What kind of watch does Barack Obama wear

What kind of watch does Barack Obama Wear?

Barack Obama wears a black Jorg Gray Chronograph 6500 watch.

Barack Obama - Jorg Gray 6500

Barack Obama served as the 44th president of the United States of America, and was the first African American president the country has elected.

The Jorg Gray 6500

Obama has worn the Jorg Gray since 2007, when it was gifted to him by three of his Secret Service staff. In honor of his historic achievement, Jorg Gray created a special, one of a kind edition of the 6500 with buffalo leather straps and a commemorative back-plate for the president to wear.

Unless you have access to the Secret Service shop (wouldn’t that be awesome), the closest you can get is the Men’s JG6500 Analog, which is an exact replica of the president’s watch, down to the leather and stitching, but without any of the secret service notations. The following image shows the difference on the dials between the two models:

Jorg Gray - Obama's VS Commemorative

Should you buy a Jorg Gray 6500?


  • One of the most affordable watches worn a a president during office (currently Check on Amazon)
  • Classic aviator style can be dressed up or down
  • Also worn by Secret Service agents
  • Perfect gift for Obama fans or Democrats


  • Quartz movement – Jorg Gray do make similar automatic models, but at approx twice the price
  • Reviews of the black band are not fantastic. You may need to replace the standard band over time.
  • Not a household brand – this might be important to some people

Jorg Gray 6500 Specs

  • Movement: Quartz
  • Crystal: Mineral
  • Case: Stainless steel
  • Case size:  41mm
  • Case thickness: 14.1mm
  • Band width: 22mm
  • Band material: Leather
  • Water resistance: 100m / 330 feet
  • Other features: Stopwatch, luminous hands and dials

Check out Jorg Gray 6500 Prices


Other Watches Worn By President Barack Obama

Most pictures of Barack Obama since he took office show him wearing the JG6500 Analog. Although this isn’t the only type of watch the President has been seen wearing:

  • – President Obama has worn a Highgear Enduro Compass
  • – President Obama used to wear a TAG Heuer 1500 Series


About the Author Elise Tigner

Lover of fashion, exploring, travel and my dog. Currently living in Las Vegas, with my eyes and heart set on traveling the world with my bestie.

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