Today is President’s Day throughout the United States. The holiday which takes place on the third Monday in February is a national celebration of both president’s George Washington’s birthday and Abraham Lincoln’ birthday which took place on February 12 and February 22, respectively.
Most government offices, courts and services, financial institutions, schools and universities are closed today in honor of the national celebration. In addition, numerous retail establishments, including popular online retailer WorldofWatches.com are holding Presidents’ Day Sales as well.
Wristwatches have played a big part in Presidential history, especially in the past 25 years. A turning point in the 1992 race for the White House between sitting President George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot, many election analysts consider was decided during a televised town hall meeting debate in Richmond, Virginia on October 15, 1992, when Bush twice glanced at his watch during the event, providing the appearance that he was bored with the event.
Interestingly, the timepiece Bush had on his wrist that evening a Vulcain Cricket, has not received much attention, but the ones worn by the three men who have followed him into office have. A great deal of media attention had focused on the Timex watches worn by both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush’s during their years as President.
Clinton was known to wear a Timex Ironman digital watch during his first term in office and a Timex analog watch in his second term. Bush wore a Timex Indiglo analog watch during his two terms in office with a white dial and the American flag emblem at the 12 o’clock hour.
Current President Barack Obama wore a TAG Heuer Series 1500 diver’s watch during his early race for the White House in 2007. His wristwatch selection changed later in the year to an Jorg Gray 6500 Series chronograph in stainless steel and leather, gifted to him by a Secret Service agent handling his security detail during the pre-election.
Immediately after Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, the Jorg Gray ascended to widespread popularity throughout the globe and even had a ecommerce site named “barackswatch.com.”
There are many popular Jorg Gray wristwatches to check-out at WorldofWatches.com, including the Jorg Gray 9400 Series Chronograph for men in stainless steel and leather. The generous 44mm diameter stainless steel case in brushed and polished steel is presented on a handsome black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail.
The stationary brushed steel bezel encircles the textured silver-colored dial with black sub-dials, luminous skeleton hands and raised, outlined Arabic and baton hour markers. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Precise Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy.
Free shipping and free returns are included on all women’s and men’s watch purchases within the continental United States at WorldofWatches.com.