James Bond Watches
The Literary James Bond
Ian Fleming created the most famous spy of all time. And Mr Bond is very particular in the watch he wears, just as his creator was.
"A gentleman's choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit." –Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming suffered from a heart attack and passed away in 1964. Ironically, he was in the prime of his life at just 56 years old. It was sad he did not live to see the rest of his novels turned into movies. Ian Fleming foresaw it when he said:
"I have always smoked and drank too much. In fact, I have lived not too long, but too much. One day the Iron Crab will get me. Then I shall have died of living too much." –Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming wrote a total of Fourteen James Bond novels, as follows in date of manuscript completion (Not Movie Completion Dates):
1. Casino Royale (1953) 2. Live and Let Die (1954) 3. Moonraker (1955) 4. Diamonds Are Forever (1956) 5. From Russia with Love (1957) 6. Dr. No (1958) 7. Goldfinger (1959) 8. For Your Eyes Only (1960) 9. Thunderball (1961) 10. The Spy Who Loved Me (1962) 11. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963) 12. You Only Live Twice (1964) 13. The Man With The Golden Gun (1965) 14. Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966)
Ian Fleming also wrote Nine James Bond Short Stories:
1. From A View To A Kill (1959) 2. Quantum Of Solace (1959) 3. The Hildebrand Rarity (1960) 4. For Your Eyes Only (1960) 5. Risico (1960) 6. The Living Daylights (1962) 7. 007 in New York (1963) 8. The Property Of A Lady (1963) 9. Octopussy (1965)
To date there have been a total of 25 or 27 James Bond movies. It is argued that the 1967 Casino Royale movie starring Peter Sellers was a spoof and Never Say Never Again was not an official franchise release so some say they do not count.
01. 1962 Dr. No [Sean Connery] 1st 02. 1963 From Russia with Love [Sean Connery] 2nd 03. 1964 Goldfinger [Sean Connery] 3rd 04. 1965 Thunderball [Sean Connery] 4th 05. 1967 You Only Live Twice [Sean Connery] 5th 06. 1967 Casino Royale [Peter Sellers] 1st 07. 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service [George Lazenby] 1st 08. 1971 Diamonds Are Forever [Sean Connery] 6th 09. 1973 Live and Let Die [Roger Moore] 1st 10. 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun [Roger Moore] 2nd 11. 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me [Roger Moore] 3rd 12. 1979 Moonraker [Roger Moore] 4th 13. 1981 For Your Eyes Only [Roger Moore] 5th 14. 1983 Octopussy [Roger Moore] 6th 15. 1984 Never Say Never Again [Sean Connery] 7th 16. 1985 A View To A Kill [Roger Moore] 7th 17. 1987 The Living Daylights [Timothy Dalton] 1st 18. 1989 License to Kill [Timothy Dalton] 2nd 19. 1995 GoldenEye [Pierce Brosnan] 1st 20. 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies [Pierce Brosnan] 2nd 21. 1999 The World Is Not Enough [Pierce Brosnan] 3rd 22. 2002 Die Another Day [Pierce Brosnan] 4th 23. 2006 Casino Royale [Daniel Craig] 1st 24. 2008 Quantum of Solace [Daniel Craig] 2nd 25. 2012 Skyfall [Daniel Craig] 3rd 26. 2015 Spectre [Daniel Craig] 4th 27. 2020 No Time To Die [Daniel Craig] 5th
Watches In Bond Films
There have been many but here are some of the more popular examples