Daniel Craig End of an Era - any collecting regrets or grails?

Now its the end of Daniels tenure as Bond does anybody have any outstanding collecting grails or even regrets?

For me personally:

Grails:

Casino Royale Plaques - would love to find a red and blue This is prob my real grail remaining

SA SPECTRE ring - I know some were lucky to have some from production.


Regrets:

Not many - probably selling off most of the Omegas (only due to not being worn) Not really a regret but since ive collected and have so much it seems a shame these are now missing. Easy to acquire again but I guess wont beat having from new all stickered up

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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,291MI6 Agent
    edited November 2021

    I don’t really have any grail pieces. Maybe a screen used Anderson Wheeler


    Regrets, I have a few…

    Selling the screen used P99 Bond takes from the tray in the DBS. But I’ve made up for that and then some.

    Funny you regret selling the watches Welshy. I’ve been acquiring most of the key Seamasters from 1957 onwards, which includes the Bond ones which (pre SPECTRE), I sold off too. So hard to get pristine examples, but it is possible. This is an offshoot from my British Military issue Omega collection.

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  • welshboy78welshboy78 Posts: 10,125MI6 Agent

    Wow that is a big one to let go!!! 😜

    Yes I guess a lot of patience required for finding decent examples of watches!!!

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  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,292MI6 Agent

    Screen used Anderson Wheeler! I hadn’t even thought of that one. I’d take an SA rifle, but I won’t be going on safari ever and that’s a lot of coin for a firearm to sit beautifully in the gun cabinet.

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,629MI6 Agent
    edited November 2021

    Grail: QoS Tom Ford Shawl Cardigan, Any of the Astons!

    Regrets: Not purchasing the Levis Menlo when I tried it on in Libertys London in 2012. It was £450 and I couldn't justify it at the time.

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  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent

    I want to buy NTTD props, but they are not showing up online that I have found. I'm ready to pay if you're ready to sell, collectors! :)

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  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 658MI6 Agent

    Have been disappointed twice on the Dior jacket despite prolonged negotiations and, frankly, agreeing to wild terms. Still probably tops my list.

    I've held an A&W and they are gorgeous.

    Regrets: having the interest but not the means for the CR/QoS years. Still does make hunting fun.

  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 658MI6 Agent
    edited November 2021

    Have you ever posted about/displayed the Military issue collection? I find them endlessly fascinating.

  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,291MI6 Agent

    There are a couple in the Watch Porn Wednesday thread.

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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,143MI6 Agent

    All I want is the QOS Y-3 jacket. I didn't pursue it hard enough when I first got into the idea of collecting these clothes.

    I'm good on everything else.

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  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 658MI6 Agent

    a good excuse to plough back through them all! 😊

  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,291MI6 Agent

    Royal Navy divers issue

    Spitfire pilots issue

    General MOD issue WW2. ‘Dirty Dozen’.

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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,198MI6 Agent

    Beautiful watches and a nice display you’ve got there!

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  • Royale-les-EauxRoyale-les-Eaux LondonPosts: 658MI6 Agent

    Some really special pieces. Love the RN diver. Thank you for re-sharing.

  • JTBondJTBond Posts: 93MI6 Agent

    It's been a goal of mine to acquire either the CR (black band) or Skyfall Omega. It's just been hard to find that much expendable coin!

    It's not exclusive to DC of course, but I acquired a PPK early last year and it has become my everyday carry piece along with the Vega holster.

  • PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,156MI6 Agent

    One of my grails is a Vega IWB#332 holster, since I had mistakenly purchased the wrong model Vega holster when I got my airsoft Walther P99. Very glad I finally got one in 2016, with some help from a board member here(you know who you are).

  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,291MI6 Agent
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  • PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,156MI6 Agent

    Last I knew yes, I got my mine from the same people that I got my Vega IWB#333 holster for my resin cast PPK.

  • IceQIceQ Posts: 276MI6 Agent

    Grails -

    Y3 or TF jacket

    End scene CR suit (do we even know model?)

    Spectre Aqua terra


    Regrets -

    not getting Danners in my size

    not buying a Defender that was on its way to being Spectre replica for £15k and now worse condition one’s going for £25-30k 😭

    Selling my Alfa 159 because ex wife didn’t like it and that version now being worth double what I sold for

    Working at one of the Skyfall locations and leaving a week before they started filming…

  • Quentin QuigleyQuentin Quigley Terminal One, Hamburg AirportPosts: 1,054MI6 Agent

    There are a few Craig era personal grails I can think of that I'm unlikely to ever acquire - that being a replica Czech Arms VZ 58 or SIG P210 anniversary edition.

    Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
  • CajunCajun Posts: 434MI6 Agent

    Asp, thanks for re-sharing the watches. Stunning pieces. So why the CR P99 sale and what have you replaced it with?

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  • CajunCajun Posts: 434MI6 Agent
    edited November 2021

    My biggest regret is getting into the clothing way late in the game because I had zero “wardrobe awareness” much less the confidence to pull any of it off at the time of CR, QOS or SF. The upside was the reboot of my fitness routine.

    The CR grail pieces have been realized: the black band Omega and firing P99/suppressor combo.

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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 7,291MI6 Agent
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  • CajunCajun Posts: 434MI6 Agent
    edited November 2021

    NICELY done! 🏆

    Speaking of the DBS, does anyone here own the screen-used AED from the Montenegro poisoning scene?

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  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,774MI6 Agent

    I would love a Bond Beretta, but all the old ones I've fired had stove pipes and similar discharge issues. Would love a good one!

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  • MFisherMFisher Posts: 729MI6 Agent

    I have a very minor regret - I had almost picked up a pair of the Converse OTR shoes a few years back from a collector on here for a decent price but then didn't...  hell, they were all over the internet back when CR came out..  but I just never pulled the trigger on those...

  • PPK 7.65mmPPK 7.65mm Saratoga Springs NY USAPosts: 1,156MI6 Agent

    @MFisher: I feel your pain, I really wish I had pursued getting a pair of Converse OTR's in 2007. They are as rare as Hen's teeth now and I cannot seem to find any in my size either.

  • texas007texas007 Houston, Texas 77041Posts: 2,304MI6 Agent

    Will the Danner Boots be as rare as the Converse or as desirable?

  • IceQIceQ Posts: 276MI6 Agent

    Depends if they re-release them as suggested…

  • Matt BMatt B Posts: 278MI6 Agent
  • Matt BMatt B Posts: 278MI6 Agent

    As someone who has had most of the watches, which ones do you think are worth collecting? Pretty interested in the 2201.50 from quantum..

    Right now i have the casino Royale seamaster & Rolex sub for day time and Cartier tank and a TF watch gold watch for evening .

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