Friday, 21 June 2013

James Dean Pocket Watch at Auction in Hong Kong


James Byron Dean, cultural icon of the 50s, also known as the title of his most famous film, "Rebel Without a Cause" had only three hits in his possession in his rebellious short life. Unfortunately, he did not have time to become a collector of watches.
He had a pocket watch (shows standard Company) bought 1951 engraving personal initials. It was in the golden chain of his father (fear not to lose) and is considered a good luck charm. Another is "Westclox Wrist Ben", which was also in the cult film "Rebel Without a Cause" and the third was "LeCoultre Powermatic Nautilus", which was in his hand in a tragic car accident.

Its first pocket watch Elgin watch will be auctioned by Antiquorum Auctioneers in 22 auction of "Important Modern & Vintage watches" in Hong Kong in June This watch is a piece of Hollywood history, one of the few existing known elements that belonged to the late legendary actor. James Dean with Starriet Tillie clock, an employee of Warner Brothers who became friends during the filming of "East of Eden". The watch has a letter Starriet authentication.

Pocket watch James Dean was made in 1889 by Standard United States, with a wave of Elgin. The box filled with gold cartridge with the initials "JD" engraved Aon the cover. Clock is estimated before the auction at $ 5,000 - $ 10,000.

James Dean’s Lucky Pocket Watch Up For Auction