Can You Identify This Steve McQueen Watch?
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    Can You Identify This Steve McQueen Watch?

    I saw this pic of the late, great actor Steve McQueen, and I wondered what watch he is wearing?



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    My first thought was Speedy, a Chrono certainly, but the two sub dials don't seem quite right. The brand name near the to doesn't look correct either. What ever it is it must, of course, be before 1980, the year he died.
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    Re: Can You Identify This Steve McQueen Watch?

    Looks like an old Heuer chrono
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    Re: Can You Identify This Steve McQueen Watch?

    Aomething which would be amazing to find is McQueen wearing something other than a Sub that would be fantastic. Only ever seen him wear a 5512 off set.

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    Re: Can You Identify This Steve McQueen Watch?

    I'm pretty sure it's a Hanhart. I've seen other photos of him wearing it, especially while motorcycling.

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    Yup, Hanhart chrono...

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/th...-mcqueens-othe
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    Re: Can You Identify This Steve McQueen Watch?

    I am not sure that this right, when I look at the sub on the left in the McQueen pic I can plainly see a lot more of the "8" and the "10". The sub dial is much smaller than the Heuer.
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    Re: Can You Identify This Steve McQueen Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kahrp9p9 View Post
    I can identify the Colt Python.
    Actually looks like a prop gun , no ejector rod shroud, too many vents in the rib which doesn't extend to the end of the barrel which kinda looks slabbed....
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    Re: Can You Identify This Steve McQueen Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by u2bdet View Post
    Actually looks like a prop gun , no ejector rod shroud, too many vents in the rib which doesn't extend to the end of the barrel which kinda looks slabbed....
    Definitely not a Colt Python, The Python has a floating firing pin and this one is clearly a fixed type. The cylinder looks small and the cylinder holes are also looking small as well as the muzzle. I would say a small calibre target pistol, maybe a Ruger .22?
    The Watch is without a doubt a Hanhart Chrono, and OMG I want one!
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    Re: Can You Identify This Steve McQueen Watch?

    Pistol mystery solved the gun is a Harrington and Richardson 9 shot .22 caliber ..



    BUT a .22!! ??? .... just knocked him down a notch on the macho scale ; )
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    Re: Can You Identify This Steve McQueen Watch?

    Gotta give it to him - guy had style. At 38mm, that chrono looks awesome.
    Modern Hanhart line up is missing some of that simple sophistication and going for masculinity via huge thick case size. :(

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    Re: Can You Identify This Steve McQueen Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnderW View Post
    Gotta give it to him - guy had style. At 38mm, that chrono looks awesome.
    Modern Hanhart line up is missing some of that simple sophistication and going for masculinity via huge thick case size. :(
    As far as I know the vintage Hanhart 417 ES (edelstahl, or stainless steel) was either 39 or 40 mm...the original Hanhart chrono from the 30s and 40s was definitely a 40 mm X 13.7mm, pretty big for that era and it was a sophisticated and classy design IMO.
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