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    Gold Pocket Watch Presented to President Franklin Pierce by Jefferson Davis. Jefferson Davis, the future president of the Confederacy, was a United States Senator when he was appointed secretary of war by President Franklin Pierce in 1853. Pierce had been nominated for president the same year Davis presented him this watch, Pierce being Davis's favored candidate since Pierce had not openly opposed slavery.

    This watch is serial numbered 1006 with a secondary number of 1174. The 1 7/8" face has Roman numerals and a floral pattern in silver and gold around the rim with the glass intact and held in place by floral gold work. The watch opens at two places to reveal the movement and a second disk has a dedication that reads as follows: "Presented to Franklin Pierce by Jefferson Davis, March 1852". The maker is unknown, however this watch is in very good condition with no key, and is an historic item from before the Civil War.


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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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