That’s true IV is 4 but in watch jewelry, 4 is depicted as IIII.
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This is actually a very nice looking watch! I'm surprised to find that other watch manufacturers followed the rather unusual practice of using "IIII" to indicate the number four, as I already knew Timex did.I too have a gut feeling the watch bezel rim is gold……and I had written it in my reply as so….but then changed it to mention could be gold or silver. I’m gonna go with my gut…and call it gold.
It’s been mentioned that Roman numerals are being used…..I’ll agree to that too.
I also think that the black watch band is textured of sorts?…..perhaps alligator skin pattern? Or maybe I’m seeing a stitch line where the watch pin goes.
So a search for a gold bezel round rim, with a pure white watch face, with black hands and black Roman numerals and no day/date feature is probably the watch to search for. Bare in mind…..the movie was shown in 1972….the watch has to be, imo, a 1972 or earlier model.
This is 1971…..this watch with a gold rim bezel instead of silver as shown below, and textured black watch band would fit the requirements….perhaps
It’s conceivable that the movie was being filmed in 1971 and released in 1972.
Check this out…. Link——> Watch below
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I’d settle for this just found……
Model name is IWC Portofino
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You’ll want to hunt down something close to the above for much cheaper $$$……this vintage IWC Portofino above runs over a couple grand…..yikes!
Bravo! Valid points, one and all. Also, the hour hand appears to be a bit longer on the target watch.Below is a somewhat side by side comparison…… I rotated the Kolchak watch 180 so the crowns of both watches are on the side to the right.
There’s an assumption that the Kolchak watch is a Timex……imo I’m not so sure. Definitely there’s no bottom text on the Kolchak watch face.
I’m now not so sure those are Roman numerals the more I look. Certainly, if Roman numerals….there are smaller in font point size….than your example.
From a distance….it meets the perfectly round rim bezel….the white face…..black numerals and hands….and a black band yet to be bought.
Its a good find….It’s a hard call…but overall it “appears “ to be close enough.
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Bravo! Valid points, one and all. Also, the hour hand appears to be a bit longer on the target watch.
Hm. I might get this if I can get the seller to drop the price significantly (it's good to have a fallback), but it probably isn't "the" watch. Either way—the search continues...