August 26, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/26/2021

Offered is a well-worn pocket watch owned by Elvis Presley. The "Westclox Pocket Ben" model watch dates from very near the end of Elvis' life, and it could very well be one of the last pocket watches he used. The ornate finish on the back of the watch has been partially worn off, but it still works! The watch 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 watch is accompanied by a letter from noted collector Tom Salva detailing his acquisition of the watch 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. Westclox “Pocket Ben” model pocket watch with “A907” stamped on the interior of the back cover.  The pocket watch measures 2 inches in diameter and presents with heavy wear on the back from pocket wear. It presents in working condition. Excellent condition.

Elvis Presley Owned and Used "Westclox" Pocket Watch Given to His Cousin Patsy Presley
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,185
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
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