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The timepiece was found by a Cheshire man in a chest of drawers while he was clearing out his late father's house.
He was so shocked by the result he had to be told the final sale price three times by the auctioneer - as he had expected the antique to go for around £500.
Made by the Italian company Panerai, in a collaboration using a Rolex movement, the oversized wristwatch was sold without a strap and a non-functioning
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