The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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The term “pig” is a general derogatory term first used in the 19th century, but as it became more frequently used to describe police in the 20th century, law enforcement decided to embrace the moniker and made it an acronym to stand for “Pride, Integrity, Guts”: attributes associated with the tough and honest men in the police force. So popular was this transformed symbol that tokens such as the offered watch were created. The watch face, with no band, reads “Swiss Made / Pride Integrity Guts / PIGS is beautiful / ©1970 SLW Associates” and comes with a copy of a three-page letter dated 10/25/88 from Patsy Presley that states in part:

This small, but very significant jewelry box set alongside several larger ones that Elvis had on his dressing table. Although, it might have gone unnoticed by most - this little treasure chest held some things that were much more valuable - for it was brimming over with small treasures of yesterday’s memories gone by - Memories that only Elvis would hold dear. I’ve seen Elvis go through his expensive jewelry, perhaps choosing a favorite ring - he would slide it on his finger and give one of those devilish cunning smiles. He really loved large extravagant pieces of jewelry, the kind he shared, often, with everyone who was fortunate to be there at the right time. Elvis also loved and appreciated the less expensive gifts he received - some from family and friends and others, even from a fan occasionally, that would somehow get mixed in with the personal gifts. Elvis knew that each of these gifts had been choosen [sic] with great pride and much thought and love had gone into the final choice. When Elvis opened his Christmas or Birthday gifts he would make sure that he devoted equal time to each gift - he always felt that it was not the gift, but rather the thought that counted. Elvis was truly a believer in the true meaning of Christmas for everyone - I miss this little chest... I too, have often looked at all the pieces, wondering which ones held the most special memory for Elvis.

Elvis maintained a collection of badges, firearms and all things law enforcement, as was his passion, and so it’s no surprise that this amusing watch was at one time part of his collection. The watch face measures 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches (3.81 x 3.81 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The watch does not have a band and is slightly tarnished, the cover has a ding to the edge that does not impact the visual appeal of the watch face. The backplate exhibits surface scuffing and scratches. The hands will move with the dial but the watch does not appear to be currently operational and may simply be in need of a battery, but would likely benefit from professional service.
Elvis Presley Owned “P.I.G.” Police Watch Body
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,000.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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