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Bogarts Watch

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

  1. Lone_Ranger

    Lone_Ranger Practically Family

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    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. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    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. Giant.leap

    Giant.leap New in Town

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    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. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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  5. vitanola

    vitanola My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    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 Lépine 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.
     
  6. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    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!
     
  7. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain Call Me a Cab

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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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