This Man Went Shopping At A Local GoodWill. What He Left With Was Worth $35,000!

Sometimes we throw or give things out because we have no use for them. But what might be useless to us might be pretty much valuable to others.

Such was the case with vintage watch enthusiast Zach Norris. Norris went to a local Goodwill in Phoenix to shop for a push-pull golf cart. He didn’t exactly get his intended item that day, but what he left with is something even better.

Norris went out the store with a rare watch he dug out of the store’s watch basket filled with Fossil watches with dead batteries. One watch lying face down caught his interest. The dial said “LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm” and it’s priced at just $5.99.

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Being a vintage watch enthusiast, Norris knew the LeCoultre name. He also knew it was made by Jaeger-LeCoultre and was sure that it’s worth far more than its Goodwill price.

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As it turned out, it was a vintage LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm from circa 1959, worth over $35,000!

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The watch is one of only 1,000 watches of this model ever made. It’s one of the most coveted vintage watches.

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This model was among the first watches with alarms specifically made for divers.

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Although there was minor damages – it has lost a little luminous material in the hour hand and the watch does have a replacement time crown – it is otherwise in excellent condition with alarm still intact and working.

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Zack decided to sell the watch to pay for his upcoming wedding. He sold it to watch-fanatic Eric Ku who offered $35,000 and a vintage Omega Speedmaster watch for his LeCoultre.

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A excellent trade if you ask me! I might be dropping by Goodwill more frequently from now on.

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