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Is That a Watch In There Someplace?

Now here's a watch that's, well, nothing if not creative...



According to the website;

"Free, disruptive. The latest Concord specimen grants time a space that is commensurate with its personality; that of freedom from constraints or ties. With an aerial bi-axial Tourbillon mechanism, a structure that makes emptiness its core material, a skeletized dial, functional elements fitted to the side of the carriage and an industrial and minimalist spirit, the C1 QuantumGravity timepiece defies all laws, including that of logic and most of all, of gravity."
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What Type of Wristwatch Does Barack Obama Wear?

The watch President Obama wears a Jorg Gray 6500 Chronograph, and yes you can buy one too, here:


It's a nice looking watch, but it's a quartz movement...


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