Watch Worn By James Bond in Thunderball | Garage Sale Guru

The Breitling Top Time watch in the picture below was recently purchased at a garage sale for  a mere $30 and it is now projected to sell at Chistie’s auction for $60,500 and $90,750.

Brielting Top Time

Courtesy of Christie’s


What makes it so valuable you ask?

This Breitling Top Time watch was ACTUALLY worn by Sean Connery in the 1965 movie Thunderball and no other examples of this watch exist! This watch was made by Breitling in 1962 and was tranformed into a one of kind piece by the James Bond art department. In true Bond fashion, the watch was not only cool it was also functional.  The Q branch equipped it with a “Geiger counter” to detect any emission of Nuclear radiation.

According to The Telegraph, the watch was purchased at a garage sale by a bargain hunter a couple of years ago. The article goes on to say “Knowing they had purchased something quite special, the buyer, who wants to remain anonymous, took the watch to an expert to be valued. But they were said to be shocked to hear how much it was actually worth and of its film heritage.”

We have seen some pretty rare watches walk through our doors but none as cool as this!



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