There’s a long proud history of reporting on the 1:1 Swiss replica watches of US Presidents, but we took it to a whole new level in 2014, when Eric Wind first published his comprehensive list of all the documented timepieces of US presidents, starting with George Washington. Even casually sifting through that list, it’s clear that over the past 246 years, each commander in chief has had his own unique relationship with his high quality fake watches, featuring pieces that range from family heirlooms and personal favorites to gifts from watch companies, political allies, and foreign dignitaries.
The cheap UK replica watches reflect their times (wristwatches replacing pocket watches), as well as the gravity of the office (a few gold Rolex Day-Date “Presidents”), and have often contributed to our perceptions of the men wearing them. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were both known to wear Timex watches during their time in office (Timex Ironman and Timex Indiglo, respectively), presumably wanting to be seen as being down-to-earth and relatable. President Gerald Ford was photographed wearing an expensive-at-the-time gold-filled LED Pulsar at House Subcommittee hearings on the Nixon pardon. The best copy watches reportedly generated so much attention that Ford stopped wearing it for a while.
The watch brand most synonymous with US presidents, of course, is Rolex replica watches for sale – in particular, the Day-Date (or “President”). Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first president to wear a Rolex in office (a gold Datejust) and was pictured wearing it on the cover of Life magazine in 1952. Since then, several others, including Lyndon Johnson, have worn Rolex timepieces. It was LBJ who first wore his luxury Rolex Day-Date super clone watches with a President-style bracelet, which is how that piece earned its nickname. In fact, Ben wrote about this specific watch in his 2014 In-Depth, “Twelve Of The Greatest Missing Watches.”
Later, Barack Obama wore his Swiss movements Rolex Cellini replica watches in his official presidential portrait by Kehinde Wiley (which is currently touring the country).
Omega is another brand that’s been favored by several presidents. According to Wind, John F. Kennedy wore small top fake Omega watches that had been gifted to him by his friend Grant Stockdale at his 1961 inauguration. More recently, as Danny reported in January 2020, in addition to his Rolex Datejust, President Biden has been spotted, on the campaign trail and in office, wearing his blue-dial wholesale replica Omega Seamaster Professional 300m watches as well as a 42mm Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch.”
In celebration of all of the men who have served as the leader of the free world – and the fake watches shop site they’ve carried and/or worn – the stories below offer insights into some of those timepieces, as well as the people who wore them. Happy Presidents’ Day Weekend!