Buddy Holly’s Omega Watch In April Auction

buddy holly omega watch

Over-rated artist but under rated for his watch taste imho :)

So readers how much will this Omega fetch, any guesses?

The diamond wristwatch worn by rock music pioneer Buddy Holly “the day the music died” will be offered in a public auction by his widow along with over 100 other personal items. Holly was wearing the watch on February 3, 1959, when he and singers Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed in a plane crash in Iowa.

“Buddy Holly’s widow, Maria Elena, has consigned the watch, unreleased music recordings and a treasure trove of other personal items that will be offered in a sale, April 14 and 15, to let his legion of fans own a part of Holly’s legacy,” said Doug Norwine of Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, Texas (www.HeritageAuctions.com), the firm that will conduct the public auction.

The diamond and white gold Omega wristwatch is inscribed on the back, “Buddy Holly 12-1-58,” the date his bride of four months gave it to him as an early Christmas present.

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