For a James Bond wannabe

Mar 04, 2021,23:28 PM

As a long time fan of the James Bond franchise, I’ve always been fascinated with how a British agent could afford the luxuries in life (even on the Royal purse) - it has gotten a little exaggerated recently. 

The newer JB franchise has dressed the agent with luxuries on par with Duke Michael of Kent’s lifestyle, it seems.

Here’s a piece I got today, which is a tribute to the “sensible” era where agents wore Casios and Hamiltons. (Could not get hold of the exact piece which Timothy Dalton wore in The Living Daylights, but it comes close)

This piece was released in 2018 amidst the huge catalogue of Aquaracers. In a subtle way, I think it is a tribute to the piece worn by TD during the Gibraltar chase scene in The Living Daylights. 

It’s very light, made in titanium and coated by DLC. I wish they made it smaller, and with an automatic movement though, but this would put it out of the budget of most military defence budgets. So in a sensible way, quartz is a good choice.

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Thanks buddy

 By: Cookies : March 5th, 2021-01:15
Yes it looks like a flashlight in the dark.

Thanks Vlad

 By: Cookies : March 5th, 2021-12:11

That is serious lume!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : March 5th, 2021-03:34

Thanks Yacomino

 By: Cookies : March 5th, 2021-12:11

Perhaps it’s part of the novels but

 By: myles721 : March 5th, 2021-05:32
was Bonds income “supplemented” by spoils of war? And then there was the personal gambling which I think contributed to

Indeed, he liked gambling.

 By: Cookies : March 5th, 2021-12:08
I like the part where he threw a suitcase with a million bucks back to the villian hanging on a rope.

Nice TAG. Speaking of James Bond,

 By: Thomas_3 : March 5th, 2021-06:39
have we ever seen where he lives in any of the movies?

Yes, I think it was shown

 By: Cookies : March 5th, 2021-12:09
In a scene by Daniel Craig. It was a large apartment in London.

Never knew 007 worn a TH

 By: Weems@8 : March 5th, 2021-08:58
Always though 007 had luxury watches and Roger Moore was the only one with Seiko. Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan the agents with the best watches 😉. Have fun with your new Tag Heuer Aqua racer.

It’s a little large for me I think

 By: Cookies : March 5th, 2021-12:10
Wish it were smaller. 39-40mm would be nicer on my small bones

It’s a fun piece

 By: Cookies : March 5th, 2021-12:58
Harkens to the time where quartz was all the rage and Tag was in a different identity. I’m still wearing it now, doing house work.

The chrono is breathtaking

 By: Cookies : March 6th, 2021-16:03
What strap is it on? I found the strap for this Aquaracer quite uncomfortable after a few days, and have temporarily swapped it for a nato.