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This doesn't happen every day...

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My wife and I were at a cafe with our little boy for lunch and as we were leaving my wife noticed a watch on the ground. Gold plated ladies watch which looked quite decent. We handed it in at a police station - who knows, perhaps in 3 months if it is unclaimed we'll have another one in the house. It seems they are dropping from the sky...

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Post by Hans »

Very decent of you to bring it to the policestation! Not everybody would do that where I live. :roll:
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What brand was it?
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I bet it'd be on your wrist had it been a men's watch. :D
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It's a decent brand but I think I'll just let it rest quietly at the station until the time is up or its owner finds it. I've heard of people waitiing longer for repairs... I'll post some pics if I see it again.
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Well, as I said, we handed it in and the law here is that if it remains unclaimed for three months then it legally belongs to the finder. Well the good news was that it was unclaimed. The bad news was that it was a fake Rolex. Remarkably good copy with an auto movement, hologram on the back etc etc. I suspected as much when we found it but having a chance to see it again it was more obvious. The second bit of bad news was that the screw in crown decided to stop engaging. Actually the feel of the crown was the least convincing aspect of the watch.

I took it to my local watchmaker and he took the back off with a Rolex tool and there was an anonymous movement inside that he guessed was Chinese. This is the first good fake I've seen close up and it is a well finished watch although a little chintzy if you get to look at it properly.

So it is sitting in our kitchen adding a bit of fake bling to the scenery until we think of something to do with it.
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Post by Warhol »

:lol:

Great story, a pity though that it was a fake one...

We might be able to help you to come up with a good purpose for the watch.. I'd give it to your little boy, so he could pimp the hell out of his school :wink:
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Well... he is only two. :lol: The thing is so darn heavy I think he'd be walking in circles. :lol:
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What a pity :lol:

Maybe a nice collar for your dog? Or don't you have a dog either?
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See yow tricky it is?

Yep - no dog. But I do like the idea of some canine with a gold and diamond fake... :D
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DavidM1 wrote:See yow tricky it is?

Yep - no dog. But I do like the idea of some canine with a gold and diamond fake... :D
And a BLING is one of his ears :lol:
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Hello - I'm new to the forum and have just placed an order for a malvern in steel with a tan strap. Anyway, carrying on from this thread .... I read a great story in the Daily Telegraph only last week .... A magistrate has been found guilty of theft. The offence took place about four years ago. He was discovered after taking his wifes Rolex (a gift he gave to her four years ago) for a service. Rolex checked the serial number to find it was a stolen watch. It turns out after a clever investigation by the Police, that the magistrate was in the same shop as the loser, some four years ago. The loser thinks that she somehow dropped her watch, and when the magistrate found it - he pocketed it and then gave it to his wife as a present!! He was convicted of 'theft by finding' (ie not taking all reasonable steps to return the found item to its rightful owner). So it just goes to show - Honesty is the best policy !
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Welcome Mannlamb and congrats with your Malvern!
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thanks - patiently waiting for the postman!
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Nice story.

Congrats with your watch, it's a nice one :wink:
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