Ian Fleming once mentioned, “A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his suit”.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Mr Fleming is the author and creator of James Bond who is unstoppably classy. So, take it from the man itself.
This is a list for a specific group of enthusiasts. You don’t want to wear graphic t-shirts screaming your love for Back to the Future. Instead, you want to convey your passion with a touch of subtlety and style, only letting those with a sharp eye realise it, or to spark conversation with those intrigued by its unique designs and impress them with a piece of trivia or two.
This isn’t a list for deep pockets either, we’re showcasing a list of iconic watches from the affordable to the luxurious, and where you can find them online, or similar alternatives. Let’s get ticking.
Back to the future: CASIO CA-53W-1ZD
This one should put a smile on most of our faces – because you either already own one, or you’re thrilled at the fact that it costs as low as S$25. Yes, for a movie-famous timepiece.
Rocked by Marty McFly himself, this is a fantastic throwback to the 80s, where digital watches that were affordable and extremely useful found themselves incredibly popular. With an inbuilt calculator and stopwatch, it’s sure to find plenty of practical use today!
Get yours here.
Speed: Casio G-Shock DW-5600C
Here’s another one you may already own, Keanu Reeves’ Casio G-Shock DW5600e – a favourite of soldiers in Singapore.
Given all the stunts pulled off and shortage of time in almost all of Speed’s challenges, it’s hardly surprising to see Keanu donning a G-Shock. Reliable and precise, tough and cool, it’s the ideal companion timepiece for a hero’s work.
You’ll find these readily available in watch shops and online.
Predator: Seiko H558
Interesting fact: Arnie wore this for most of his 80s action films, including Predator, Commando and Running Man – this is one of the toughest and most recognisable watches in cinema history. Whether he’s blasting aliens to bits, being thrown around in mud and jumping into helicopters, this bad boy’s been there.
It’s definitely not an easy one to find; look up the usual online sources or resale outlets, waiting patiently for it to fall into your sights…