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Man Can't Believe How Much His Old Rolex Is Worth

Man Can't Believe How Much His Old Rolex Is Worth

TV shows like Cash in the Attic and Antiques Roadshow have definitely given me false hope of somehow being in possession of a statue or painting that's worth thousands, despite never buying a painting or statue.

This guy, however, did buy himself something pretty valuable, but he had no idea how valuable.

He picked up a 1960 GMT Master Model Rolex for $120.35 (£97) (around $894/£727, in today's money) back in the 60s when he was stationed in Germany, because his sergeant told him they were the best watches ever made and being a military man, I guess he was used to doing as his sergeant told him.

He rocked up to the Antique Roadshow to get his watch valued and reckoned it would probably be worth around $1,500 (£1,219) now. He told the story of buying his watch adding that it wasn't cheap at the time, it cost him over a month's salary.

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Credit: Antiques Roadshow/PBS/YouTube

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The antique expert blows the man's mind, though, by telling him that the watch is now worth around $65,000 to $75,000 (£52,800-£60,900).

This is the face of a man who is trying to work out how quickly he can get to an auction:

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Credit: Antiques Roadshow/PBS/YouTube

The owner had kept all the original paperwork, even his receipt, as well as the original box and bracelet, which added a lot to the value, but even without it the rare watch would still be worth a fair whack.

Lucky bugger.

Featured Image Credit: Antiques Roadshow/PBS/youTube

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]