Donor: Don Jakeway Jr.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Tenth Anniversary Watch
Don Jakeway Jr. is a Pro Football Hall of Fame Board member. He serves on the Once Upon a Time Watch Project cabinet and has donated two watches. The present lot is Don's Pro Football Hall of Fame Tenth Anniversary Enshrinee Golf Classic watch, which is a stainless steel and gold plated timepiece with a 35 mm case and battery quartz movement.
In addition, Don Jakeway Jr. has donated a WWII Paratrooper Wittnauer watch (lot 118) in honor and loving memory of his father, Sergeant Donald Jakeway. Throughout his time in the service, Sergeant Jakeway wore his military-issued Wittnauer watch. This includes D-Day, June 6, 1944, when he parachuted on the outskirts of Sainte-Mère-Église, France. He went on to fight in Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge before being severely wounded. For his courage in combat, Sergeant Jakeway was awarded four Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts, four Battle Stars, Jump Wings with two Stars, and the French Legion of Merit.