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Robert De Niro's watch in "The Irishman"

  1. MJKauz

    MJKauz Nov 30, 2019

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    So I keep seeing this watch flash in front of me when I open up Netflix and I have to know what it is. According to the canon of the story it's 18k gold, but I don't know if the watch itself is, or if it's anything remarkable at all.

    I do like the style of bracelet it's on. Could someone fill me in on the name for that as well? I think the most notable instance I have seen of that was on formerly John Goldberger's (now some other lucky person's) 1970s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 6265 in White Gold.
     
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  2. Chaz Goldenrod

    Chaz Goldenrod Nov 30, 2019

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    I just watched this yesterday, great film! I’d be interested to know more about this watch as well.
     
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  3. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Nov 30, 2019

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    its hideous
     
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  4. MJKauz

    MJKauz Nov 30, 2019

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    Never said it was great but I'm super curious.
     
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  5. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Dec 1, 2019

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    Amazing film! I was more interested in the collection Hoffa wore, seemed to change frequently, lots of big block cases with a variety of interesting dial combos.
    Any ideas?
     
  6. rkman11

    rkman11 Dec 1, 2019

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    Earlier on in the film he wears a Bulova. Not sure on this one, there’s a great close up on it when he receives the watch and opens the box, but even then I couldn’t make out the dial.
     
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  7. rob#1

    rob#1 Dec 1, 2019

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  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 1, 2019

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    Note that these guys rocked the gold watches in casual clothes. I’m still on the fence regarding the film though. I think I respected more than enjoyed.
     
  9. MJKauz

    MJKauz Dec 1, 2019

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  10. MJKauz

    MJKauz Dec 1, 2019

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    I'm going to watch the movie finally in the coming days after I'm no longer with family and I'll have to pay attention.
     
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  11. fbf

    fbf Dec 1, 2019

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    a bit too long for my liking. it's good to see all these old actors who appeared in the classic italian mob movies. guys from good fellas, sopranos, etc...
     
  12. Dan S

    Dan S Dec 1, 2019

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    The link DID give the "make" ... Mathey-Tissot. And it's quite clearly written on the dial in several photos. I doubt there is any particular model name.
     
  13. MJKauz

    MJKauz Dec 1, 2019

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    Obviously it did. I meant to just say model. Otherwise I wouldn't have found the auction if it didn't say the make.
     
  14. watch3s

    watch3s Dec 1, 2019

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    i do wonder tho, the jubilee one that DeNiro wears, its not a datejust is it?
     
  15. jaspers

    jaspers Dec 1, 2019

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    Same. That movie would have been awesome had it been made 20 years ago, and had someone curtailed Scorsese to a <2 hour movie. Now it's as if the cast from Goodfellas remake with Pacino out of a nursing home in Florida.

    The gold Tissot works brilliantly for De Niro though. Just the kind of thing a wise guy would wear—super feminine on anyone, but somehow perfect on a retired alpha male with a hairy wrist.
     
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  16. wristpirate

    wristpirate Dec 1, 2019

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    The dial combos are essentially the Teamsters logo printed onto the dial. Didn't notice any closeups of Hoffa's watch in the movie. Google image "Teamsters watch" for some idea of what they could have been
     
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  17. Dan S

    Dan S Dec 1, 2019

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    Mathey-Tissot is a different company than Tissot. The two are not associated as far as I know. Just an interesting distinction for a watch forum.
     
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  18. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 1, 2019

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    Best movie review ever!
     
  19. Walrus

    Walrus Dec 1, 2019

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    Speaking of unions and watches I wonder if these watches were any good

    DETROIT — In 2013, the training center jointly run by General Motors and the UAW ordered 58,000 custom-made watches — enough to give one to every GM hourly worker and have plenty left over.

    But they were never handed out. Today, the $4 million order remains packed away in a warehouse near the Detroit River.

    Still, federal investigators say, the deal accomplished what it was intended to do. The UAW official who arranged it collected a $250,000 kickback. Two others split $95,000 disguised as payments for "furniture." That still left well over $1 million in profit for the vendor — a Philadelphia chiropractor who got into the watch business solely to recoup a bad loan he had made to a friend of one of the union officials.

    That's just one of the conspiracies that prosecutors detailed last week when filing wire-fraud and money-laundering charges against Michael Grimes, an assistant in the UAW's GM department who retired last year. Grimes, who is accused of collecting nearly $2 million in illicit benefits over more than a decade, is the ninth person charged in a corruption investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.
     
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  20. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Dec 1, 2019

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    ...and a good fit for “Punchy”