The “I’m Not a Crook” watch, advertised just over a month after Nixon’s resignation.
“Note: This watch will no doubt become a collectors [sic] item and become more valuable in years to come.”
So was the “I’m Not a Crook” watch a shrewd investment? Depends on who you ask, or who’s doing the sellin’.
As of October 27, 2010, ebay.com has three “I’m Not a Crook” watches listed.
One offers a “buy it now” price of $2,450.98.
Another seller with 0 bids and four days remaining left on the auction has a minimum bid price of $799.
And finally, a third seller with three days remaining on the auction has 3 bids, with a current bid price of $6.26.
I’m no statistician (ask those who took stats and quantitative methods classes with me), but those prices are different.
What can we learn from this? Nothing.
Charleston (W.V.) Sunday Gazette-Mail, September 15, 1974.