April 30, 2022 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/30/2022

The offered "Lord Nelson" wrist watch was owned by Elvis Presley and exhibits signs of heavy use. Elvis wore watches from a young age and certainly started buying nicer and nicer watches as his success grew in the 1950s. The offered watch was worn so much that a new leather band was used in the stead of the original...and that band is worn. The wristwatch was eventually gifted to Elvis' cousin Patsy Presley, to whom he gave a great many things during the many years she worked in the offices at Graceland. The wristwatch is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the wristwatch among other items he purchased from Patsy. The letter states,

The item listed and shown above has been in my personal Elvis Presley collection since 1988. I purchased this item, and many others, from Patsy Presley, Elvis Presley’s cousin who worked as secretary in the offices at Graceland for many years during Elvis’ career. The item was originally from a jewelry box from Elvis’ bedroom dresser. I purchased the jewelry box and all its contents from Patsy in 1988. While it didn’t contain any of Elvis’ ornate jewelry with diamonds and gold, etc., it did contain many rings, watches, money clips, cuff links, bracelets, pins and other items of this sort that were often gifted to Elvis by family, friends and even fans. Included below is a copy of the money order with which I purchased the items from Patsy Gambill (her married name at the time) as well as a color copy of the handwritten letter from Patsy, dated October 25, 1988, describing the jewelry box and what it meant to Elvis.

Also accompanying is a color copy of the original letter from Patsy Presley Gambill, as referenced in Tom's letter. The wristwatch measures 1 ¼ x 1 ½ inches, and the band is 10 inches in length. Presents with heavy wear from obvious heavy use. The watch presents in working condition, but could certainly benefit from servicing. Excellent condition.

Elvis Presley Owned Lord Nelson Swiss Wrist Watch with Leather Band Given to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,725
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
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