As you may know, ‘Mr Oakleigh’ writes a regular column in the luxury lifestyle magazine ‘The Norwich Resident’ (http://www.norwichresident.co.uk).
In February 2016 the article was called ‘Love’ and here it is:
I’m pretty sure that most of this month’s pieces entitled ‘Love’ will refer to the traditional Valentine’s Day love for another person.
However, this month I’m exploring the love one man had for his Rolex Submariner…
While on a fishing trip off British Columbia an unlucky Rolex owner got the clasp of his Submariner hooked onto his fishing rod, breaking a pin on the bracelet and sending the watch overboard.
Horrified at losing his beloved Submariner, his first reaction was to record the coordinates on his GPS so he knew exactly where the watch was. He then contacted a local dredger asking him to dredge the sea bed ocassionally to look for his watch, at a cost of $85 per hour plus a $1,000 finders fee.
14 months later, at an undisclosed cost, the dredger found the watch in over 100m of salt water and reunited the owner with his Rolex.
And guess what? He wound it up and it worked straight away.
A heart warming true story of the lengths that some people will go to over a much loved wristwatch.
Happy Valentine’s day x