Iron Samurai Watch: Super-Cheap Price, Super-Bizarre Ad Copy

Back in November 2008, we were promised a production version of the eye-catching Studio 100% LED watch, and while it's taken more than twelve months for them to deliver, we'll forgive them because of the super-budget price.  Now called the Iron Samurai, it's listed on Chinavision for just $15.58.

Obviously you'll have to pay shipping on top of that, since Chinavision are – unsurprisingly – based in China, and the site does hint that this is not an authentic version but just one "inspired" by the original design.  Still, whoever wrote the product description is seemingly on some seriously impressive medication:

"In fact, when you start wearing this watch you may find yourself spending all your time challenging strangers to duels. You will probably live by the Bushido code of Rectitude, Courage, Benevolence, Respect, Honesty, Honour, and Loyalty. You'll start reading kanji and reciting Haiku by Basho such as "even a horse / arrests my eyes—on this / snowy morrow." Yes, The Iron Samurai has been known to increase its wearers' strength, dexterity, constitution, intelligence, wisdom, and charisma by as much as 20 points each! Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal are said to be Iron Samurai owners, as is David Bowie and Brian Eno. In reality, this watch is perfect for Presidential dinner crashers, Facebook celebs with over 1000 fans, Youtube directors with over 2,000,000 views, anyone who can play the entirety of Neil Zaza's I'm Alright on electric guitar, iPhone 3Gs owners, or anybody who is a somebody."

In the absence of the real thing, we'll take the Chinavision version thank you.  Now excuse me while I attempt to battle "all the forces of good and evil in the multiverse", after giggling a little more at this final FAQ entry from the site:

You mentioned that this watch is perfect for Presidential dinner crashers, Facebook celebs with over 1000 fans, Youtube directors with over 2,000,000 views, anyone who can play the entirety of Neil Zaza's I'm Alright on electric guitar, and iPhone 3Gs owners. What if I don't belong to one of these groups?

This watch is also perfect for machine language hackers, North Shore babes, Yukio Mishima fans, anyone who can sing the entire Open Arms by Journey at karaoke, as well as direct descendants of real Samurai.

[via Gizmodo]