Here's an interesting article from the annals (haha...annals) of time. It's a New York Times article from 1907 about the Pope's watch:
POPE WON'T SWAP WATCHES.; Declines Prince's Offer for Cheap Timepiece His Mother Gave Him.
Apparently Pope Pius X carried around an old nickel pocket watch attached to an old, knotted strap. A rich Italian Prince noticed and offered to give him his own Jewel studded timepiece. The Pope declined, since the old nickel watch was a gift from his mother and he promised never to part from it.
Aw! Touching, isn't it? He had such devotion to family, but I also think he knew that jewel studded accessories are tacky and that vintage stuff is in. Good eye, Pope Pius.
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