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    what do you think he's wearing? Depp as Hunter Thompson

    just re-watched "Fear and loathing in Las Vegas" in HD
    what the wrishwatch Depp is wearing - some kind of old diver? not Rolex Coke for sure…
    took screenshot:
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    Re: what do you think he's wearing? Depp as Hunter Thompson

    Depending on how true Depp was in character, I don't believe it would be a Rolex. Hunter seemed like he would have been the type to get a watch that is disposable. I couldn't imagine Hunter Thompson wearing a watch of considerable value. Almost looks like it could be a Tissot, but I really don't have a clue.
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    Re: what do you think he's wearing? Depp as Hunter Thompson

    Considering how much of his costume was actually Hunter's clothes, hats, etc, it is probably one of Hunter's watches on Depp's wrist. He lived with Thompson while preparing for the film, and Hunter himself shaved Johnny's head.

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    Re: what do you think he's wearing? Depp as Hunter Thompson

    Last edited by Lenny_Goofoff; November 27th, 2010 at 13:39.

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    Re: what do you think he's wearing? Depp as Hunter Thompson

    Case style doesn't appear to be Rolex.
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    Re: what do you think he's wearing? Depp as Hunter Thompson

    Wow, I never thought H. Thompson to be a Rolex owner. It makes perfect sense that he was though.
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    Re: what do you think he's wearing? Depp as Hunter Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    Wow, I never thought H. Thompson to be a Rolex owner. It makes perfect sense that he was though.
    Not only was he a Rolex owner but there's a picture showing him wearing two watches with one being identified as a Brietling Professional. So we know he owned both a Brietling and a Rolex. As to to OP's question we are looking for a cushion cased diver with a black and silver bezel.

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    Re: what do you think he's wearing? Depp as Hunter Thompson

    Sorry to resurrect an old tread but I just watched the film again and am wondering the same thing. Just wondering if anyone ever figured this one out.

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    Re: what do you think he's wearing? Depp as Hunter Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Z View Post
    Sorry to resurrect an old tread but I just watched the film again and am wondering the same thing. Just wondering if anyone ever figured this one out.

    I'm watching it right now for about the millionth time. It's a really really nice watch. And yeah - Depp wore his shirts, that's his car, lived with him, etc, etc so it would possibly make sense it was his watch. If Hunter kept a watch from the 60s. Who knows.

    When I meet Depp one day it is the one piece of information I will want from him.

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    Re: what do you think he's wearing? Depp as Hunter Thompson

    Being an avid HST fan, and having watched the film a number of times, my best suggestion so far is a Monval Supermatic.





    It meets the already identified criteria of cushion case diver, black and silver bezel, and perforated racing style leather strap. The era fits too, being a classic 70s design.

    A quick search on eBay yielded nothing, so if anyone is selling one or comes across one, I'd love to know about it.

    The images are from here: Monval Supermatic | Twilightdivewatches where there's a little more info too.

    Any further suggestions would be much appreciated!

    Finally, thanks must go to Lenny_Goofoff for producing such a good compilation of screenshots. Good work.
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