James Bond's Missing Watch Reappears... at Flea Market
Goes for $38; set to auction for up to $91K
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 20, 2013 11:19 AM CDT
A general view of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

(Newser) – James Bond's wristwatch played a starring role alongside Sean Connery in the 1965 film Thunderball, but after the movie, it went MIA. Now it has finally made a reappearance—after a buyer found it at a British equivalent of a flea market, Sky News reports. The anonymous buyer paid some $38 for it two years ago, the Telegraph notes; now Christie's is set to auction it off, and it's expected to bring in up to $91,000. The Breitling Top Time watch—the only one used for the film—has a Geiger counter, allowing Bond to pick up on nuclear radiation.

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Minkey
May 20, 2013 12:53 PM CDT
I love stories like this!
$28919642
May 20, 2013 12:49 PM CDT
They ought to release a version of it as a gift for Xmas. And by now, you really can fit a mini radiation detector in a watch.
ProfessorPoonquest
May 20, 2013 12:15 PM CDT
hahahahah who the hell rated this as scary? lol!! thats hilarious