I was going through it and saw an entry for the World’s First 14-in-1 Adventure & Survival Recon Watch.
I looked at it and immediately backed it.
Unfortunately, the Kickstarter did not fund. I can't fathom why.
The day the funding period ended, I got mail indicating that a small batch of the watches were being produced anyway and Kickstarter backers could aim for the Kickstarter price.
I didn't hesitate.
Time passed and there were production delays (as happens in any new project).
Then my watch arrived.
James Bond wishes he had a watch this cool!
The Recon 6 Watch is a beefy, well-constructed, watch with all sorts of cool features for when you're dropped in the middle of nowhere or civilization collapses and you need to make due:
- A can opener cleverly worked into the band
- A bottle opener cleverly worked into the band.
- A small knife cleverly worked into the band (making this probably TSA-questionable... the blade is small, but...)
- An LED flashlight.
- A mirror
- A compartment with:
- A whistle
- Fishing hooks
- A magnifying glass
- A liquid-filled compass
- A ferro-rod (for fire-starting)
Will I need any of this? Probably not. Would I be able to use any of this in a crisis? That's debatable. Is this still cool-as-hell to have? HELL YES!
This is the sort of timepiece that ApocalpyseEquipped needs stat.
Thus endeth my effusive praise.
EDIT: A little less than a year later, my Recon 6 Watch is broken. The securing knob snapped off one day after getting caught on a jacket sleeve. I never did find it again. The can opener also broke off and was lost. I am sad.