Friday, September 17, 2010
James Bond's Rolex Submariner
Now I know you aren't going to go out and buy a Rolex Submariner on a whim because James Bond wore many of them in his movies from the 1960s through 1980s. For many a $5000 watch isn't practical, especially since hardly anyone seems to wear them anymore, unless it's digital.
We all aspire to own one of these beauties, a sign of good fortune and that you've finally made it. James Bond didn't see a Rolex has the status symbol we see it as today, he used his Rolex as an instrument, an necessity for his missions.
Since the dive watch boom of the 2000s, it's become more popular to sport one in any setting, including the office, which makes it even more practical to pick yourself up a beautiful but affordable watch for the 007 in all of us. Here are my picks:
Debaufre Ocean-1 Classic $465.00 store.debaufre.com
Orient Men's Automatic Diver Stainless Steel Watch #2ER00001B $135.00 amazon.com
Alpha Submariner $64.99 ebay.com
Ollech and Wajs Cobra $440 gnomonwatches.com
Wenger Alpine Dive Men's Watch $125.99 overstock.com
Christopher Ward C60 Trident Automatic (Pre-Order for Early November) £340.00 christopherward.co.uk
And don't forget your REAL James Bond NATO strap. The actual one used in Goldfinger was multi-colored, not grey and black as many believe. You can buy this one exclusively at corvus. http://corvuswatch.com