Earlier this month, Zachary Norris was scouring a Phoenix Goodwill for a used push golf cart when he spotted a collection of old watches. Among them was a watch with a dial that read “Le Coultre Deep Sea Alarm.”
Norris, a vintage watch collector, knew the watch had to be worth significantly more than the $5.99 price tag, so he purchased it and immediately brought it to an authorized Jaeger-LeCoultre retailer in Scottsdale, Ariz..
Sure enough, the watch was an extremely valuable one: It was a rare 1959 LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm, one of the brand’s most desired design — less than 1,000 were made for the American market — and one of the first watches to feature an alarm for divers.
Norris posted a video of the watch with its still-functioning alarm on YouTube.
Armed with this information, Norris posted his watched on a “Vintage Watches” Facebook page, where offers started pouring in from collectors around the world.
Norris eventually accepted an irresistible offer from Rolex dealerRead More »from Man buys 'rare' watch from Goodwill for $5.99, sells it for $35,000