Attractive wristwatch presented to Jim Irwin by President Richard Nixon. Fourteen karat gold watch by Gruen features a square face with sweeping second hand and date, Watch is engraved on the reverse, ”Apollo 15, James Irwin, Lift off 9:34 AM. EDT. 7-26-71, Splash Down 4:46 PM, EDT. 8-7-71. Richard Nixon.” Watch is complete with a brown leather band and comes in its original box. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Irwin’s son, James B. Irwin II. Nixon presented the Apollo astronauts with wristwatches following the successful mission. A rare and exquisite presidential presentation. RR Auction COA.
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