Buddy Holly's Watch Sells for $155,350 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Buddy Holly's Watch Sells for $155,350

The watch Buddy Holly was wearing the night he died in a plane crash now has a new owner.

Hundreds came to Dallas this weekend to bid on the Lubbock native's memorabilia. A woman from San Francisco bought the watch for $155,350. Holly's wife, Maria Elena Holly gave him the diamond studded omega watch as a Christmas present in 1958.

"So it's a little bit you know...you have to let go sometime or another...and I think this is the best time," Buddy Holly's wife Maria Elena Holly said.

Another person bought Holly's passport for $26,000.

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