
Daniel Craig



Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 
Ref. 2900.50.91
Casino Royal (2006)
Daniel Craig



Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 
Ref. 2201.50.00
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Daniel Craig




Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Mid Size Chronometer
Ref. 231.10.39.21.03.001
Skyfall (2012)
Daniel Craig



Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 
Ref. 232.30.42.21.01.001
Skyfall (2012)
Daniel Craig



Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial 
Ref. 231.10.42.21.03.003 
 Specter (2015)
Daniel Craig



Seamaster 300 
Ref. 233.32.31.41.21.01.001
 Specter (2015)
Daniel Craig



Vintage Omega Chronograph Caliber 321
Specter (2015)
Daniel Craig

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