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Bogarts Watch

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by bburtner@moran, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Lone_Ranger

    Lone_Ranger A-List Customer

    How appropriate! A tough guy, to fit the tough criteria.....

    "He is the hero, he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor, by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world." ~ With a tip of the fedora, to Mr Chandler.
     
  2. Looking at the face of that watch, it appears to be a chronograph with three dials on the face. Now, the picture isn't exactly clear, but the 12 o'clock marker looks like either a Bulova or an Elgin, but I'm leaning more towards the Bulova. My best guess for the time being anyway.

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  3. Bogart's wristwatch in the film Casablanca does not seem to be a tonneau shaped Longines at all. It looks like a Hamilton Wilshire based on the way the lugs are over the strap-much like how you can wear a Wilshire.
     
  4. Well, I have always thought all bracelet watches to be more than a bit effeminate. A man should carry a substantial, full plate watch, at least a size 16, preferably a size 18, though with evening clothes a L├ępine calibre watch may not necessarily indicate complete emasculation. Unfortunately, no one born after, say, 1877 seems to agree with me, and so I have been out-voted.
     
  5. A lady calls 911 to report a naked pilot running around her apartment complex! The operator replies, you have a naked man running around your apartment complex? She replies yes. Then the operator replies, what makes you think he's a pilot? The lady says, he's wearing a really big watch!
     
  6. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain Practically Family

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    In one book I have about French soldiers in 1940, there is a particularly interesting end-paper which shows a group of French soldiers doing some entrenching, all equipped with shovels, picks and the like. One of the men has a very distinct watch with a rectangular shape that almost defines the period. But most of them are also wearing neckties (cravates) with shirts that have button-down collars. Interesting military styles.
     

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