Elvis Presley's personal watch to auction for £100,000

Henry Aldridge are to auction a superb collection of Elvis Presley memorabilia including Elvis's personal wrist watch estimated at £100,000-£120,000.

Better known for their record breaking Titanic memorabilia sales, Henry Aldridge have secured a £275,000 Elvis Presley memorabilia collection to be auctioned on 25th June.

The star lot is Elvis's Lord Elgin 14kt gold watch, which Elvis wore between 1955 and 1956.

Elvis Presley watch at Henry Aldridge Auctions
Image: Henry Aldridge Auctions


Elvis wore the watch on stage for his first appearance on National television in New York on January 28th 1956, and also when he signed his first contract.

It's the first time the watch has ever appeared at auction and Jimmy Velvet, the founder of the Elvis Presley Museum, rates it highly:

"In my opinion, this Lord Elgin watch is truly one of the grandest pieces Elvis ever owned due to the pivotal moment of his career when it all fell into place for him and the amazing documented history of where the watch has been."

It will be an interesting lot to watch as a watch gifted to Elvis by his record company, in celebration of 75,000,000 records sold, sold at Phillips in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2018 for a tad over $1,800,000 against a $54,000 estimate.

Estimated at £20,000-£25,000 are a pair of white leather boots, with black heel and square toe.

Elvis Presley white boots at Henry Aldridge auctions
Image: Henry Aldridge Auctions


Elvis wore the boots during gigs at The International Hotel in Las Vegas in 1969.

Another great piece is Elvis's Native American style necklace that he wore in the 1970s.

Elvis Presley necklace for sale at Henry Aldridge Auctions
Image: Henry Aldridge Auctions


The necklace has an estimate of £18,000-£22,000 and is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Elvis's wardrobe manager David Philip Johnson.

Other lots in the auction include:

  • A strand of Elvis's hair at £130-£150
  • Elvis's personally owned copy of the Holy Book The Leaves of Gold at £20,000-£25,000
  • Elvis's personally used stage microphone at £12,000-£14,000
  • Elvis's 1977  stage used guitar pick at £1,000-£1,500

You can view the entire auction at Henry Aldridge.

 Update: Elvis' watch sold for £240,000

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