Ab Jenkins's Omega Chronograph Watch, ca. 1950
Well, I brought in an Omega watch that was awarded to my grandfather. Quite the Omega watch guy. His name was Ab Jenkins. He was a world-renowned race car driver, builder, and also mayor of Salt Lake City for four years. He's one of the most famous guys, iconic in racing.
And I noticed you brought in a picture of one of his race cars.
This is the Mormon Meteor 3, which was probably the most famous.
And this Omega watch is a chronograph watch. It was manufactured in 1950. It's in stainless steel. It was presented to him, and it's got his name. "Champion of champions, holder of more world records "than any person in the history of sports, Omega Watch Company." Well, the watch itself is an Omega chronograph watch. It's a nice watch. And they're generally... collectors in auction pay around $2,500 to $3,500. But the engraving, the history of this watch is really wonderful. And there are a lot of Omega collectors that love racing. Because most chronograph watches were made for timing different types of racing events.
And I think easily today at auction, the watch would bring between $15,000 to $20,000.
Oh. All right, if you say so. (chuckles)
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