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Elgin. A Fine 18k Gold Openface Pocket Watch, Belonging to American Major League Baseball Legend Joe DiMaggio
Elgin. A Fine 18k Gold Openface Pocket Watch, Belonging to American Major League Baseball Legend Joe DiMaggio

SIGNED LORD ELGIN, MOVEMENT NO. 472329, CASE NO. 64062, CIRCA 1948

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Elgin. A Fine 18k Gold Openface Pocket Watch, Belonging to American Major League Baseball Legend Joe DiMaggio
Signed Lord Elgin, Movement No. 472329, Case No. 64062, Circa 1948
Movement: Manual, 21 jewels
Dial: Silvered, Roman and dot numerals, subsidiary seconds
Case: 18k gold, engraving in relief to the hinged case back with Greek athletic scene and reading; "IN HONOR, JOE DIMAGGIO," engraved cuvette reading; SPORT'S CHAMPION OF THE YEAR FROM THE EDITORS OF SPORT MAGAZINE JANUARY 1, 1948, 45mm diam.
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
Accompanied By: A Letter of Provenance signed by the family of Joe DiMaggio and an original edition of Sport Magazine, September 1947

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Lot Essay

In 1947 Joe DiMaggio had a profoundly spectacular season where he captured the 1947 AL MVP award and led the Yankees to the World Championship. In recognition, the present watch was offered to Joe DiMaggio by the editors of Sport Magazine in 1948.

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