An antiques roadshow guest 'passes out' when he's told how much watch he bought for £277is worth now! A man received the shock of his life when he discovered the true value of a watch he purchased for $345.97 (£277) in 1974.
The man came on Antiques Roadshow and revealed that he had ordered the Rolex watch via mail while serving in the military because he had wanted one for a long time.
He bought the watch because he'd heard Rolexes were wonderful for SCUBA diving, but he eventually felt it was too nice to wear in the salty water and instead stored it in a safety deposit box for 40 years.
And it may have been one of the greatest decisions this person has ever made.
Because it has never been worn, the watch comes with its original box and papers, as well as a sticker with a reference number on the back.
And it's this reference number that gets the vintageexpert excited because 6263 is a unique model that is highly sought after by watch collectors.
'A watch like this, at auction, is worth about $400,000,' said Peter Planes of Luxe Auctioneers in Florida, leaving the vet stunned, before adding that because this particular watch was unworn, it could fetch even more - between $500,000 and $700,000 to be exact.
The long-haired Rolex owner responds by fainting humorously and asking, "You gotta be s******* me."
While this is a sweet story, it pales in comparison to the time an expert mistakenly drank p*** for old sherry on the UK version of Antiques Roadshow.
After extracting the 180-year-old urine from a bottle with a syringe, expert Andy McConnell accidentally drank it.
The bottle was brought on the show in 2016 after being discovered buried in the threshold of a guy's property by a man named John - glass expert Andy dated the bottle back to the 1800s and estimated it was probably packed with old wine or port.
But, as host, Fiona Bruce subsequently revealed:
Inside were these brass pins, all of these datingfrom the late 1840s, and the liquid - urine, a tiny bit of alcohol, and one human hair.- Fiona Bruce
As the color drained from Andy's face, she went on: "And a mysterious little creature called an ostracod, which is like a little cockle. So, what this was not a bottle of port or wine but a witches' bottle.
"So, buried in the threshold of the house as a talisman against witchcraft, against curses, against misfortune coming into the home." Lovely.