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Topic: Retail 007 wristwatches of the 1960's

http://watchismo.blogspot.com/2006/11/a … -bond.html

Here's two.  One from Gilbert and another by Moeris.

Also compiled a brief history of film gadget watches;

http://watchismo.blogspot.com/2006/11/j … ory-q.html

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Re: Retail 007 wristwatches of the 1960's

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Re: Retail 007 wristwatches of the 1960's

watchismo wrote:

Here's two.  One from Gilbert and another by Moeris.l

The Gilbert always seemed silly: Huge, obtrussive, awkward.

The Moeris has turned-up several times on eBay recently; very handsome watch. Reasonably affordable, too, though probably for the very reason I haven't acquired one: Nothing about Bond on the face.

I have seen a few other analogs with the 007 logo in the dial but not sure they're legitimately vintage; it often appears more like an afterthought than an actual design element.

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Re: Retail 007 wristwatches of the 1960's

I have a few of the Moeris watches. They drop into 4 main variations either chrome or gold plated and self winding or clockwork. Very nice watch as it is not self publicising as being a Bond watch, nice small letters on the front, if you look at the back there is a lovely cast in image of Connery in the classic FRWL pose.

Great to collect now but I always wonder what sort of person buys something to use or wear that has James Bond or 007 on it? If they want to be like Bond he would not wear anything saying who he was? If you want to be like Bond just use and wear good quality classic stuff, mind you lots of people have bought Omega watches with 007 on them!!! - its a funny old world