James Bond's accessories

Smithsonian posted a guide to "5 Essential James Bond Accessories." The list ranges from his Rolex "Sawtooth Submariner" seen in Live and Let Die (and sold last year at auction for $200k) to the Parker Jotter pen from Goldeneye. You can purchase the same pen for just $6 but it's unfortunately C4-free. That said, it would make an excellent stocking-stuffer to accompany the new collection Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection just out on Blu-ray and DVD.


    1. That’s a really good call. I love the Walther PPK. Bought one as a gift for my father-in-law some years ago. 

  1. The really interesting thing about Bond’s accessories is that they’re just simulacrum when you think about it. Bond doesn’t actually wear a Rolex – it’s just an empty shell to host his murder tools, wich could just as easily be put into a $2 Casio by Department Q. But the spy is supposed to go undercover among the upper crust of society, so a fake Rolex container it is. And then the Rolex, the BMW and the other brands become part of his actual identity. Funny, that.

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