2 Headed Watch from Blade Runner (Can it be identified?)

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    2 Headed Watch from Blade Runner (Can it be identified?)

    Good Morning,

    I run a forum dedicated to the props made for the movie Blade Runner. We are currently trying to identify a watch worn by the character Captain Bryant in the film.

    We are curious if this watch was custom made for the movie out of two existing watches or simply a readily available store bought watch.

    If anyone has any information I would greatly appreciate you sharing it. If you are interested in seeing the thread in my forum it is located here:
    http://propsummit.com/viewtopic.php?t=220

    I have attached a couple pictures below to help with the identification:




    Thank you all for the help!!!

    Tom

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    Re: 2 Headed Watch from Blade Runner (Can it be identified?)

    Looks like a homemade kluge.

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    Re: 2 Headed Watch from Blade Runner (Can it be identified?)

    I guess I should mention the movie was made around 1982. That could help date it as well. It looks to be LED as most can probably tell.

    Unfortunately I am not familiar with Kluge

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    Re: 2 Headed Watch from Blade Runner (Can it be identified?)

    lol. kludge isn't a brand, it's a hack job. like virtually all of the props used the film, this one was undoubtedly fabricated exclusively for it - cobbled together from a pair of early digital watches dating from the late 70's.
    (I'd rather be driving)

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    Re: 2 Headed Watch from Blade Runner (Can it be identified?)

    Quote Originally Posted by nderwater View Post
    it's a hack job.
    a skin job?

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    Re: 2 Headed Watch from Blade Runner (Can it be identified?)

    The term "hack job" in this case comes from the idea of cutting, or "hacking" two completely separate items into pieces, and then re-assembling the cut-up pieces into a single finished product.

    In this case, it looks like the bracelets of two complete LCD watches (possibly like an old Casio model I used to own) were first disassembled (or cut apart). Then, a metal "bridge" to connect the two watch cases was fabricated. The cases were then joined together using the bridge piece, and finally the bracelet halves were assembled into a completed watch.

    I'm guessing it would take someone with a pretty large wrist to pull off wearing such an assemblage, but from the photos it appears the actor had just that.

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