My wife and I went to see "Ford v Ferrari" yesterday—a very good movie about Ford, race car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) trying to win at Le Mans in the mid-'60s. The guy at Ford who gets things going, at least in the movie, is Lee Iacocca, and though I got just a glimpse of it, I saw right away what watch he was wearing: an Accutron 214. And it makes perfect sense that the go-getter, forward-thinking guy at Ford would be wearing that watch at that time.
Damon was wearing a three-button chronometer, which makes perfect sense for a guy who is liable to be timing laps on a race course, but I don't know nearly enough to recognize it — not a Bulova, anyhow. Maybe somebody out there can ID it, and I bet it's correct for the period: The prop folks clearly paid attention to an awful lot of details, including the cars (of course) and planes.
I also wondered: Does anybody remember any other Bulova cameos in the movies?
The last watch I remember being an important prop in a movie was in the Tom Hanks flick "Cast Away." Helen Hunt gives him the pocket watch her grandfather used as a railroad man on the Southern Pacific, and Hanks keeps it through his years stranded on an island. But the watch has a hunter case and roman numerals, while railroad-approved watches must be open face with arabic numerals.