While movie stars get their awards for best performances in comedy and drama, we’d like to award four iconic watches. These timepieces lend perfect finishing touches to complete the looks of our beloved (or very much the opposite) characters in movies.
Seiko timepiece on still popular Predator
We start with a science-fiction film that is currently in theaters Nationwide. Produced by 20th Century Fox, the Predator series started in 1987, leading to two sequels. In the first movie Arnold Schwarzenegger rocks Seiko H558 5009. Production of the Seiko H558 5009 began in March 1983. This Seiko timepiece was the first dive watch to feature a digital alarm chronograph with combination analog display. Today, you can find this and other great vintage Seiko watches at reputable vintage dealers.
Time travel with CasioThe watch actor Michael J. Fox relies on in the science fiction sequel Back To The Future is in fact a watch-calculator. This affordable Casio model--CA53W Twincept Databank--has an eight digit calculator, is water resistant to a depth of 100 metres, and has auto calendar and alarm. If you’re going to time-travel with an unpiloted professor, you might want to have something that is associated with order, if not a source of sanity, to be within your reach, won’t you?
The battle of times, so to speak: Rolex vs Omega
Nowadays, most people assume Omega was always a watch of dashing 007 choice. In reality however, the very first James Bond portrayed by Sean Connery, Dr No (1962) was wearing a Rolex Submariner. Sean’s character continued to wear variations of the Submariner in the next three James Bond films: From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965). The man who created the character, Ian Fleming, loved his Rolex Explorer. Inevitably, Bond films feature created by Ian character wearing Rolex.
Only in 1995 Omega became James Bond’s official watch supplier, starting with Pierce Brosnan’s Golden Eye. Brosnan’s James Bond was wearing Omega Seamaster Professional 300M in the film.