This chic 1970 Sheffield "Spiro Agnew" wristwatch features a gold-tone case with a black leather strap. The original dial features black-tone Arabic numerals with original black-tone hands.
36.0mm diameter (with crown)
This Vintage Timepiece:
is in pre-owned condition (please refer to the photographs).
comes without the original box and papers.
is guaranteed to be authentic.
The crystal is in good condition (please refer to the photographs).
Spiro Theodore Agnew was the 39th Vice President of the United States (1969-1973), serving under President Richard Nixon, and the 55th Governor of Maryland (1967-1969). He was also the first Greek American to hold these offices.
During his fifth year as Vice President, in the late summer of 1973, Agnew was under investigation by the United States Attorney's office in Baltimore, Maryland, on charges of extortion, tax fraud, bribery and conspiracy. In October, he was formally charged with having accepted bribes totaling more than $100,000, while holding office as Baltimore County Executive, Governor of Maryland, and Vice President of the United States. On October 10, 1973, Agnew was allowed to plead no contest to a single charge that he had failed to report $29,500 of income received in 1967, with the condition that he resign the office of Vice President.