Well, then it just might be good enough for you! Â In one of my research sessions surfing the web, I came across the watch company Jorg Gray. Â If you’re like me, you’re wondering who they are. Â Lucky for you, I’ve done some digging (even uncovered our own post from 2009), and they’re a California-based company that’s been around since 1998 – so they’re really not newcomers at this point.
Of course, their biggest “claim to fame” is that fact that the Secret Service gave a Jorg Gray to President Obama, and he’s actually put it to use. Â So, let’s have a look at a variant of the model the President wears, shall we?
While the model he wears is the 6500, I was actually drawn more to the 6550 chronograph (to my eyes, the only difference is the main dial color). Â You can tell by looking at the watch that it’s a chronograph; along with that functionality you get:
- 41mm steel case
- Matte silver dial with silver and black sub-dials
- Date display
- Quartz movement (a Miyota, I think)
- 100m water resistance
While at first it seemed odd to me that the sub-dials were not all the same color, it grew on me. Â If anything, it makes the watch feel a bit more balanced. Â If I could change anything on this watch, it would be the strap. Â It’s well-known that I’m not a fan of the crocodile-patterned straps, and this one is no exception.
Of course, at a $350 list (less if you search the web), you could certainly pop it onto something else. Â Perhaps a gray/black NATO strap would work nicely here…
UPDATE: Â We should have some true hands-on reviews of a few JG pieces coming up in the near future.