The "Time for Obama" watch

January 2, 2009 3:00:51 PM PST
98-year old Mickey Orloff of Valley Forge has a useful way to mark Barack Obama's historic election: His special edition Obama watch.Rather than numbers, the $29.95 watch simply marks time with letters that spell out "Time for Obama."

On the back, an inscription notes the occasion, the inaugural date, and an individual number.

Orloff spent decades as a jewelry designer. After he retired in the 1970s, he started designing specialty watches, like a "Time for Jesus" watch for a local church and a watch marking the 9/11 attacks.

Orloff quickly decided Obama was worth a watch.

Orloff says his goal is to make it to 100, and he says it's work, not rest that keeps him going.

So expect more watch designs.

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