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by Aleta Saeger October 24, 2020 3 min read

If you’re anything like me, you can’t watch a movie without trying to spot what the actors and actresses are wearing on their wrist. It’s gotten so bad now I’ll literally pause the show to rewind and go back and see if I can figure it out. Your spouse rolls their eyes, but you’ve figured out what they were wearing and feel a small “WIS” like victory for yourself. Today, we’re going to take a look at some recent Films and TV shows that we spotted some awesome watches recently! 

Rolex Datejust - The Haunting of Bly Manor

 

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Do you like scary movies? I do, and I dove right into the latest from Netflix, The Haunting of Bly Manor. The Haunting of Hill House was incredibly good, and Bly Manor did not disappoint as a follow up storyline. If you’re not familiar with the show, they cast the same actors used in The Haunting of Hill House, but they each portray new characters from a completely different timeline in Bly Manor. The actor Henry Thomas, who played the lovable American dad in Hill House, now plays Uncle Henry, a more uptight, wealthy businessman. Along with the new accent and style, we see him sporting what looks to be a two-tone Rolex Datejust on the wrist in several scenes of the show. I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it every time his wrist was exposed, and it basically stole the scene for me. Now while I can’t fully confirm he was wearing an actual Datejust, if you zoom into the claps and bracelet it looks to be true to Rolex’s form,albeitavery clean model. In one shot in particular, it almost looked like he had the diamond indices model, but it was only a quick glance. 

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Now the show has gotten some backlash over showing a Richard Mille storefront in the beginning of episode 1 because the storyline is supposed to take place in 1987 (oops). However, the two tone Rolex Datejust in a 36mm size does line up with the timeframe as these were super popular during that time. If you’re feeling in a Halloween mood and like scary films, give it a watch, and let us know if you spot the Datejust throughout! Want the perfect Halloween strap? Click here to check out our orange and black Everest Curved End Rubber Straps like the one pictured below today!

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Hamilton Khaki Navy Below Zero - Tenet

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Mind boggling, twisted, confusing, phenomenal, these are words I tend to use to describe a Christopher Nolan film. Tenet came out in theaters just a few months ago (one of the few films actually released this year), and I was able to get out of my bubble and go watch it. For those who haven’t seen it, I won’t spoil anything, but I will say it's a must watch for any time-traveling movie junkie like myself. The watch brand Hamilton has had longtime ties with Hollywood and worked with Nolan on his film Interstellar in 2014, which the watches played a considerable role in. Hamilton even later released a Khaki Field “Murph” several years after the movie's release due to its popularity among the watch community. Christopher Nolan pulled Hamilton back into his latest release where in my opinion, the watches played an even bigger role. Again, without spoiling, the movie makes use of the Khaki Navy Below Zero dive watches worn by not only the main actors but a slew of crew among the film. 

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The watches are meant to survive the toughest situations and keep the characters “on course.” Clickhere to get a strap that’s as tough as any watch out there. We get plenty of wrist watch checks in the movie, and Hamilton even released a special edition of this very watch, however, the full red & blue digital displayed Khaki Navy’s are still just movie props and have not been made into production. 

Click here to read our thoughts on the once American made brand. 

I love seeing watch brands and movies coming together and forming partnerships. I’ve admittingly been swayed a time or two to buy a watch because a movie character had one on. Do you like this Watch Spotting series? Would you like to see more watches included in filmmaking and storytelling? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

Written by K.T. Morales

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Aleta Saeger
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