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    Buddy Holly Engraved Wristwatch (1958). The 14 karat white gold Omega gentlemen's wristwatch with 45 single cut diamonds set around the bezel that early Rock icon Buddy Holly was wearing when his plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959. Discovered after the snows had melted and returned to Maria Elena Holly by the local sheriff, the watch was undamaged aside from a missing stem, which Maria Elena later had replaced with one from a matching watch of the same make and model. The watch is inscribed on the reverse side "Buddy Holly 12-1-58," and was Mrs. Holly's Christmas present to Buddy. The dial is still in surprisingly good condition and the mechanisms are in working order. Also included with the lot is a color photo of Holly taken backstage at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, Wisconsin, following the February 1, 1959 stop of the Winter Dance Party -- the last photo taken of singer to be published. A one-of-a-kind item, the watch is in superb condition with only some very faint discoloration to the face. It comes in a 4" x 4" x 3" wooden display box. A priceless piece of rock-and-roll history that is linked to an enduring love story as well as to "the day the music died." With COA from Maria Elena Holly.



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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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