What watch does Marc Maron Wear

What Watch Does Marc Maron Wear?

Comedian Marc Maron has been spotted with several watches, but one in particular seems to be his daily go-to. 

Marc's now considered a comedy veteran by many peers. His career gained a lot of momentum during the golden years of late night talk shows in the 1990's and 2000's, with regular appearances on Letterman and Conan O'Brien. 

He actually holds the record for most appearances by a comedian on Late Night With Conan O'Brien - pretty impressive for a show known to be a comedian pressure cooker. 

Younger readers will be more familiar with his wildly successful podcast, WTF with Marc Maron

He's also appeared in numerous TV series, including receiving award nominations for Netflix's comedy series Glow. 

Here's a preview of his Netflix special, End Times Fun. You also get a sneak peek at his watch:

To top it off, he's also had smaller roles in cult classics such as Almost Famous and The Joker.  

I've been listening to Marc's podcast for a while now and after watching his Netflix special I thought it was well overdue that I covered his watches here. 

Marc Maron wears a Tag Heuer Link 

Marc Maron Tag Heuer Link

Images:Netflix, ABC & Dinner Party Download

Marc's daily wear appears to be his Tag Heuer Link. He confirmed he wears a Tag given to him by his mom with this tweet in 2014:

Tip of the cap to your mom, Mr Maron. We love her taste in watches, but are now intrigued by the shirts she gave you. I suspect there's a hint of hyperbole in there and perhaps you should cut your lovely mom some slack... 🙂 


He confirmed it was indeed a Tag Heuer Link, rated to 200m water resistance with this tweet in 2016 when asked by a fan:

So, he definitely wears a Tag Heuer Link, and from the various shots I've compiled, it appears to be a Tag Heuer WJ 1112

The rotating bezel, 200m water resistance and silver baton markers on a blue face do point towards the WJ1112 as the most likely candidate. 

Marc Maron Tag Link

Image: ABC

The Tag Heuer Link WJ 1112

Known for their distinctive 'S' shaped bracelet link, the Tag Heuer Link series has been a favorite with collectors ever since the first iteration was released in 1987. The widely regarded S/El, or 'Sport Elegance' defined what would be become the cornerstone of the new era Tag Heuer. The S/El would later be renamed the Link to emphasize the bracelet 'S' links. 

The 'Sport' refers to 6 features that would allow the watch to appeal to buyers that wanted to ensure their watch could also withstand the rigors of their daily schedules. These features are  screw down crown, 200m water resistance, double safety-clasp bracelets, luminous dials, sapphire crystals and unidirectional rotating bezels.

These features can still be found in modern day Links, including the WJ1112

Tag Heur Link WJ1112

The Tag Heuer Link WJ1112 lives up to its predecessors name, combining sport and elegance with its distinctive 'S' links.

  • Swiss quartz movement
  • 'S' style bracelet links
  • 200m water resistance

For the WJ1112, we like the brushed steel on both the case and the bracelet. With 200m water resistance, it's not afraid to get wet and is a good alternative to the Aquaracer if you want something a little smaller.

We recommend the Link if you're after a versatile watch that looks great in a suit, but still has enough durability and features (thanks to its sporty heritage) to satisfy more demanding conditions. 

The 40mm size doesn't look too bulky and the at 14.4 ounces gives it a solid heft without being overly clunky. The 10mm profile allows keeps it from being too wide like some divers.

The unidirectional bezel screams 'I can take it diving if I choose', which is backed up by the 200m water resistance for the occasional dive. 

If you're after an automatic, the WJ1112 is not for you. But, if you're after a reliable quartz without the fuss of winding, then it's definitely worth considering as your daily wearer. 

And, if a pessimist like Marc Maron has been happy with it for years, that's a good indicator that you will too!

Pros

  • Inspired by iconic 1987 design
  • Solid stainless steel case
  • 200m water resistance

Cons

  • Quartz movement may put off some buyers

Specifications

  • Movement: Swiss quartz
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Case: Stainless steel
  • Case size: 40mm
  • Band material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel: Unidirectional 
  • Water resistance: 200m (660ft)

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Tag Heuer Link WJ1112


About the Author Andre Wallace

Andre loves movies, wine and of course, watches. He currently alternates between a Tag Heuer Aquaracer and an Omega Speedmaster. He's hoping he can one day give up his boring finance job to write about watches.

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