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Lot #7093
John F. Kennedy Personally-Owned and -Gifted 10K Gold Benrus Watch

A golden gift from JFK to a member of his presidential campaign staff

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Estimate: $5000+
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A golden gift from JFK to a member of his presidential campaign staff

10k gold Benrus wrist watch personally-owned and -gifted by John F. Kennedy to Francis X. McCabe, a member of Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign staff. The handsome square watch case measures 32 mm, features a sunburst dial with lower subdial and golden numbers and markers, and the caseback is neatly engraved "J.F.K. 1960," between the manufacturing mark and model number, "Benrus, 10K R.G.P., 264447." The JB Champion expansion band features a gold-plated top and stainless steel underside that is marked with part and patent numbers. In fine condition.

Accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from the son of the original recipient, who writes: "My father was a friend of JFK and worked hard on his campaign to help him to get elected President of the United States in the 1960 election. My father knew former Speaker of the House of Representatives under JFK, John W. McCormack, from growing up in Boston, MA. Speaker John McCorkmack introduced my father to JFK." A timeless piece of presidential history ideal for horology and political collectors alike.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: U.S. Presidents
  • Dates: #630 - Ended February 17, 2022