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If It’s Good Enough For The President…


Well, then it just might be good enough for you!  In one of my research sessions surfing the web, I came across the watch company Jorg Gray.  If you’re like me, you’re wondering who they are.  Lucky for you, I’ve done some digging (even uncovered our own post from 2009), and they’re a California-based company that’s been around since 1998 – so they’re really not newcomers at this point.

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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