Jorg Gray 6500 - President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama has been spotted with this Jorg Gray 6500 Chronograph watch on many occasions.
The story goes that the secret agents guarding Barack Obama gave him this watch as a birthday gift in August 2007. Since then, Obama has been seen wearing it regularly on important public occasions. The watch is a Jorg Gray, model 6500 but it has a United States Secret Service seal printed on the dial.
The watch with the official Secret Service seal is only available at the Service’s employee store, but you can have the same model watch, without the seal, which is available at the Jorg Gray website or Amazon.com or on eBay.
Notable occasions that President Obama has worn his Jorg Gray 6500 Chronograph include:
- Berlin Campaign Speech (July 2008)
- Democratic Nomination Speech (August 2008)
- Presidential Debates (September and October 2008)
- Presidential Election Victory Speech (November 2008)
- Multiple Appearances with New Cabinet Appointees (January 2009)
- Inaugural Ball and Inauguration Day (January 2009)
- Signing first proclamation as President of the Unites States (January 2009)
- Medal of Freedom ceremony (May 2012)
The Jorg Gray JG6500 watch case is cut from solid steel and features a matte black dial, black Italian buffalo leather strap, Japanese chronograph movement, scratch-resistant mineral crystal, date display, and is water resistant to 100 meters. The left sub-dial tracks minutes, the right sub-dial serves as a 24-hour clock and the bottom sub-dial tracks seconds.
Special Commemorative Edition
Jorg Gray has released a limited commemorative edition of the 6500, with an individualized serial number, the inscription "The 44th President of the United States Barack H. Obama" engraved on the case back, in honour of the inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States on January 20th 2009. This version costs about the same as the regular version so is definitely worth picking up! See Amazon.com for more details.
Both the regular version as the commemorative edition of the 6500 are available with the black dial / black strap as worn by Obama, but also in a gold case / brown strap version.