Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Hollywood Pictures Home Video promotional watch

When I was younger, it was the time when videos were the major home entertainment after TV. Over the years I saw many different companies videos, but some names stuck in my memory.

Today's watch is promoting one of those companies - Hollywood Pictures Home Video. The Hollywood Pictures Home Video company was a film production company that was part of the Walt Disney Studios. The company was started in 1989 and was aimed at the mature viewer market, releasing its first video, Arachnophobia, in 1990. The brand continued until 2000, but was resurrected briefly in 2006 for low budget movies before being finally dissolved in 2007.

The watch is a basic 3 hand dial design with a Japanese quartz movement. The face features the logo of Hollywood Pictures Home Video which is a stylized front picture of the Sphinx. The back is blank, but the front shows the copyright is to the Hollywood Pictures, Company. It has a Maruman 'clean leather' strap which may be original (and hint at who made the watch) or just a replacement.

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