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2 funny watch stories
Several years ago, I purchased Sammy Davis Jr.'s Ferrari 400i, from his wife. After a few months, I decided to replace the carpeting. When taking out the seats, an 18 gold Rolex President was under the seat, engraved to Sammy from Frank. The watch was purchased at Tiffany's by Ole Blue Eyes in 1976. I later found out that the car was also a Sinatra gift.
I still have the car but sold the watch, for more than I paid for the car.
Two Christmas's ago, we had a white elephant grab bag at our family get together, an event we have every year. I picked a small package. It was a Seiko diving watch, in the original box w/all the tags in place, never worn. It turns out that my sister had purchased the watch years earlier for my brother while she was overseas. She is a Captain in the Navy. I did an internet search on the model, and found that it was quite rare. Put it up on Ebay, and it sold to a collector in Japan for over $300. Watch was really ugly with a rubbery type of strap