Bears Watch Discovery

CHICAGO (AP) -- A rare Chicago Bears relic is still a-ticking.

A suburban Chicago woman has found a Bears watch from 1940, when players on championship teams got watches instead of rings.

In that year the Bears beat the Washington Redskins 73-to-zero in the N-F-L championship.

The watch originally belonged to fullback Gary Famiglietti who passed away in 1986. He played for the Bears from 1938 to 1945.

The watched changed owners and was eventually given to Kurt Swanson of the northwest suburbs in exchange for some plumbing work in the 1990s.

His widow Holly Swanson recently found the watch in a drawer.

She says she plans on selling it on e-Bay and the Bears are interested in buying it.

A Bears spokesman says the watch is quite distinct.


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