Monday, November 13, 2006

1960's James Bond Gadget Watches by Gilbert & Moeris

1965 Gilbert Spy Watch

Spy watches weren't only for the fictional British Secret Service, Gilbert built a surprisingly innovative mechanical wristwatch for factual kids. A mystery dial featured a disk with a hole cut out revealing the 'jump' digital hour, analog hands, world time (necessary feature for spies) and best of all, secret sliding sighting lenses. Good condition models go for over $500 now.

A.C. Gilbert Toy Company built their empire with the Erector Set in 1911.

Sighting lenses

Original packaging

Gilbert offered many other 007 toys

A mysterious 007 wristwatch by Moeris
Auctioned November 12th by Antiquorum