Omega – The Choice of Commander Bond, James Bond – Or is it?

Mens watch - James Bond watch - Omega Seamaster
Ocean waves on the back of the Omega Seamaster men’s watch

Ocean waves feature brilliantly on the Omega Seamaster with the blue face. Evoking the ocean makes this a cool watch, not just because it is the watch of Commander James Bond, secret agent 007, but because the ambience of the ocean almost always gives you a cooler climate than on land. This is a hero’s watch!

Without question the James Bond character is a brilliant one to associate yourself with, if you have one of these watches to wear!

Weather you’re a Bond fan (you don’t have to be a fanatic to wear this watch) or simply a lover of diving, sailing, surfing or any activity you might love that you can enjoy in, on or by the sea, this could be a great choice for you.

So the question is, is this Omega watch the choice of:

  1. James Bond?
  2. Another character in the film?
  3. Someone not in the film?

So first thoughts go to the naval man, James bond. 007. Done. Easy. Well, yes but…

In the film series, the Omega Seamaster 300M automatic chronometer is fitted with all sorts of functions by the beloved and brilliant old British gentleman who goes by the character Q. Weather it’s a detonator or a laser, or a strong light and grappling hook, it seems as if Q has picked this watch out and modified it for Bond. But, no, he’s modifying Bond’s choice of watch for him, you might argue…

Okay so there’s a third option, and you’re probably suspicious that the answer I’m looking for is 3. Someone not in the film. Perhaps you’re thinking the author, Ian Flemming? Well, you’re getting warmer with the idea of a real person rather than a character, but I can categorically state Flemming did not choose this watch.

In the James Bond books Ian Flemming details a Rolex men’s watch for agent 007. Rolex is also a cool watch brand (my words, I guess they might use words that sound more elite!). Read about them elsewhere in our watch reviews. So anyway, it is not Ian Flemming who picked the Omega brand watch for James Bond.

Well then who am I looking for? I’m glad you asked! It’s a bit of a cheat, but the reality is that it was selected by Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (no relation to Flemming of course).

So there you go. The answer is “3. Someone not ‘in’ the film”, costume designer Lindy Hemming.


Now before I go, I just want to emphasise a few key points.

You don’t have to be a secret agent to love the Omega Seamaster men’s watch! Who else might want to wear it? Just a few ideas below, do any of them sound like you? With over 85% of Australians living within 50 km of the coast, the scope is pretty huge.

  • Divers – of course! The Seamaster is a deep diving watch – it has a gas (helium) release valve to let gas pressure out of the watch as the water pressure changes during diving. This is the button in the James Bond films that is used to trigger the high tech gadgets that get used to save the day.
  • Professional sailors, amateur sailors
  • Pro Surfers, amateur surfers
  • Fishermen
  • lifeguards
  • Water police, policemen
  • Stand up paddle boarders (lol)
  • Anyone who engages in water sports
  • Anyone who works in a sea side cafe
  • Anyone who loves the sea even if you don’t work or play in the sea!

And really anyone who works in relation to the sea or ocean.

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