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Watches Not Dying Out In Films And On Tv

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I was watching episode two of season (series) two of the remake of V the other day, and I noticed that nearly everyone in it was wearing a watch.

It appears to be the case in films too, and even on TV panel shows.

So, while people living in standard boring reality are all apparently using their phones to tell the time nowadays, it seems that at least on the screen watches are still in vogue.

I hope this will be sufficient to cultivate/rejuvenate a love of watches in the population at large, at least among those who are of a televisual or cinematic bent. :)

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I have started noticing watches a lot on TV too. Even soaps, I noticed Phil Mitchel had one on the other day, I only caught a glance but it looked like a Rolex Sub. But thats my untrained eye so probably not.

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It's a body language/gesture that is still instantly recognizable: holding up your wrist and reading the time. The same done with a phone doesn't work: is he looking at who called, or getting a Facespacenet update, or...?

I keep seeing the rather macho watches on the cops of THE WIRE and saying, "nice watch." No idea what they're wearing though.

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Some of the time on TV it's product placement. I've seen the guys in top gear going out of their way to flash watches. Clearly in some movies such as Bond movies there is some serious advertising going on not just for watches but cars, phones etc. Bond will be driving a Nissan Micra next if the price is right.

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Some of the time on TV it's product placement. I've seen the guys in top gear going out of their way to flash watches.

I think the F1 commentary boys are guilty of that as well... Either that, or they are having a competition to see who can wear the biggest watch, just for a laugh :lol:

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Can anyone help me out with this?

In the film "High heels and low lifes" Minnie Driver wears a divers watch, I think it has what I have seen the site refere to as a Pepsi bessel. I don't suppose anyone knows what watch it is do they?

I have had no luck with Google so I may have to go and watch it again, it's driving me mad.

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Some of the time on TV it's product placement. I've seen the guys in top gear going out of their way to flash watches.

I think the F1 commentary boys are guilty of that as well... Either that, or they are having a competition to see who can wear the biggest watch, just for a laugh :lol:

I watched Iron Man 2 this week (finally), and as well as 'Tony Stark' making a big deal of picking his favourite Jaegar out of the watch box, I'm sure it swaps hands depending how he's facing the camera!

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Can anyone help me out with this?

In the film "High heels and low lifes" Minnie Driver wears a divers watch, I think it has what I have seen the site refere to as a Pepsi bessel. I don't suppose anyone knows what watch it is do they?

I have had no luck with Google so I may have to go and watch it again, it's driving me mad.

Nat, 'Pepsi' bezels are blue and red, same as the colours on a Pepsi can. Some are 50/50 blue/red, like a Rolex GMT, others are 2/3 blue, 1/3 red, like the Seikos. Like this.....

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Edited by Roger the Dodger

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It's sometimes the actor's own watch. Since we're on the subject, and it's about time this thread wandered wildly off topic, any ideas about:

1. Matte LeBlank (Joey's) watch in 'episodes' on the BBC (warming up and 2nd episode quite funny)

2. The Yakuza gangster's watch in 'Predators' (a dreadful movie some friends tortured me with the other day, the watch was easily the best bit)

'Inception' was one long watch ad, particularly in Imax!

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I'm glad there are still some watches being shown on TV and film. I think when you wear a smart outfit like a suit, a nice watch really adds to the look. For men, especially, a watch gives a chance to flaunt a little in the same way women use jewellery.

I remember reading this article last year from the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11634105) about wristwatches eventually dying out. In a practical sense, it may be easier to use a mobile phone (fewer things to have on your person), but who said life always had to be practical? :thumbsup:

Edited by Orange25

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Kyle Hobbes in V

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...anyone recognise the watch?

Hmmm... Stick hands, Sub style dial and 4 o'clock crown.

Franken-Seiko? :unsure:

Later,

William

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Kyle Hobbes in V

2093laf.png

...anyone recognise the watch?

Hmmm... Stick hands, Sub style dial and 4 o'clock crown.

Franken-Seiko? :unsure:

Later,

William

Yeah........4 o'clock crown is definately saying Seiko, but despite screwing my eyes up and squinting maniacally, the legend behind the minute hand still looks too long to read Seiko. :dntknw:

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Hmmm... Stick hands, Sub style dial and 4 o'clock crown.

Franken-Seiko? :unsure:

Yeah........4 o'clock crown is definately saying Seiko, but despite screwing my eyes up and squinting maniacally, the legend behind the minute hand still looks too long to read Seiko. :dntknw:

I can see what you guys are saying about the 4 O'Clock crown, although William I have to say that I can't see any subdial there myself. :dntknw:

I'm just wondering though if 'subdial' can have more than one meaning? ...I mean I have a 1940s Omega (purchased some months ago through the sales section here) which has a subdial, by which I mean that the seconds are displayed on a very small dial which sits towards the bottom of the main larger dial. Is that what we're talking about here? If so then I would be inclined to disagree, as Hobbes's watch seems to have a seconds hand on the main dial and no visible subdial (at least none that I can see even after having a good hard look!).

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Kyle Hobbes in V

2093laf.png

...anyone recognise the watch?

Hmmm... Stick hands, Sub style dial and 4 o'clock crown.

Franken-Seiko? :unsure:

Later,

William

Rob...I think if you look again, William said 'sub style' dial, referring to a submariner style dial, rather than a sub dial..ie. a small minutes dial at the 6 o'clock position, as you might find on a chronograph.....Yeah...,looking at it again, that legend is definately too long to read Seiko..........

Edited by Roger the Dodger

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if you look again, William said 'sub style' dial

Doh! :blush2:

...I withdraw my question Your Honour!

(although of course I'd still love to know what the watch is...)

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I have started noticing watches a lot on TV too. Even soaps, I noticed Phil Mitchel had one on the other day, I only caught a glance but it looked like a Rolex Sub. But thats my untrained eye so probably not.

Me too, I always spot them im films or TV programs, the wife gets fed up with me for constantly commenting on them when we are watching a film or TV program. Im realy sad that way :blink:

Phil Mitchel`s watch is a Rolex Sub BTW, (the wife told me :ph34r: )

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i dont know if anyone else is watching the "come fly with me " comedy / piss take series. but every character in the series wears a corresponding watch .. :eek:

adds up to a lot of watches

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I have started noticing watches a lot on TV too. Even soaps, I noticed Phil Mitchel had one on the other day, I only caught a glance but it looked like a Rolex Sub. But thats my untrained eye so probably not.

Me too, I always spot them im films or TV programs, the wife gets fed up with me for constantly commenting on them when we are watching a film or TV program. Im realy sad that way :blink:

Phil Mitchel`s watch is a Rolex Sub BTW, (the wife told me :ph34r: )

I don't know which to smile at......you looking at the watches on Eastenders, or the 710 telling you what's on show! (only joking, mate!):bag:

i dont know if anyone else is watching the "come fly with me " comedy / piss take series. but every character in the series wears a corresponding watch .. :eek:

adds up to a lot of watches

Spotted!... :good:

Edited by Roger the Dodger

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OK, balls to this...

I'm going to write to the people at the tv company who made V, and tell them that I simply have to know what kind of watch Kyle Hobbes is wearing. ...Straight to the source! Telly ho! :cowboy:

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if you look again, William said 'sub style' dial

Doh! :blush2:

...I withdraw my question Your Honour!

(although of course I'd still love to know what the watch is...)

I could have been more explicit.

After thinking about it, I wonder if it might be a MIIK custom. They have done a plethora of mix and match watches. :unsure:

Later,

William

Edited by William_Wilson

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Can anyone help me out with this?

In the film "High heels and low lifes" Minnie Driver wears a divers watch, I think it has what I have seen the site refere to as a Pepsi bessel. I don't suppose anyone knows what watch it is do they?

I have had no luck with Google so I may have to go and watch it again, it's driving me mad.

iirc i've got one of those somewhere...i won't be home for a few days but i'll have a look

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