What’s bin Laden Wearing?

Something caught the eye of many people during broadcasts of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden's Oct. 7 remarks against Western culture—the clearly visible watch on his right arm. Some commentators said it is, ironically, one of the most popular products of America—a Timex Ironman Triathlon. A spokesman for Timex told JCK that a number of people have asked Timex the same question. "We've looked at the picture as closely as we can and tried to make a determination," the spokesman said on Oct. 9, "but we can't say conclusively yet if it is or isn't." He noted, however, that the Ironman Triathlon (retailing for $50 to $75) is one of the most popular watch styles in the world and is often copied. Timex is a popular choice with American leaders. Former President Bill Clinton wore one (the Timex manufacturing plant was formerly in his home state of Arkansas), and so did Vice President A
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