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Was breezing through Amazon a few days ago and noticed this “Vintage” Bond strap. It’s really not a NATO since it doesn’t have all the metal hardware and is single piece like a Zulu. I don’t really care for the NATOS will all extra metal gizmos and the over hang of the strap at the end.

To give it an Faux “Bond” look, I slapped it on an old $80 Invicta I had laying around in my spare watch box. Viola! Wow, looks pretty sharp, like it much better then my 16610 does on it’s bracelet. I just might have to break the 16610 out of moth balls (in a Safety Deposit Box) next time I’m in Chicago and try it out, but on second thought??? Naw, the 16610 is in dire need of an overhaul and I have better things to do with $1K, like if so inclined, buy a Squale and still have $400 left over.

This does look nice and is super comfortable, I like it, although, not the Invicta..

Invicta $80

"Vintage" Bond strap, $15.






P,S. Talk about overkill, Amazon sent me the strap, (which comes in a plastic sleeve) wrapped in a card board box the size my watches come in??
 

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regimental tartan always lights Miss MoneyPenny's fire
I don't know why they always refer to Bond's Nato strap as his regimental colors, Bond was supposed to be a Navy Commander, and as far as I know, the Royal Navy doesn't have any regiments??
 

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Was Bond navy? I don't even remember him having a military background. I also always thought the zulu strap was one piece, and the NATO was the extra flap strap. I'm over it. Lol. Anyway, that looks great. I don't really want anymore NATO straps, but I want another bond to go with a few of my 22mm watches.
 

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Was Bond navy? I don't even remember him having a military background. I also always thought the zulu strap was one piece, and the NATO was the extra flap strap. I'm over it. Lol. Anyway, that looks great. I don't really want anymore NATO straps, but I want another bond to go with a few of my 22mm watches.
Here is a weblink showing several of the different Bonds in naval uniform.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=james+bond+in+naval+uniform&qpvt=james+bond+in+naval+uniform&qpvt=james+bond+in+naval+uniform&FORM=IGRE
 

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Yes, he's frequently referred to as Commander Bond. On the same vein - I just saw SPECTRE and... damn. Good movie. And the SPECTRE Seamaster gets so much screen time. I caught myself looking for it a bunch of times. If I only had a little more free cash...

Love the Invicta set-up as a budget Bond!
 

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Yes, he's frequently referred to as Commander Bond. On the same vein - I just saw SPECTRE and... damn. Good movie. And the SPECTRE Seamaster gets so much screen time. I caught myself looking for it a bunch of times. If I only had a little more free cash...

Love the Invicta set-up as a budget Bond!
I saw the movie last night, and of all the Daniel Craig Bond movies, I thought it was the worst

Movie was too long, the plot didn't flow along like a normal Bond flick and I thought it was rather disjointed.

The actor who plays "Blofeld" was magnificent in other movies (Magnificent Bastards) and in real life speaks 4 different languages fluently. In this movie he looked like a tired old Librarian, hardly the sinister villain.

I would give it a "Meh" at best.

As far as the watches went, he went from his "Skyfall" Aqua Terra to the new "Spectre" Seamaster. I thought the "spectre" watch looked silly on him while wearing a suit, the nato strap stuck out on each side like his wrist was wrapped in a bow like a Christmas present.

The only time the watch looked impressive is when the markers were glowing red on the count down timer when it was about to explode.

What he was wearing at the end of the movie I have no idea, it didn't appear to the be the Spectre or the Skyfall?
 

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If Ian Fleming sez Jimmie Bond was a Commander. Then he was a Royal Navy
Commander.
Chazzman: My eyes aren't so pretty good anymore. But is that a 8926 or 9110
the Bond strap is affixed to? Or some other Invicter iteration.
Why did Eyal have Invicter stamped on the case anyway? Confused in Texas.

Lou Snutt
 

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Don't hold it in. Jus tell us how you felt about SMERSH (Sic?)
IMO there's only one Jas Bond. Sean Connery!!
"Shaken not stirred"."Well he did say he had pressing matters"
(from Goldfinger) compressing the dude with the car compactor.

Lou Snutt
 

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If Ian Fleming sez Jimmie Bond was a Commander. Then he was a Royal Navy
Commander.
Chazzman: My eyes aren't so pretty good anymore. But is that a 8926 or 9110
the Bond strap is affixed to? Or some other Invicter iteration.
Why did Eyal have Invicter stamped on the case anyway? Confused in Texas.

Lou Snutt

I have absolutely no idea what model Invicta this is, bought it off of Amazon about 6 years ago for $80. Still runs pretty well though.
 

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jharvey:
Don't hold it in. Jus tell us how you felt about SMERSH (Sic?)
IMO there's only one Jas Bond. Sean Connery!!
"Shaken not stirred"."Well he did say he had pressing matters"
(from Goldfinger) compressing the dude with the car compactor.

Lou Snutt
Lou, I deleted my comment because I had a few beers last night and I tend to get silly. However, I am a Bond guy myself. Saying SPECTRE is the least of the Craig films bothers me. Quantum of Solace... well, there's your Craig weakest link. SPECTRE is elegant in the way it integrates all the other Craig films. And Waltz nails the megalomaniac, psychopath character.
 

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Nothing wrong with either of them - the watch or the strap.

BTW, In the novels Bond's naval career is detailed in his obituary in "You Only Live Twice". This reveals that when Bond joined the Ministry of Defence in 1941 he was accorded the rank of lieutenant in the Special Branch of the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). He was soon promoted to Commander, and at the end of the war he joined the Secret Service. As such, the Bond of the novels was a Navy reservist and never actually served at sea. It is interesting to note that Bond's wartime naval career exactly matches that of his creator; during the war, Ian Fleming served as a lieutenant and commander in the Special Branch of the RNVR.
 

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Lou, I deleted my comment because I had a few beers last night and I tend to get silly. However, I am a Bond guy myself. Saying SPECTRE is the least of the Craig films bothers me. Quantum of Solace... well, there's your Craig weakest link. SPECTRE is elegant in the way it integrates all the other Craig films. And Waltz nails the megalomaniac, psychopath character.
IMHO the plot for this movie looks as if they jury rigged it after the other movies to make it fit in.

If the villains in the previous movies had been part of this nefarious "Spectre" organization, wouldn't they have called in the reinforcements when in serious danger. Especially the Le Cheife character facing the African warlord out looking for his money? He could have simply rang up Blofeld and had this dude wacked!
 

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IMHO the plot for this movie looks as if they jury rigged it after the other movies to make it fit in.



If the villains in the previous movies had been part of this nefarious "Spectre" organization, wouldn't they have called in the reinforcements when in serious danger. Especially the Le Cheife character facing the African warlord out looking for his money? He could have simply rang up Blofeld and had this dude wacked!

I saw Spectre Saturday and it was quite good. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...as it always is
 
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IMHO the plot for this movie looks as if they jury rigged it after the other movies to make it fit in.

If the villains in the previous movies had been part of this nefarious "Spectre" organization, wouldn't they have called in the reinforcements when in serious danger. Especially the Le Cheife character facing the African warlord out looking for his money? He could have simply rang up Blofeld and had this dude wacked!

You need to go back and watch Casino Royale. Le Chiffre was acting outside of the organization when he lost that money. That's why he had to scramble to try to win it back. If he hadn't, SPECTRE would have killed him had the African not. It's also why Mr. White shows up. There were hints of SPECTRE all through that movie.
 

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You need to go back and watch Casino Royale. Le Chiffre was acting outside of the organization when he lost that money. That's why he had to scramble to try to win it back. If he hadn't, SPECTRE would have killed him had the African not. It's also why Mr. White shows up. There were hints of SPECTRE all through that movie.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm? I have to ponder this, perhaps you are right. This is going to make me go re-watch all the previous Daniel Craig bond flicks.

But then again, this dudes review just about exactly what I think of the movie.

youtube.com/watch?v=kzldiCY8qaE
 

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Bond, Blumo Bond!

I absolutely love this vintage bond strap, the most comfortable strap/bracelet I have ever worn. Since it worked to well with the cheap seats Invicta, I thought I would try it out on my Blumo.

I was hesitant to try it out, thinking the Blumo was going to be too top heavy and bulky for this thin a strap, I was wrong.

This strap comfortably and snuggly fits the watch on my wrist, no wobbling around or top heavy feeling at all the watch doesn't slip or slide on the strap.

I like this style of strap so well I just ordered a couple of Perlons to fill out the collection.


 
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