“ Brand: Swatch / Watches for: Kids / Collection: 007 Villain Collection - Baron Samedi „
In the age of the mobile phone most children will tell you that they don't need a watch but this Christmas I purchased the Swatch Live and Let Die watch for my son. My son doesn't really appreciate the old Bond movies but loved the design. He uttered the words, "it looks a bit emo" when he first opened his present but all it took was one kid at his school to say, "cool watch" and now he loves it.
I managed to pick up the watch for £29.99 which I found to be a reasonable price. One of the best feautures of this watch, other than its cool design, is its glow in the dark feature. I'm not sure how many times my son has actually looked at his watch in the dark but he did spend much of Christmas day holding his hand over the base of the watch to see just how well it glows.
It isn't numbered very well like your standard watch but my son seems to have gotten used to that by now. The watch is quite well made but how long the plastic straps stay in prim condition remains to be seen. I can't see the design looking the way it does now in two or three months but for its price you can't really complain.
If you think back to the Bond film 'Live and Let Die,' then you should remember Baron Samedi. A giant of a man, who wore white robes and danced around with a top hat on. He was heavily into his voodoo and tried to kill Bond at the end of the film, but instead met his match in a coffin full of snakes! The character remains one of my personal favourites and it was delight that I found a Baron Samedi watch a while back. I have always collected Bond merchandise and this was a super find.
The watch will cost somewhere around the thirty pound mark, so it is in line with most Swatch watches. The watch has a wonderful glow in the dark feature, so you can see his evil face lighting up when the lights are dimmed. Handy for spooking people out!
Very well made, with a plastic strap meeting the central clock face. The strap is not too thick which makes it lightweight and comfy enough, though if you're like me, you would probably rather have this as a collector's item instead. The strap has some great voodoo design on it and the print is intricate and appealing and the colour scheme is good too.
It works like a normal watch would do, with hands that move around his skeltal fave in the centre. You might have to guess what the exact time is though as the face is minimal in terms of numbering. The best place to track this down is online, where the best bargains can be had. The watch is aimed more at guys and comes with enough wholes for people with slightly smaller wrists I would say. A unique and fun watch for Bond enthusiasts and worth the price tag.