anyone ever solve the "what watch is Hooper wearing?" in JAWS?

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anyone ever solve the "what watch is Hooper wearing?" in JAWS?

Post by Steelman » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:53 pm

I've read many an article but nobody has had a definitive answer. Thought it was an old zodiac myself.

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anyone ever solve the "what watch is Hooper wearing?" in JAWS?

Post by Chocodove » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:57 pm

Pat here (nellipj) had one of the reissues, I believe.

http://www.alstawatch.com/watches/
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Post by mfxr » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:41 pm

^ yep thats the one I think.

Resco have a model that 'homages' it also:

https://rescoinstruments.com/collections/hooper

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Post by Nellipj » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:16 pm

Yep, it’s an Alsta.


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Post by PGERRITY » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:50 pm

mfxr wrote:^ yep thats the one I think.

Resco have a model that 'homages' it also:

https://rescoinstruments.com/collections/hooper
I had that one for a brief time, it’s really well done. As far as homages go..


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Post by BBK357 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:14 pm

I’ve wanted that Resco one.


The reissue from the actual company I think is over priced and used cheap movement


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Post by Ryeguy » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:24 am

BBK357 wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:14 pm
I’ve wanted that Resco one.


The reissue from the actual company I think is over priced and used cheap movement


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I like that Resco reissue too. $1,300 just seems pretty rich for a 2824-2 powered micro with a printed dial and NATO strap.

Is this watch entirely Swiss Made or something that pushes the price up?

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Post by dukerules » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:39 am

Jaws is my favorite movie, ever (going to watch it for about the 20th time tonight, actually), and I've been seriously tempted to pick up the Alsta reissue for awhile. I haven't, though, because I just know I'd be disappointed.

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Post by PGERRITY » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:42 am

dukerules wrote:Jaws is my favorite movie, ever (going to watch it for about the 20th time tonight, actually), and I've been seriously tempted to pick up the Alsta reissue for awhile. I haven't, though, because I just know I'd be disappointed.
I thought the same thing when I picked up the Zissou Vostok, as Life Aquatic is my favorite movie. But even after getting it and seeing that it was assembled with broken dreams and old rusty car parts I still love it for what it is. Reminds me of the movie and old dive stuff..so meh. Whatever.


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Post by Steve O. » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:32 am

Watched Jaws and Jaws 2 for the hundredth times this weekend. Two of my favorites ever.

Maybe not as interesting as Hooper's Alsta, but the watch Chief Brody wore throughout the movie was a cool Hamilton Lyndon CLD.


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