Watch found after 67 years in Gibraltar harbour

#1
and it still works! (What were people saying about 67 year old ticking bombs? 8O )

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/7445511.stm

BBC said:
A former Royal Navy Lieutenant has been reunited with the watch he lost during the Second World War.

Teddy Bacon, 89, of Tarvin, Cheshire, lost his Swiss Bulova watch while throwing a line from HMS Repulse to Gibraltar Harbour in 1941.

He left his name and address with the harbour master but expected to never see it again.

Mr Bacon said he was "amazed" when he received a parcel with a Gibraltar postcode and his watch inside.

"I told my wife, you unpack it, and you will find out it isn't a present for you," he said.

"Then out came my watch complete with everything, exactly as it had been when it disappeared.

"It's exciting to have an old friend, I won't lose it again."

The watch, which he was told had been underwater in mud, is still working and telling the time perfectly.

Mr Bacon added: "Remembering what my father said, nothing is lost until you are certain it's left the planet.

"Well it didn't leave the planet, it's back."
That's a mighty fine watch!




The Harbour master's office keep good records too!

More on Das Mail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ts-seabed--And-working-67-years.html?ITO=1490
 
#2
Well there's an endorsement opportunity for Bulova and no mistake!
 
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#3
Thought this was going to be about a Leading Hand & two A/Bs not making it back after a run ashore.

How disappointed.
 
#7
If that had been one of my watches, it also would be telling the time perfectly. But only twice per day.
 
#8
five-minute-fagbreak said:
http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/t=97240/highlight=watch.html

Bet Squiffy wishes he'd bought one of those :D
Me? :? :? :?

I've got one of these, and I'm very happy with it :twisted:



(link has nothing to do with me, was jus tthe first one to come up in google search).
 

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