WATCHSPOTTING: Travolta wears Gotti’s Piaget

WATCHSPOTTING: Travolta wears Gotti’s Piaget

Postby koimaster » June 25th 2018, 9:21am

WATCHSPOTTING: Travolta wears Gotti’s Piaget and other legendary gangster watches


Filmgoers have had a fascination with mobsters since before the advent of the talkies, all the way back to the first ever gangster film, The Black Hand, in 1906. Beginning in the 1970s, filmmakers started exploring the New York mafioso culture in classic movies like The Godfather, Mean Streets and Goodfellas. Now it’s John Travolta’s turn to “don” the overcoat in this year’s Gotti, exploring the life, and death, of Gambino family boss John Gotti.

To get into character, Travolta spent time with the Gotti family and with Gotti’s personal effects, including several watches owned by the (in)famous mobster. Which got us thinking about other notorious gangsters and the timepieces they owned throughout their lives …

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Re: WATCHSPOTTING: Travolta wears Gotti’s Piaget

Postby smellody » June 25th 2018, 9:54am

I like those pictures. Those watches are classic.

Although it has nothing to do with the topic at hand, it is somewhat related....

I think I want a King Midas. I was watching YouTube this weekend specifically Frankie Valli' "Who loves you baby." We may need Russ' help here, but I think there was a crown on the clasp on his wrist.

Also, like Capone's pocket watch
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Re: WATCHSPOTTING: Travolta wears Gotti’s Piaget

Postby JAS1125 » June 25th 2018, 10:12am

Digging Bugsy's choice....the others not so much....although Dillinger's is pretty cool also.
Wonder if it was in a glass jar at the Smithsonian?
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Re: WATCHSPOTTING: Travolta wears Gotti’s Piaget

Postby 3Flushes » June 25th 2018, 4:59pm

Dillinger's Hammy is cool, they did some great cases in that era.
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Re: WATCHSPOTTING: Travolta wears Gotti’s Piaget

Postby bedlam » June 25th 2018, 7:54pm

Mmmm...I just can't do gold and diamonds on a watch.
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