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Clueless Old Man Stunned After Learning the Current Value Of His Old Rolex Watch

He hadn’t even heard of Rolex when he bought the thing in the 1960’s! He just had no idea.


Sometimes, most of us tend to buy things just because a friend or an acquaintance recommended it and you just went ahead just for the sake of buying it. Rarely, though, you realize that the certain item you bought because of that reason is actually worth more than you expected.

That’s the story of an old man who bought a Rolex GMT master in Germany sometime in the 1960’s. The man was in the country because he was serving in the US Army. According to him, his sergeant recommended the watch, which cost $120 at that time.

This old man bought a Rolex watch in Germany in the 1960s.

The old man’s sergeant told him that the Rolex watches are the best watches ever made and that he shouldn’t miss the opportunity to buy it. Although it was a lot of money for him to buy a luxury watch, he decided to go for it. Paying $120 meant costing him a month of his salary.

Several decades later, the guys from antique appraisal show Antiques Roadshow visited his town. The man then thought of taking out the watch that he had kept hidden in its box for many years. What surprised valuer Peter Planes is that the man was able to keep all of the Rolex watch’s accessories. The receipts, manual and certificate were intact. The box was kept in good condition as well.

The watch still has the receipts and other documents inside.

The old man has even kept the watch's box.

It's a complete set from the 1960’s — all intact!

The old man told the expert that he hadn’t heard of a Rolex watch even before he bought it. Basically, he just didn’t know what a Rolex was and just bought it anyway.

What he didn’t know is that his watch was the first GMT master that the company has ever made. So Planes told him that only the watch would cost him $35-45,000 but that’s just not it!

Planes said that the watch is much more special and is worth even more than just $45,000. Because the old man saved the box and all the important documents, his GMT master would cost $65-75,000! You can see just how surprised the man was when he learned about the real value of his old watch.

Watch his reaction when he found out about the current value of his Rolex GMT master.

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Experts Are Baffled Why Robots Sent to Clean Fukushima Mysteriously Kept Dying

A robot has malfunction after only two hours of exposure to radiation.

Cleaning up Fukushima after the nuclear radiation mess in 2011 has proven to be a challenging feat that not even robots can handle. High radiation levels caused the machines to malfunction repeatedly every time a probe is sent out to inspect the site. The Japanese company that is in charge of the cleanup admitted that the robots keep failing.

It is believed that an estimate of 600 tons of toxic fuel may have leaked out from the reactor, following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Before the cleanup was done, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) needed to assess the location and the extent of the leakage. It sent out “scorpion” robots to do the job because the radiation levels are too high for any human being to survive.

The incident at the Fukushima Daishii Nuclear Plant made the place look like a ghost town.

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Thai Surgeons Remove 915 ‘Good Luck’ Coins From Sea Turtle’s Stomach

No thanks to people’s superstition, a 25-year-old turtle ended up swallowing a total of 915 coins over the years.

In Thailand, there's a superstition about throwing coins into a pond that has a turtle living in it. Apparently, people believe that this would drive away bad luck and bring good fortune. Moreover, they think that the coin thrower would also be given the turtle's long life. It was this belief that led to one unfortunate turtle swallowing 915 coins.

You see, the turtle — which is estimated to be 25 years old — had been living in a pond in the Sri Racha district in Thailand's Chonburi province. It so happened that the local authorities had decided to develop the area where the pond was located.

The turtle was named "Om Sin," which means "Piggy Bank" in Thai.

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21 Awesome Reasons You And Your Partner Should Make Love Everyday

Got a headache? You don’t need an aspirin!

Pleasure is one of the main benefits of sex but the act also brings more than just that. Making love is part of most couples’ relationships and doing it more often, like every day, not only lets you feel close – even closer – to your significant other. There have been reports that sex helps you relax and gets rid of stress.

Regular sex is the secret to happiness, long life and a healthy body. Apparently, there are more reasons you need to make love to your partner every day.

#1. Lengthens life

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