War Dogs is an American comedy drama movie released in 2016. Directed by Todd Philips (The Hangover Trilogy, Due Date), it is based on a true story about two arms dealers in their twenties signing a contract with the US government to deliver weapons and other war equipment to US military troops in the Middle East. The two main characters Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) and David Packouz (Miles Teller) enter a world full of excess and danger.
David Packouz (Miles Teller) is a pot-smoking licensed massage therapist. Then he meets Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), his old friend from high school and goes on to work at Efraim’s company AEY. David’s decision to accept the job is mainly based on the fact his girlfriend is pregnant and he doesn’t have the means to provide for a kid. The money he makes giving massages is barely enough and Efraim’s offer means making more than he could’ve ever imagined. David mostly wears casual clothes in the Miami heat (or the Iraqi desert). His pair of Ray-Ban Avitator sunglasses is definitely cool, but let’s talk about his watches.
David wears an affordable digital Casio G-shock with a quartz movement at the beginning of the movie. There is no real close-ups of the watch, but it’s got a black case and bracelet. So we’re most likely talking about the reference B640WB-1AEF.
Soon enough, the two gun runners complete the so called “Beretta deal” that puts them on the map and makes them over two million dollars. David is now able to step up his watch game and rock a nice Chronograph on his wrist. His Chronograph has a stainless steel bracelet with what very much looks like an Omega buckle.
David also buys a luxurious ocean view apartment. One of the scenes takes place there and you get what might be the best shot of his Omega watch. If you take a closer look at the dial, there is a sub-dial at the six o’clock position. It definitely looks like an Omega Speedmaster with a blue dial. However, the Speedmaster collection contains so many models and David’s watch is just a little too far away to make out the exact reference.
You can never go wrong with an Omega Speedmaster and it’s a must-have for every watch collection. However, David spends some time in Eastern Europe, where he often calls people in the US like his family or his partner Efraim. So a watch with a GMT function would’ve definitely served him well.
The Omega Speedmaster is a sports watch, so there’s certainly better options for a nine-to-five day at the office. David is aware of that and sports some dress watch on a black strap while working on his computer.
Henry Girard (Bradley Cooper) is a legendary arms dealer who sells millions of rounds of ammunition to Efraim and David as part of their million dollar Pentagon deal. He wears an IWC Big Pilot watch with the reference IW500901. Bradley Cooper actually owns the watch and has worn it on- and off-screen many times.
Henry’s ammunition is made in China, so Efraim and David can’t use it to sell to the U.S. government. Luckily, Enver (Gabriel Spahiu) helps them out by re-packaging the rounds. He uses a vintage Soviet Agat 16 jewels two button stop watch to measure the price of his service.
Ralph Slutzky (Kevin Pollak) owns multiple dry cleaners in Miami. He is AEY’s venture-capitalist and wears a gold Panerai watch.
Check out my post about Efraim Diveroli’s Rolex Submariner!