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Vintage Babe Ruth and Dizzy Dean Watch Collection (4)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $588
This collection of four classic baseball watches is comprised of a 1930s Dizzy Dean wristwatch, two 1948 Babe Ruth wristwatches, and a Babe Ruth pocket watch (date of manufacture unknown, probably 1960s). 1) Circa 1935 Dizzy Dean Wristwatch. The watch face features an illustration of Dean in uniform pitching, along with his facsimile signature. This Dizzy Dean watch is considerably rarer (as is an earlier issue) than the far more well known Babe Ruth watch. The facing is lightly oxidized, a common problem with this watch due to the materials of manufacture, and the metal band is not original to the watch. The watch runs for a limited time when wound, but it appears to be in need of service (which is typical of this watch). Vg-Ex. 2-3) Two identical 1948 Babe Ruth Wristwatches. The watch face on each features a bust-length image of Ruth and his facsimile signature. The first watch is complete with its original metal band but the face is toned and the second hand is missing. Not in working order. Vg. The second watch has had the original metal band replaced with a leather one and is in working order. Near Mint condition. 4) Babe Ruth Pocket Watch. Although the year of manufacture is unknown, the face design for this pocket watch, picturing Ruth seated while holding a bat, is one that was commonly reproduced on various Ruth novelty items and posters during the 1960s. This fact, combined with the light weight and materials of manufacture suggests to us that this watch dates from the 1960s. This pocket watch is very impressive looking and is the only example we have seen. The lens (which is plastic) is loose and the watch does not run, but the watch display beautifully and is otherwise in Excellent condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $300+. SOLD FOR $588
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