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4.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad, November 12, 2009
This review is from: Jorg Gray 6500 Series Chronograph - As Worn By President Obama (Watch)
I was always curious about the watch Pres. Obama wears. It looks really good in photographs, and it looks particularly good on the President. When I learned it was called a Jorg Gray, and when I learned it was cheap, I immediately bought one at the nearest watch store. Pros: I like the pointed hour and minute hands, which are common to pilot's watches such as the IWC spitfire; the 41mm diameter case is just about the right size and will look good in any wrist; the chronograph functions add to the beauty of the watch. Cons: The leather strap looks dull; I don't like the "Japan Movt" text in the 6 o'clock position (maybe they should have left it blank); the date window, which is between the 4 and 5'o'clock positions and near the midpoint of the center and edge of the dial, seems out of place; it feels too light for a chronograph watch; the stainless steel case is too shiny (would have been nice if the whole case was all brushed steel, not just the sides); quartz movement. Bottomline: Looks nice enough and its really affordable, but if the President wasn't wearing one, I probably would not have gotten one.
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Initial post: Sep 20, 2010 1:42:36 PM PDT
Gearhead says:
Funny enough, you should have checked out the Vice President's watch. He's definitely sporting a much better watch (Omega Seamaster Pro).

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2010 3:55:25 PM PDT
Well, you get what you pay for, and you do get a lot of bang for a lot of buck with the Seamaster Pro. Nice tip on the VP's watch.

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 2:20:42 PM PST
The President also owns and wears more often than this a Tag Heuer 2000, It was very nice of the secret service to buy the President a watch from the white house lobby shop tho.

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 2:21:03 PM PST
The President also owns and wears more often than this a Tag Heuer 2000, It was very nice of the secret service to buy the President a watch from the white house lobby shop tho.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2013 1:23:32 PM PDT
You cannot purchase the watch from the White House lobby shop.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 8:03:23 AM PDT
G. Kline says:
Thanks for this review and pointing out the particulars that you consider cons. Rather disappointing overall, and not worth the cost IMHO. I appreciate the heads up and now I'll avoid making the mistake of buying something that would disappoint me.

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 8:33:19 AM PST
Just like Obama, the watch is a cheap imitation of the real thing. What did you expect from the "great pretender?"
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