Pre-Owned Picks — 5 Omega Seamaster James Bond Watches
Now that the James Bond No Time To Die has been postponed, I’d like to cheer you up with a selection of used Omega Seamaster “James Bond” watches.
Since 1995, Omegas have adorned the wrist of secret agent James Bond. In Goldeneye, he could be seen wearing the quartz version of the Seamaster Diver 300M, reference 2541.80. When No Time to Die eventually hits theaters, he will be wearing a titanium Seamaster 300M with an in-house-developed self-winding movement. Besides the watches he wears in the movies, there are also some limited editions dedicated to 007.
In this article, I will show you 5 Omega Seamaster James Bond watches. These are all used Seamaster limited editions that commemorate one of the James Bond movies or just celebrate James Bond.
5 Omega Seamaster James Bond watches
Not all limited edition watches go berserk, but still, have proper demand for them by collectors. Some of the Omega Seamaster James Bond watches are a perfect example of that. Some are highly sought after and fetch amazing prices. Others, however, are still available in the used watch market for a good price. In this overview of 5 Omega Seamaster James Bond watches, you’ll find both. I just made a selection of the 007 LE watches that I like best. Let’s kick off with — probably — the most sought after model, before the new NTTD model in titanium (below) came out.
You will notice that a lot of these Limited Editions for James Bond have (very) high production numbers, one is even up to 15,007 pieces. It shows that with these watches, Omega not only targets watch enthusiasts, but also James Bond fans. So the market for these is also much bigger than just watch collectors. The current Seamaster 300M NTTD in titanium is not a limited edition (we reviewed it here) and can be ordered directly and online here.
Seamaster 300 Spectre (€8,100)
The Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre I find quite interesting. My friends over at JamesBondLifeStyle might want to correct me here, but I think this was the first Limited Edition that made it to the wrist of Bond in a movie. In Spectre, James Bond (Daniel Craig) wears this Seamaster 300 Spectre Limited Edition steel on NATO strap, reference 126.96.36.199.01.001. The watch has the famous lollipop second’s hand, as well as the broad arrow hands for the hour and minutes.
This specific Seamaster 300 Spectre is offered on Chrono24 and located in the United Kingdom. In this review, you can find all details about this watch. This Seamaster Spectre watch was released just before the Master Chronometer certification but it is anti-magnetic to > 15,000 gauss and has the Co-Axial escapement. The asking price is above the original price of €6,400, which proves that there’s quite some demand for these Bond watches. And there were 7,007 of them produced. Go figure. Click here for the offer on this Seamaster 300 Spectre.
Seamaster Aqua Terra Spectre (€5,275)
Interestingly enough, Omega often provides two watches for James Bond. One is the sportier watch, like the Seamaster 300, Planet Ocean, or 300M, but there’s often also an Aqua Terra to be seen in the movie. This Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M reference 188.8.131.52.03.004 (click here for an in-depth article on this watch from 2015) is offered to you from the USA. The Bond connection is big and important, given the fact that Omega felt comfortable enough to produce 15,007 of them. A wink to the anti-magnetic movement and the James Bond movie, of course. The blue PVD-treated dial shows the Bond family coat of arms. On the case back, there’s the skeletonized rotor that will remind you of a gun barrel. Also here, the price is not far away from the original CHF 6,100. Click here for the offer on this Aqua Terra Spectre.
Seamaster Planet Ocean Quantum of Solace (€4,440)
I am not per definition a fan of all Omega watches, and that includes the Planet Ocean collection. But I also know many of you do like the Planet Ocean. A rugged divers watch, with totally different looks than the 300M or 300. This Omega Seamaster James Bond commemorates the Quantum of Solace movie. It was the 22nd Bond movie and came out in 2008. It marked Daniel Craig’s second outing as James Bond. Although probably the least exalted of the Craig era, the film is a quietly competent bridge between the rollicking reawakening of Casino Royale and the operatic majestic of Skyfall.
This Seamaster Planet Ocean reference 184.108.40.206.01.001 has a black textured dial (with “Quantum of Solace” located below the center). The texture is reminiscent of the grip of Bond’s Walther PPK gun. At the time, Omega still used the ETA base caliber 2500 movement (with Co-Axial escapement). On the case back, there’s the 007 logo, and the unique number of the watch (5,007 pieces produced). This watch is offered from the Czech Republic and comes in “like new” condition, with all boxes and paperwork. Click here for the offer on this Seamaster Planet Ocean Quantum of Solace.
Seamaster James Bond 50th Anniversary (€3,990)
With this particular Seamaster James Bond watch, Omega celebrated the 50th anniversary since the first Bond movie. This celebration was in 2012, and Omega made this watch in two sizes: 41mm and 36.25mm (the Prince Harry size). The watch that is offered here, is the 41mm and Omega made 11,007 of them. The smaller sized Seamaster 300M is limited to 3,007. I really like the Omega Seamaster 300M James Bond with reference 220.127.116.11.01.005 that’s offered for sale here. I like the 300M best and despite the busy looking black lacquered dial with 007 monogram, it is easy on the eyes. The red “50” in the diving scale and the bullet decoration on the case back make it an interesting piece. This Seamaster is offered to you from the USA and comes with the box and papers. Click here for the offer on this Seamaster 300M 50th Anniversary.
Seamaster 300M Die Another Day (€3500)
From all watches in this overview of used Seamaster James Bond watches, this Die Another Day edition is probably closest to the original 300M he wore in the early “Omega” movies. Introduced in 2002, is this Seamaster 300M Die Another Day reference 2537.80. It not only commemorates the Die Another Day Bond movie, but also 40 years since the first one, Dr. No (1962). In Die Another Day, James Bond wears the famous Seamaster 300M 2521.80. The dial has the 007 monogram and the case back shows the 007 logo and a gun barrel design. There are 10,007 of this Seamaster 300M James Bond model in the world. This one comes with boxes and papers. It is offered by a seller in Italy. Click here for the offer on this Seamaster 300M Die Another Day.
As always with used watches, make sure to do your homework! Good hunting!