Obama and Romney Both Wearing TAG Heuer?

Left: Barack Obama wearing a vintage TAG Heuer Aquaracer; Right: Mitt Romney wearing a Link chronographWhile President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney may be on opposite ends of the political spectrum in the coming election, they at least seem to be on the same page for one of the most important issues: taste in watches. According to watch spotters at TAG Heuer, both have been seen wearing that brand. Obama has worn a vintage TAG Heuer Aquaracer (though he’s also been known to wear a Jorg Gray timepiece that was gifted to him by his Secret Service detail; for more on this and other presidential watches, check out our feature, “First Watch“). Meanwhile, TAG Heuer identifies the watch Romney has been sporting as a Link chronograph, though other sources have identified his most oft-seen timepiece as a Seiko model, specifically a Windward Kinetic. Check out the photos and you be the judge…

Left: Barack Obama wearing a vintage TAG Heuer Aquaracer; Right: Mitt Romney wearing a Link chronograph

Left: Barack Obama wearing a vintage TAG Heuer Aquaracer; Right: Mitt Romney wearing a Link chronograph

TAG Heuer Aquaracer

TAG Heuer Aquaracer

TAG Heuer Link chronograph

TAG Heuer Link chronograph

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  1. Mike says:

    Obama wore a Tag Heuer 1500 Professional dive watch for many years until his Secret Service detail gave him a private label Jorg Gray 6500 chronograph with the Secret Service logo at 12 o clock. Jorg Gray are fine watches with great cost/quality ratio value. Romney wore a two tone Seiko kinetic watch until later on through 2012 campaign trail when he surprisingly started wearing a very attractive sterile dial Nixon Private in all black.

  2. Scott Wills says:

    Hublot would fit Obama quite well, trendy and lacking in substance.

  3. Layabout says:

    I\'ve noticed Romney wearing an attractive all black watch recently while I know that Obama has worn a cheap chronograph watch sold by a souvenier shop and given to him by the U.S. Secret Service.

  4. Crown & Caliber says:

    Meanwhile, Paul Ryan wears a digital watch, and Biden has worn a Tissot! ( http://www.crownandcaliber.com/blog/defining-paul-ryans-wardrobe/ )

    Anthony - I would imagine both are intentional, as the wardrobe of a politician is extremely scrutinized. Everything from rolling the sleeves up and taking off the tie to appears as a \'relatable working man\' is planned.

  5. Anthony says:

    Thinking about it more- I wonder if this is intentional.

    TAG Heuer is considered by many to be \"accessible luxury.\"

    Both could afford Patek minute repeaters if they wanted.

    TAG shows success, but not decadence.

  6. Anthony says:

    Obama needs to put his back on the bracelet.

    I recommend both switch to Hublot. Get a little sports watch panache.

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