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WWII Soldier Buys Watch In Germany, 57 Yrs Later He Finds Out What It’s Worth.

The Antiques Roadshow showcases old household items such as furniture, dinnerware, and jewelry that are brought in by curious owners. Expert appraisers are brought in to examine the item and determine what its value would be at auction.

Last year, one lucky veteran was featured on the show because of a very unique piece he decided to bring in. When he was a young soldier stationed in Germany in 1960, his sergeant suggested he purchase a GMT Master Model Rolex before he returned to the States.

“He thought it was the best watch ever made,”the man told his expert appraiser. “I’d never even heard of or seen one before. I just took his word for it.â€


More than half a century later, the Rolex, still a cherished possession, led the man to wonder what its value would be today.

“I don’t wear it very often now,”he said. “It’s kind of a keepsake now. I wear my cheap watch now, and this [the Rolex] is my dress watch.

Incredibly he had managed to keep all the original paperwork and pieces to the watch. Included this certificate of authenticity shown below.


After speaking with the Antiques Roadshow expert appraisal, the veteran learned just how smart his sergeant really was. The $120 watch purchased in 1960 was now appraised for an astonishing $65,000-$75,000!

Check out his reaction as he uncovers the incredible news in the video below.

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