Cup of a carpenter?

Hello everyone, wanted to have a cool discussion about Indiana Jones. I'm a huge fan. This is my UG monodate and I remember when I first saw it, I instantly thought of Indiana Jones, I thought this is the watch of a Archaeologist. Similar to that famous line in Last Crusade, when indy is looking for the holy Grail and he's repeating "cup of a carpenter". What watches would you think Indy would wear? I think my UG is a good shout. Would love to hear any others you guys think Indy would like. Thank you

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It would need to be tough, like a Rolex, given the time frame of the movie. Weren't they originally marketed as do-all adventure watches prior to becoming a luxury brand?

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It would need to be tough, like a Rolex, given the time frame of the movie. Weren't they originally marketed as do-all adventure watches prior to becoming a luxury brand?

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The thing about Jones is he lives in two worlds: Adventure and Academia. His watch should be able to live in both. That's a tricky balance when you're talking about 1930's-1950's.

I don't love the Hamilton they chose for the current movie, but I DO think they nailed what I guessed would be the case, that his watch might be something he got from his father.

I think your Universal has the right vibe! Something rugged but dressy. If the stories took place later I might say a 1016 Explorer or an OP on leather - but I don't see Junior wearing a dive watch.

88MilesPerHour

The thing about Jones is he lives in two worlds: Adventure and Academia. His watch should be able to live in both. That's a tricky balance when you're talking about 1930's-1950's.

I don't love the Hamilton they chose for the current movie, but I DO think they nailed what I guessed would be the case, that his watch might be something he got from his father.

I think your Universal has the right vibe! Something rugged but dressy. If the stories took place later I might say a 1016 Explorer or an OP on leather - but I don't see Junior wearing a dive watch.

Don't call me Junior! Haha that was a superb response and I couldn't agree with you more!

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88MilesPerHour

The thing about Jones is he lives in two worlds: Adventure and Academia. His watch should be able to live in both. That's a tricky balance when you're talking about 1930's-1950's.

I don't love the Hamilton they chose for the current movie, but I DO think they nailed what I guessed would be the case, that his watch might be something he got from his father.

I think your Universal has the right vibe! Something rugged but dressy. If the stories took place later I might say a 1016 Explorer or an OP on leather - but I don't see Junior wearing a dive watch.

You are 100% correct. It would have to be something that could take a beating but looked good doing it too. Add to it would also have to be relatively modestly priced, but not necessarily cheap. It would most likely be an American brand too. Indy also doesn't strike me as a guy that would replace his watch unless he needed to so it wouldn't be contemporary to each movie.

To me the criteria would be:

-Looks good

-Tough

-Relatively affordable, but not cheap

-Most likely American brand.

-From the 1930s or earlier.

-A watch that was purchased at a mid-level department store or jeweler before his adventures began. Either by him or someone else and given to him. I don't see him in Tiffany's in NYC.

Based in above is would probably be Hamilton or Elgin but don't know what model.

Meglos

You are 100% correct. It would have to be something that could take a beating but looked good doing it too. Add to it would also have to be relatively modestly priced, but not necessarily cheap. It would most likely be an American brand too. Indy also doesn't strike me as a guy that would replace his watch unless he needed to so it wouldn't be contemporary to each movie.

To me the criteria would be:

-Looks good

-Tough

-Relatively affordable, but not cheap

-Most likely American brand.

-From the 1930s or earlier.

-A watch that was purchased at a mid-level department store or jeweler before his adventures began. Either by him or someone else and given to him. I don't see him in Tiffany's in NYC.

Based in above is would probably be Hamilton or Elgin but don't know what model.

Considering how much he traveled I don't think you have to limit it to American brands. You never know what he might pick up as a thank you from a foreign dignitary or someone settling a gambling debt in Cairo.

I think the UG is the watch for him. Love it. I think the Timex American Documents Madeworn would also work.