If you were James Bond, would you wear the Omega Seamaster? Image from http://www.omegawatches.com/ambassadors/james-bond.

There’s something that doesn’t sit right with us when we think about James Bond.

It’s his timepiece.

Don’t get us wrong, the Omega Seamaster is a beautiful watch that can be worn for casual occassions, formal settings and during the occassional night time free dive to access your enemy’s multi-million dollar yacht.

But given all the options out there, would the OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Co-Axial Chronometer with a black dial be the number one pick?

From Omega alone, there are a bevvy of options, such as the Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-axial Chronograph:

The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Co-axial Chronograph is a classic design worthy of the 007 moniker. Image from http://www.omegawatches.com.

The Speedmaster Broad Arrow GMT:

The Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow GMT with a brown leather strap. Wouldn't kick this watch out of bed.

Or even the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono:

This would look good with a tux AND a wetsuit. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono image from http://www.omegawatches.com.

Then there’s the tried and true Rolex line of watches (we’d go with a Rolex Deepsea for Mr. Bond):

Could you picture James Bond wearing a Rolex? Would it be the same? Image from www.rolex.com.

Or our personal favorite, Panerai (we would go with a PAM 328):

The Panerai PAM 328. Is this considered sacrilege?

Or even an Audemars Piguet, like the Royal Oak Offshore:

The 57th Street Limited Edition Royal Oak Offshore by Audemars Piguet. Not very James Bond, but a nice timepiece nonetheless.

If you were James Bond, which timepiece would you choose to take with you on every adventure?

As we did more thinking, we came to a realization about who James Bond is as a person:

  • Didn’t grow up with a lot of money
  • Blue collar upbringing but is exposed to high-end luxuries
  • Is a commander in the British Royal Navy
  • No nonsense attitude

Based on those four bulletpoints alone, maybe it does make sense he would select the Omega Seamaster as his watch of choice.

It’s a no-nonsense, classic watch that works in all kinds of situations – from the deserts of Afghanistan to the casino in Monte Carlo.  The design is subtle, very masculine and built to endure the harshest conditions.

So in retrospect, we changed our mind.  It’s the perfect choice (if you were actually James Bond).

What makes it even better?  Within the realm of fine timepieces, the Omega Seamaster satisfies those with a penchant for horology who exist on the lower end of the pay scale.

For more information about James Bond and his Omega Seamaster, you can check out Omega’s official website at http://www.omegawatches.com/ambassadors/james-bond.


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