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I know this is petty, but I see Titus wearing a 2012 or later Rolex Submariner on the Amazon TV series.  

I don't think a cop would be sporting a Rolex at $7K?  Do you?  Interested in your thoughts about TV continuity. 

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Oops.  Forgot. Also, he wears it on his left wrist.  
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Well in the book series and in the show, it's established that Bosch lives in a fancy house that's way above his pay grade because he was paid a lucrative sum by a movie studio that made a film about one of his cases. So it's therefore not implausible that if he had a big pile of cash for a house on in the hills, he might also have had $7,000 left over to buy a nice watch.

I'll concede, though, that Harry doesn't seem like the kind of guy to make such an extravagant purchase. 

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Yep.  I remember the details about the house and the money he got for TV mini-series.  Just seems incongruous as you mentioned. 



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A BIT OF TRIVIA: As you mention, the Rolex Titus wears as Harry Bosch is a Rolex Submariner.

I wonder if I can conclude from the following tweets that perhaps Titus' own personal watch is a left-handed Panerai which he wears on his right wrist(?) Of course, we have heard that Titus is left-handed, as is Bosch.

Willy @anothernewphone

@welliver_titus on the show, you wear your watch on your left hand, but then in interviews- your right. What's up? #Bosch #BoschAmazon

 

TitusWelliver @welliver_titus

@anothernewphone The watch you see me wearing in interviews is a left handed watch,Panerai

6:11pm · 23 Feb 2015 · Twitter for iPhone

 

@welliver_titus @anothernewphone

Willy @anothernewphone

@welliver_titus thanks for letting me know. Big fan of Panerai, and yours as well!

 

TitusWelliver @welliver_titus

@anothernewphone Thank you

 


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Nice! Left / right / left: Rolex/ Panerai, ? I'm not sure what's what now.


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I know. His answer is confusing LOL. I guess he is left handed, has a left handed watch and wears it on his right wrist. Oh geez.
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So, he owns a left handed Pan, which he wears on his right arm, from which we can conclude that he is, in fact left handed. I wonder why on the show, he is wearing a right handed Rolex on his left wrist? Makes no sense from props and costume point of view?
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Too many arms!
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A very Good Day to all here in.
Re: Harry's Rolex Submariner.
As an early advisor to Viet Nam in 1961/2, I purchased a new Rolex Submariner at the U.S. airbase BX (Base Exchange), for roughly $230.00 +/-
My rank was E-4 A1c or E-5 
Staff Sgt.
Not a hugely paying position. No great personal wealth either.
Note: Cameras, record players of superior brand and other goodies were ALL within purchase reach of low to medium rank,
at the BX.

I have worn it (the Rolex) since, on right and left wrists (depending on stages of injury and recovery).
It was sent back to Rolex in NYC for repair of bracelet  and a new crystal in 1987.
Still wearing it everyday. 
I retired as Criminal Investigator (GS-1811) in 1992 from a now defunct (absorbed) federal agency. 
The Sub is (In my opinion) totally apropriate.

Now lets discuss sidearms.


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Hi, thank so much for that detailed information about Harry's Rolex. Much appreciated by me.

Good topic! Harry's sidearm is distinctive in that the barrel is a little longer than the typical handgun. He wears it right handed behind the hip. 

Wikipedia describes Harry's LAPD authorized carry as a semi-auto 9mm S&W model 5906 with XTV rounds. I guess he changes later in his career, though I am reading the books and trying not to encounter too many spoilers.

Titus grew up with guns, and has also taught his children how to handle them. He received weapons training by Navy Seals for his role in Transformers 4, which put him solid ready for Bosch.

I encountered some tweets about "Harry's" hold in this first pic. Apparently it is a "double" hold position that is particularly stable. I got the impression this is a tactical skill used by those with elite training, so perhaps that tweeter was a Seal.

Love to hear your input on this topic.




  
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Hi, thank so much for that detailed information about Harry's Rolex. Much appreciated by me.

Good topic! Harry's sidearm is distinctive in that the barrel is a little longer than the typical handgun. He wears it right handed behind the hip. 

Wikipedia describes Harry's LAPD authorized carry in the novels as a semi-auto 9mm S&W model 5906 with XTV rounds. I guess he changes later in his career, though I am reading the books and trying not to encounter too many spoilers.

I saw a tweet describing Harry's TV carry as a 45.

Titus grew up with guns, and has also taught his children how to handle them. He received weapons training by Navy Seals for his role in Transformers 4, which put him solid ready for Bosch.

I encountered some tweets about "Harry's" hold in this first pic. Apparently it is a "double" hold position that is particularly stable. I got the impression this is a tactical skill used by those with elite training, so perhaps that tweeter was a Seal.

Also he seems to have the hammer back. What would the reason be for this? It's not necessary. More stable during firing? Quicker?

Love to hear your input on this topic.




  
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Hi, thank so much for that detailed information about Harry's Rolex. Much appreciated by me.

Good topic! Harry's sidearm is distinctive in that the barrel is a little longer than the typical handgun. He wears it right handed behind the hip. 

Wikipedia describes Harry's LAPD authorized carry in the novels as a semi-auto 9mm S&W model 5906 with XTV rounds. I guess he changes later in his career, though I am reading the books and trying not to encounter too many spoilers.

I saw a tweet describing Harry's TV carry as a 45.

Titus grew up with guns, and has also taught his children how to handle them. He received weapons training by Navy Seals for his role in Transformers 4, which put him solid ready for Bosch.

I encountered some tweets about "Harry's" hold in this first pic. Apparently it is a "double" hold position that is particularly stable. I got the impression this is a tactical skill used by those with elite training, so perhaps that tweeter was a Navy Seal.

Also he seems to have the hammer back. What would the reason be for this? It's not necessary. More stable during firing? Quicker?

Love to hear your input on this topic.




  
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I have worn it (the Rolex) since, on right and left wrists (depending on stages of injury and recovery).
It was sent back to Rolex in NYC for repair of bracelet  and a new crystal in 1987.
Still wearing it everyday. 
I retired as Criminal Investigator (GS-1811) in 1992 from a now defunct (absorbed) federal agency. 
The Sub is (In my opinion) totally apropriate.

Now lets discuss sidearms.




Great post! I have friends who own or owned all kinds of high end gear they purchased while stationed overseas in the late 60's and early 70's.  While I was not in Vietnam I also have a very old Sub that I wear a lot. I really like my Rolex and I'm inspired by the fact that a mechanical watch made in 1962 or thereabouts (in your case) can still be worn every day, with a little reconditioning every other decade or so? There's no way we can know if the overseas combat posting, which changed from Vietnam to the Middle East is a rationale for Titus Rolex. But, as I mentioned, it is a post 2012 Submariner. The newer model has wider lugs which make it look a little bigger even though it is still 40mm. 

Now, I don't know anything about guns, but it seems to me that Titus is shooting right handed? So, still a little miss there. 






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Hmmm I have heard that Titus is left handed (like Bosch). But I see that he draws and fires right handed. It might be because left handed means different things to different people.

Whatever the reason, Titus is very familiar with guns. His personal and tactical training would have most certainly been based on what felt right to him, and most natural. Trying to change that would not look authentic. These two pics of spot on authenticity are based on training, practice and more practice, and a lifetime of practice that started when Titus first picked up a gun.

Similarly, Titus chose the gun he is personally most familiar and comfortable with to carry and handle during his portrayal of Harry: a Kimber Classic .45 ACP. I believe that Harry Bosch in the novels started out with a 9mm.

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Wonderful post. Great information.  I was checking out Titus and his actor buds on Twitter and discovered he is also a fan of Cold Steel Knives. Being a minor knife collector myself, I was quite interested and journeyed down that rabbit hole until I lost track. 

Nevertheless:  I suspect you're right. Handedness?  Is often misunderstood. I can't say that I have a memory of Bosch specifically mentioning which hand he favors shooting with in the novels.  


So' there it is. 


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Yes Cold Steel is very proud, of course. They tweeted this pic. I haven't seen any clear ones of it in action yet. Their stuff looks awesome. Do you have more than one? 

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This image from @Coldsteelknives, closeup of knife from http://boschtvshow.webs.com/from-the-set-of-bosch

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Yes Cold Steel is very proud, of course. They tweeted this pic. I haven't seen any clear ones of it in action yet. Their stuff looks awesome. Do you have more than one? 

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Love the image. I have no Cold Steel knives in my collection. But, this gives me a reason to buy one! hah!

I have some custom knife makers, Allen Elishewicz, Warren Osbourne, Frank Centofante. I also have a few , I guess they call them semi-custom, like Chris Reeve, who I think is amazing.

Cold Steel is next.

I think it's pretty cool and not coincidental that Titus is a guy who knows guns, knives, self defense and was chosen to be Bosch. I suspect he exudes the vibe or something.

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That Cold Steel knife looks AM-azing. Love the grip.

Yes, Titus is an excellent Harry in so many ways. He's been around guns all his life, and studied various martial arts throughout his youth and young adulthood. From what little I know about him, I also find Titus to be a "man's man," for lack of a better description. He seems very comfortable with his masculinity and carrying that with him in everything he does. Similar to Bosch, he isn't neurotic or easily threatened about it. This is essential to this character.

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That Cold Steel knife looks AM-azing. Love the grip.

Yes, Titus is an excellent Harry in so many ways. He's been around guns all his life, and studied various martial arts throughout his youth and young adulthood. From what little I know about him, I also find Titus to be a "man's man," for lack of a better description. He seems very comfortable with his masculinity and carrying that with him in everything he does. Similar to Bosch, he isn't neurotic or easily threatened about it. This is essential to this character.


Could not agree more. 

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Hmmm I have heard that Titus is left handed (like Bosch). But I see that he draws and fires right handed. It might be because left handed means different things to different people.

Whatever the reason, Titus is very familiar with guns. His personal and tactical training would have most certainly been based on what felt right to him, and most natural. Trying to change that would not look authentic. These two pics of spot on authenticity are based on training, practice and more practice, and a lifetime of practice that started when Titus first picked up a gun.

Similarly, Titus chose the gun he is personally most familiar and comfortable with to carry and handle during his portrayal of Harry: a Kimber Classic .45 ACP. I believe that Harry Bosch in the novels started out with a 9mm.

[Bosch-65] 

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Wonderful post. Great information.  I was checking out Titus and his actor buds on Twitter and discovered he is also a fan of Cold Steel Knives. Being a minor knife collector myself, I was quite interested and journeyed down that rabbit hole until I lost track. 

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I have never been a great fan of the Cold Steel brand.
A purely personal, strictly subjective choice. My EDC bladed
instrument is
 the Emerson A-100mini with serrated EMT edge.
Small. Relatively light
 weight and the attached clip works very well. And not all that expensive. Legal in all states.
As I age I want to carry less and less. 
Glock or Cellphone...? Hmmm(best Jack Benny voice) I'm thinking,
I'm thinking.
Gid

Nevertheless:  I suspect you're right. Handedness?  Is often misunderstood. I can't say that I have a memory of Bosch specifically mentioning which hand he favors shooting with in the novels.  


So' there it is. 





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Wonderful post. Great information.  I was checking out Titus and his actor buds on Twitter and discovered he is also a fan of Cold Steel Knives. Being a minor knife collector myself, I was quite interested and journeyed down that rabbit hole until I lost track. 

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09:47EDST
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I have never been a great fan of the Cold Steel brand.
A purely personal, strictly subjective choice. My EDC bladed
instrument is
 the Emerson A-100mini with serrated EMT edge.
Small. Relatively light
 weight and the attached clip works very well. And not all that expensive. Legal in all states.
As I age I want to carry less and less. 
Glock or Cellphone...? Hmmm(best Jack Benny voice) I'm thinking,
I'm thinking.
Gid

 



As I mentioned, I don't have a CS knife yet. I have enough, that if I buy something I end up not liking, I just return it.  I like Emerson too! Great quality at the price.  Have to agree on carrying less and less crap as I get older. My EDC lately has been a Reeve Small Sebenza. It's a little bit precious for rough work, but it is really well engineered and high quality steel.  Believe it or not, my rough work knife is a Cutco lock back folder. Not something you will see often. It's kind of spyderco like. G-10. I got it as part of a kitchen knife order. I don't know what Cutco does to their steel, but they famously hold an edge. 

Anyway: It's all fun. 


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At this point I'm still old old school. Only knives I've ever handled were hunting knives, i.e. Bowie. I lived off venison until I left home. Beef was tasteless until I got used to it. My father was an excellent hunter.  
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Hi, thank so much for that detailed information about Harry's Rolex. Much appreciated by me.

Good topic! Harry's sidearm is distinctive in that the barrel is a little longer than the typical handgun. He wears it right handed behind the hip. 

Wikipedia describes Harry's LAPD authorized carry as a semi-auto 9mm S&W model 5906 with XTV rounds. I guess he changes later in his career, though I am reading the books and trying not to encounter too many spoilers.

Titus grew up with guns, and has also taught his children how to handle them. He received weapons training by Navy Seals for his role in Transformers 4, which put him solid ready for Bosch.

I encountered some tweets about "Harry's" hold in this first pic. Apparently it is a "double" hold position that is particularly stable. I got the impression this is a tactical skill used by those with elite training, so perhaps that tweeter was a Seal.

Love to hear your input on this topic.




  
[Bosch-5] I have wondered about this subject too.  In the books, Harry carries cross draw on his right hip as he is Left handed.  In these pictures Bosch is shooting right handed, unless the image is reversed.  The books describe several hand guns Bosch has gone through; 5906 smith, Glock 30, and Kimber.  The Kimber in the photo is not an ultra carry.  The Kimber Ultra Carry is a smaller 4 inch barrel carry gun.  Bosh is shooting a full size traditional Kimber 1911 in the photo.  
  
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I believe the Kimber .45 1911 is Titus' own weapon. I remember a tweet where he said it was his. It's a beautiful handgun.
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