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 are most likely more familiar with his wildly successful podcast, WTF with Marc Maron.
He's also appeared in numerous TV series, including receiving award nominations in 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'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:
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 and 200m, water resistance and silver baton markers on a blue face do point towards the WJ1112 as the most likely candidate.
Known for their distinctive 'S' shaped bracelet link, the Tag Heuer Link series has been a favorite with collectors ever since the first Link 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 '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 Links, including the WJ1112.
The Tag Heuer Link WJ1112 lives up to its predecessor's name, combining sport and elegance with its distinctive 'S' links.
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!