One of the few exceptions: Tanguy and Laverdure, a French/Belgian comic about the adventures of two military pilots that was first published in 1961. In one of the more recent stories, a Breitling Emergency is introduced into the story, though the brand isn’t mentioned by name. Imagine how easy, comparatively cheap, and — most of all — unbelievable cool it would have been for a brand like Breitling to throw their support behind the great artist(s) behind the comic in exchange for this exposure. Or if IWC, for instance, convinced Buck Danny (another military flying ace character from a Franco-Belgian comics series) to wear a proper pilots’ watch. It certainly would not require super powers to do a deal like that… and none of the heroes would switch to a different brand after the bad guys were defeated.
Nice Post Roger. For those Batman fans there is this on set pic from the upcoming Batman vs Superman. It looks like he is wearing a chronograph but hard to make out who it is by.
Because most comic book superheroes would probably wear digital watches. Peter Parker? A $30 Casio. A reporter like Clark Kent? The most expensive watch he would wear would be a Seiko 5. Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark? A pretend playboy and a real one would only wear expensive flashy watches.
In the comic book The Punisher, Frank Castle aka the Punisher straps on a Hager Commando Classic milsub in issue #12 as he suits up to go to war in LA. http://wp.me/p1KGHh-iV
I believe Marvel’s The Punisher recently donned a Hager Commando in issue #12. Here’s a link with page art: https://hagerwatches.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/hager-commando-featured-in-the-latest-issue-of-marvel-comics-the-punisher/
In the first Iron Man movie Iron Man wore Bulgari/Bulgari
Yes he did too !! What a beautiful watch it is:
Here’s a link to a picture of it:
Dick Tracy has a watch… *smile*