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Old 07-29-04, 09:04 AM
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The Watch of a President. Timex Ironman

Does the watch that the president or president wannabe wears important?

I noticed that while Clinton was in the White House he wore a Timex Ironman.

He no longer wears that watch

On Tuesday he was in Alpha Omega in Harvard Square spending some probably big money, its not a cheap watch store.

Last night I see John Edwards wearing the same watch, the 40 or 50 dollar Timex.

I assume this is playing to the everyman theme, so no fancy rolex or tag heuer watch for the politico's once they are in the public eye.

What say you?
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Just like you thought a good, but not too good watch. Playing to the everyman.
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When Clinton became President he wasn't a wealthy man. Most likely his Timex, like my Swiss Army watch, was a gift from his wife, and held sentimental value. Perhaps at some point during his time in office it lost its sentimental value?
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But Edwards is wealthy yes?
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Originally posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
But Edwards is wealthy yes?
AFAIK, yes, or at least "quite well off".

He came from rather humble beginnings, maybe he's uncomfortable with wearing expensive jewelry. I'm sure that Timex came in handy when trying to sway juries, and it probably doesn't hurt with his chosen constituency either.
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Originally posted by wendersfan
When Clinton became President he wasn't a wealthy man.
He certainly wastes no opportunity to tell us just how wealthy he is now.
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Crappy watch with a bespoke suit. Nice.
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Do you think Clinton really would want to get a $10,000 watch covered in some intern's juices?

Timex takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
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Osama Bin Laden wears a Timex!!!

http://www.ohnonews.com/blt.html
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Originally posted by BadlyDrawnBoy
But Edwards is wealthy yes?
Maybe he doesn't feel the need to blow thousands of dollars on a showpiece watch when he can get one for $30 that works equally as well. Just a thought.
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It's a watch. Who cares? Maybe he doesn't get off on wearing a watch the price of a car.
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Maybe he doesn't feel the need to blow thousands of dollars on a showpiece watch when he can get one for $30 that works equally as well. Just a thought.
If damn_skippy can afford a Rolex, no reason that Edwards couldn't.
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Kerry seems to be wearing an Ironman here or at least something very similar. (Warning: Large Picture)

He also seems to have real hairy arms:
http://images.spaceref.com/news/2004/04pd1552.jpg
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aha and his lance armstrong livestrong band.

for the livestrong
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Originally posted by wendersfan
When Clinton became President he wasn't a wealthy man. Most likely his Timex, like my Swiss Army watch, was a gift from his wife, and held sentimental value. Perhaps at some point during his time in office it lost its sentimental value?
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Originally posted by nevermind
Yes, let us please refrain from any discussion of John McCain's wristwatch, if you don't mind.
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Originally posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc.
If damn_skippy can afford a Rolex, no reason that Edwards couldn't.

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Re: The Watch of a President. Timex Ironman

I might get a watch. Sell it on eBay a few years later.
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Re: The Watch of a President. Timex Ironman

This is the new search for a presidential watch:
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Re: The Watch of a President. Timex Ironman

OK - that is funny

We all know if anything like it with the current political climate was posted by another political "side" - it would not be allowed here.

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Re: The Watch of a President. Timex Ironman

Interesting thread.

I would imagine if thereís one person who has absolutely no use for a watch itís the POTUS. He has aides all over the place that whisk him away to whatever meeting is next.

And for our current President, doesnít Foxnews have a clock in the corner at all times?
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Re: The Watch of a President. Timex Ironman

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
I would imagine if thereís one person who has absolutely no use for a watch itís the POTUS. He has aides all over the place that whisk him away to whatever meeting is next.
Not even sure they carry a wallet, our current President does often have cash with him - according to media reports.
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Re: The Watch of a President. Timex Ironman

Who even needs a watch these days? It's just man jewelry at this point.
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Re: The Watch of a President. Timex Ironman

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OK - that is funny

We all know if anything like it with the current political climate was posted by another political "side" - it would not be allowed here.
If old man Biden becomes President, this will become the search:




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Re: The Watch of a President. Timex Ironman

I went to a water slide park. People kept asking me what time is it. My daughter even said why is everyone asking you what time it is. I realized I was the only person with a watch. So many people use their phone. And the water slide park is one place they can’t take their phone

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