Zach Norris suspected the watch he purchased at a Goodwill in Phoenix may be a little more valuable than the $6 he paid for it, but was stunned to discover it was a Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm worth thousands of dollars.
According to FOX 10, Norris contacted San Francisco watch specialist Eric Ku to determine what it was. He was shocked when Ku offered to buy the watch for a whopping $35,000, and even added an Omega Speedster Professional to the offer.
“[The watch] was made in 1959,” Ku explained to FOX 10. “There were about 1,000 pieces made by the manufacturer called LeCoultre, and it’s a diving watch with an alarm function in it, which is quite unusual.”
He added that he likely won’t be reselling the watch anytime soon.
“I’m a sucker for a good story, and this is certainly a really great story,” Ku said. “I think this is something that will be in my collection for a long time.”
Norris personally delivered the watch to Ku in San Francisco.
FOX 10 has the whole story, below:
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