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    Wristwatch worn by Dean in Rebel Without a Cause?

    Hey everybody,

    Today I have a question with which no one may know the answer. But I just had to ask. Does anyone know what wristwatch James Dean wore in Rebel Without a Cause? Looks to me like a black face small diameter simple watch worn on a leather strap (as was in style back in the day). I would like to possibly add one to my collection if I could just find out what type of watch it is. I did a bit of google searching but didn't turn up much. Thanks for your input!

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    Re: Wristwatch worn by Dean in Rebel Without a Cause?

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    Re: Wristwatch worn by Dean in Rebel Without a Cause?

    I found this picture from the set of 'Rebel Without a Cause'.
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    Re: Wristwatch worn by Dean in Rebel Without a Cause?

    Quote Originally Posted by nsmike View Post
    I found this picture from the set of 'Rebel Without a Cause'.
    So it's a black dialed tonneau with only even numbers. Hint #1 and I'd already bet it's a Hamilton.

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    I am at school right now so I will skim Rebel and look for better screenshots on the DVD tonight. Thanks so far for your input. I hope it is a Hamilton because that means I might actually be able to afford it.

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    Re: Wristwatch worn by Dean in Rebel Without a Cause?

    Well, you don't have to go vintage to get this Hamilton Jazzmaster Tonneau. Well priced, too.

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    Re: Wristwatch worn by Dean in Rebel Without a Cause?

    I have a 40s elgin the exact same shape w wire lugs which it looks like may be on the watch in pic. but I agree its probably Hamilton
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    Re: Wristwatch worn by Dean in Rebel Without a Cause?

    Thanks for replies so far. Also found this pic:

    http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpre..._nrfpt_361.jpg

    Haven't watched Rebel yet as I have been busy with school but I do plan to soon. I have looked through several of my Dean books but haven't found a really good picture. I might send an email to the James Dean foundation/ business and see what they know. In the meantime I'll keep doing the odd google search.

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    Re: Wristwatch worn by Dean in Rebel Without a Cause?

    stevemcqueen I sent you an email on a possibility.

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    Re: Wristwatch worn by Dean in Rebel Without a Cause?

    I don't think it's a Hamilton. I surveyed all models and couldn't find a tonneau case with even numerals, let alone a black dial.

    For kicks, I found a few more pics of Dean wearing a watch. The one where he's wearing a T-shirt looks like the same watch as the first above. BTW, he'd be turning 80 in about two weeks if still alive.













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