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The intersection of movies and watches, cinema and horology, filmmaking and watchmaking, has always been an area of great interest to me. The watches we wear every day say a lot about us, and the same can be said for the characters portrayed in the films we love. In real life, it is our choice what watch we put on each day – but, that raises the question: Who makes the choice when it comes to the movies? While the answer may vary, most times, it is the Property Master, or “Prop Master” as they have come to be known in the industry. The Prop Master is responsible for every single thing you see on screen outside of the set and wardrobe. I’m talking about the things which fill up everyday life; things like photographs, books, tools, instruments, and, of course, watches. If an actor touches it, a Prop Master found it and brought it to the screen.