James Bond wore the Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Quartz in GoldenEye. The movie represented a major upheaval for the Bond franchise, with major recasting and legal issues coming to the forefront of production. Still, the movie was a commercial success and cemented Brosnan’s role as the Gentleman Spy.
GoldenEye follows the story of James Bond and fellow 00 Agent Alec Trevelyan who are investigating a chemical weapons facility when they are caught and Trevelyan supposedly dies in an explosion. 9 Years later, the Janus Crime Syndicate has taken control of a cold-war era space satellite weapon known as the GoldenEye. James Bond is sent to investigate and ultimately stop Janus from using this weapon. James discovers that Janus is actually Agent Trevelyan who did not die in the explosion a decade ago, but felt betrayed after the whole ordeal and dedicated his life to revenge.
GoldenEye was the 17th film in the James Bond series and the first to feature Pierce Brosnan as the spy. GoldenEye was the first James Bond film I ever saw personally and came to represent the series in my mind for quite some time. The movie was released in 1995 after a 6 year hiatus caused by legal disputes with Timothy Dalton. The movie, in addition to recasting Bond, recast the roles of Moneypenny and M for the first time. The movie made $360M on a $60M budget.
It is a quartz movement watch that requires a battery to operate. The crystal is scratch resistant sapphire. The watch is also water resistant to 300 meters. This is a beautiful, functional watch that any James Bond fan, collector, or watch lover would enjoy. Check it out on Amazon (here).
Casino Royale was Daniel Craig’s first movie as James Bond, and the 21st film in the series. It stands out because it is a complete reboot of the James Bond series, setting up an alternate universe and timeline for the character. Casino Royale made a great restarting point for the franchise, as it is the first book Flemming originally penned about the spy. It would gain the title of highest grossing Bond film of all time, with $600M – a record that would only by broken by another Craig Bond, 2012’s Skyfall.
Casino Royale follows fictional MI6 spy James Bond as he earns his license to kill and 00-status. As a newly minted 00 agent, Bond is sent on his first assignment: To track down a banker to the wealthy criminal elite, a man known as “Le Chiffre”. Bond infiltrates Le Chiffre’s organization and engages in a high stakes game of poker.
James Bond wears the Seiko G757 watch in Octopussy. James Bond became and instant hit on the big screen after Sean Connery’s portrayal in Ian Flemming’s “Dr. No”. Since then, many actors have taken up the mantle of the gentleman spy, including Roger Moore. Moore starred as a stylish, sharp, and dashing version of James Bond in 1983’s Octopussy. In the movie, Moore’s Bond is given a Seiko G757 by “Q”.
The Seiko that James is given in the movie looks exactly like the one Seiko actually made with one small exception: James’ watch doubled as an impossibly small TV. The real Seiko G757 is a classy watch reminiscent of early 80s super cars, like the Lamborghini. Stainless steel band with a mineral glass face. The watch is a classic piece that is no longer made by Seiko, and you’ll be hard pressed to find them in good condition.
The watch itself is water resistant to 100 meters (about 330 feet) which, they claim, is suitable for swimming and snorkling, but I would caution against that. If price is an indicator of quality – and with watches it usually is – a $26.39 watch is likely not to be tested for its durability. This watch is probably fine to shower with, and maybe light swimming, but I wouldn’t take it into the ocean or submerge it in water for any lengthy period.
Another consideration for this watch is its quartz movement. A Quartz movement watch will always be more accurate than a self-winding watch, but will require you to change the battery out whenever it dies. They claim the watch as a 10 year battery, and while I have no experience with this particular watch or battery, I would like to see such a thing for myself.
All in all, the A1200WHD by Casio is a good substitute for the Seiko G757 as long as you aren’t expecting it to have a built in TV.
James Bond wears the Omega Seamaster 300 in Spectre. James Bond has been an iconic action hero ever since Sean Connery portrayed him on the big screen. These days the role is played in a very serious and gritty fashion by the actor Daniel Craig. The newest release, Spectre, was a box office hit in 2015 and helped tie the new series of James Bond movies into the continuity of the older franchise.
In Spectre, James sports a sharp Omega Seamaster 300. The 300 is a beautiful Swiss watch with stainless steel casing and a stainless steel band. The watch has a scratch and reflection resistant sapphire crystal face and is waterproof up to 300 meters (about 1,000 feet), hence the name. It is a self-winding automatic watch and carries high reviews, true to the Omega brand.
James Bond wears the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch in Skyfall. James Bond has been one of the biggest action stars of all time since Sean Connery debuted as the spy in an adaptation of Ian Flemming’s “Dr. No”. Actor Daniel Craig took up the mantle of James Bond with his first outing Casino Royale, a movie that explored James’s beginnings in a way no other movie had before. In the movie, James is given the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean by his trusty tech guy “Q”. The Planet Ocean is a beautiful, self-winding analog watch that displays both date and time. It runs on the Omega 8500 Engine and has a scratch and reflection resistant sapphire. Despite being a “James Bond Watch”, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is reasonably priced for its brand and availability. Omega did release a limited edition “Skyfall” version of the watch, whose face has ‘007’ etchings, though it is not the watch James wears in the movie and is a collector’s item.