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PHOENIX (AP) — A watch collector spotted a rare Swiss timepiece in a Phoenix secondhand store, bought it on sale for $5.99 and then sold it for $35,000. Zach Norris said he went to a Goodwill store in January to look for a golf cart but took some time to peruse the watch section. It proved to be time well-spent. Norris said he was excited when he recognized the 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch, he told KTVK-TV. “I’ve found some stuff in the past that I have been really excited about and stoked, but this is one of those things you’re like, ‘One day, one day it will happen,’ and it happened for me,” Norris told the TV station. Norris took his purchase to a dealer for the brand, Oliver Smith Jeweler in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. The business’ watchmaker authenticated the timepiece, Vice President Paul White said.


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