FDR's Last Watch, The Gold Tiffany & Co. Movado To Be Auctioned Off
This is a nice watch and a great piece of history. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is obviously one of the best known US Presidents and more so in the spotlight these days given the focus on his handling of the Great Depression, in relation to our own economic woes. This Tiffany & Co. signed watch (made by Movado) was given to him on his final birthday by his son-in-law in 1945. FDR wore the watch for the last few months of his life until he died in April of 1945.
The 14k gold watch includes the sought after Movado Ref. 44776 Triple Calendar mechanical movement. Aside from being an excellent example of the timepiece, the engraving on the rear of the watch is the source of most of the value with the personal inscription to FDR, "with loyalty, respect, and affection." The watch will be offered with authentication papers. Antiquorum's always conservative price estimate anticipates a closing price of $50,000 - $60,000 - likely to yield more.
The FDR Tiffany & Co. watch will be one of the lots available at the June 11th Antiquorum "Important Collectors" watch and clock auction held in new New York City.
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