Maine Jeweler “All Shook Up” Over Elvis Watch

Windham Jewelers in Windham, Maine, drew huge crowds in August when it displayed a 14k gold Hamilton watch once owned by Elvis Presley. “It was a complete frenzy,” says owner Kathy Byrnes. “We had a Jackie Kennedy piece [once], but it didn’t get this much attention.”The Tankers, one of the original Elvis fan clubs, gave The King the timepiece when he returned from military ­service in 1960. Windham Jewelers eventually sold it for $24,000 to an anonymous buyer, who will use it to raise money for a children’s hospital in Massachusetts.Because of the overwhelming reaction to the promotion, Byrnes is already thinking ahead to next year. “I’ll find something from the Beatles,” she says. “But nobody beats Elvis.”

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