Presidential hopeful Joe Biden went for a bike ride the other day, dispelling any doubts about the former VP’s ability to ride a bike. Meanwhile, questions surrounding the former Veep’s mental acuity linger. But not about his choice of watch. His timepiece reveals that Biden is a man of wealth and taste. Here’s what Uncle Joe’s wearing and what is says about the man . . .
The watch on Joe Biden’s wrist is a previous gen, blue dial version of the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300 (Ref. 212.30.36.02.03.001). There are a few things worth noting about the watch relative to the candidate . . .
Joe Biden’s OMEGA is expensive
Biden’s OMEGA Diver cost around $4k new – back when $4k could buy a
politician small house in Maryland. The candidate who once proudly described himself as the “poorest man in Congress” is now a multi-millionaire.
Biden’s Swiss Seamaster sends a subtle message of status – even to those who have no idea about watches. It says “I’m successful enough at what I do to afford a good watch.”
The Former V.P.’s OMEGA is tough
The OMEGA isn’t a dress watch – a genre that signals observers that its owner spends most of his or her time in an office. A type of watch you wouldn’t necessarily wear knocking around the basement.
Biden’s OMEGA Diver is build like a proverbial brick shit house, ideal for the great outdoors. It’s constructed to withstand the rigors of underwater exploration (to 300m) and a blow from a hard plastic hammer mounted on a pendulum (the official testing procedure).
Not to mention all the hard knocks that a potential guardian of the nuclear football experiences when facing a tough interviewer. In theory.
Biden’s OMEGA is legible
I hate to return to questions surrounding Senator Biden’s mental health. Suffice it to say, Biden told mentalhealthforus.net “As President, I’ll use the bully pulpit of the White House to eliminate the stigma around mental health.”
It’s certainly true that Biden’s Diver 300 isn’t mentally taxing. It’s a highly legible timepiece. It would be even easier to read if the hands weren’t skeletonized, but the OMEGA is still an excellent choice for quick time telling.
If you want to wear the up-to-date version of Joe’s watch, it’s the current OMEGA Seasmaster Diver 300M. The new watch reintroduces the wave pattern to the dial. OMEGA raised the indices and filled them with Super-LumiNova. I prefer the older model, as does the man whose fate is currently in the hands of the American electorate. And his caregivers.
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