Take Our President’s Day Quiz: Rolex, Heuer, Timex And More


Today is President’s Day in the good old USA. In honor of that, we are bringing back one of our favorite post of the past:  our President’s Day Quiz. Test your knowledge … and find out who loved watches.

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President’s Day Quiz Questions:

1 – A) What President was the first to refuse (initially) to accept his salary?
B) Which other President declined his salary?

2- Who was the first president to be born in a hospital?

3 – Who was our shortest president?

4- Who immediately gave away and never wore a Rolex watch from Marilyn Monroe?

5- Which President’s likeness (in the form of a drawing) was used in a Heuer ad?

6- Who reportedly wore a Timex while in office?

7- What was the most popular clock given to US presidents?

8- Which Rolex watch is nicknamed the President and why?

9-  What was the most coveted alarm watch owned by multiple presidents?

10- What watch did former President Barak Obama wear in his official portrait completed upon his departure from office?

 

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President’s Day Quiz Answers:

1–  A) George Washington at first refused to take his salary (but later accepted his $25,000 pay).
B) President Trump refused to accept his salary, and, instead, has been donating each quarter’s salary to a different department or cause.

2- Jimmy Carter

3 – James Madison was 5’4”

4- John F. Kennedy

5 – Dwight D. Eisenhower (34th president)

6 – Our 42nd president, Bill Clinton, was regularly seen wearing a Timex Ironman watch

7- Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos

8- The Day-Date, introduced in 1956 and given to Dwight D. Eisenhower (although, in the current day lineup, the name President is given to a Rolex bracelet)

9 – Vulcain Cricket

10- After completing their final term, each U.S. President has  a portrait painted of themselves that will grace the walls of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.  In his portrait, former President  Barack Obama is wearing a Rolex.


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