So Is Obama a “Watch Guy”?

Prompted by sightings of his TAG-Heuer Series 1500 Two-Tone watch and his oversized Secret Service chronograph, the conversation on various watch discussion forums naturally turned to the question of whether Senator Obama might be a “watch guy”.  There is no reason to think that Senator Obama is a “watch collector”.  Still, the photos suggest that he wore a watch at a relatively young age, and that he wore his TAG-Heuer on a daily basis over several years.

The photograph below shows Barack Obama at Harvard Law School, wearing what appears to be an inexpensive plastic quartz watch.

Obama graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991, began teaching at the University of Chicago Law School in September 1992, and was married in October 1992. Could the TAG-Heuer Series 1500 Two-Tone watch have been a gift to mark one of these occasions? Or did Obama buy the watch for himself, when he joined the workforce (1991-92)?

However we might define the phrase “watch guy”, it seems that Barack Obama qualifies.  He wears a watch every day; he owns at least two watches, and seems to select between them, depending on the occasion; and he often rolls up his sleeves, boldly displaying his watch.  Yes, it seems that Barack Obama is a watch guy!!

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