Gerald Ford was offered a Rolex watch too, specifically a Day-Date. But for some reason, he refused to accept it during his term. Retired Rolex executive, T. Walker Lloyd later revealed that Ford asked them to get him a President watch after he completed his service. Rolex reportedly refused to grant the request, so Ford purchased his from an ad.
His Day-Date comes in a modest 36mm case and a sleek profile, making it ideal for wearing under the cuff. It also features a gold dial that makes the black minute track and signature pop. With its streamlined style and superbly finished bracelet, the Day-Date perfectly matches the leader’s tailored looks. Photo from Ford Library Museum on Instagram