Jack Nicklaus had already won six major championships by the time Rolex gifted him this Reference 1803 gold Day-Date watch. Which means it was on his wrist for a staggering 12 more. The first watch Nicklaus ever owned — Gary Player suggested the model to him — it has been witness to more golf history than perhaps any other timepiece. The Golden Bear's daily wearer for 50 years, he's now putting it up for auction, with all of the proceeds going to the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation. The auction will take place in New York on December 10; prior to that, it will be on display at various places around the world, including the Jack Nicklaus Museum in Columbus, Ohio, and the US Open at Pebble Beach.
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