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Al Capone’s Patek Philippe pocket watch sells for $230,000

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A Patek Philippe pocket watch owned by Al Capone has sold at auction for $229,900, almost ten times its $25,000 bottom estimate.

The platinum watch, formerly owned by the infamous Chicago gangster, is encrusted with 90 diamonds.

Family-owned auctioneer Witherells, based in Sacramento, CA, says the pocket watch was gifted by Al Capone to his daughters in the early 1960s.

It achieved an estimate-busing price despite the watch not working at the time it was sold, and missing its minute hand.

The auction of a large range of Al Capone collectibles generated total sales of over $3 million from more than 1,000 bidders.

The most expensive lot was a Colt .45 semiautomatic pistol, described as Capone’s favorite, which hammered at $860,000.

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