While the main reason for President Obama’s visit to Detroit on Wednesday was to shine a light on the recuperating auto industry, he also made a point of stopping by the city’s finest watchmaker. Since 2011, Shinola has been crafting American-made timepieces in the Motor City, helping transform its image and neighborhoods along the way.
For these reasons—and because they’re good-looking watches fit for the leader of the free world—Obama visited the brand’s Detroit store this week. As he was leaving, someone asked him if he bought a watch. The President responding by telling bystanders that he already owned one. Baller move, Barry.
We reached out to Shinola to identify the specific model, and the company confirmed that Obama’s watch is The Runwell Sport Chrono 42mm, which he put on a black leather strap.
Now, the 42mm is sold out—which isn’t uncommon for any Shinola’s massively popular watches—but you can get the 48mm, which looks quite similar. Someone in the White House is doing a pretty damn good job keeping Obama from embracing his full politician/dad-ness, because he already showed off some sharp Oliver Peoples sunglasses earlier this year, along with a slick Apple Watch in his interview with Jerry Seinfeld.