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Antiques Roadshow Features Man Who Bought Rolex Oyster Paul Newman For $345.97 In The Mid-70s And Never Wore It

Antiques Roadshow Features Man Who Bought Rolex Oyster Paul Newman For $345.97 In The Mid-70s And Never Wore It

An as of late shot scene of Antiques Roadshow (that has not yet formally broadcasted) incorporated a watch that may set the bar for what has been seen on the exemplary PBS arrangement. As of late, the show ventured out to Bonanzaville, in Fargo, North Dakota, and there were as common some amazing finds – one lady got a Stickley sideboard which was bought for $25 at a swap meet in 1970, and was satisfied to discover it was valued at $3-5000. However, you’re not here for the furnishings. Another visitor appeared with a watch – and what a watch it ended up being. A United States Air Force veteran, he brought an unworn Rolex Oyster Paul Newman ref. 6263 to the show to gain proficiency with its worth, and we should simply say he was stunned by what he discovered.

While stationed in Thailand during the 1970s, the courteous fellow says he went on Air America Airlines and Continental Airlines, where he saw that the pilots regularly wore Rolex watches. Interested, he requested one of his own through his base trade, paying $345.97, and even got a 10% rebate! At the point when asked what military pay rates like his were at the time, he reviewed that they were about $300 to $400 per month. 

Though he initially bought the Daytona with the proposed motivation behind SCUBA jumping, he concluded that his watch was extremely pleasant for that movement, and awfully decent even to wear. It sat in a security store box for quite a long time, alongside a guarantee paper that was never rounded out or numbered, the first leaflet, two receipts (one for the request and one for the installment), the first box, and even the first external box. 

When the appraiser revealed to him that a watch like his could hope to procure $400,000 at sell off, he tumbled to the ground. However, that’s not all. The appraiser added that since the watch was unworn and still had the entirety of its documentation, and even the sticker on its back, he could anticipate that it should sell for $500,000 to $700,000, similarly as long as it remains unworn.

In our Paul Newman Daytona Reference Points story, HODINKEE originator Ben Clymer had this to say about this reference: “The Rolex Cosmograph Oyster Reference 6263 with a Panda Paul Newman dial is, how would I say this … awesome? Indeed, that’s it. The Panda 6263 is the most wanted, generally lovely, and most costly standard Paul Newman Daytona around.” It’s a reasonable supposition that after the evaluation, the proprietor was quite upbeat he never really went plunging with it.

Episode 4 of the 24th period of Antiques Roadshow authoritatively airs on January 27 at 8/7C PM on PBS and isn’t at present accessible to see online. I took in the information in this post from review the scene when it was briefly free online until early this morning.

For more, visit Antiques Roadshow.

All images: Antiques Roadshow.

Thanks to @nomadofwaves on Twitter for the tip!

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