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Dr. Anthony Fauci: Anti-Pandemic Hero And Lifelong Timex Watch Guy

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Dr. Anthony Fauci holds a rareified and ephemeral position in the United States right now (March 24, 2020), as the nation’s leading authority in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. At the time of writing, we are all in some version of shelter-in-place, hoping social isolation can starve the virus. Fauci, an immunologist who serves as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and was at the forefront of the fights against HIV/AIDS for (which he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom), SARS, MERS, Ebola, and now the coronavirus.

It also looks like he’s been a Timex guy for several decades now. It makes sense that he’d stick with an American brand that makes some of the most durable and reliable digital watches around. I’ve also noticed that he checks the time very, very frequently. In fact, with the rest of us in lockdown, he may be one of the few people in the country who needs to get somewhere on time so urgently you’d think the fate of the world depends on it (because it might).

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While far from definitive or comprehensive, I was able to find at least three Timex watches Dr. Fauci has worn over the years. The first dates back to the 1980s, when he first became director of the NIAID. He wore what looks like an old Timex T80 digital watch while doing the work that would combat the then-new HIV/AIDS epidemic. The older pictures aren’t ideal, especially since a lot of these now-retro digital watches had such a similar silhouette but I am fairly confident here.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Anti-Pandemic Hero And Lifelong Timex Watch Guy Featured Articles

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Anti-Pandemic Hero And Lifelong Timex Watch Guy Featured Articles

By the 2000s, he had starting wearing a Timex Ironman, though it’s also likely there were at least one or two between it and the old T80. I just can’t find any photos or video of him from this time period, but I’d venture a guess to say he stuck to Timex, if the bookend timepieces are any consideration. Obviously, Bill Clinton brought a lot of attention to the Ironman when he wore one during his time as President earlier in the 1990s.

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Most recently, it’s been another Ironman — this time, a Classic 30 Lap in black with touches of red. Though this particular reference (T5K822JT) is discontinued, it’s pretty readily available online for between $40 and $50. Water resistant to 100M, with three customizable alarms, three time zone settings, 30-lap counter, and a INDIGLO light-up dial, I can’t imagine it lacks in functionality for even Dr. Fauci.

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(Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Dr. Anthony Fauci: Anti-Pandemic Hero And Lifelong Timex Watch Guy Featured Articles

Adventurers, athletes, and celebrities are cool — but at this moment in time, society is grateful for people like Dr. Fauci who tirelessly fight to keep us safe from absolute havoc. I was compelled to a shine a little spotlight on the man by way of the watches that have kept him on time all these years.

Stay safe out there, and take care of yourselves, your friends, and your families.

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  • Berndt Norten

    He’s 79 and he keeps on ticking!

  • Mikita

    Sincerely wish him luck and courage in his work. Regarding the topic – most probably, he is not a hardcore watch fan like many here. The watches he wears on public are practical + durable + affordable = exactly what people expect from his work. Interesting? Not much. Public figures, with the exception for actors/rappers/etc, try to attract as little attention to their wrists as possible. Sir Li Ka-shing, according to other ABTW article, wears simple Citizens, being world known philantropist and magnate. Roman Abramovic, probably biggest philanthropist in Russia, wears simple Casio (Baby G?). Watch aficionado as most of us here usually try to achieve quite opposite 🙂

    • Bilal Khan

      Exactly the right guy for this moment

  • SuperStrapper

    He seems like a good dude that doesn’t get sucked into the scummy games today’s media can’t get away from.

    • Bilal Khan

      100%

  • Sheez Gagoo

    He has better things to do than caring about watches. He has to deal with a huge pandemic and an even huger imbecile.

    • SuperStrapper

      Pelosi or Schumer?

  • 4tens

    This is a hero whom is working tirelessly, because it’s not about politics, it’s about saving our loved ones.

  • I really wish Malaysia had great leaders like NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and Immunologist Dr.Anthony Fauci in times of Great Pandemic threatening the very existence of mankind.What Malaysia has right now is a Back Door Government, a coalition of greedy selfish politicians and a dumb Health Minister who made world headlines by advising Malaysians to drink warm water so that the Covid virus would be flush down into the stomach where acidic digestive juices would kill off the virus…?

    • Torben Kragelund

      That sounds just about on par with a former South African Health minister advising that garlic could prevent/cure HIV, and another minister stating that as long as he took a warm and long shower after mating, he would be fine 😀

    • Ayreonaut

      The very existence of mankind?

  • Eric Gordon

    Inspirational. In so many ways!

  • Raymond Wilkie

    I really hope after all this that we remember how we behaved and not revert back to our ” What’s good for me ” mindset. I live in block we call a tenement here. I have lived here 30 yrs and in all that time only knew one neighbour on my landing ( 4 floors 12 houses) I now know most of the people who live in not only my close but the ones next to me as well. We do shopping for those who can and generally become a better human being.
    Our priorities have changed for the better.
    I feel for those who have lost their lives to this virus so far but remember if we are careful 99% of people who become infected do recover.
    If we all play our part and follow medical advice we can all look back on 2020 and remember that as a result of this their was a huge paradigm thinking of our place on this planet and our belief structure that changes our perspective and allows us to see things differently making the world a better place than it was before.
    As soon as self isolation is over i am just going to go out and hug everyone i see whither they like it or not.
    We will get through this.
    I still love watches, that will never change but reviewing them at this time seems rather pointless.

  • spice

    Good article about a good guy – and his watches. Good timing, thx.

  • Rich Thomas

    Bilal, great catch and write up!

  • antonio oliveira

    Thank you guys !

  • SuperStrapper

    I’m always amused when Europeans think they knows what’s best in North American politics.

    • Sheez Gagoo

      I’m always amused, when Americans think what’s best for the Swiss watch industry. And if you read carefully, there was no advice or know-best at all. That was my advice-post a few days ago. By the way based on the fact, that in the south of Switzerland people already die like flys.

      • SuperStrapper

        You’re comparing politics to a retail industry? Yes by all means tell me how smart and educated you are. Line up another award-winning analogy for me.

        • Sheez Gagoo

          No analogy, but I kind of resume:
          First, I made an apprenticeship as an watchmaker-microelectronician (hard to translate). I worked as a watchmaker, but almost never full time. What have I done in my spare time? Grew a lot of weed. Smoked a lot of weed. And two degres in economics (Betriebswirtschaft & Volkswirtschaft) and one in politics (political economy, specialized growth theory). I now work as a teacher in two schools and one jail. You are in the strap busines I’ve noticed.

          • SuperStrapper

            I do not and have not attacked your professional credentials, so let’s not build up any potential strawman arguments. If you are so concentrated in economics I’d even more be interested in your venomous stance on current policy, which is what I’m questioning.
            I am a lowly business jerk with appropriate credentials, although i do nerd out by adding degrees in risk management and strategizing every few years. I negotiate corporate contacts for a living, strap making is just a hobby I could only wish be sustainable as a business.

        • Sheez Gagoo

          Yes, I compared politics and retail industry. Not only retail, the whole industry.

          • SuperStrapper

            But how can that be relevant if we’re really going to have this conversation. The Swiss watch industry doesn’t exist without Asian and American money. I don’t revel in that but it’s the fact of the matter. So why shouldn’t both have a say in what the Swiss watch industry does?
            The Swiss couldn’t dent the US economy or policy with even the might of it’s entire GDP in a single blow. Am I wrong?
            By what example are you suggesting it could be done better? Please describe in actual detail the ‘disaster’.

          • Sheez Gagoo

            I was referring to the different opinions about the strategy to limit the damages of the coronavirus between Trump and Fauci. Whom’s advice would you follow? I have no clue about virology and pandemics. So you have to trust one of them. Which one would it be? Simple question. I don’t tell Americans or other nations how to behave. One choice could lead to a lot of dead Americans. The other choice would lead to a huge amount of death Americans and doctors have to chose who’s worth living and who can die. Like in Elsass and Bergamo right now. But this is no my cup of tea. I’m neutral. And for the moment there’s no watch industry. It’s gone. Like any other industry. And btw. my 65 year old mother puts cotton tabs in sick peoples mouth and analyses the results with an exponentially amount of people who has Corona and some of them will not make it. While I’m using my “holiday” to smoke huge amounts of weed and play Zelda.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUTv-5d9N-0

    • Sheez Gagoo

      I think this guy is an American. Obviously a kind of Nostradamus:
      https://youtu.be/6ixNPplo-SU

      • Bilal Khan

        Can’t we all just get along

    • Sheez Gagoo

      This is it? This is all you got?

      • SuperStrapper

        Not by far, i can discuss this all day but assumed being a watch related discussion id let it Peter off. By all means, tell the class what makes you think you’re qualified to tell Americans how to live politically.

        • Sheez Gagoo

          I repeat, I didn’t. Learn reading.

  • Sheez Gagoo

    I know. Happens when he doesn’t take his meds.

  • Ayreonaut

    On March 11 Dr. Anthony Fauci told a congressional hearing that the COVID-19 virus was “ten times worse” than the seasonal flu.

    Then fifteen days later, on March 26, he co-authored an article that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in which he wrote that the COVID-19 was “no worse” than a “very bad flu” but nothing like SARS or MERSA.

    The article was almost certainly submitted to the journal months before March 11. This suggests that Fauci knew on March 11 that he was misleading Congress about the severity of the coronavirus.

  • Alex

    Maybe after all this is over we can pitch in and buy him a new timex

  • ray h.

    Very intelligent man, he need not tell you Swiss is for suckers, he’s too kind for that. He just SHOWS you, in his way.

  • ray h.

    Trump said about 3 weeks ago ” this will blow over in a few days” .

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