Craig, Connery, Moore..

Feb 27, 2021,21:58 PM
 

Not so much the actor but the movies they appeared in..

Craig in Skyfall. Loved the opening in Quantum of Solace and Spectre. Loved the ending in Casino Royale.

Connery in You Only Live Twice. That’s Bond in Japan after all and who doesn’t love that car scene where a heli swoops down with that crazy big magnet?

Moore in Moonraker (that space fight scene), The Spy Who Loved Me (Lotus!) and The Man with the Golden Gun (Scaramanga!) - the Moore series was probably the most entertaining and memorable as I grew up in the 80s after all.

Ok, also liked Brosnan in whatever film that was where Rosamund Pike appeared smile


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Which is your favourite James Bond Actor

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-08:42
Inspired by Abel’s love for JB (and admittedly my fascination since childhood), I’d like to ask which is your favourite JB actor and why? I’ll chip in as the replies come in about my favourite actors in this role. Credits: Irishtimes ...  

Which of their watches did u like most?

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-08:51
If you could pick 2 pieces from the array of pieces they wore?

My favourites are

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-09:53
1)The Rolex sub that Sean Connery wore with the Tux 2) The Omega speedmaster that Pierce Brosnan wore on Tomorrow Never Dies 3) Timothy Dalton’s Heuer with full lume on Living Daylights And there’s also the AT Skyfall (which I gave my sister), and the new... 

Sorry Seamaster

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-09:57
The part where he pulls out an Omega from an old cupboard next to Michelle Yeoh. That piece is etched in my mind since then.

Great scene indeed!

 
 By: Reuven Malter : February 27th, 2021-10:24

I also liked the

 
 By: myles721 : February 27th, 2021-09:59
Breitling in Thunderball...that watch was badass.

Man this post made me email my AD

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-10:01
I just emailed her to ask if she has the modern incarnation of this piece: Credit: watchfreek Which now looks like this (in quartz): Credti: Tag Heuer Enthusiast ...  

Reminds me of mine

 
 By: KamalRostov : February 27th, 2021-17:46
from the 80s... ...  

I was looking for that

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-18:32
But couldn’t find any on the used market, so I went the closest I could find. How is that beauty holding up? Is the lume still working after 33 years? Have a great week.

I’ve taken the battery out since the last service and my last diving trip over

 
 By: KamalRostov : February 27th, 2021-19:06
a year ago. So technically, it should function once a new battery is installed. I’ll take a lume pic later today and post it here 😊

Here is a homage to the old piece

 
 By: Cookies : March 4th, 2021-20:32
...  

Sean for me...absolutely timeless.

 
 By: MikiJ : February 27th, 2021-11:24
From Bond to Hunt for Red October and Entrapment just to name a few

Craig.

 
 By: vitalsigns : February 27th, 2021-08:51
I do like Connery, but he was too suave and not as believable as a character. Craig's character is a badass, but with human imperfections that add to the story. Casino Royale was by far the best Bond film ever, including a much more believable villain. Ch... 

Did Daniel Craig influence your watch choices?

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-08:55
He did cause me to get an Omega AT in blue. Yes, I agree with your choice, DC is a great portrayal of JB. I can’t wait to see the new film.

+1

 
 By: Gwai : February 27th, 2021-08:59
Nothing for me to add. Cheers Marc

What do u think of Dalton?

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-09:17
Some say he fits the description of the Bond books.

I think he looked the part but

 
 By: Gwai : February 27th, 2021-09:28
left us wanting in the charisma department, sadly. So far I have only read the very first novel, Casino Royale, and I thought it was actually badly written... Cheers Marc

Totally agree..

 
 By: myles721 : February 27th, 2021-10:19
Fleming IMO was not a great writer...the credit goes to the film crews. Amazing set design by Adams fabulous styling, dialogue and acting.

He wrote for the 50s middle class and that imo quite good.

 
 By: Reuven Malter : February 27th, 2021-10:26
I have all books at home, but only read 3 so far...

He most certainly did !

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : February 27th, 2021-13:21

Connery or Craig🤔(the rest pale in comparison IMO)

 
 By: myles721 : February 27th, 2021-08:55
I don’t think the franchise would have become what it did if you reversed the order and started with Craig so.....CONNERY👑👑👑

Craig would've been a

 
 By: Gwai : February 27th, 2021-09:01
villain in the beginning and he would have taken a lot of moderation even to fit into that part. Cheers Marc

Very interesting analysis

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-09:16
Indeed, it is true. If DC would have started the franchise, it might be a different trajectory.

Somehow, my choice is quite unexpected

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-09:31
The scene from Gibraltar was my favourite Bond scene. Something in this scene makes JB look tough enough to be a commando or navy seal. I didn’t know he even wore a watch until I searched it up to find this: Credit: Pinterest Credit: Oracle of Time Credit...  

I used to look past his character

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-09:54
Until I watch The Living Daylights the third time, and fell into a daydreaming reverie that I was a commando on a skirmish on Gibraltar.

I just bought the piece

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-17:30
The “Timothy Dalton” itch is too hard to cure, so I called the AD (they have it in stock) and got the modern version of the full lume dial. Regrettably it is quartz but I guess I will give it a harder life than a mechanical piece. These quartz tags remind...  

Agree

 
 By: aperna : February 27th, 2021-10:43

My choice is clear 😉

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : February 27th, 2021-09:00
Daniel’s character as 007 has influenced my purchase. In fact, my first Omega started in 2015 with Spectre ...  

I knew u’d reply

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-09:13
Somehow...i thought abt the new JB seamaster and voila, it shows up in it’s splendour -one with a very diff take on a seamaster. It seems to be designed ground-up for the role, instead of the cosmetic changes on many previous models. I like this model too...  

That caseback is really nice!

 
 By: Reuven Malter : February 27th, 2021-10:27

They have moved away from having too much commercial/007 things on both watches

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : February 27th, 2021-10:40
plus both these are worn in the movie, hence it appeals to me.

Roger Moore for me

 
 By: agyzace : February 27th, 2021-09:27
Cool without even acting to be cool

I'm never afraid to be in the minority.

 
 By: MichaelC : February 27th, 2021-09:31
I loved T. Dalton. Edgy and charming, And his 2 movies are among my personal favorites, both are outstanding. ...  

+1

 
 By: redcorals : February 27th, 2021-09:44

+1

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:24
Which is your fav TD scene

Pussy Galore...oops

 
 By: nacelle : February 27th, 2021-09:35
Who other than Sean Connery

That's not an "oops"...

 
 By: MikiJ : February 27th, 2021-11:20
It's more like a "Yah Baby"

Oh my

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:23
Pussy Galore reminds me of the Rolex GMT she wore.

You know much about guns, Mr. Bond? James Bond: No, but I know a little about women.

 
 By: myles721 : February 27th, 2021-09:42
Try running this line through all of the actors personas. Or... It looks difficult....Why no, it isn't, is it?" - That was the magic of Connery.

Truly

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-09:55
Only he can pull off the difficult nuances of character which the other actors may struggle with. He is a complex Bond.

Well said!

 
 By: Reuven Malter : February 27th, 2021-10:27

My rating in order:

 
 By: nasseriq : February 27th, 2021-12:28
Connery Daniels Lazenby Dalton Moore Brosnan - And Brosnan was not bad!

Because Skye Fall is to me the best Bond movie, it has to be Craig.

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : February 27th, 2021-09:50
Casino Royale was great, too. Before Craig it was certainly Sean Connery. Maybe each is the best for theire generation?

True. Javier's character was too soft.

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : February 28th, 2021-01:51

Which is the best villian?

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:22
I am terrified by Pauco Bautista’s character although he was shortlived.

Thats where I always felt Bond movies fell short - Villians. Villians are intelligent psycho/sociopaths operating within society abusing/manipulating power. One...

 
 By: redcorals : February 28th, 2021-06:05
...step ahead of law and not just maimed outcasts living in alternate universe- typical bond villian. Too easy/stupid targets to antagonize any form of govt. Although their selection of Henchmen was always commendable.

The true villian is often “grey imminence”

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-06:18
He’d sit back and move the pieces, and more often or not, he doesn’t have his name to anything. They are not the scary ones like Jaws or Mr Hinx, but rather the ones who have these scary lesser-villians on reign. I think Ernst Blofeld fits that descriptio... 

Actually although a little stiff at times

 
 By: myles721 : February 27th, 2021-09:56
I really liked Lazenby...and Majesty’s was maybe tied as my favorite film.

Yeah Telly Savalas

 
 By: myles721 : February 28th, 2021-02:50
was no slouch either AND you get Diana Rigg!!! 🤪

Even Roger Moore?

 
 By: amanico : February 27th, 2021-10:06

I think RM

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-10:08
Is the most handsome Bond in a classic British proportion. Looks like a knight, even knightier when he was old. I like his style of comedy.

Me too!

 
 By: amanico : February 27th, 2021-10:37

Even Roger Moore . . .

 
 By: EdTonkin : February 27th, 2021-10:10

Dalton seemed most realistic of all Operatives. SC was most envied I wud say due the macho factor. He wud come across as MCP today and get 'Canceled' in mins. DC adapted to signs of time..

 
 By: redcorals : February 27th, 2021-10:01
...macho yet emotionally vulnerable against powerful women - still a bit fantastic but fit enuf to luk legitimate. RM was the most charming of all but lightweight - downright farcical - to come across as a field agent. PB luks like a chocolatey diplomatic... 

Yes..Dalton portrayed the operative role so well

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-10:16
Ok I’d admit. I have an uncle who was a special forces commando. He was cold, detached and skinny, yet he could run 10km without effort, or eke out 20 pullups like a piston, or be thrown in the Siberian tundra for a week on a skirmish, and survive it. Som... 

Yes it seems to reflect free love

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:21
My fav part of RM is his bell bottom trousers. I’m gonna get a few done at the tailors one day.

The Hildebrand Rarity is my favourite

 
 By: Cookies : February 27th, 2021-10:10
Somehow it reminds me of my best days exploring the reefs. Now life has taken a toll, and I’m stuck to a desk mostly.

Moore’s first two films yes...

 
 By: myles721 : February 27th, 2021-10:11
My problem with him was the comedy and eventually the age. Half the time I was expecting the hench people to ask him if he was OK and did they hurt him...

RM doesn’t look combat ready

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:20
He looks more of a gentleman from a polo club or an old retired officer from the navy with arthritis. But he is special in his era-defining acting in that character, with the laid-back appearance and good luck (he always seems to come out unscathed)

Tough one

 
 By: George Gently : February 27th, 2021-10:25
Roger Moore and Daniel Craig for me. If I had to choose one; I’d need more time, a bottle of good whiskey and see some of my favorite Bond movies.

Did u get this piece?

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:17
I admire it from afar. Which is your fav piece from the franchise?

My fav scene from SC

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:16
Is the scuba suit to tuxedo scene, with the Submariner being shown.

Daniel is my fav 007 .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : February 27th, 2021-12:42

This is a great question

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : February 27th, 2021-13:20
Because it’s going to yield different answers. I feel that one would relate the most is to the Bond of his time. For me, it was Brosnan and Craig. And I choose the latter. However, I felt that Dalton was a great Bond too. I like his style the most, even t... 

He is the greatest

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:14
And the one who could survive the Brocolli family, according to the documentary of James Bond on Stan.

This is going to be controversial but pierce brosnan is my fav and his personal collection is noice!

 
 By: Spencer Karrington : February 27th, 2021-16:07
I think that while the movies may not be the best and his acting may not be the best (both for me go to Daniel Craig) I really think that he epitomizes the fun of James Bond and the romanitization of James Bond. So they are very opposite in terms of style... 

I like Brosnan in everything BUT Bond..

 
 By: myles721 : February 27th, 2021-16:54
The Ghost Writer, November Man, Tailor Of Panama, Mars Attacks...etc. Bond...MEH.

Those movies are excellent

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:12
I watched them all. I rmbered that PB once said in an interview that he is a shy person, and if you’d find him in the supermarket, he’d often look lost.

PB is so polarizing

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:14
I grew up in that era after SC, so I was exposed to Bond through PB’s interpretation. I think that could have skewed my preference. Imagine if SC were placed in the modern Bond, with all the high tech graphics and CGI, he’d be even more of a hit.

I can def see that!!

 
 By: Spencer Karrington : March 1st, 2021-14:31
I was sort of in the same boat in a way, a lot of the first james bond movies I saw were the PB ones!

Always liked Pierce Brosnan very much, even though

 
 By: Thomas_3 : February 27th, 2021-16:43
some of his lines, were by his own admission pretty cheesy. Daniel Craig came along and pretty much stole the show. Pierce Brosnan will always be my favorite however.

PB and TD for me

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:11
Somehow PB represented the flamboyance of that era, with all the product placements such as Hertz Rentals, BMWs etc. My fav scene was the tank he drove into the city. TD is more of a true operative. He has that realistic “cruel smile” that Ian Flemming de... 

Sean Connery and George Lazenby for me.

 
 By: HK852 : February 27th, 2021-18:49
Lazenby did just one movie. So it is hard to assess with confidence. He was ticking several boxes though. And he had a pretty good Bond watch! Craig is in 3rd! Tibo

Did they inspire you to collect Bond equipment

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:06
Such as the cars, exploding pens, and watches?

Not exactly the equipment

 
 By: HK852 : March 1st, 2021-07:15
But I am trying to have bond inspired suits, at least in the shades of colors. I also went to see, from the outside the building of the HQ of MI-5 when I was last in London. I would not mind getting the lollipop Omega of Spectre or the military inspired S... 

Me too

 
 By: Cookies : March 1st, 2021-07:59
I’m dreaming of a few other pieces other than the Bond pieces and let’s see what happens if I enter an Omega shop and a Bond piece is presented. I regretted the time when I could have bought the Pierce Brosnan era automatic SM in blue, for many years ago... 

But USD2.3K, years ago

 
 By: HK852 : March 2nd, 2021-05:17
Is not what you will pay the SM of Spectre or No Time To Die today event with inflation. The base price of watches has jumped sooo much.

Craig, Connery, Moore..

 
 By: Echi : February 27th, 2021-21:58
Not so much the actor but the movies they appeared in.. Craig in Skyfall. Loved the opening in Quantum of Solace and Spectre. Loved the ending in Casino Royale. Connery in You Only Live Twice. That’s Bond in Japan after all and who doesn’t love that car s... 

Oh I rmb the Japan feature

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:06
That was one of my fav. I like the part where the actress was swimming in the ocean.

Sean Connery and Roger Moore

 
 By: Bolito : February 27th, 2021-22:29
Without doubt! Style, class and sense of humor by far abobe the others.

Rolex or Omega?

 
 By: Uncle Chico : February 28th, 2021-02:22
www.youtube.com Craig in Casino Royale.

Ah, the scene in the train I believe

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-02:24
And he pronounced Omega as Omego.

JB

 
 By: Weems@8 : February 28th, 2021-04:12
The actors who played in many Bond movies are my favorite. Not the ones that do only one or two movies. RM and SC i think are the best 007 agents.

Hello dear Cookies! Glad to know I serve to inspire you with this post. It is true I had been an admirer and follower of 007 since I viewed the first two films around 1964 or 1965 and became...

 
 By: Subexplorer : February 28th, 2021-05:00
... hooked with the character. In my humble opinion Sean Connery was the actor who set the bar very high with his three first films. All actors behind him were compared to him and some played 007 with more or less fortune. Definitively he is my favorite B...  

Gorgeous girl

 
 By: Cookies : February 28th, 2021-06:04
Why is SC always seen with gorgeous girls?

Best Bond

 
 By: deBalzac : March 2nd, 2021-03:10
Sean Connery because he is James Bond. All of his films are good, but I think Thunderbird is the best. His movies also had the best music, Matt Monro, Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey. Roger Moore had british style and charme, he played the part best in the e...