Watches have always played a big role in movies. A watch can tell a lot about someone’s personality and status. Movies love to play with this. The viewers can easily identify someone’s wealth or success when the camera zooms in on a shiny gold watch, while a black dive watch can exhibit the toughness of a gun-blazing action hero.
Today, we are going to look into 5 of the most iconic movie watches of movies made before the year 2000.
Men In Black - Hamilton Ventura XXL (1997)
In the 1997 classic Men In Black, Will Smith has to fight with and against aliens to save the world. You can’t fight aliens with gadgets while wearing a boring watch, can you? Smith wears a Hamilton Venture XXL, a quirky asymmetrical timepieces that somehow really makes sense in this movie.
James Bond - Rolex Submariner 6538 (1963)
If we think of James Bond watches, we think of the Omega Seamaster, right? Well, Mister Bond hasn’t always been an Omega ambassador. In the early movies, Bond can be seen wearing a Rolex Submariner. In the 1963 movie ‘From Russia With Love’ for example, we see the MI6 agent with a Rolex Submariner reference 6538.
American Psycho - Rolex Datejust 16013 (1991)
American Psycho is a true cult classic. Christian Bale portraits the role of lunatic Patrick Bateman to perfection, and the two tone Rolex Datejust 16013 really helps paint the picture of what kind of Wall Street douche Bateman really is. I’m not saying a 16013 is a tacky watch, but you get the point.
Back To The Future - Casio Calculator watch (1985)
Watches don’t have to be expensive of flashy to paint the picture of a character. Old school James Bond wears a sporty Rolex and a Wall Street psychopath wears a two tone Rolex. Sounds logical, right?
What would a high school kid with an interest in science wear in the 1980’s? A calculator watch!
In Back To The Future, Marty McFly can be seen wearing a Casio Calculator watch. The quirky watch really ties his iconic outfit together.
Predator – Seiko H558-5009 (1987)
Now we know what spies and high school kids wore before the year 2000, but what would a gun blazing lunatic who consists of 120kg of pure muscle (aka Arnold Schwarzenegger) wear? A tough and rugged 46mm full black Seiko adventure watch of course!