Description

    Elgin Jack Dempsey Gold Presentation Watch, circa 1926
    Case: 14k white gold, double hinged back Lord Elgin "Corsican" model, engraved and beaded edges and bow, inscribed "To My Pal Henry Tobin From Jack Dempsey October 1, 1926"
    Dial: antique white with engraved pattern, golden bell form hands, Art Deco style numerals, subsidiary seconds
    Movement: # 24999186, 21 jewel Lord Elgin model, eight adjustments, gold train and jewel settings
    Signed: dial signed Elgin, case and movement signed Lord Elgin

    *Note: Henry Tobin purchased the Glenwood Hotel in Sloatsburg New York in 1903. He became well known for "Tobin's Saloon" in the hotel. The rumor goes that libations were provided to many of the visiting celebrities during the prohibition and it is highly likely that Jack Dempsey was a part of Tobin's clientele. Henry Tobin died in 1928.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Elgin Jack Dempsey Gold Presentation Pocket Watch, circa 1926
    Signed: Elgin
    Model: Lord Elgin
    Dial: engraved, antique white, golden numerals
    Hands; gold tone bell shaped
    Metal: 14k white gold
    Gram Weight: 54.3
    Case No: 1205269
    Case Info: "Corsican" model, double hinged back
    Case Width: 44.5 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: # 24999186, Lord Elgin, 21 jewels, eight adjustments, gold train and gold jewel settings
    Circa: 1926
    Condition: case is very good, dial good, movement running and in very good condition
    Notes: case back is engraved "To My Pal Henry Tobin From Jack Dempsey, October 1, 1926"


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    December, 2008
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