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    Bulova, Rare 18k Gold Coin Form Pocket Watch Made For Senator Harry Byrd in 1951
    Case: 38 mm, 18k yellow gold, back cover inscribed "Bulovitas, 1951", in the center "100" over a laurel-wreath, fluted border, coin edge
    Dial: silvered with gold letters for "Harry Byrd", subsidiary seconds, gold feuille hands
    Movement: 21 jewel, caliber 10 BM, manual winding, rhodium finish
    Signed: Bulova, 53.3 grams gross weight

    Note: Harry Flood Byrd, 1887-1966 Harry Flood Byrd, a Democratic Senator from the State of Virginia was born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia on June 10, 1887. Byrd entered the newspaper publishing business in 1903. Not long after he became publisher of the Winchester S. Around 1906, he was very involved in agricultural pursuits specializing in growing as well as storing apples and peaches near Berryville, Virginia. Between 1908 and 1918, he served as president of the Valley Turnpike Company. He was a member of the state senate from 1915-1925, served as the state fuel commissioner in 1918 and went on to be elected chairman of the Democratic state committee in 1922. Between 1926 and 1930, he served as the Governor of the State of Virginia. In 1933, he was appointed and subsequently elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate, filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Claude Swanson. Byrd was re-elected in 1934, 1940, 1946, 1952, 1958, and 1964. In all, he served in the US Senator for thirty two years before his resignation in November of 1965.


    Condition Report*: Type: Bulova, Rare 18k Gold Coin Form Pocket Watch Made For Senator Harry Byrd in 1951
    Dial: silvered with gold letters for "Harry Byrd", subsidiary seconds
    Hands: gold feuille hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 53.3 grams gross weight
    Case Info: back cover inscribed "Bulovitas, 1951", in the center "100" over a laurel-wreath, fluted border, coin edge
    Case Width: 38 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: 21 jewel, caliber 10 BM, manual winding, rhodium finish
    Condition: Lot presents in excellent condition. The movement runs a bit but is sluggish and will need servicing for timekeeping accuracy and daily use.
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    Auction Dates
    March, 2021
    25th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
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