Regardless of where your interest rests among the many James Bond watch choices that are out there, I thought you all might be interested in the following paragraph from an article that went up on The Huffington Post last night.
It seems that James Bond's watches are being recognized more and more in the mainstream as key to the character.
Here's a quote from "Another '60s Anniversary: The Ur-Action Blockbuster Goldfinger," by William Bradley.
Goldfinger, incidentally, really triggered the phenomenon of "the Bond watch," with Bond iconically posed early in the film lighting a cigarette in a cantina waiting for his bomb to go off. There are actually two Bond watches in Goldfinger, as there were two in the beginning of the series in Dr. No. The constantly identified Rolex Submariner dive watch, and a seldom mentioned, unidentified ultra-thin gold watch with a white face on a black leather strap, which looks like an Omega or Rolex dress watch of the period. The Rolex Submariner was the one that was emphasized, and so the one that caught on as the rugged action man's watch, though it was finally supplanted in the '90s in Bond films by the equally promoted Omega Seamaster.You guys will recognize Mr. Bradley's decription of the "unidentified" was as what I've labeled "The Sylvia Trench" watch for research.
So I'd add this to the increasing attention we're seeing with regard to the timepieces of Agent 007: Coverage of the discovery of the original literary Bond Rolex Explorer 1016 in the February WatchTime and June NAWCC Bulletin, and the upcoming Watch and Clock Museum exhibit of "Bond Watches, James Bond Watches." LINK
You can read the entire Huffington Post article online: LINK