1948 Babe Ruth Exacta Wrist Watch Original Baseball Case – and the Watch Too!
Lot 1. 1948 Babe Ruth Exacta Wrist Watch Original Baseball Case – and the Watch Too! We emphasize the case to make the case, in case you didn’t know, that the plastic case is far scarcer than the watch itself. The watch is not operational but, for about $100, it could be, according to a watchmaker who has done work for us. At the winning bidder’s request and cost, we will have the watch repaired, or send it as it is. The face of the watch is nm-m. It will display beautifully with replacement of the plastic “crystal,” which is loose. The rest of the watch, including the original band, shows light to moderate use. An owner’s initials have been scratched onto the back of the watch, which is in the original case, or box. In the shape of a baseball with red stitches, the ball is imprinted, in red, with “Official Babe Ruth Wrist Watch – Sports Watch of Champions.” The box is off-white and shows some blemishes that affect the second “f” and “a” in “Official,” the letters in “Ruth” and the “c” in the first use of “Watch.” It displays nicely and, in any condition, is far scarcer than the watch. The red cardboard used to display the watch inside the case is also present. Winning Bid $630.