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Imagine having an old watch for 55 years for just over $100 to learn today it’s worth a small fortune.

The U.S. Veteran who took his keepsake to The Antique Roadshow to have his “dress watch” apraised.

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What he didn’t know is that this watch is actually one of Rolex’s first models. In April 1960 he spent $120– just over a month’s military salary at the time, on the luxury fashion item. If he’d just brough the watch alone it is worth $35,000 – $45,000 but because he kept the box, the paperwork and original hangtag, it’s value is boosted to $65-$75,000 in today’s market!

Watch as grandpa loses his cool when he learns the true value of “that old thing” in the video below.

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