Tom Hanks’ Watches

Tom Hanks’ Watch Collection

One would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t like Tom Hanks.

The much-beloved actor of Hollywood classics – from the 80’s Splash, the 90’s Forrest Gump, and even the animated Toy Story, Tom is not just a star. He’s an American cultural icon.

With a stellar career spanning almost four decades, Tom doesn’t have to prove anything anymore, and it shows in the way he carries himself. He’s always armed with quiet confidence, a fine tailored suit, and of course, a classic timepiece.


Here are the watches in Tom Hanks’ collection:


Explorer I


Rolex Explorer I

A lot of watches have been called classic, but the original Rolex Explorer is one of the few that really live up to it.

A straightforward and well-built watch, the Explorer has a famous history of exploration, and was created to accompany adventurers without being destroyed by harsh elements. The robust build, stainless steel construction, and minimalist features will look great decades from now. A fitting choice for the equally distinctive Hanks.


Milgauss Green Crystal


Rolex Milgauss


Rolex has always been a pioneer of creating watches for special purposes, and the Milgauss may just be their most niched yet. With a magnetic resistance of up to 1,000 gauss, it was built with scientists in mind.

Despite the high-tech and specialized functions of the Milgauss, its classic styling and playful details (such as the green crystal and orange hands and markers), make it a great daily wearer.



Bell & Ross
Tom is really drawn to classic designs. Here he is wearing a Bell & Ross BR Vintage 123 dress watch in stainless steel.


Speedmaster Chronograph


Omega Speedmaster


Tom first wore a Speedy for his role as NASA astronaut Jim Lovell, in Apollo 13. The film chronicles the technical troubles of the third moon landing; and how the Speedy played a part in saving the lives of the astronaut.

These days, Tom still likes wearing the Speedmaster on his own time, and we aren’t surprised. With a timeless design, unparalleled performance (it’s preferred by NASA after all), and extraordinary history, the Speedy is a staple in every man’s watch collection.




Rolex Sea-Dweller


Yet another specialized watch from Rolex, the Sea-Dweller, is made for extreme diving and has a water resistance of up to 4,000 feet. It’s unlikely that Tom uses his Sea-Dweller for this purpose, but the watch still makes for a great all-around watch for accomplished men like him.

Truly, the appeal of the Sea-Dweller was its ability to nail the technical requirements; and have a ruggedly handsome look at the same time. The same can be said about the legendary Tom Hanks.






PHOTO CREDITS: Tom’s photos from and Forums
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