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Daniel Craig's Personal Omega Auctioned for Charity

  It is no surprise that most watch guys tend to be fans of James Bond, after all, the watch is a legendary MI6 gadget. We ourselves have featured a "James Bond" Rolex, the same watch that Sean Connery wore in 1962's Dr. No. Even today, the James Bond edition Omegas are true fan favorites, and are quickly bought up by watch fans and Bond fans alike. So we know that we like replica omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow watches and James Bond, but how does the real James Bond feel about watches? He apparently likes them too. Daniel Craig, the British actor who most recently played the legendary spy, is a bit of a watch-nut himself. He has given numerous interviews about his watch collection and it has been rumored that Barbara Broccoli, daughter of original Bond producer Albert Broccoli, recently gave Mr. Craig a vintage Submariner just like the one Connery wore in the original films, and like the one Hodinkee featured above. However, that is not the purpose of this article. We are here to tell you that Daniel Craig recently donated an replica omega Seamaster 300m De Ville Co-axial Rattrapante, a watch that belonged to him personally, to auction for charity. He handed his personal Omega over to BBC host Jonathon Ross live on television and promised that 100% of the auction proceeds would go to the BBC's Children In Need Foundation. The auction, which was hosted on eBay, attracted 59 unique bids and brought in ��22,851, or roughly $35,351. This is a tremendous premium for this Omega, which typically retails for around $8,000, but we are sure the new owner is happy to have a piece of Bond history. We would also like to commend Daniel Craig for his generosity and we are glad to see that the real James Bond is much more caring than the character he plays in the movies. It should be noted that the eBay description included some generalizations and vague terminology that resulted in some confusion about whether or not this Omega was indeed a limited edition made for Craig himself or a regular model that he just happened to own. Either way, the auction went off without a hitch.