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Richard Carver 13 October 2019 12:07 AM

Cotton Bowl! Texas-OU shoot out.
 
It's time for the big game and this year traditional rivals Texas and Oklahoma University will face off yet again.

Game watches have been awarded to players and coaches since the CB began in 1937. From 1967 to 1976 Rolex or Tudor were awarded and I have collected a few over the years. I have been fortunate to have found game programs for each year.

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Kickoff is at 11:00 Central on Fox. :)

Mark020 13 October 2019 02:22 AM

Very nice!! Which side do you support?

Richard Carver 13 October 2019 02:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Mark020 (Post 10051092)
Very nice!! Which side do you support?

LOL,I was just laughing about that with my sister, we were born in Oklahoma but we've both been in Texas a whole lot longer than we were in OK so we decided to cheer Texas this year. :)

BisonHead 13 October 2019 02:49 AM

My Pal is there now and just sent me a video of the score board etc. I was there last year with my Family and it was eye opening for a Brit to say the least. We Loved it

Wearing my Sooners T shirt stuck here in AFG ha. BOOMER

@Richard Carver, i looked at one of the cotton bowl watches earlier this year for my Pal. But i wasn't from a year the OU were playing there.

Razorsedge1 13 October 2019 03:18 AM

Great watches! Are watches awarded to winner of this game or Cotton Bowl at end of season?

BigAppleBill 13 October 2019 03:35 AM

OU vs TX (aka The Red River Shootout) is definitely an annual classic, and it’s traditionally played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas during the Texas State Fair. Though obviously played in Texas, it’s considered a neutral site because Dallas is approximately halfway between Austin, TX & Norman, OK. I believe the annual OU-TX game is the only college football game still played at the Cotton Bowl.

The Cotton Bowl Classic is a different game. It’s a postseason bowl game that’s now part of the College Football Playoff. Sadly it hasn’t been played at the actual Cotton Bowl since 2009. It’s played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Those earlier Cotton Bowl games commemorated by those now-vintage Rolex were old school college football. The winter weather often played a factor in the game. A much different game nowadays in the climate controlled stadium.

springer 13 October 2019 05:15 AM

Nice collection Richard!

rootbeer7 13 October 2019 05:16 AM

Lovely watches.

Razorsedge1 13 October 2019 07:25 AM

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Originally Posted by BigAppleBill (Post 10051259)
OU vs TX (aka The Red River Shootout) is definitely an annual classic, and itís traditionally played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas during the Texas State Fair. Though obviously played in Texas, itís considered a neutral site because Dallas is approximately halfway between Austin, TX & Norman, OK. I believe the annual OU-TX game is the only college football game still played at the Cotton Bowl.

The Cotton Bowl Classic is a different game. Itís a postseason bowl game thatís now part of the College Football Playoff. Sadly it hasnít been played at the actual Cotton Bowl since 2009. Itís played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Those earlier Cotton Bowl games commemorated by those now-vintage Rolex were old school college football. The winter weather often played a factor in the game. A much different game nowadays in the climate controlled stadium.

Yes, Jerry World is nicer stadium but something about playing outdoors seems more like football.

I would love to get my hands on one of those vintage Rolexes from Cotton Bowl game.

BigAppleBill 13 October 2019 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Razorsedge1 (Post 10051796)
Yes, Jerry World is nicer stadium but something about playing outdoors seems more like football.

I would love to get my hands on one of those vintage Rolexes from Cotton Bowl game.

Keep an eye on the major auction houses. A Cotton Bowl Rolex will appear every now and then, especially in the online-only auctions.

Razorsedge1 13 October 2019 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by BigAppleBill (Post 10051816)
Keep an eye on the major auction houses. A Cotton Bowl Rolex will appear every now and then, especially in the online-only auctions.

Thanks! Will do.

othertbone 14 October 2019 08:09 AM

Give one of those to Jalen Hurts!

dgdjr 14 October 2019 11:07 AM

Love these "CARVER DIALS". I mean why not if there can be a "Buckley Dial" :).

Nice watches RC !

zapokee 14 October 2019 02:00 PM

Very nice collection. I picked up a 1974 one of these from Jacek a few years ago. It's gone now, but it was nice to have it for a while. :cheers:

#carverforpresident

TCU34 15 October 2019 07:42 AM

Woha! That is very cool, didn't know the existed. Being a Texas guy I've been to the Cotton bowl a few times, including a few RR shootouts over the years. My wife is a UT alum and I'm a TCU alum so we're both very into college football!

bridgecav 16 February 2020 07:16 AM

Random question
 
Hey! I had a family member call me and tell me the 1976 Cotton Bowl Tudor watch was worth a significant amount of money. Is that true? We have one in the family and I wanted to find out. It was a player watch.

statsman 16 February 2020 04:01 PM

There are two parts to bowl game watch value, I believe- intrinsic value of watch, plus whatever premium for the bowl game insignia on dial. The premium varies based on prestige of game and teams involved. For instance, the 1970 Cotton Bowl Datejust May be the most valuable. It starts with a vintage Rolex Datejust, and add in the Cotton BOwl being a major bowl, and the matchup between two blue blood programs (Texas and Notre Dame), and finish with the Horns winning a NC. I reckon the premium over a typical Datejust as being $500-$1,000 (what do you think, Richard Carver?). If the watch has an engraved name of a star on the back (say, Danny Lester), it could be more.

For most bowl games, the premium is much less- $50 to $100.

The 1976 CB matched Georgia and Arkansas, and the Tudor watches of that era are appreciating. Should be low four figures as a floor and mid four figures as a ceiling?

bridgecav 17 February 2020 04:56 AM

Thanks. That is very helpful info. Does it matter if it is a player watch vs coaches watch? Would a coaches watch be more valuable unless it was a valuable player? Also, does the band matter or is it just the watch face that really holds the value.

statsman 17 February 2020 11:40 AM

It depends on the player or the coach.

Bowl game watches are a whole different sports memorabilia market than rings. People pay crazy amounts for championship rings. Not so much for watches- there are fewer collectors. As posted before, you can get a premium for a bowl game watch, but it won’t be huge.

Now, if the coach it was awarded to was Frank Broyles or Vince Dooley, forget what I posted and figure on a bigger premium.

As for the bracelet, I don’t know that it matters so much to a sports memorabilia collector.

TimeLord2 17 February 2020 12:37 PM

That is so cool! Thanks for sharing! :cheers:

vintagetudor 17 February 2020 07:35 PM

What a great collection...particulary love the tudor:thumbsup:

harry in montreal 18 February 2020 10:42 AM

Richard, I bought a tudor day date kind of sight unseen. Seller says that the inner caseback says 9450. Should I assume that it’s a 35.5mm, or is there a chance it’s 38? The dial is not a wide marker. The band is an older Rolex with the crown clasp. Beautiful cotton collection?

statsman 18 February 2020 02:05 PM

Nm


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