The watch Buddy Holly was wearing when he died has been sold at auction in Dallas, Texas for $155,350 (GBP88,770). Holly, who was given the diamond-and-white gold Omega watch as an early Christmas present from wife MARIA ELENA HOLLY, died in a plane crash in 1959. The watch, which was inscribed with "Buddy Holly 12-1-58" in honour of the day the gift was given, was recovered from the crash site and later worn by Holly's father LAWRENCE in honour of his son. The diamond-studded timepiece was bought by an anonymous woman from San Francisco, according to Heritage Auction Galleries spokesman DOUG NORWINE. Norwine says, "She didn't buy it as in investment. She just really loved his music and is starting her collection."