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    Some nice eyeballed finds recently including a wallet and Gucci watch

    It's amazing what people take with them when they head off to the park for a little jog. Last Saturday morning I eyeballed a wallet laying in the pine straw along the edge of the running trail I frequent. It was a man's tri-fold and at first glance it appeared to be a young man's picture on the driver's license. But closer inspection revealed it belonged to a young lady in her mid-20s which was a little strange. There were a lot of preparations being made at the site for a big 5K race later that morning, and the woman had been riding on the back of a 4-wheeler that was dropping off water at selected spots. Apparently it somehow got jostled out of her back pocket. When I went back to the parking lot where they were setting up, I started asking around and quickly found the owner, who was totally oblivious that it was missing, but was very grateful for its return.

    Then this morning while on another run I saw a black watch laying upside down on the side of the roadway on an overpass not far from my house. I was shocked to flip it over and see it was a Gucci (new ones of this type sell for about $400), but it was missing the clasp which is obviously why it fell off its owner's wrist. I quickly glanced around to see if I could find the clasp, but didn't see what I figured would be a black one. But coming back that way to finish up the run I started eyeballing the area again, and due to the early morning sun being at the right angle I was able to see a silver item shimmering in the light which turned out to be the clasp. When I got home and gave the watch a closer inspection I could see that one of the thin metal rings surrounding one of the 3 interior dials had come loose and gotten tangled around minute hand causing it to freeze up. But I think its an easily fixable problem. However, I plan to wait a few days and see if anyone advertises its loss, and if there are no takers I'll have it fixed and probably give it to my son or a friend. They say good things come in threes, so hopefully something even nicer is just beyond the horizon.
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    Last edited by River Rat; Apr 28, 2016 at 11:01 AM.
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    You did the right thing Bill and I hope that you will be rewarded for it.
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    Congrats on the return and watch find
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    Kudos to you Bill. Doing the right thing just feels right. Glad to see you had a chance to experience it.... today.
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    Nice Colonial Gucci watch Bill. Cool move with the wallet as well. Take it easy bud


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    Some nice eyeballed finds recently including a wallet and Gucci watch

    Only you. The only thing I find on the ground is dog poop and that's only after I step in it
    Last edited by joeyfresh; Apr 27, 2016 at 07:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyfresh View Post
    Only you. The only thing I find on the ground is dog poop and that's only after I step in it
    Too Funny !

    Good find on the watch Bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyfresh View Post
    Only you. The only thing I find on the ground is dog poop and that's only after I step in it
    Are you saying I'm lucky? Don't know where that comes from . BTW - you need to update your avatar. Where's that 8 reale cob?
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    MY BOOK HAS SOLD OUT OF ALL 1200+ COPIES IN LESS THAN 4 MONTHS. NO 2ND PRINTING IS ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THIS PROJECT A SUCCESS.


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    Nice work Bill, I'm sure some spectacular finds are headed your way for your good deed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyfresh View Post
    Only you. The only thing I find on the ground is dog poop and that's only after I step in it
    I kneeled in some deer poop yesterday. That was fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Cache View Post
    I kneeled in some deer poop yesterday. That was fun.
    Anybody ever get a killer signal right under a huge pile? It's happened to me several times with dogs, several rabbit, and about 100 times with geese


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    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
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    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    Anybody ever get a killer signal right under a huge pile? It's happened to me several times with dogs, several rabbit, and about 100 times with geese
    I hear ya, and of course you gotta just deal with it and dig. Hopefully it's worth it lol.

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    good karma Bill! Was a pleasure to meet you in Pa!
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