An older american man from the state of North Dakota bought way back in 1974 a Rolex watch for 2500 crowns. Two days ago, he starred in the american tv program 'Antiques Roadshow', where he met up to get assessed his old watch. Here he did a regular shock and tumbled down on the earth, when he from the tv host was told that his old Rolex watch today is approximately 2.7 million dollars worth.
But the surprises continue, because the tv host added that just his watch could easily be sold for a price between 3.4 million and 4.7 million, because it was in a very good condition, although he had bought it 36 years ago.
It writes multiple media including CNN
The american tv-station CBS has also posted a video out on Twitter, where you quite short inside the tv news can see the older man's utterly incredible reaction to the clock's current value.
An Air Force veteran paid $350 for his replica Rolex Daytona four decades ago (for watch geeks it's an Oyster Paul Newman ref. 6263). Watch his priceless reaction when he learns it's worth up to $700,000 on @RoadshowPBS. @CBSThisMorning #WhatToWatch pic.twitter.com/jag6R1wWRo— Vladimir Duthiers (@vladduthiersCBS) January 29, 2020
In the television program 'Antiques Roadshow' is revealed, of course, that it is not an ordinary watch. It is a very rare watch of the brand 'Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Reference Number 6263'
The older man, who is a veteran of the u.s. air force, says that he was then in 1974 bought his Rolex watch because he had heard that it was waterproof and could be used for diving. It was purchased with a 10 percent discount through the military base in the month of november. And he's got it in april 1975. But when he had first received the beautiful watch that had cost him close on a monthly salary, what I'm he not to use it in salt water.
instead kept his Rolex watch in a bank box for nearly 40 years. He took it, only quite rarely to see if it still worked.
The extremely high rating is due to that the watch is in perfect condition. The older man had also retained the original warranty papers as well as two receipts on the clock. And in addition, he was also in possession of the original Rolex brochure, which at the time came with the watch as well as the two boxes the watch was delivered in.
Around the world are collectors of completely wild with just the watch, because the Hollywood star Paul Newman had the same watch on in the film 'Winning' from 1969.