James Mars­den talks about his favourite timepieces;

He’s played ev­ery­thing from Prince Charm­ing to mu­tant su­per­hero. Now the ac­tor stars as a gun- sling­ing an­droid in the TV sci- fi thriller West­world. In be­tween act­ing and be­ing a father of three, he in­dulges in his other pas­sion: watches. Mars­den tells u

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Favourite watch

At the mo­ment, my favourite watch is the IWC Por­tugieser Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar. In­cred­i­ble dial and the move­ment is a se­ri­ous one! Once set, you never have to change the time, date, or year. It’s even set up to in­cor­po­rate leap years! I own around 20 watches. Some very el­e­gant and finely crafted timepieces, and some in­ex­pen­sive but cool ones as well. I don’t buy a watch be­cause it’s pricey, I buy a watch that speaks to me in some way. It could be a special and rare vin­tage piece or a US$100 dive watch. Each one be­comes an im­por­tant piece of my col­lec­tion.

“IF I COULD BE ANY AGE FOR A WEEK, I’D LIKE TO GO BACK AND BE EIGHT YEARS OLD AGAIN. YOU GET TO BE A KID FOR SO LIT­TLE OF YOUR LIFE AND IT WOULD BE NICE TO EX­PE­RI­ENCE THAT AGAIN.”

I wish there was a com­pli­ca­tion to help me get over jet lag! Usu­ally it takes me about five days to re­ally get over jet lag. It gets worse with age, I think.

Favourite food Sushi.

If I were a watch com­pli­ca­tion I’d be a minute re­peater. I’m al­ways talk­ing or mak­ing some noise. Can’t keep my mouth shut!

The best com­pli­ment I’ve ever re­ceived: “You’re a great father.”

The first watch I ever owned was ei­ther a Ca­sio F-91W or a Timex sports watch. I say sports watch be­cause I re­mem­ber it say­ing “Sport” on the dial and it made me feel like some­how, I was bet­ter at sports if I wore it. Like new sneak­ers made you run faster.

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