Of course, their biggest “claim to fame” is that fact that the Secret Service gave a Jorg Gray to President Obama, and he’s actually put it to use.  So, let’s have a look at a variant of the model the President wears, shall we?

While the model he wears is the 6500, I was actually drawn more to the 6550 chronograph (to my eyes, the only difference is the main dial color).  You can tell by looking at the watch that it’s a chronograph; along with that functionality you get:

  • 41mm steel case
  • Matte silver dial with silver and black sub-dials
  • Date display
  • Quartz movement (a Miyota, I think)
  • 100m water resistance

While at first it seemed odd to me that the sub-dials were not all the same color, it grew on me.  If anything, it makes the watch feel a bit more balanced.  If I could change anything on this watch, it would be the strap.  It’s well-known that I’m not a fan of the crocodile-patterned straps, and this one is no exception.

Of course, at a $350 list (less if you search the web), you could certainly pop it onto something else.  Perhaps a gray/black NATO strap would work nicely here…

UPDATE:  We should have some true hands-on reviews of a few JG pieces coming up in the near future.

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