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Object Name Wristwatch
Catalog Number 2015.6.5
Collection Watch
Description Gerald Ford "Win with Ford" wristwatch. c 1970-1980
Cartoon version of politician driving a car, possibly a red Ford convertible with a Republican elephant in the trunk. Features the words "Win with Ford" on the left hand side of the dial.
Features the numbers 3 and 9 in blue. Other numbers represented with small blue stars, except for 12 and 6 which are not on the dial. Under the car is written "Trying times Ltd"
Faux-alligator strap made in Hong Kong (unsure if original to watch)
"Stainless steel back, base metal case, dust proof"
Maker Unknown
Material Stainless steel, base metal, plastic
Notes This watch was possibly made for the 1976 election.
Gerald Ford is the only person in US history to hold the offices of Vice President and President without being elected to either position. Ford replaced Vice-President Spiro Agnew on October 10, 1973, when Agnew pleaded no contest to Federal tax evasion and resigned. Just under a year later, then President Richard Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal and left office on August 9, 1974 and Gerald Ford became the 38th President of the United States.