Pocket watch recovered from the Titanic is going up for auction

A pocket watch rescued from the wreckage of the Titanic is expected to fetch $20,000 at auction.

The timepiece belonged to Sinai Kantor, a 34-year-old Russian furrier who died when the ship sank on April 12, 1912.

His wife, Miriam, escaped on a lifeboat -- the last to reach the rescue ship RMS Carpathia, according to SWNS.

They were second-class passengers, and Sinai was kept from joining her as part of the "women and children first" protocol.

Eight days later, a cable repair ship began a week-long operation, recovering as many victims as it could -- including Sinai’s body.

More than a month after the tragedy, on May 24th, Miriam received his personal effects, including the Swiss silver-on-brass watch that remained in the family for 106 years.

The watch bears Hebrew letters as numerals on its face and Moses holding the Ten Commandments on the back -- but the salt water has rusted its hands and movement.

In late August, the watch will be auctioned off at Heritage Auctions’ Americana & Political Auction in Dallas, Texas.