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Bond Watch: $160,175

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An Englishman roaming a flea market picked up this watch for $38. The watch was later determined to be worn by James Bond in the iconic film “Thunderball.” The item was eventually taken to a Christie’s auction where it sold in 2013 for $160,175.

Typically, movie memorabilia doesn’t sell for this type of price, however, the watch was the first-ever modified by the “Q Branch” to include a Geiger counter to help James Bond detect nuclear radiation. This James Bond watch proves that when the circumstances are right, bidders will overpay.