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    Another Bruce watch

    Meister Watches Presents Official Bruce Lee SE Racer Collab
    By Armando Vargas / Published 01/30/15




    Meister teams up with Bruce Lee Enterprises for an exclusive Bruce Lee edition Racer timepiece. The 45mm watch is re-envisioned with yellow and red accents throughout, complete with a black carbon fiber dial and black tumble leather band. Precise timekeeping is ensured thanks to a 6-hand Seiko VD53 Quartz Chronograph Movement and timer.

    The team at Meister had this to say about the collaboration, "Bruce Lee was unconventional, adaptable to change, and always strived to better himself. He battled industry giants and conquered both social and physical barriers to find personal evolution and success. At Meister, we share Lee’s values and are building our path to success as we take on the giants in our own industry."

    The Bruce Lee SE Racer is limited to 500 pieces worldwide and available for purchase on Meister's online store for $280 USD. All orders placed online come with a complimentary pair of sunglasses.
    This one is a little too understated for my tastes. If I was going to rock a Bruce watch, I'd want a louder gaudier one.
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    More auction items

    Maybe I need to split Bruce Lee auction items into its own separate thread.



    Auction went down yesterday.

    http://californiauctioneers.auctionf...enum=4&lang=En

    145 Han’s Bear Claw from Enter The Dragon with COA Click for full description...
    Estimate: 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 Internet Bidding Has Closed

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    146 14Bruce Lee’s Green Bamboo Whip from GAME OF DEATH Click for full description...
    Estimate: 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 Internet Bidding Has Closed

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    147 Bruce Lee's Original Jeet Kun Do Studio Sign Bruce Lee was a legendary Martial Artist, but most people don’t know that he was also a very skilled artist. Hundreds of his drawings, sketches and diagrams are in the Bruce Lee museum, and with collectors around the world, but this is the first time something of this scale has ever ...
    Estimate: 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 Internet Bidding Has Closed

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    148 Bruce Lee's Korean Karate book with dedication This book was given to George Lee with a fabulous dedication: “George, man this is cool! Peace-Love-Brotherhood” Bruce is referring to the page he dog-eared - page 161 describing the flying side kick, a technique which Bruce Lee became famous. Bruce Lee would underline or mark information ...
    Estimate: 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 Internet Bidding Has Closed

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    149 Bruce Lee’s Black Nunchuku FISTS OF FURY prototype Click for full description...
    Estimate: 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 Internet Bidding Has Closed

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    150 Bruce Lee's Studded character Belt w/ COA Bruce Lee’s leather studded belt. The belt was hand made to Bruce Lee’s specifications by the props department at Golden Harvest Studios in Hong Kong.

    These were some publicity shots of Bruce Lee wearing the studded belts taken in 1972. In her memoirs, Bruce Lee’s widow, Linda ...
    Estimate: 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
    Internet Bidding Has Closed

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    150a Brue Lee's Studded Character Gauntlets w/ COA Bruce Lee’s leather studded wrist bands. These were hand made to Bruce Lee’s specifications by the props department at Golden Harvest Studios in Hong Kong.

    These were some publicity shots of Bruce Lee wearing the studded wrist bands taken in 1972. In her memoirs, Bruce Lee’s widow, ...
    Estimate: 1,000.00 - 3,000.00
    Internet Bidding Has Closed



    Handmade to Bruce Lee’s exact specifications by the Golden Harvest Studios in Hong Kong. The "Broken Rhythm" Green Bamboo Whip is one of the most historic, symbolic weapons ever used in martial arts motion picture history. This unique flexible whip was designed to help illustrate the core principles of his revolutionary martial arts system, Jeet Kune Do. As JKD was a system without fixed positions, Bruce wanted to vividly demonstrate through the use of unconventional weapons that he was not affiliated to any traditional martial arts style or philosophy. The whip, in this instance, becomes a metaphor for speed, flexibility elusiveness and unpredictability. Bruce Lee’s technique can clearly be seen during his celebrated ‘first floor’ pagoda fight sequence against Guru Dan Inosanto in Game of Death. Prior to facing off against his opponent, who is armed with two red kali sticks, Bruce comments on the whip, as follows:
    “You know baby, this Bamboo is longer, more flexible, and very much alive… and when your flashy routine cannot keep up with the speed and elusiveness of this thing here, all I can say is you’ll be in deep trouble.”

    This almost directly parallels his quote about the man being more important than any style or system, a dead piece of wood going up against a flexible weapon that is “very much alive.” He then continues to ‘school’ his opponent as he fights – a tool used to educate the audience, and to psych out his opponent, breaking down his confidence which in turn makes him less aggressive. Bruce Lee also mentions "Broken rhythm," a powerful way to confuse an opponent by frequently changing the pace or timing of a fight to throw an opponent off guard.
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    The Bamboo Whip is 105cm (45.5 inches) long. Bruce Lee was a true innovator in every sense, and this unique bamboo weapon, reinforced with a rubberized protective coating, is a striking example of his ability to illustrate complex principles through dynamic visual means.

    Bruce Lee loved the Bamboo Whip so much that the title of his next movie was to be GREEN BAMBOO WARRIOR, and was to be centered around this weapon.

    This was the last weapon coming from the estate of GEORGE LEE AKA THE MASTER MAKER has been a member of the Bruce Lee Educational Foundation since inception and is its most senior member until last year., when he passed away at the long age of 96, we gratefully thank George Lee and David Tadman for authenticating these items to be from BRUCE LEE.
    Group - Category: Antiques & Collectibles - movies, stage, radio & tv
    Estimate: 4,000.00 - 5,000.00


    This is one of the most iconic weapons in ENTER THE DRAGON and is instantly recognizable to millions of Martial Arts fans throughout the world. Fashioned from wood, steel prongs and artificial hair it is a unique weapon conceived by Bruce Lee himself. Bruce Lee wanted a menacing weapon for his arch enemy that would heighten the jeopardy and drama of the film. In the famous dojo scene where Bruce Lee and John Saxon battle hoards of Han’s minion, Han removes his metal hand and attaches this three pronged CLAW. He has a short battle with Bruce Lee and this claw draws FIRST BLOOD, striking Bruce Lee on the right side of his face and drawing blood. Then Han misses a strike and the Claw become lodged in a table top. Han leaves this Claw and runs off to replace it with the famous 4 blade knife claw. In the END SCENE, we see a tired Bruce Lee, standing in an archway, looking
    up at the incoming helicopters. His gaze is diverted down at something. He pauses. PULL BACK AND DOWN to a CLOSE UP of the CLAW, the prongs still stuck in the table. It is the very last and deeply memorable image in the film. As CREDITS ROLL we see the hair on the claw blowing in the wind. THE END.
    Enter the Dragon has been officially recognized as “culturally significant” in the United States and has been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. This Claw weapon is a important piece of Enter the Dragon memorabilia as it is the the focus of the last shot of the last movie Bruce shot. Note: a Mr. Han Action Figure came out in 2009
    to honor Shih Kien as Mr. Han. Included in the list of attachments is the "Bear Claw."
    Group - Category: Antiques & Collectibles - movies, stage, radio & tv
    Estimate: 4,000.00 - 6,000.00


    Bruce tried out the first set of nunchukus George made and found they were too long so George shortened them from 14 inches to 12 inches. Also the nunchukus were a bit awkward because they were not tapered but rather straight wooden cylinders. George tapered them, and then for grip and flair three rings were etched around the base of each bar – a design which has been copied over and over and is standard to this day. Exert BRUCE LEE FOUNDATION.

    After the Green Hornet, 1963-64 Bruce opened up another kung fu school called "Lee Jun Fan, Gung Fu Institute,” this is where he learned to use the nunchaku`s from fellow student Danny Inosanto. exert< BRUCE LEE FOUNDATION.

    These extremely rare Black Nunchakus created for Bruce Lee by his good friend George Lee in 1964 , AKA the Master Maker, are one of the very first nunchakus Bruce Lee ever trained with. See early photos with Brandon Lee and Linda Lee

    Only two pairs are currently documented and known to exist from 1964. Bruce Lee preferred to use these black nunchakus for training due to the more rapid speed achieved and ease to grasp, which is associated with a shorter chain. This original design was used to make the nunchakus for the onset Black nunchakus used on, FISTS OF FURY aka, BIG BOSS.

    Some loss to paint, minor scratches, paint discoloration due to age, otherwise excellent condition. George Lee has been a member of the Bruce Lee Educational Foundation since inception and is its most senior member until last year when he passed away at the long age of 96. We gratefully thank George Lee and David Tadman for authenticating these items to be as stated above and from BRUCE LEE. Includes COA

    Watch these classic fight scene where he uses the Nunchucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cqzOo6B0Ic
    Group - Category: Antiques & Collectibles - movies, stage, radio & tv
    Estimate: 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
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    Maybe I spoke too soon on that 75th birthday thing

    Maybe I need to make a martial arts watches thread too.

    Hublot Unveil Bruce Lee Anniversary Watch in Hong Kong


    Swiss luxury watchmakers Hublot have launched a new limited edition timepiece in honour of iconic martial artist Bruce Lee.

    The Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition was launched at an exhibition in Hong Kong dedicated to the late actor – who would have celebrated his 75th birthday this year – as part of Hublot’s collaboration with the Bruce Lee Foundation.

    The watch was unveiled in front of guests at the exhibition by Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe. Along with a selection of pieces from the exhibition, the Number 1 watch of the limited edition was later auctioned to benefit the Foundation.

    Speaking at the auction, Mr Guadalue said: “Bruce Lee combined eastern and western martial arts to create his unique style of Jeet Kune Do, which resonates with Hublot’s ‘Art of Fusion’.

    “It is our greatest honour to have the opportunity to create a watch to celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of such a legendary star, and to organize exhibition and auction dinner to support his legacy.”

    Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee and founder of the Bruce Lee Foundation, added: “I just wanted to thank Hublot for their support of my father and his legacy, such as by creating a watch to honour him and organizing exhibition and charity auction.

    “I’m also thankful for their support of the Bruce Lee Foundation, which aims to inspire confidence and the spirit of martial arts in children, in order to pass on my father’s message for future generations.”

    Limited to 75 pieces worldwide, the watch features a tonneau case and is said to have drawn inspiration from the dragon on a desk at Bruce Lee’s residence. It is equipped with Hublot’s new movement HUB4700.

    Hublot were founded by Maksim Kuts in 1980.
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    The Return of Hublot

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    Game of Hublot

    More Hublot here.

    THIS HUBLOT BRUCE LEE WATCH IS AN ABSOLUTE KNOCKOUT
    Be like water with the Swiss watchmaker's latest Lee tribute.
    THOMAS FREEMAN MAR 4, 2016


    (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images & YouTube)

    If you want to succeed in life, you’ve got to adapt and face challenges head on. As kung-fu legend Bruce Lee famously put it, “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup… Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water, my friend.”

    But since we can never be as amazingly cool as Bruce Lee was, Hublot has helpfully created something that channels his considerable spirit to wear on our wrists.

    In a continuation of its collaboration with the Bruce Lee Foundation, the luxury Swiss watchmaker just dropped a second timepiece inspired by the swift-kicking fighting machine--The Spirit of Big Bang, Bruce Lee Be Like Water Edition.

    Like the previous Bruce Lee watch, it works with the brand’s sporty Big Bang design and features the same ornamental dragon dial. But while that model packed a punch in red and gold, this one comes in a very cool blue.


    (Photo: YouTube)



    The timepiece has an automatic winding skeletonized movement with a 50-hour power reserve. It features a tonneau case in black microblasted ceramic. For some added flair, the watch comes in an ultra-luxe strap made of blue alligator leather and rubber.

    It is part of a 100-piece limited-edition special, so act fast.
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    Did we have a post on this club already?

    If not, it's too late now.


    This fan club in honor of Bruce Lee (inset) has occupied the same premises in Yau Ma Tei since its founding in 2001 when it paid just HK$1 rent. Now the rent is more than HK$10,000. Photos: Facebook/Bruce Lee Club, Wikipedia

    HKEJ
    Jul 19, 2016 11:22am
    Lights out for cash-strapped Bruce Lee Club

    Bruce Lee memorabilia are up for sale after a fan club that houses them decided to close, unable to make ends meet.

    The Hong Kong Economic Journal is reporting that the club in Yau Ma Tei will shut its doors for the last time on Sept. 4, two months after it marks Lee’s 43rd death anniversary.

    Dozens of items including books, posters, dolls, T-shirts and movie stills will be offered at a discount to the club’s 600 members.

    A tourbillon watch signed by the martial arts icon will be auctioned off in late September, club president Wong Yiu-keung said.

    Wong said the club faces a HK$100,000 (US$12,900) deficit, mostly from rent.

    It occupies 200 sq. ft. in IN’s Point which it had rented for HK$1 when it opened in 2001 and less than HK$10,000 a month until last year.

    Since then, the rent has been put up 37 percent by the new landlord, swelling the accumulated shortfall to HK$100,000, Wong said.

    The club makes money from membership fees of HK$200 and from the sale of Bruce Lee-related items.

    Admission is free.

    Wong said the business model is no longer sustainable.

    Meanwhile, fans have been asking why the club has failed to find a more suitable venue.

    HKEJ has learned that the late Chinese tycoon Yu Pang-lin, who owned Lee’s former residence, had offered to turn it into a permanent memorial but years of talks with the government collapsed over differences in design.

    The plan has been suspended since 2013.

    The owner of Lung Wah Hotel in Sha Tin, which Lee used to patronize, wanted to remodel some floors into exhibit halls two years ago but dropped the idea due to license issues.

    [Chinese version 中文版]

    – Contact us at english@hkej.com

    TL/AC/RA
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    Time for an indie thread on Bruce Lee watches

    I copied the posts above from Bruce Lee Memorials for this new Bruce Lee watches (as in wristwatches) thread.

    Casio Releases its G-SHOCK MR-G × Bruce Lee Collaboration Model



    March 11, 2020.By Suan Futt Yeo

    It’s been almost 50 years since Bruce Lee passed away; yet his star has not diminished. To this day, he remains the gold standard against which martial artists and martial arts movie stars are measured, the ultimate warrior-thinker who had the knack for smashing preconceptions wherever he went and did. As far as Bruce Lee was concerned, he was just perfecting himself in a life journey of self-discovery; but this most private undertaking executed with laser-focus would leave such tall waves in the public sphere that Bruce Lee is forever posited in the pantheon of cultural icons. For a gist of who he was, we have collated some of Lee’s quotes at the bottom of the page.

    To wear a token of the Bruce Lee spirit though, Casio is marking the 80th year since Bruce Lee’s birth a special edition model from its overachiever MR-G line. Two images of Bruce Lee immediately come to mind when thinking about the man: bare-bodied with claw streaks across chest and cheeks in Enter the Dragon, and the other in the infamous yellow jumpsuit that he wore in the last film that he never finished, The Game of Death.


    Bruce Lee in The Game of Death

    Casio’s Bruce Lee tribute is plainly inspired by the latter, from the black titanium case with yellow strap and hour markers, as well as a re-creation of Bruce Lee’s signature based on the traditional Chinese character for dragon (“龍”), his nickname. On the bezel, and on the back, the MRG-G2000BL is inscribed with “Using no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation” in Chinese characters. This is the motto of Jeet Kune Do (its logo is also engraved on the caseback), a free-form rendition of Chinese Kungfu that Bruce Lee developed, which is arguably the precursor for today’s mixed martial arts that eschew form and pattern for sheer combat capability.



    Casio seems to have taken JKD’s motto to heart: the MRG-G2000BL practically bristles with capability: GPS, radio and Bluetooth receptors keep the watch talking to satellites, radio time signal stations and your smartphone to keep the watch on time anywhere in the world, while its solar cell on full charge will keep the watch powered for 23 months in total darkness. Add to the that the lightweight and comfortable titanium case, and it’s a G-SHOCK one can wear through hell. In a limited edition of 300 pieces.





    Bruce Lee Quotes:
    “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

    “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”


    Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon

    “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

    “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

    “Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”

    “Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.”

    Technical Specifications

    Movement
    Solar-powered quartz; 23 month power reserve; radio/GPS reception; Bluetooth; 39 time zones with on/off daylight saving; chronograph; alarm

    Case
    Titanium case 54.7 × 49.8 × 16.9 mm; 200m water resistance

    Strap
    Yellow rubber Strap

    Limited edition of 300 pieces.



    Jackie already has a Jackie Chan watches (as in wristwatches) thread.
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    I love watches ~ one of my favorite things

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