Help me find James Dean's watch!
November 17, 2011 1:59 PM Subscribe
Where can I find a working all black Westclox "Wrist Ben" watch or one that looks similar?
I've been doing research and trying to track down the type of watch James Dean wore in "Rebel Without a Cause". I found this thread on a watch forum. http://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/james-dean-rebel-without-cause-watch-can-anyone-id-554173.html
It seems as if the watch is a "Westclox Wrist Ben" with black band and black face. I have tried contacting various local jewelers and antique stores in my city but have had no luck. I've also been searching on ebay, etsy all that for the past few months and the few ones that have been listed have been in really rough condition.
Although I'd really
like to find an actual "Wrist Ben", I think it's going to be next to impossible to find one of these that could be repaired to work again. So, my question for you is this: What's the next best thing? I want to find something extremely similar but how do I go about even finding something like this. I haven't ever seen a watch that looks like this
. I love the all black and the style of numbers on the face.
Any ideas of similar men's watches? I'm willing to spend up to about $300 or $400.