Have you ever found yourself watching a movie, and thinking to yourself that a particular character is wearing a watch that just doesn’t make any sense? Conversely, are there watches that feel perfectly cast in your favorite movies? Of course you have – it’s the cross that all us as watch fanatics must bear. Today on the podcast, we’re diving deep into watch casting, choosing the watches that we think make the most sense in some particularly iconic films, and choosing new watches for characters in movies you’ve suggested. Hear us weigh in on watches that would make sense on the wrists of Forrest Gump, the Stand by Me kids, Arnold Schwarzenegger (in multiple movies) and more. This is a fun one for movie and watch fans alike, and definitely a topic we’ll be returning to in the future, so be sure to let us know if you have characters and movies you’d like us to cast or recast from a watch nerd perspective.
An additional note on this episode: toward the end you’ll hear us opine on the watches featured in The Wolf of Wall Street, and comment that the internet should evaluate the watches worn by the real Jordan Belfort. Well, the internet listened, and days after recording this episode, our friends at Time + Tide ran this article that does exactly that. Another watch mystery solved!