Christmas 2015 – A Norwich Resident article

[us_separator icon=”fas|star” size=”small”][us_image_slider ids=”9936″ type=”1″ arrows=”always” nav=”none” transition=”slide”]As you may know, ‘Mr Oakleigh’ writes a regular column in the luxury lifestyle magazine ‘The Norwich Resident’ (

In December 2015 the article was called ‘Christmas 2015’ and here it is:

Christmas 2015

I’m often asked what watch I would have as a hypothetical gift and Christmas seems a good time to answer the question

Well firstly I think it would have to be something out of the ordinary because we don’t mark events with ‘ordinary’ do we?

I would also want my special gift to relate to me and to the occasion – birth year watches are a great way to mark a special birthday, but what about Christmas 2015?

Ever since my teens I have loved Ian Fleming’s original James Bond books and the films that go with them and that’s why I would ask nicely for the latest James Bond watch from Omega, as worn by Daniel Craig in ‘Spectre’.

Unlike previous Bond Omegas, the Seamaster 300 Spectre is based on a vintage design from the 1960’s and as you can see, it does a great job of a subtle update.  The NATO strap similar to the one that Sean Connery wore in Goldfinger is a nice touch too.

Unfortunately no one is actually likely to ask, and as I probably haven’t been well enough behaved to rely on Santa, it’s a good job I’ve just ordered one for myself ….

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