President Obama’s Watches: Part 2- Jewelry Appraisal

Jewelry Appraisal

Jewelry Appraisal

This is part two of a series of posts on President Obama’s watches, click here if you want to be directed to part one.

In late 2007 while on the tail end of his campaign for Presidency of the United States, Obama’s Secret Service Service detail presented him with a watch for his 46th birthday. This special watch was purchased by the agents in the Secret Service employee’s store which is unavailable to the public. This watch replaced Obama’s TAG which he wore daily. For his inauguration many suspected Obama would either wear the TAG Heur or a new higher end watch, instead he proudly wore his Secret Service watch and honored the men that continually put their lives on the line for him. Jewelry Appraisal.

The watch is made by Jorg Gray and features a very large,  stainless steel and 47mm case. The dial is a rich black with three chronograph features and a date window. Interestingly the watch is made in China with the movement made in Japan. The watch sells in the employee store for $210. You are able to get this same watch straight from Jorg Gray with the model number JGC6500 but without the Secret Service insignia. Although some watches with the insignia are floating around online for much higher prices.

Jorg Gray has capitalized on this free publicity and has released the JGC6500 commemorative edition with a special engraving on the back of the case. The engraving stats, “The 44th President of the United States Barack H. Obama” and has the date of his inauguration. The watch is so popular that Jorg Gray has been able to open 60 authorized dealers and is enjoying brisk sales.

-Carlos at Raymond Lee Jewelers

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