Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The White Watch



So, last night I’m watching “The Blind Side” for the first time – yeah, I’m late to the party – and I have to say I really liked this movie. I’m a sucker for overcoming-adversity stories, especially ones that are sports related, like “Hoosiers,” “Breaking Away,” “Rudy.” (Wow, Indiana is home to some really great stories, huh?) They’re all great.

Michael Oher, the young man who is the subject of “The Blind Side,” has quite the story to tell. Hubby was out last night, so I’m going to make him watch it with me tonight. Although, he may not be too pleased to watch a story about Michael Oher, who now plays for the Baltimore Ravens, the team that handed Hubby’s Steelers their first loss of the season. Ouch.

Anyhoo, back to the movie. Now, while I loved the story of Michael Oher and the Tuohy family, I do tend to get distracted when it comes to accessories, wardrobe and set design featured in movies (the kitchen in “Something’s Gotta Give” or the house in “Father of the Bride” - all fabulous).

So, I wanted to know: What type of watch was Sandra Bullock wearing in the movie and did this watch start the “White Watch Trend” of the summer of 2010? Or, did the movie reflect a trend already taking place among Southern woman for the last several months? The chicken and the egg conundrum. Discuss.

I Googled the watch (yes, I did), and according to one of the sites, Ms. Bullock wore the ToyWatch White Plasteramic, available on at Nordstrom, Amazon and other retailers for beteen $225 to $275. And, of course there are a variety of knock-offs. Fossil has some nice ones that range from $65 to $85. So, here’s the burning question: Do you only wear a white watch between Memorial Day and Labor Day? Or, like Ms. Bullock’s character, Leigh Anne Tuohy, does one wear it throughout the year?

Yes, I’ve managed to take the film's message about overcoming adversity, racial barriers, homelessness and poverty and make it about a designer watch. Yeah, I hang my head in shame. But, that was a really cool watch, wasn’t it? ;)
Images courtesy of Amazon.com, Nordstrom and EW.com

24 comments:

Amy R. said...

Sadly, I have not yet watched the movie. I am so behind. I personally have no rules about the white. I think if you are feeling it, you just wear it. I am not bound by the white rule:)

Amy R.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I cried like a baby watching this film...I love a happy ending and a sappy film usually has one.

Sandra is amazing in this film I love the way she really got into her character...

I noticed her diamond rings in this film...the watch didn't hook me...I am a bling gal!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

You can wear a white watch year round as far as I am concerned. They are big sellers at Christmastime.
he Blind Side is a wonderful movie!
Have a nice day.
Teresa

Tessa said...

I really like the movie too! and the watch!

Kerr said...

I watched this on Sunday night. I noticed the watch too. It just stuck out for some reason. I would wear it all year round.
ps. love Rudy!

Jane said...

I loved this film. I felt like crying from the first 5 minutes. I thought it would be overly sentimental and happy ending-ish but thanks to Sandra Bullock it was not. I loved all her clothes. She was so feisty and southern. xo

pve design said...

I wanted to grab another kid off the street and bring em home after that movie. We all need to try to do our part and if a white watch helps us mind our time while doing a good deed, so be it.
pve

James said...

Yes the message of the movie is a powerful one, but who said you can't look good delivering it?

High Heeled Life said...

I have only managed to watch bits and pieces of the "Blind Side" ... but the message it delivers is one to always remember!!

Now that watch ,,I so agree its awsome!!! and I'm happy to read I'm not the only who notices furnishings and accessories in movies... HHL

Main Line Sportsman said...

Wonderful film...Sandra never looked hotter than as a Suburban Southern Princess (SSP) and the fact that it was a true story always gets me...
What watch?

myletterstoemily said...

i have bought four of those watches
(the knock off ones) and people keep
asking me where i got them, so i just
give them mine.

they are going like hotcakes. :)

angie and the boys said...

I just saw your post about NY on KP's blog so I came to visit! It is so funny because I wore my White Toy Watch today and wondered if I should put it away for next summer...I decided NO! I bought mine on Gilt for about half the price:)They have had them several more times so keep an eye out if you want one.

paula said...

love the watch and the movie.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

LOVE that movie! And I think the watch is timeless.

North of 25A said...

I really liked that movie, in fact I think I should watch it again. I don't think I would wear the white watch in the winter...but, that is just me.
Best,
Colleen

Ann said...

I love watches so I have quite a few... And yes, like Sandy I wear my white bedazzled one on lots of days.

That movie is so good and so does Sandy in there...

mydesignchic said...

Such a fabulous movie and I adore the white watch - I'd wear mine anytime!

Town and Country Mom said...

I loved this movie for two main reasons--the first, of course, is the overall message of trying to make a difference and the second, is that for once Hollywood seemed to portray the South and Christians realistically. I didn't really notice the watch, but I loved the silk nightgown Sandra Bullock was wearing when she and Tim McGraw were talking in their bathroom.

Lisa said...

To bypass the 'white' question, I found a great pink one at Wal Mart for $8.00. This way I can wear it all year if I want and when the trend is over I'll not have any buyer's remorse.

A Refocused Life said...

Great movie and message. I admit that I sometimes spend a deal of my movie watching time actually looking at details unrelated to the plot, characters, etc. I have even rented movies I've already seen at the theater, just to get a better look at some detail - a kitchen, a bedroom, a design on a tile floor, a hairstyle. I can so relate to your facination with the white watch, and if I ever considered purchasing one, I'm sure I would have the same question about the appropriate seasons, mixing with other jewelry, on and on.

bevy said...

I didn't even know what a Toy Watch was until my cousin commented on my hot pink Foy (fake + Toy... I made that up myself!

And I second Town and Cointry Mom's sentiment exactly!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

LOVED that movie and love knowing it was a true story. The director was a guy I knew from college...(John Lee Hancock, although at Baylor he just went by John Hancock)...He dated one of my sorority sisters and they were known to be uh, quite wild together...ha...

You probably missed the 20/20 special last spring? about the story behind the film. It had interviews with the whole family and Michael....it was great. :)

RacoonHunter said...

Great Post! I have seen the movie 100 times on HBO, but never noticed the watch. A contractor pointed out that my watch was the same one in the movie. Got it a few days earlier for Valentine's Day and did not love it. I have grown to like it a great deal more.

theboyleclan said...

omg i came out of that movie obsessed with that watch, i went straight home a google it and bought one straight away.