For the longest time I had wondered like crazy (pun intended, you'll see what I mean later) what watch was worn in my favorite movie, The Crazies (get it now?). So today while at Walmart I inevitably went to the jewelry section just to see what there was. I skipped Timex, skipped Armitron, skipped all the misc. $10 watch brands, and went straight to Casio. I noticed a nice Casio chrono, perhaps the nicest thing about it was the price tag. Only $64. Not bad. So I asked the lady to see it (at Walmart a $64 Casio is considered high end so it was locked up), I pressed the pushers to make sure they work, fiddled with the bezel, and before long I was handing over my card. I came home excited about my new acquisition, took out a few links and threw it on. While looking at it on my wrist in the mirror to see how it wears from a distance, something about this watch seemed strangely familiar. I knew I'd seen it in a movie before, I just forgot which one. It finally hit me, so I went to watchesinmovies.info and searched "The Crazies" to confirm my suspicion. I was right, in the screen grabs below you can clearly see the lugs, the pushers, the bracelet, the hour markers and hands, the bezel, the bit of orange (chrono and second hand), and case are all identical. I was very very excited to have finally found out just which watch David Dutton was wearing.
Here you can clearly see the face
And here the bezel and bracelet.
Now onto my own pics, it's a very sleek and sexy watch, and I can easily picture this as my new everyday/beater watch, the fact that it can survive an outbreak that turns people into ravenous killers gives me confidence this can handle anything I throw at it. :D The slide rule is a big plus also. Although 50m WR is a let down, however we all know that when Casio says 50m, they really mean 500m. (I apologize ahead of time for my pics, all I have available right now is my phone, I tried to get it to focus nicely).
Nice bright indoor lighting
Nice cloudy outdoor lighting.
As you can see I'm quite satisfied with the watch, and even more satisfied that I finally know the watch worn in one of the coolest outbreak flicks of the 21st century. Thanks for looking and have a great day!