Man buys watch for $5.99 at Goodwill, sells it for $35,000

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PHOENIX, Ariz. — An Arizona man struck big on a recent trip to Goodwill, according to Hodinkee, a watch publication.

Zach Norris was looking for a used push-pull golf cart when he stumbled upon a watch that caught his eye. In a basket full of Fossil watches, Norris noticed a “LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm” watch listed at $5.99, according to Hodinkee.

The article said Norris knew the watch was a valuable piece but didn’t realize just how valuable it was. He later sold it for $35,000.

Norris told Hodinkee that he intends to use the profit he made on the watch to pay for the wedding the he and his fiance have been planning. Norris commented that the watch was just too valuable for him to wear or store.

According to Hodinkee, there were less than 1000 watches of this particular model created for the U.S. They were also some of the first watches to feature an alarm.

Norris told Hodinkee that he became intrigued with watches a few years back after inheriting an Omega Seamaster. He has since kept his eye out for secondhand vintage watches on sale.

Even though Norris didn’t find the golf cart he was looking for, he definitely walked out of Goodwill a winner.

Click here to read more about the watch and see pictures.

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