J.D. DiGiovanni, writing for HiConsumption:
So why is it that some slick British spook with a specific taste
in cocktails has managed to weather all this change?
In part, it’s because Bond is a kind of cultural chameleon. The
character first written by Ian Fleming in his 1953 novel Casino
Royale, reflects the tastes and preferences of whatever moment he’s
in. One of the best ways to track that change over time? By
looking at Bond’s wrist.