Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Stumped.

    In the 1971 film Le Mans. Steve McQueen, as racer wore a blue faced, black strap version of the Monaco. In 1969 the brand was still called Heuer (without TAG). I don't think that's what's on his wrist.

    According to the 'net, Steve McQueen sported a Rolex Submariner 5512 in the 1970s and an Explorer II, model 1655 which I believe had orange hands. The Explorer II has also been called the Steve McQueen Rolex and is very popular among collectors today. Again, that's not what is on his wrist unless my eyes are way off. The stem is in the wrong place for a Rolex and the band is undersized.
  2. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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    No idea. It's definitely not a Rolex or Heuer. The lugs are all wrong.
  3. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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  4. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Coolest man to have walked the planet. Shit, I have something to aspire to buy now :lol3

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  5. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Outstanding. Thanks for that info. I could barely make out the subdials in the photo posted above and was thinking it was some kind of pilot's chrono.

    From the page above:

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  6. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Exceptionally cool! I mean, what more could be said about Steve McQueen? The best part? The fact that I bet he knew every word of the story on the watch and wore it for very specific reasons. He had a lot of bling, but didn't flaunt it just to show off- he truly appreciated the things his success afforded him.

    We need more people in the world like Steve today now more than ever.
  7. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Yes. Mr. McQueen was an elegant man. He wore a neat watch as well.
  8. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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  9. bmwktmbill

    bmwktmbill Traveler

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    Course the jacket is a Barbour International....

    This just because...

    Jane Fonda

    http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l146/bmwstbill/images1.jpg

    and this:

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    And this...

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    Believe the guy next to Steve is Jay Seibring, killed by the Manson tribe...Mcqueen was supposed to go to the party but didn't at the last minute.

    Wonder what would have happened if he would have been there.

    OK enough.
    bill
  10. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Oh wow. That's crazy. I'd like to think Steve would've ended Manson, but you never know...
  11. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Hay
    I havent worn and wrist watch for years now, I do have a Seiko 6106-8110 that I posted pics of here long back. It needs a service and should probably worn once in a while, but I dont.

    Anyway, I am thinking of a pocket watch, on a chain type.

    I buy good quality, reliable equipment (unlike my last watch REF/A/) and am thinking of some thing in the US$300 region. I would be after something simple, classic but robust. Date maybe, second hand if so. Automatic is desirable but not essential.

    Any suggestions? is my $$$ too low?

    Coming to the collective wisdom here for fatherly advice.....:rofl
    Thanks
    Hay Ewe


    REF/A/ I bought a polar CS300 heart rate meter watch - all up AUD$500 - most dissapointing bit of kit I have bought - EVER.
  12. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    http://www.calibre11.com/interview-jack-heuer/

    Interesting stuff re F1 driver Jo Siffert wholesaling Heuers to the F1 crowd in the '60s, blood group/name engravings etc.

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    "JH: Well the Autavia non-automatic was a watch that the automotive world liked- Jochen Rindt had one- it was the one thing that people in the automotive world liked to carry. And so therefore this one [The Chronomatic Autavia] we made both in white and black, as you know, and so because it was called Autavia, we said to Jo [Siffert] that this is the one that you should wear most of the time, so that was the idea.

    Jo as you may know from his background, he was a very poor guy and he was a born ”wheeler and dealer” and he would always have a collection of watches, and he would place them with all of his friends on the circuit, between wholesale and retail [prices], and we didn’t mind of course because it was in public and so actually the Formula 1 circuit, if you looked around, they all wore a Heuer Chronograph…."
  13. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    One of the things I love about the Android is they have a buttload of aps that have cool watches on them for on screen clocks. I have a different hing end watch on each page of my tablet.
  14. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    Even if Steve was there he wouldn't have been the end of Charlie as Charlie wasn't there either.:D

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  15. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    Not very expensive (for watches) but I like it...
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  16. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    DOH! :cob Carry on, I'm obviously too dumb and run my mouth when I don't know what I'm talking about. After being at Manson's cabin before it burned, I just like the thought of that dude not walking the planet.

    Back on track, I'm going to look into those watch apps for the iPad, that is COOL!
  17. Gas Hog

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    Oh my..those are nice! :evil
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  18. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    Anyone else notice the name of that rig on that watch above? Rig Safety Award watch... that post was from 2007...
  19. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte™

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    Saw that...
  20. theregulator

    theregulator Shut Up and Ride

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    Good to hear Dr. Rock. Glad someone else is putting a SD through it's paces. How is the rubber strap holding up? Still the same cheapo in your picture?