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A wAtch mAy be An indicAtor of the polish of A potUs, bUt A timepiece Also seems to be the soUrce of presidentiAl tAles. from John f. Kennedy wisely not weAring the gold rolex dAteJUst gifted to him by mArilyn monroe to bArAcK obAmA's Jorg grAy wAtch with blAcK diAl And secret service logo given to him by his ss men, these wAtches Are time-honored. Watch C h e s t e r A r t h u r w a s called Elegant Arthur due to the misdeed of selling off 24 wagonloads of White House artifacts — including Lincoln's pants — for funds to redecorate the White House. Gucci Grip 35mm watch in stainless steel with green alligator strap $1,800, at the Gucci boutique, Lewis Jewelers. Major General Dwight E i s e n h o w e r , a s supreme commander of NATO, should have sported a Breitling Emergency Night Mission watch with distress beacon in DLC-coated titanium black $18,695, at Lewis Jewelers, Zadok Jewelers. Jackie gifted John F. Kennedy with a Cartier watch in 1957 for their fourth wedding anniversary. Below, Pasha de Cartier with interchangeable steel and leather straps $6,150, at the Cartier boutique, Deutsch Fine Jewelry. LBJ's Rolex Day-Date and Eisenhower's and Reagan's Rolex Datejust started the Rolex presidential craze, above right. Rolex Day-Date 40mm in platinum with olive-green dial and president bracelet, price upon request, at the Rolex boutique, Deutsch Fine Jewelry, I W Marks, Lewis Jewelers. George Washington purchased a watch in Paris in 1788 from watchmaker Jean-Antoine Lépine. At about the same time, French watchmaker Girard- P e r r e g a u x began making timepieces in France, and we think the Laureato Absolute Passion with its cherry-red strap fits George to a T, $13,400, at Tenenbaum Jewelers. The PresidenTial Elegant Chester Arthur John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy Francophile George Washington (Continued on page 54) For the 2021 incumbent POTUS: The Graff Gyro Graff 48mm Universe in white gold with sapphire bezel and galaxy dial, price upon request, at the Graff boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue. 52

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