June 25, 2014

“Not Out Of Touch?” Bill Clinton Laughs About Buying 14 $550 Watches, Giving Them Away

They just can’t help themselves. One day after defending Hillary Clinton as “not out of touch” after she said her family was “dead broke” after leaving the White House and currently are unlike the “truly well off” because of their tax payments, Bill Clinton laughed about buying over a dozen watches at a Detroit watchmaker last month, saying he gives them away.

Last month, Crain’s Detroit profiled Bill Clinton’s trip to Detroit watchmaker Shinola, where Clinton bought nine of them which retail at $550.

Bill Clinton is a fan of Shinola watches.

The 42nd president and founder of the Clinton Foundation owned two of the timepieces before being presented with a third today while touring Shinola’s Detroit headquarters and factory inside the College of Creative Studies’ Alfred A. Taubman Building.

So what does a stylish past president wear?

The 47mm Runwell, which retails for $550.