Wednesday 25 April 2018

JFK 'death watch' up for auction

The watch believed to have been worn by the neurosurgeon who signed John F Kennedy's death certificate and an original certificate from the watchmaker (AP/Christie's)
The watch believed to have been worn by the neurosurgeon who signed John F Kennedy's death certificate and an original certificate from the watchmaker (AP/Christie's)
The watch believed to have been worn by the neurosurgeon who signed John F Kennedy's death certificate (AP/Christie's)

A watch believed to have been used to declare the time of assassinated US president John F Kennedy's death is going under the hammer in New York City.

The 18-carat Patek Philippe timepiece worn by a Texas neurosurgeon is estimated to bring up to 150,000 dollars (£93,000) at Christie's on December 17.

The watch used by Dr Kemp Clark was made in 1948. His mother bought it for him a year later for 750 dollars (£465).

A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

President Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald as his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22 1963.

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