"The Time When James Bond Did Not Wear a Wristwatch," Wrist Watch magazine (May 2014), by Dell Deaton

“The Time When James Bond Did Not Wear a Wristwatch,” Wrist Watch magazine (May 2014), by Dell Deaton

What should different film directors have done with parallels across admittedly different points in time?

At the outset of this article, I note that there are currently twenty-nine ‘distinctly different’ James Bond watch models.

Counting again ( and in some cases, again and again) those several models that make return appearances, the grand total swells to forty, from Dr No to Skyfall, and including the 1967 Casino Royale and 1983 Never Say Never Again timekeepers.

Among the first five movies starring Sean Connery, Agent 007 wears the Gruen Precision dress watch during four of them; exactly the same number of times in the exact same movies in which he wears the Rolex Submariner.

You Only Live Twice marks the first motion picture in the series to have only one Bond watch: That watch was the Gruen.

— Dell Deaton
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