The Greatest Watches in Movies (Part One)

We’ve already looked at the watches of super-spy James Bond, and those of Hollywood icons like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, but watches have had an illustrious career in the movies. So in this series, we’ll take a look at some of the best, starting with…

 

Pulp Fiction

There are tons of quotable lines in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, but one of the most memorable has to be Christopher Walken’s cameo scene. There he is, ol’ crazy eyes Chris, talking to a kid who one day will grow up to be Bruce Willis. And he produces a watch belonging to the boy’s dad – a Vietnam POW – which he’d hidden somewhere no-one would ever look, or want to look, for it. We won’t go into details, just use your own imagination. The watch itself is well-worth preserving though, being a beautiful antique Swiss Lancet trench watch.

 

Back to the Future

In a film about time-travel, you want to make sure you keep a check on the time. And since the Hill Valley Clock Tower is permanently stuck at 10:04, what better watch than an uber-80’s digital watch? For watch aficionados like us, you’ll be interested to note that Michael J. Fox, who plays Marty McFly, wore two different Casio calculator watches in the sci-fi fantasy trilogy. In the first, he sports a CA-50, which is upgraded to a CA-53 in the second and third films.

 

American Psycho

When you’re a yuppie who’s dressed to kill, there’s only one watch brand you’d be seen dead wearing – Rolex. In the novel, American Psycho, Patrick Bateman warns off his female acquaintance, saying ‘Don’t touch the Rolex,’ but in the film this was changed to ‘Don’t touch the watch.’ But even though Rolex didn’t want their name mentioned, it didn’t stop super-smooth Pat, played by Christian Bale, from strapping one to his wrist; a killer Rolex Datejust – the gold standard of the 70’s and 80’s.

 

Here at Martins of Glasgow, we love watches, wherever we see them. If you need Rolex or Omega watch repairs, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0141 946 6333 and we’ll get your timepiece ticking as it should.