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    If they could, what watch would they wear?

    History is filled with colorful characters, many of whom came and went before watches were invented. Using what you know about them, tell us what watch -- current or vintage -- one or more of these notable figures from history would wear and why.

    There're a lot of figures to choose from below, and there's no need to give every one a watch. Feel free to identify your own historical characters if none on the lists below capture your imagination.

    Religious Leaders and Humanitarians:
    • Jesus - Laurent Ferrier because everything about these watches is understated, but as good, pure, clean and sober.
    • Buddha
    • Henri Dunant
    • Mohammed
    • Mother Teresa - Timex
    • Norman Borlaug
    • Haile Selassie


    Political Leaders
    • William I (the Conqueror)
    • Henry VIII - Tudor
    • Catherine II of Russia
    • Pope Leo I
    • Pope Gregory I
    • Pope Nicholas I
    • Leonardo da Vinci
    • Martin Luther - Muhle Glashutte Antaria Datum because they are austere and German


    Thinkers
    • Plato
    • Socrates
    • Sun Tzu
    • Confucius
    • Georg Wilhelm Frederich Hegel
    • Adam Smith


    Warriors
    • Attila the Hun
    • Genghis Khan
    • Leonidas of Sparta
    • Yue Fei
    • Robin Hood - Omega Aqua Terra Seamaster XXL - because the hands look like a bow and arrow
    • Vercingetorix
    • Miyamoto Musashi
    • Hannibal Barca
    • Cornelius Scipio
    • Spartacus
    • Saladin - Corum Coin Watch (model 293.645.56/H501 MU51) - because the eagle was featured in his coat of arms
    • Shaka Zulu - Piaget Altiplano Double Jeu Limelight Paradise - because his kingdom had gold and diamonds and the design is tribal
    • King David
    • Alexander III of Macedon
    • Alaric the Visigoth
    • Julius Caesar


    All the best

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    Re: If they could, what watch would they wear?

    Religious Leaders and Humanitarians:
    • Jesus - Seiko Tuna (either that or an Alpha and an Omega watch *LOL*)
    • Buddha - NoMos (get it?)
    • Henri Dunant -eh?
    • Mohammed - Rolex Submariner
    • Mother Teresa - Seiko 5
    • Norman Borlaug
    • Haile Selassie


    Political Leaders
    • William I (the Conqueror) - Casio Gshock MTG
    • Henry VIII - why a TUDOR of course *LOL*
    • Catherine II of Russia - Something by VanCleef&Arpels
    • Pope Leo I
    • Pope Gregory I
    • Pope Nicholas I
    • Leonardo da Vinci - Patek Phillipe of some sort
    • Martin Luther


    Thinkers
    • Plato - Glaschütte Original
    • Socrates - Vostok Amphibia
    • Sun Tzu - Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph
    • Confucius - Jaeger Le Coultre Reverso
    • Georg Wilhelm Frederich Hegel
    • Adam Smith - Franck Müller Master Banker


    Warriors
    • Attila the Hun - Panerai Luminor
    • Genghis Khan - Grand Seiko GMT
    • Leonidas of Sparta Panerai Luminor Commando
    • Yue Fei (fascinating choice) Rolex Perpetual Oyster
    • Robin Hood - GrandSeiko with a diashock (stole from the Rich gave to the poor...kept the GS for himself)
    • Vercingetorix - Bell&Ross Airborne II
    • Miyamoto Musashi - he was often late for duels :P Seiko Seiko Emperor Tuna
    • Hannibal Barca
    • Cornelius Scipio
    • Spartacus - Timex Ironman
    • Saladin - Vacherin Constantin (get it?)
    • Shaka Zulu - Rolex with the most gold
    • King David - Omega Speedmaster
    • Alexander III of Macedon - Suunto Elementum Terra
    • Alaric the Visigoth - some UTS watch
    • Julius Caesar - (depends on which era)


    All the best

    Good game..but i gotta go *LOL*
    Names to add:
    Marcus Licinius Crassus - Patek Phillipe Supercomplication
    King Solomon (son of David)
    Edward Teach (Blackbeard)
    Christopher Columbus -
    ChengHo -Rolex Seadweller
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    Re: If they could, what watch would they wear?

    Mother Teresa - Solid gold Rolex (a gift from Charles Keating and Jean-Claude Duvalier)
    Omega Marine Chronometer cal 1516
    Omega Speedmaster Professional cal 861 (ca 1970)
    Kemmner Flieger type A
    Citizen Nighthawk (black)
    Citizen ana-digi Promaster ca 1987 (beater)

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    Re: If they could, what watch would they wear?

    1) You didn't include Napoleon, who would wear a Panerai or Invicta or something extremely over-sized.
    2) You also omitted Lord Nelson who, obviously, would wear a Bremont Victory.
    3) Alexander would need a world timer, something with multiple time zones to keep track of the empire.
    4) Attila and Genghis Kahn would wear either G-Shock or an Ironman.
    5) Da Vinci would prolly wear a skeleton of some sort.
    6) Hegel would like an ALS Saxonia; so would William the Conqueror. So would I.

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    Re: If they could, what watch would they wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by THS View Post
    Mother Teresa - Solid gold Rolex (a gift from Charles Keating and Jean-Claude Duvalier)
    Are you sure she'd actually wear it? I wonder if she'd sell it and feed the poor with the money.....
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    Re: If they could, what watch would they wear?

    Mother Theresa will wear cheapo wal mart brandless watch or Timex or Casio

    And no,I'm not saying this as a bad thing....but her personality does not fit the Rolex given to her..
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    Re: If they could, what watch would they wear?

    Indiana Jones & Mungo Park - Seiko Alpinist
    Capt. Cook - Omega Ocean Planet
    Marco Polo - Rolex Explorer GMT
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    Re: If they could, what watch would they wear?

    Didn't Napoleon wear a Breguet already?
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    Re: If they could, what watch would they wear?

    Jesus: (A slightly smaller version of John Lennon's Patek. Resulted in a big misunderstanding a millennia and a half later, when no one would believe John's claim that "he was only referring to wrist size!")
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    Re: If they could, what watch would they wear?

    Religious Leaders and Humanitarians:

    • Jesus Seiko 'Spirit' Solar
    • Buddha Is this Chinese Buddhism? If so, he might need something large...Shinola 47mm Runwell
    • Henri Dunant Being a Swissy, a Swatch Irony
    • Mohammed Gold Rolex President to impress his wives
    • Mother Teresa Timex Weekender
    • Norman Borlaug WeWood watch
    • Haile Selassie Any watch with a hemp strap



    Political Leaders

    • William I (the Conqueror) Casio G-shock
    • Henry VIII I can't beat the above mention of a Tudor, LOL!
    • Catherine II of Russia Vostok customised by Faberge
    • Pope Leo I PAM 372
    • Pope Gregory I Something expensive with a minute repeater
    • Pope Nicholas I Rolex Skydweller
    • Leonardo da Vinci Breguet Montre Squelette
    • Martin Luther Who?



    Thinkers

    • Plato Casio Databank
    • Socrates Seiko SARB
    • Sun Tzu 'Emperor' Tuna
    • Confucius Sea Gull 818.900
    • Georg Wilhelm Frederich Hegel ML Masterpiece Roue Carree Seconde
    • Adam Smith Patek Nautilus



    Warriors

    • Attila the Hun Seiko '5' Millitary
    • Genghis Khan Girard Perreaux Traveller
    • Leonidas of Sparta Citizen Promatser
    • Yue Fei Nomos Tangente
    • Robin Hood Hublot '5 million'
    • Vercingetorix something from a kickstarter campain.
    • Miyamoto Musashi Seiko Ananta with 'Zaratsu polishing'
    • Hannibal Barca Breitling Navitimer
    • Cornelius Scipio Tissot Powermatic 80
    • Spartacus Timex Ironman
    • Saladin Patek Calatrava
    • Shaka Zulu No watch
    • King David Grand Seiko
    • Alexander III of Macedon ALS Tourbograph
    • Alaric the Visigoth Gold Omega Deville
    • Julius Caesar JLC Reserve de Marche (Thinking Ides of march)


    Well, Tony. That's about all the thinking I can do in one day :) The rest of todays posts by me will suffer for it.
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