Friday, April 15, 2005

Chapter 7: Roger Moore–A Saint To Play James Bond

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Chapter 7: Roger Moore–A Saint To Play James Bond

Sean Connery had grown weary of playing James Bond, so he was replaced by Roger Moore who had been playing a spy on the very successful TV show named The Saint. Roger Moore brought a completely different vibe to the rolex of James Bond in his first James Bond Movie named in 1973 named Live & Let Die.

Roger Moore was tall dark and handsome, but this new James Bond also had piercing blue eyes and a fascinating style all his own. The Saint aired in the United Kingdom on ITV from 1962 to 1969 and was based upon Leslie Charteris' literary character, Simon Templar. The Simon Templar character who was an undercover detective who specialized in elaborate disguises was played flawlessly by Roger Moore who completed 118 episodes that ended up playing on TV in over 60 countries internationally.

Movie #9. Live and Let Die [Roger Moore, 1st] 1973
• Rolex Submariner [Reference 5513]
• Hamilton Pulsar [P2 Digital LED]

In the photos above and below you see Roger Moore as James Bond wearing his Rolex Submariner Reference 5513.

Hamilton Pulsar [P2 Digital LED Watch]

When Roger Moore became James Bond in 1973, the times were changing, literally and figuratively (pun intended). In Live & Let die Roger Moore–beside his Rolex Submariner which is pictured above–also wore a Pulsar digital LED watch.

In 1973 the Digital LED watches were all the rage, and very expensive. They were considered a status symbol at the time because they were so expensive and rare. They ran on battery power and required you to push a button to see the time. I remember when I was a kid back in the early to mid 1970s, digital watches were the coolest. Now they seem passé like a AMC Gremlin.

Roger More is pictured above and below with the gorgeous Madeline Smith from Live and Let die.

Movie #10. The Man with the Golden Gun [Roger Moore, 2nd] 1974
• Rolex Submariner [Reference 5512]

Here is a wrist shot of Roger Moore's Rolex Submariner 5512 from The Man With The Golden Gun.

Movie #11. The Spy Who Loved Me [Roger Moore, 3rd] 1977
• Seiko [Model 0674 LC]
• Rolex GMT Master

Roger Moore As James Bond
From The Spy Who Loved Me
Coke Rolex GMT Master

The first image one of the publicity stills associated with the James Bond film, "The Spy Who Loved Me." If I understand it correctly, it was used in as a publicity still but not shown completely in the film.

Roger Moore is pictured below receiving the portrait of himself as Commander Bond from The Spy Who Love Me.

Movie #12. Moonraker [Roger Moore, 4th] 1979
• Seiko [M354 Memory Bank Calender]

Movie #13. For Your Eyes Only [Roger Moore, 5th] 1981
• Seiko [H357 Duo Display]
• Seiko [7549-7009]

Movie #14. Octopussy [Roger Moore, 6th] 1983
• Seiko TV Watch / G757 Sports 100

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