Oh good, here’s a watch thread.
I’ve grown tired of my fancy-schmancy “Cockpit” G-Shock and wanted something a bit simpler, so I decided to test the waters with a good ol’ dirt cheap F-91W.
First impressions are “wow it’s so nice to not have what feels like a half-kilo of stainless steel on my wrist but damn the little LED light is piss-weak.” I like it overall, though, especially since the beeper has some actual loudness to it. Not having to set those pain-in-the-ass analog hands is a blessing too. Might see how this goes over time, then go for a G-Shock variant.
gaiden: if you press all three buttons at once it fills up every LCD cell at once until you press something again, and if you hold the bottom-right button for three seconds in time mode it says
gaiden2: [quote=“wiki sez”]According to secret documents issued to interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, obtained and released by The Guardian, “the Casio F-91W digital watch was declared to be ‘the sign of al-Qaeda’ and a contributing factor to continued detention of prisoners by the analysts stationed at Guantanamo Bay. Briefing documents used to train staff in assessing the threat level of new detainees advise that possession of the F91W – available online for as little as £4 – suggests the wearer has been trained in bomb making by al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.” United States Military intelligence officials have identified the F91W as a watch that terrorists use when constructing time bombs.[/quote]