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Vice President Biden in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.(AP)

It’s one sweet watch.

The Vulcain Cricket has earned the nickname,“The President’s Watch,” for a reason, adorning the wrists of Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan.

In 2011, Vice President Joe Biden got in on the action.

The  veep was presented with a “50s Presidents’ Watch Automatic Steel” Vulcain Cricket, by Keijo Paajanen of Helsinki, Finland, according to Biden’s Public Financial Disclosure Report.

HODINKEE, which bills itself as one of the most widely read wristwatch publications in the world, gushed about the watch and its wearer in a November 2011 story headlined, “Spotted: Vice President Joe Biden Wearing New Vulcain Cricket.”

“The watch appears to be bright stainless steel, has the familiar position of the alarm pusher in relation to the crown, looks to be on a same dark alligator strap with curved ends, appears to have a flat sapphire crystal,” the publication dished.  The timepiece had “all signature elements of the 50s Presidents’ Watch Automatic Steel.”

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