You are not attentive to detail until you have spotted watches on the big screen. Fashion statements have always been foreseen in movies, but one of the most underrated accessories is the nice little piece of metal on the character’s wrists. It’s small in size compared to the actor, but the lasting impression of it is anything but small. From popular superhero films like Batman Begins to the famous blockbusters like Casino Royale and Back to the Future, take a look at some of the most iconic watches from movies we have all come to recognize.
Actor: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Watch: SEIKO H558
This Seiko H558 is supposedly one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favorite watches. Some people even know it as the “Arnie” dive watch. He wore it so often that it appeared it not one, not two, but at least three movies that he was staring in. The movies included Commando, Raw Deal, and of course Predator.
2: Dr. No
Actor: Sean Connery
Watch: Rolex Submariner 6538
The beginning of the James Bond film franchise was very memorable, but so was this watch in particular: Rolex Submariner 6538. It’s not surprising that to some the watch is known as the “James Bond Submariner,” since the watch did make a few more appearances on-screen on the actor, Sean Connery’s wrist. If you are a James Bond or huge watch fan, you would have spotted the watch in the second (From Russia With Love), third (Goldfinger) and fourth (Thunderball) installment of the Bond films.
3: Batman Begins
Actor: Christian Bale
Watch: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
Christian Bale has been known to wear a few nice watches in his films. But of course his billionaire-character in the Batman franchise, Bruce Wayne, had to have some of the best of the best ones, right? Not only does he set his sights high for justice, he also sets the bar high for his fashion statements.
4: Apollo 13
Actors: Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, and Kevin Bacon
Watch: Omega Speedmaster
As if the Omega Speedmaster was not already famous enough by astronauts Neil Amrstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin – who were the first two humans to walk on the moon during Apollo 11 in 1969, the film Apollo 13 definitely added fire to that fuel. This is also known as the “moon watch.” Fun fact: this is still the choice of watches for astronauts who are on missions in space. Surprised? This watch can really blow you out of this world.
5: Casino Royale
Actor: Daniel Craig
Watch: Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
The James Bond franchise might as well have been a franchise about watches because they have featured some of the best ones on the market. In the 2006 Casino Royale film staring Daniel Craig, he was seen wearing more than one beauty on his wrist, but the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial was a hard one to forget.
6: Pulp Fiction
Actor: Christopher Walken
Watch: Lancet Trench
When Christopher Walken’s character, Captain Koonz, was seen holding up a watch in the popular film Pulp Fiction, everyone scrambled to try to find out what it was exactly. That little piece of metal is a gold World War I Lancet Trench watch. The Swiss company who made it, Langendorf Watch Company, was known as one of the largest watch makers in the world at the time (around 1890).
7: Back to the Future
Actor: Michael J. Fox
Watch: Casio CA53W Twincept Databank
If you were a big fan of Back to the Future, you’ll definitely remember Marty McFly’s wrist accessory. Michael J. Fox’s character rocked a pretty sweet digital calculator watch. Without a doubt, this watch has the nostalgic feel of the 80s, if you’re looking for that old-school look. Considered a throwback piece, it still has cool functions like a calendar, alarm and it is also water resistant (to a depth of 100 meters.)
8: Le Mans
Actor: Steve McQueen
Watch: TAG Heuer Monaco
Le Mans was filmed in 1970, but the fashion is anything but old. Steve McQueen was easily one of the actors who helped and influenced TAG Heuer’s brand. The Heuer Monaco he sported on his wrist pretty much became a star itself. The actual watch itself that McQueen wore in the film was sold in 2012 at an auction for almost $800,000.
Which of these iconic watches is your favorite?