Barack Obama

By John Dorsey Posted
February 09, 2017
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Barack Obama has been one of the most influential people in the world in his tenure as the 44th President of the United States. Despite his immense power, his constituents are able to connect with him because of his personable attitude. His watch collection is similar to his attitude, classic and modest, though it does have an interesting story tied to it. Before becoming president, Obama wore an understated TAG Heuer Series 1500 Two-Tone Diver. However, for his 47th birthday in 2007, his Secret Service team gifted him a watch he was very fond of, a Jorg Gray JG 6500 Chronograph with the Secret Service emblem on the dial which the team wore. The watch was purchased from the Secret Service employee store at the headquarters in Washington, DC. Considering the $300 dollar price-tag, the Jorg Gray is not a luxury watch by any means, but instead an affordable, but quality daily-use wristwatch in true Obama fashion. Read More

John F. Kennedy

By John Dorsey Posted
February 09, 2017
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As the iconic head-of-state known for his charismatic aura and captivating appearance, John F. Kennedy was a sure shot for our list. During his presidential inauguration in 1961, Kennedy wore a Omega Ultra Thin which was given to him by Florida senator and close friend Grand Stockdale. It featured a custom engraving on the case-back which read “President of the United States John F. Kennedy from his friend Grant.” Considering the historical significance of the piece, the Omega Museum in Switzerland bought the timepiece at an auction in 2005 for $420,000. In addition to a politician, Kennedy was also a romantic. For their fourth anniversary, Jackie Kennedy gifted her husband the classic Cartier Tank which there numerous photographs of him wearing. Contrarily, in the midst of his widely speculated secret relationship, Marilyn Monroe is believed to have bought Kennedy a gold Rolex as a gift with an engraved caseback that read “Jack, With love as always, from Marilyn, May 29th 1962.” This is a watch he is believed to have given to an aide to get rid of immediately. With a collection of watches that were closely intertwined to his political and love life, the legend of John F. Kennedy continues to grow long after his assassination. Read More