Something for a friend #2: *The watch of terror*

The Casio F91W is a quartz digital watch with integrated stopwatch, calendar and alarms, manufactured by the Japanese firm Casio Computer and first introduced in 1991.
This bargain watch is powered by a single CR2016 lithium button cell, which Casio claims will last approximately seven years.

Nothing special, isn`t it? But here it comes: United States Military intelligence officials have identified the F91W as a watch that terrorists use when constructing time bombs!

The Casio F-91W digital watch was declared to be ‘the sign of al-Qaida’ and a contributing factor to continued detention of prisoners by the analysts stationed at Guantánamo Bay. Briefing documents used to train staff in assessing the threat level of new detainees advise that possession of the F-91W suggests the wearer has been trained in bomb making by al-Qaida in Afghanistan.

An article published in the Washington Post in 1996 reported that Abdul Hakim Murad, Wali Khan Amin Shah, and Ramzi Ahmed Yousef had developed techniques to use commonly available Casio digital watches to detonate time bombs.


With a street price of a few bucks this is THE perfect watch to push your ‘opposing forces’ (Taliban-) loadout to the limits!
What`s cooler than checking time in the most authentic way? 😉


~ by geardoshit on June 12, 2011.

One Response to “Something for a friend #2: *The watch of terror*”

  1. Awesome watch! Used in almost any conditions and it works perfect! Nearly indestructible – except for terrorist bombs 😉

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