These are all the original watches that piqued our interest in Squid game.
Squid game is Netflix’s most watched series, and for good reason. It presents the lives of those who walk a tightrope of poverty and debt to the other side of survival. It also highlights how “a fatal race for fortune” is just fun for the elites of society. Amidst the chaos, bloodshed, and heartbreak, there’s one thing we haven’t really paid attention to: watches. Although they are not extravagant, they are certainly remarkable. Here’s what the characters in Netflix’s Squid Game wore.
Gi-Hun’s mysterious “Elroy” dress watch
If you’ve ever watched the show, you know Gi-Hun is going through a pretty tough time, either financially or emotionally. He takes on any challenge while sporting a watch that hardly exists on the internet, or even otherwise. It’s almost a ghost brand. We get a clear look at this piece as he awaits his take for Game 2. The watch displays bold “ELROY” text on its white dial with gold indexes and a matching brown leather case. From what the internet says, ELROY is a lost pocket watch brand that has been around since 1868.
Kang Sae-byeok wore an ultra-niche, minimalist TID watch
Kang’s behavior tells us that she had a hard time escaping North Korea and more. His unpredictable nature put us on the edge of our seats. However, when it comes to timing, Kang seems to have a pretty minimalist taste. Even more, one for micro-brands. TID Watches are a Stockholm-based micro-name in the watch industry that has a penchant for everything minimalist and hassle-free. We also notice her wearing this watch as she checks the wait time for her pickup. Its watch has a sleek white dial and a blue nylon NATO strap.
The Front Man flaunted a retro Casio ElectroLuminescence
Maybe the strangest guy in Squid game was him. Reporting directly to the host, the Front Man, looked after and managed all the games and activities of the establishment. Unlike other workers, he resides in a lavish apartment almost on par with that of the host himself. While checking the time, we strutted around in a cool retro Casio. Named the ElectroLuminescense, the piece is a true vintage delight wrapped and strapped in stainless steel with a fully digital dial.
Ali sported a Casio F-91W alarm chronograph
The journey of Pakistani immigrant Ali Abdul has been nothing but heartbreaking. From the life of misery he lived working as a worker to the betrayal he faced at the Games. As he returns from the first game and almost murders his boss, he runs to his wife’s house to ask her to flee the country. During this shot, another retro Casio is spotted. What appears to be a Casio F-91W Alarm Chronograph is an analog text watch and a lost relic from the 90s and early 2000s.
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