And with that, I’ll wrap up this week’s edition of Watch Video Rewind. If you stumble across any interesting watch (or time) related videos out there, or if you make your own Watch Story, drop us a line. If we end up using in the watch video rewind from your suggestion, we’ll be sure to tip our hats (electronically, if not literally) in your general direction.
Welcome to Watch Video Rewind, where I find cool videos that I think will be of interest to our the watch enthusiast readers out there. Since my last WVR, the most popular movie to come out was Doctor Strange, which prominently features a lovely watch, and a nice watch collection to boot. So that got me thinking about watches and movies and movie stars. Probably the most iconic watch/movie pairing is the Heuer Monaco in Le Mans, but I will state here at the top that I can’t find a good clip. It is really hard to search for watch videos when every YouTube video in existence has the term “watch” right there in the URL. So missing that, here are a few I was able to track down.
Some movies make it a bit easier, like The Martian, which featured a Hamilton Watch on the wrist of stranded astronaut Mark Watney, something which Hamilton duly noted (and likely payed for) and used in their advertising.
Now, just because a watch is in a movie, that does not mean the movie must be true to the watch. The Suunto Core All Black is featured quite prominently in the recent remake of the Equalizer, but the watch Denzel uses to time his exploits is a bit different from the production model, as discussed above.
How about a movie star? One of the stars who seems like he would just be a blast to hang out with in Robert Downey Jr., and he sat down with GQ to show off his watch collection.
Finally (no disrespect to Le Mans), though not the most iconic watch in movies, this scene from Pulp Fiction has to be the most iconic scene I can think of that features a watch. If you have not seen the movie, I will give a little warning that the language Christopher Walken uses to describe his captors is dated and not really appropriate, but it certainly is in character.