1962 Wittnauer Watch, Owned by Major League Baseball Star, Sells for $10,000

 |  May 20th, 2016

Last week, our friends over at Analog/Shift — buyers and sellers of fine vintage watches — partnered with former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani  to auction off a very special timepiece. The watch – up for auction for one week- sold as of 5 PM tonight for $10,000. Bidding had started at $500.  The watch, which Giuliani had been seeking for some time, was finally located by Analog/Shift. It was a special Yankees Edition Wittnauer Electro-Chron that had been gifted to Major League Baseball shortstop, “Rowdy” Richard Bartell during an Old-Timers Day at Yankee Stadium in 1962. Bartell had started his baseball career in 1927 and played with a host of teams including the  Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and Detroit Tigers.…

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