Royal Italian Navy WW II Rolex-Panerai diver watch

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Royal Italian Navy WW II Rolex-Panerai diver watch

Post by koimaster » March 20th 2016, 3:51pm

A broken watch bought at a car boot sale for just £10 has sold for more than £55,000 after it turned out to be a rare Rolex issued to Italian navy divers in the Second World War.
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 ... after.html


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