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  1. #1
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    Jun 2008
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    i found it!! $2995 watch --UPDATED WITH PICTURE AND REWARD

    saw an ad online a few weeks ago for a lost ladies MOVADO watch at a beach i regularly hunt..... for the past few weeks i hoped to find it but being so long with sooo many other hunters down there i was sure it had been found by now.....

    NOPE -- wasn`t found until last night by me! 3 WEEKS LATER!!

    I contacted her through her online ad last night when i got home and this morning after 2 e-mails she described it perfectly and the location......this watch supposedly has real diamonds...63 of them (little ones) and the sapphire crystal is flawless after being buried a few weeks after all the rain we had.........and it`s still running!! keeps time too!

    holy cow!! this is a $2995 watch at this site http://www.paradisejewelers.com/cgi-...ry_Code=TIMEMA

    i am now in the process of returning this to her...i just e-mailed her telling her congrats on me finding her watch...this is one-of-a kind because i cannot find another like it online....nor could she after i asked her to send a picture of it.
    also pictured is a small car, $4.85 clad and a ROSTFREI multi-tool pocket knife found with the blade opened in the dry sand. OUCH!!

    I hope to get her picture wearing it when i return it to her. If she lets me.

    OK- happy hunting and remember " the beach is never hunted out!! mike
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    May 2009
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    Re: i found it!!

    Wow, super score!
    "You revere me; but what if your reverence tumbles one day?  Beware lest a statue slay you! -Nietzsche

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    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them.
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    Re: i found it!!

    Nice post and finds. I don't recognize the knife brand.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

  4. #4
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    Jun 2008
    florida west coast
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    Re: i found it!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman
    Nice post and finds. I don't recognize the knife brand.
    i typed the knife name in on e-bay and it isn`t an expensive brand...it looks new and a nice one for my tackle box.
    miket

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    Re: i found it!! $2995 watch

    Great find

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    Re: i found it!! $2995 watch

    Awesome!!! Congrats on your find and for doing such a good deed!

  7. #7
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    Re: i found it!! $2995 watch

    Super, super, SUPER Congrats! What a day or night of hunting you had! Congrats on your finds and I hope you get a BIG reward!

    Garrett GTI 1500, CZ-20, White's Dual PI, Bounty Hunter QD II, Ace 250, Determination & persistence!

  8. #8
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    May 2009
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    Re: i found it!! $2995 watch

    Does anyone consider, when thinking about returning extremely expensive things like this, that the owner had insurance on the item and had it replaced or paid for? You could be giving the person a free watch! I don't mean to discourage doing good deeds, but I am wondering if anyone has encountered this possibility. I know if I had a $3000 watch I would be afraid to leave the house with it with insurance.
    "You revere me; but what if your reverence tumbles one day?  Beware lest a statue slay you! -Nietzsche

  9. #9
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    Jun 2008
    florida west coast
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    Re: i found it!! $2995 watch

    Quote Originally Posted by EpsilonMinus
    Does anyone consider, when thinking about returning extremely expensive things like this, that the owner had insurance on the item and had it replaced or paid for? You could be giving the person a free watch! I don't mean to discourage doing good deeds, but I am wondering if anyone has encountered this possibility. I know if I had a $3000 watch I would be afraid to leave the house with it with insurance.
    maybe she might have.....but if you have that kind of money to buy things like this to lose at the beach...i don`t mind taking a reward and she can do what she wants...my end is more honest.

    I had no idea what it was worth until after i contacted her. (would it have made a difference....IDK...but knowing i read that ad i would feel bad in keeping it) I never knew they put real diamonds in stainless steel watches. I found another website where this watch can be purchased for $1499.00
    without the diamonds these sell for 4-500 dollars.
    she posted the Lost ad with " reward " in the title..... so i took her up on the offer..... she replied by saying " there is a generous cash reward for this watch " ...
    i told her it was almost a foot deep in the sand and the only way this was to be found ever again was with a metal detector.
    and it was very lucky for her i read the ad and had the means to locate it....i`ve been to that beach 9 times since her ad was placed on aug. 14th and couldn`t believe i found it this long after.
    hh,mike

    miket

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    Feb 2007
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    Re: i found it!! $2995 watch

    well done! hope you get a nice reward.
    Debby

  11. #11
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    chuck

    Feb 2007
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    Re: i found it!! $2995 watch

    good job! was the band and case stainless steel?
    you dont know what you dont know, and you dont know what you dont dig!!!!!!!!

  12. #12
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    May 2008
    Gulfcoast of Florida
    White's Beach Hunter ID
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    Re: i found it!! $2995 watch

    good job - and I had just been in that same area. goes to show that you can't cover every square inch
    fldaphne

  13. #13
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    Jun 2008
    florida west coast
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    Re: i found it!! $2995 watch

    Quote Originally Posted by seeker41
    good job! was the band and case stainless steel?
    yes it is all stainless steel.....with diamonds! i can`t believe it either.....she wrote me and said "a generous cash reward for this watch" ..
    cheapest i saw one online was $1499.00 and without the diamonds they sell $400-$500. ....one on e-bay now...new selling for $1700
    miket

  14. #14
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    Re: i found it!! $2995 watch

    Quote Originally Posted by miket
    Quote Originally Posted by seeker41
    good job! was the band and case stainless steel?
    yes it is all stainless steel.....with diamonds! i can`t believe it either.....she wrote me and said "a generous cash reward for this watch" ..
    cheapest i saw one online was $1499.00 and without the diamonds they sell $400-$500. ....one on e-bay now...new selling for $1700
    I would like to know what she gives you for the reward and how this turns out.

    I would also like to say that I always believed that if something got lost on the beach, then
    generally speaking it did not stay there very long before someone with a metal detector turned it up.
    This has turned that idea on it's head.
    Seeing such a big target get walked over for weeks and weeks before being found,
    tells me volumes about small rings that get lost... and later found..
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  15. #15
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    Jun 2008
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    Re: i found it!! $2995 watch

    Quote Originally Posted by TORRERO
    Quote Originally Posted by miket
    Quote Originally Posted by seeker41
    good job! was the band and case stainless steel?
    yes it is all stainless steel.....with diamonds! i can`t believe it either.....she wrote me and said "a generous cash reward for this watch" ..
    cheapest i saw one online was $1499.00 and without the diamonds they sell $400-$500. ....one on e-bay now...new selling for $1700
    I would like to know what she gives you for the reward and how this turns out.

    I would also like to say that I always believed that if something got lost on the beach, then
    generally speaking it did not stay there very long before someone with a metal detector turned it up.
    This has turned that idea on it's head.
    Seeing such a big target get walked over for weeks and weeks before being found,
    tells me volumes about small rings that get lost... and later found..
    I was at the same spot with my mom (both detecting) just the night before....and i was there the night before that even.......so it took the 3rd day to finally pass over it.....not including the few times i was there since she lost it on aug.14th. AND all the other hunters i see there every time i go....unbelievable that nobody found it for 3 weeks.
    i`ll find out tomorrow night what she does...she is coming for it then....
    miket

 

 
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