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Lot 253: A Gentleman's Gold Wristwatch, Patek Philippe, circa 1965


Hammer Price
$5,000 CAN

Manual movement, silvered dial with baton numerals, in 18k gold, joined to a brown leather strap
Property of the late Myer Rush, a colourful, larger-than-life character, reputed at times to his detriment and benefit, to have operated on both sides of the law - cat burglar, loyal family man, gangster, gem dealer, stock promoter, entrepreneur; provenance by descent.
Family anecdote reveals this wristwatch may have been worn during a bombing at the Sutton Place Hotel, Toronto, one of the unsuccessful attempts on his life.

Dimensions: 33 mm
Reference: 3468
Serial: 2650314
Movement: 1141589, calibre 23-300
The dial, crystal, case and strap in good condition with normal wear commensurate with age including minor surface scratches on case and tarnishing at the back
The movement observed to wind, set and run
Photocopy of a photograph of Myer Rush wearing the watch

Condition reports are provided as a courtesy to clients and are a qualified subjective opinion only. All items are sold ‘as is’.

November 2017 2,400 – 3,400
1,872 – 2,652
1,560 – 2,210