Back in the 60s, the former soldier saw it fit to treat himself to a 1960 Master Rolex while stationed in Germany. He ended up paying a meager $120 for it, which would be roughly around $900 today, give or take.
He then rocked up to the Antiques Roadshow, hoping that it would not be worth at least $1500, but what the expert appraiser told the army veteran had him at a loss for words.
Apparently, the watch was incredibly rare and was now worth more than double the amount he’d paid for it over half a century ago.
Just how much more was the watch worth today? Between $65,000 to $75,000.
The man was completely stunned by what the appraiser said and just stared in awe at the little gold-mine that he’d apparently been hoarding all this time.
Be sure to watch the video below to see him discovering his watch’s incredible value:
Although the watch alone would’ve easily snagged tens of thousands, its current worth just went way up as the army veteran also kept the original paperwork, receipt, box and bracelet.
Talk about lucky.