When this video, about holding Elvis Presley’s diamond-encrusted Omega in my hand, posted just now, the first commenter wrote “so excited“. This could be in relation to his own emotional state, or more likely it’s a comment about mine, as I beam, grin and awkwardly talk my way through yet another surreal moment that had me questioning: is this true real life? I was excited. So excited, because *hot on the heels of a watch that went to space, and one that ruled the free world for a period I was now holding a watch I’d seen in movies, on stage, and on the wrist of The King, in my black velvet gloved hand. It’s no secret Elvis was a watch guy. Elvis buffs have amassed archives of watches he has worn over the years, including Rolex, Corum, several Omegas and Hamilton. Elvis had venturing tastes far beyond the norms of the day. The story of this watch is the stuff of legend, but it’s less about how he acquired it *that part is simple: it was a gift from his record company, RCA Victor, to commemorate 75 million records sold *but more about how it ended up out…

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