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Watch believed used to time JFK’s death for sale

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ULA ILNYTZKY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A wristwatch that’s believed to have been used to declare the time of President John F. Kennedy’s death is going on the auction block in New York City.

The 18-carat Patek Philippe (PAH’-tehk fih-LEEP’) timepiece worn by a Texas neurosurgeon is estimated to bring up to $150,000 at Christie’s on Dec. 17.

The watch used by Dr. Kemp Clark was made in 1948. His mother bought it for him a year later for $750.

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


Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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