fb

War vet falls to the ground in shock when he is told his Rolex Daytona is worth $700k

He bought it ultra-cheap in the 1970s and never wore it.

Published on Apr 19, 2022 at 9:54AM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Jul 1, 2022 at 5:11PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Kate Bain
A war veteran falls over after learning the price of his Rolex Daytona on Antiques Road show.

It’s no secret that wristwatch prices have gone a bit mad recently, and the Rolex Daytona is the hottest piece going.

So when we saw this appraisal it warmed our hearts.

An ex-Air Force veteran rocked up to an auction on Antiques Roadshow and found out the $345 he paid for his Rolex Daytona back in the 1970s is nothing compared to its current value.

The watch in question was purchased through a military base exchange in 1974 and received in 1975.

READ MORE: Custom Rolex was sent to a remote island to rust out on purpose

Despite its age, it has never been worn, because the owner felt it was too nice to beat up.

So he just kept it tucked away in a box hoping it would be worth something someday.

After a thorough inspection, Peter Planes of Luxe Auctioneers in Palm Beach, Florida, said: “A watch like this, at auction, is worth about $400,000.”

At this point, the veteran fell to the ground in absolute glee, but he had no idea what news was coming.

Once up, Planes explained to him that, because it was unworn, his Rolex was worth more in the $500,000 to $700,000 range.

READ MORE: This ‘invisible’ watch is so fragile you can’t even wear it

His response was simply perfect and he simply said “You gotta be (expletive) me.”

This very Daytona comes with all the correct paperwork, boxes and packaging.

It is reference 6263 and is hailed by collectors as being one of the most sought after in the world.

WATCH:

You might be interested in

Related Articles

Top 10 penthouses - when it comes to real estate the sky's the limit
Rihanna was supposedly paid an outrageous amount to perform at Mukesh Ambani's son's pre-wedding bash
Rolex that surfer found on the ocean floor has been fully restored
Aerial shots show the progress and scale of $1 trillion giga-project 'The Line' in Saudi Arabia
Dubai shares project update on building the world's biggest airport
Inside secret hangars concealing America's $2 billion state-of-the-art stealth aircraft
Everything you can do onboard the world’s biggest cruise ship boasting power matching 120 LaFerraris
Mysterious 32-crew ship that vanished without a trace finally discovered after century-long wait