Aspiring Spies - 1960's Retail James Bond Watches by Moeris & Gilbert

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.

Original packaging

Gilbert offered many other 007 dolls & toys

A mysterious 007 wristwatch by Moeris
Auctioned November 12th by Antiquorum
(estimated $2400-4000)