Ballot: Is It Acceptable For Sitting Presidents To Put on Luxurious Watches?

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At his inauguration, President Joe Biden has reignited an previous debate: Ought to a President put on a luxurious watch or maintain it humble with one thing inexpensive? As reported within the New York Instances, Biden wore a metal Rolex Datejust (blue dial, easy bezel) that retails for round $7,000 —  a price ticket some would discover extreme, particularly in such an economically unsure time. In latest many years, presidents have largely taken to carrying the standard likes of Timex or Shinola and although Presidential flexes have been extra frequent and bipartisan again within the day when Eisenhower and LBJ wore Rolexes, Trump was seen with a couple of, together with Patek and Vacheron in newer years.

The Rolex Datejust seems to be a brand new piece for Biden, and so far as the achievement-to-reward ratio goes, I don’t suppose I’d classify the Datejust as “extreme.” It’s positively not Biden’s first watch, as he’s famously been seen carrying each an Omega Speedmaster Skilled and an Omega Seamaster 300, the latter of which he wore whereas getting work finished within the Oval.

Now, onto the ballot:


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