Watford were the first side to threaten as Matej Vydra rose highest in the penalty area from a corner and flicked the ball into the path of Sebastien Bassong, who nodded a close-range effort just wide.
The home side went close as the visitors failed to clear their lines from a corner, and Kike laid the ball into the path of Albert Adomah to strike from the edge of the area, but his effort went just past the post.
George Friend became the latest Middlesbrough player to be denied by Bond when he cut in from the left and drilled an effort at goal which the keeper managed to save.
Aitor Karanka's side nearly doubled their advantage when Bamford managed to find space in the area, but his powerful strike was well saved by Bond, who was single-handedly keeping Watford in the game.
Vydra should have fired the Hornets level when he latched onto a poor clearance from Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, but he snatched at his effort on the half-volley and put it over the crossbar.
Watford were unfortunate not to take the lead when Daniel Tozser lifted a cross into the area for Joel Ekstrand to attack, but the defender's header cannoned off the post and bounced clear.
Both sides had chances to win the game late on, but neither could find the net again as they were forced to settle for a point each on Teesside.