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Famous people and their leds.

Pictures of famous persons that prefer to wear a digital watch. Selfies are allowed.
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Famous people and their leds.

Post03 Oct 2010, 09:20

Anyone interested in completing a list of who wore what?
Kicking off with the following,
Kojak (Telly Savalas) wore a hamilton qtc g/f.
Elvis and Yul Brynner both pulsar p1s.
Peter Sellers wore a s/s pulsar p2.
President Ford wore a pulsar p3.
Bill Bixby wore a pulsar s/s p2
Rodger Moore ( James Bond) wore a s/s pulsar p2.
Sir Jimmy Saville wore a ?
Joe Frazier wore a pulsar p2
Isaac Hayes wore a seiko 0634 (lcd chronograph)
Can anyone add any additions? :?:
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Post03 Oct 2010, 20:46

Paul McCartney wore a Synchronar.
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Post03 Oct 2010, 22:23

Dan Akroyd wore [possibly] a Quartzmatic in the Blues Brother's movie(original). In one of the promotional pictures, John Belushi is seen wearing [presumably] the same watch - Dan is missing his.
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Post04 Oct 2010, 19:16

I know Michael J. Fox (playing Marty McFly) wore a Casio LCD watch, as did Christopher Lloyd (Doc) in some scenes.
I don't know which models though.
There is a picture of Sting in the '80's wearing a Casio LCD too....
it's floating out there on web somewhere.
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Post04 Oct 2010, 21:21

IIRC Sammy Davis Jr wore a P1.
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Post04 Oct 2010, 21:22

M. Emmet Walsh in the Movie BLADE RUNNER is shown wearing an unknown LED looking watch here in this screen grab.
It almost looks like the prop department fused 2 LED Watches together (First duel time zone LED?). :-D
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Post04 Oct 2010, 23:11

I noticed that one too when I watched Blade Runner a few months ago. I was watching it with some friends and not at my home - by all means they would NOT let me rewind and single-step through the scene :x . And ofter the movie I had already forgotten about it ;-)
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Post05 Oct 2010, 00:14

THE BEEGEE BROTHERS
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Post05 Oct 2010, 00:35

Bee Gees?

Which one Barry, Robin or Maurice?
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Post05 Oct 2010, 00:37

:-D
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Post05 Oct 2010, 01:10

Barry, Robin and gary
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Post05 Oct 2010, 19:08

AULDLAD wrote:Barry, Robin and gary

He[AULDLAD] is "pulling your leg" fellows - his last name is Gibb. Gary is his "son" - none of the famous Bee Gees group were named Gary.
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Post08 Oct 2010, 23:52

all there last name;s are GIBB.
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Post22 Oct 2010, 14:24

What about (then and now) Egyptian President - Ho$ni Mubarek [sic] wearing his Synchronar in 1982.

Maybe one dat I will get the chance to ask him if he still has it?!

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Post21 Nov 2012, 22:26

Is this "Smokin Joe" sporting a P3?...Possibly Solid Gold?
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Maybe its just a P2, but the band looks P3 to me.
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Post22 Nov 2012, 00:32

holly35 wrote:Anyone interested in completing a list of who wore what?
Kicking off with the following,
Kojak (Telly Savalas) wore a hamilton qtc g/f.
Elvis and Yul Brynner both pulsar p1s.
Peter Sellers wore a s/s pulsar p2.
President Ford wore a pulsar p3.
Bill Bixby wore a pulsar s/s p2
Rodger Moore ( James Bond) wore a s/s pulsar p2.
Sir Jimmy Saville wore a ? year olds knickers as a trophy?
Joe Frazier wore a pulsar p2
Isaac Hayes wore a seiko 0634 (lcd chronograph)
Can anyone add any additions? :?:
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“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld
http://www.retroleds.com - Sales of vintage LED, LCD, analog watches, parts and gadgets - repair tutorials & tips.
http://www.thedigitalwatch.com - Huge database of digital timepieces. All content from ledwatches.net is going here.
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Post12 Mar 2013, 22:09

LEDluvr wrote:I know Michael J. Fox (playing Marty McFly) wore a Casio LCD watch, as did Christopher Lloyd (Doc) in some scenes.
I don't know which models though.
There is a picture of Sting in the '80's wearing a Casio LCD too....
it's floating out there on web somewhere.


Information about the Marty's Casio Calculator watch --> http://www.bttf.com/forums/topic.php?tp ... SIO+CA-53W

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And Sting wore a few different Casio's --> http://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/famous ... 56107.html

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Post27 Dec 2014, 08:33

Spotted what looked like a Hamilton LCD in a movie called 'Space Station 76' didn't know how to get a screen grab but if anyone wants to sneek-a-peek the watch shows up at around the 53 minute point. I wouldn't recommend the film (it's rubbish) but if anyone does happen to watch it - have a look, I think it is the model shown below.

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Post03 Feb 2015, 22:48

Richard Pryor wears a Trafalgar Talking watch (1981) with a prop keyboard (type thing) added on top, in the film superman 3 (1983):
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Post14 Oct 2015, 09:45

Hello! My first contribution is to note a prominent television appearance of the Pulsar P3, a second Pulsar LED worn on television by the late Bill Bixby.

Bixby is cited for wearing his P2 on The Magician and off-screen. He also wore a P3 in the show that my generation best knows him for, The Incredible Hulk. I've posted an album of this appearance here: http://imgur.com/a/guV3T

Assuming the character Dr. David Bruce Banner would find it cost-prohibitive to replace his watch after every Hulk-out, Bixby does not wear a watch in most of this TV series. However he does wear the Pulsar Date/Command Model 3100 in nearly every scene of the show's first hour, before Banner first becomes the Hulk. I suspect it was Bixby's own watch due to his previous Pulsar wearing, the fact that by 1977 the P3 was an old model from a company going out of business, the fact that insert shots show Bixby's hand double wearing the wrong watch, as though the prop department didn't possess the watch Bixby wore, and finally the fact that the watch inexplicably vanishes just before Banner's first Hulk-out, saving it from obligatory on-screen destruction.

Stainless steel Pulsar LED watches look perfectly like something from a 1970s science fiction or comic book realm, so Bixby was perfectly accessorized for his debut as a prototype live-action Marvel Universe character. Bill Bixby in The Incredible Hulk is currently available on Netflix.
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