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October 20, 2020

Casio F-91W watch is like Zelig

First, in the excellent travel documentary "Long Way Up," where it's star Ewan McGregor's timepiece of choice for his epic 12,000 mile-long electric motorcycle adventure from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina to Los Angeles.

Then, later that same day, watching the strange but enjoyable movie "Logan Lucky,"

I noted that erstwhile Charlotte Motor Speedway cash vault robber Channing Tatum is sporting one as well.

I've previously featured this enduring timepiece, a paragon of industrial design which came out in 1989, and which I've seen worn by so many actors in so many films over the decades the number's gotta be in double figures.

According to Wikipedia, annual production is 3 million units per year some 31 years after its introduction.

That's how I define successful design.

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Nice price, too: $13.99.

October 20, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


Comments

I'm wearing one right now!

But I can't stand the plastic strap so I've got a silicone band with a deployant clasp that I prefer ... I think the strap cost me more than the watch itself.

Posted by: g-bull | Oct 23, 2020 2:28:54 PM

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