The Worldwide Watch Company, based in the capitol of the USA has once again created a satirical product that mocks the most influential resident of Washington DC. Its latest product is a simple quartz watch with an analog movement and a leather strap, but the timekeeping aspect of the product is not the thing they were focused on.
Their main goal is to send a political message, since the wristwatch has a caricature of the President Barack Obama on its dial. Furthermore, it also includes hour, minute and second hands that run in a counterclockwise direction. This feature is conceived as the statement of the direction in which the current administration is leading the country. In order to enable punctual timekeeping, hour markers are placed in the reversed order as well. The wristwatch that the Worldwide Watch Company calls a ”conversation starter” is fairly cheap and costs only $30.
The watchmaker situated in Washington DC has been manufacturing political wristwatches for a decade and a half. It is also the creator of another satirical watch, made as a critique of a Democrat that held office. The wristwatch that caught the attention of media back in 1999, depicted the President Clinton and had the feature that made his nose elongated three times the normal size every ten seconds. This timepiece was made during the Monica Lewinsky scandal and was called the “Clinicchio” watch.