President's Day is a holiday originally established in 1885 to celebrate President George Washington. Although the day that awards us a three day weekend in February is still officially called "Washington's Birthday", it's popularly seen as a celebration of all presidents past and current. 1885 was even further in the past than our last blog post and throughout all of those years presidents have been wearing or carrying some incredible wrist and pocket watches. Who wouldn't love to be able to reach into their pocket and pull out the Zizlavsky Pocket Watch owned by President Woodrow Wilson?
This actual gargoyle is not amused!
It's become clear that beautiful vintage presidential watches abound, but does that make George Washington's antique Jean-Antoine Lepine pocket watch the perfect pairing for President's Day? Not at all! Ease your vintage urges with this noble watch necklace,
(For an extremely thorough look at the time pieces from every single President since George Washington check out this amazing article by Eric Wind at Hodinkee.com)