The company making the three Obama Inaugural watches, obamawatches.com, has agreed to donate 10% of the profit from the sale of Inaugural watches to benefit Hire Heroes USA, an organization that offers career help to returning service men and women so they can enjoy the freedoms they fought to preserve.
Two Obama watches, the Historic and the People’s Inaugural watches, sell for $60. The President Obama Inaugural FlipWatch, a unique watch with two faces, costs $125 online. The first Inaugural FlipWatch will be auctioned on e-Bay with a minimum bid starting at $4000. All proceeds from the auction of the first President Obama Inaugural FlipWatch will benefit Hired Heroes USA.
“This is an incredibly historic occasion, that’s why we’re producing three Inaugural watches,” said Jack Goldenberg, President, Obama Watches, the online political memorabilia company that used Obama wristwatches to launch a viral campaign to spread the message that it was “Time for a change,”
“We’ll probably make more money selling three Inaugural watches, “ Goldenberg added, “so it seemed only fair to donate some of our profit to an incredibly worthwhile cause like Hire Heroes USA.”
The Historical Inaugural Watch names Barack Obama as America’s 44th President. The People’s Inaugural Watch carries a more relaxed photo of the President-elect and the sole caption “President of the United States.”
And, in a twist sure to delight Obama supporters and watch collectors, the third Inaugural watch is not just a watch, it is a unique, patented invention called a FlipWatch, a watch with two distinct faces, each carrying an Inaugural photo of President Obama.
Because the back-to-back faces of the two watches are connected to a flexible watchband, a wearer can flip from one Obama watch face to the other without taking the watch off.
Obama Watches and Obama Inaugural watches are sold online at obamawatches.com and in several Washington DC stores, including Ann Hand Design, Chocolate Moose, Commander Salamander, Political Americana, The Bead Museum, Trover Shops and Up Against the Wall.
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There are more than a dozen Obama Watches, including three Inaugural Watches. Some of the watches fom the Obama '08 collection include: Time for a Change You Can Believe In, Love Your Mama. Vote Obama, Barack 'N' Roll, Anerica It's Time for a Change and Fired Up! Ready to Go!
Three of the Obama Watches have been selected for the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution and the entire collection will be donated to the Newseum, a popular DC tourist attraction
Obama watches can be purchased at www.obamawatches.com