The Watches of James Bond | Podcast #196

In today’s JBR episode, Agents Wright and Dobson will be discussing all things horology as they delve deeply into The Watches of Bond (Part I).

Bond’s timepiece of choice has often ignited debate… which brand of watch should he wear? What is Bond’s most iconic timepiece? How much does Bond’s watch say about the man himself?

The fascination and mystery around Bond’s watches come as no surprise given Fleming was a man who appreciated the finer things in life, including what he wore upon his wrist. In his case, a Rolex Explorer 1016. “A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit.”

Join Chris and Brian as they discuss the watches of Bond from Dr No through to For Your Eyes Only, including how the watches were portrayed, any gadgets that were utilised, and some nifty trivia along the way. There’ll be watches that are familiar to one and all, some recognised only by eagle-eyed viewers, and others that have yet to be identified!

There are also bonus watches to be considered along the way. Although not worn by Bond, they have all made a memorable impact on their characters and the films themselves.

There may even be a little Bond horology quiz at the end to round things off. So, sit back and relax like you have all the time in the world. You won’t want to miss this cracking JBR episode!

Edited by Michael Kirwan

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