SkyFall and SPECTRE Omega Aqua Terra, best budget alternatives
In the 2012 SkyFall movie, James Bond played by Daniel Craig wears a Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Chronometer. And in the 2015 SPECTRE, again starring Daniel Craig, James Bond can be seen wearing a Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial. I believe from marketing shots that I've seen, the Omega Aqua Terra will also be making an appearance in No Time To Die due for release in 2021.
James Bond watch on a budget...Omega Aqua Terra alternative from Sturhling Original available on Amazon UK for just £69.99, compared to the Omega costing around $4k to $5k, it's a tempting beautiful watch for the price.
Sturhling Forte 3953, quartz classic watch specs
The blue dial from Sturhling is more in keeping with the original James Bond Omega watches, but also check out the black dial and white dial versions available on Amazon.
Love the look but prefer an automatic movement?
Check out the CORGEUT with a self-winding automatic movement, note the hands are also more true to the original Omega Aqua Terra compared to the Sturhling above. The CORGEUT is available on Amazon UK for £105. It's a little cheaper direct from the manufacture in China on AliExpress but delivery is slower.
No Time To Die watch, affordable alternatives
Image credit: Omega Watches James Bond watch, No Time To Die, 2020
What do you think about this all new special edition 007 Omega Seamaster? This will be the main watch worn by Daniel Craig in No Time To Die, personally I LOVE IT, I don't think the images online do it justice, I've experienced the watch in person and adore the unique faux patina and broad arrow on the dial, a symbol used by British Armed Forces since 1553. There is just one small problem with this watch beautiful James Bond watch, the $10k price tag!
Good news, there's some really fun affordable cheap versions of this watch design. So if you want to feel like Bond from No Time To Die, check out this homage for just $75.
Japanese Miyota Automatic movement
3 ATM water resistant
Available direct from manufacturer in Chia via AliExpress, price around $77. At this price with such reasonable watch specs, it offers a fun purchase for any Bond fan on a budget.
Not keen on homage watches? Check out the new watches that could be considered an affordable alternative to the Omega Seamaster 300M 007 edition.
SPECTRE, 2015 starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE limited edition.
The original watch Omega Seamaster 300 SPECTRE edition was only produced in a very limited number, 7007 and no longer available from Omega. So even more so I'm loving this fun and affordable budget alternative from Corgeut, reliable Japanese Miyota automatic movement, 41mm stainless steel case and sapphire crystal.
Available from Amazon for just £98.00, there's also a blue version and two bezel options.
Cheapest price is buying direct from China with AliExpress and you get a much nicer sterile dial.
Piers Brosnan James Bond era, Omega Seamaster blue dial
James Bond played by Piers Brosnan is Golden Eye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (1992) put Omega on the map as the watch of James Bond with the stunning blue dial Omega Seamaster.
For me this watch represents perfection in beauty and design, the blue dial plays a big part in the name of my blog and YouTube channel name Blue Watch Life. A perfect blue dial watch that you can wear everyday and to all occasions. As with all the James Bond Omega watches you will need several thousand Euros, Dollars or Great British Ponds to own one.
Best budget and homage alternatives to the Omega Seamaster blue dial James Bond watch, Bliger, available with sterile blue dial and fairly decent specs and for very little money, around $88 on AliExpress.
20mm lug width
Japanese Miyota automatic movement
3 ATM water resistance
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Various dial colours are also available, I also like the grey dial with blue hands.
Notable budget alternatives from Invicta and Pagani Design
Sean Connery From Russia with love, 1963. Rolex 6538 big crown, now an extremely rare timepiece.
James Bond, Sean Connery - From Russia with love. Rolex 6538
Image credit and link to website, Phillips Auctions