Was it a Rolex? Caliph’s watch sparks guesses

From Tag Heuer to Rolex and Hublot, all type of watches were mentionned, by the users who were taking part in the debate started by popular Arab affairs commentator Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi. (Photo courtesy: Facebook)

Following the rare appearance on Saturday of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a self-proclaimed 'caliph' -  social media users took to Twitter and Facebook to speculate over the brand of  watch.

From Tag Heuer to Rolex and Hublot, all types of guesses were made by the users taking part in the debate started by popular Arab affairs commentator Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi.

“It is a Rolex Milgaus (good if subjected to radiation), Ghanem Nuseibeh wrote on Facebook, while Hafsa Halawa said: “Looks like a Tag Heuer to my amateur eye.”

Twitter

Twitter

Other users were more sarcastic when it came to naming the name of a brand.

“The brand which chops your head off if u complain,” @A_Al_Shammari sarcastically said on Twitter, while Fatenn Mostafa wrote: “It is the infidel’s watch.”

baghdadi watch

baghdadi watch

Luay Jawad Al-Khatteeb said: “All wrong, the brand is: ISIS,” while Youssef el Deeb wrote: “Death watch.”

Even prominent journalists took part in the discussion.

“More importantly, does it keep a countdown clock of when the drone strikes on him will begin,” Ayman Moyedin, an Egyptian-American journalist for NBC News wrote.

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rolex

One media user, Paul Skallas, even used his photoshop skills to create a new ad specifically for the watch of the Islamist leader.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42
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