Veteran Faints When He Finds Out His Rolex Is Worth $500K to $700K

In an amusing segment of the PBS series Antiques Roadshow, appraiser Peter Planes was in the midst of a one hour Bonanzaville appraisal in Fargo, North Dakota when he had the opportunity to assess a beautiful 1971 Rolex Oyster Cosmograph watch belonging to an Air Force veteran who bought the watch as a splurge in 1974 for $375. The unworn watch, however, and just sat with its accompanying paperwork and packaging in a safe deposit box for many years.

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