A JFK Lucky Charm Oprah Ought To Buy

Hey Oprah! Want to get a lucky--and timely--campaign charm for your guy, Sen. Barack Obama? Well for the bargain-basement price of about $150,000, our friends at Alexander Autographs have the very same gold Benrus watch that the Democratic National Committee gave to JFK during his 1960 campaign against Richard Nixon. It's inscribed, "To our next president, J.F.K." In an authentication letter, former aide David Powers says Kennedy wore it on the campaign trail, though "he found the watch band heavy and loose" and almost lost it several times while shaking hands. And seriously, $150,000 is cheap: Alexander President Bill Panagopulos says that a watch JFK wore on Inauguration Day fetched $420,000.

By Paul Bedard