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War Vet on Antiques Roadshow Collapses After Learning Value of his $345 Rolex

A Vietnam war veteran in the United States Air Force purchased this ‘Daytona’ Rolex Oyster Cosmograph for $345 in 1974. It’s an incredibly rare timepiece in what might be, the best condition in the world. When he decides to take his watch to Antiques Roadshow in West Fargo, North Dakota, he is floored when told the auction value of his watch. For a man who spent his time in service defusing mines and unexploded ordnance, this is awesome to see. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/war-vet-on-antiques-roadshow-collapses-after-learning-value-of-his-345-rolex/

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Breitlings Avenger Hurricane 45 watch uses dense composites to stay light

According to horological legend the first luxury watch made of steel the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak caused great consternation when it launched in 1972. Up until then there were timekeepers small, cheap watches like Timex and Seiko and expensive pieces that you handed out at retirements from brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe. To build a luxury watch in steel was an outrage but eventually steel surpassed watches made of precious metals. Just wait until those steel naysayers hear about a luxury watch made of plastic. Why would you want…

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