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Woman Finds $250,000 Rolex in Thrift-Store Couch

It was a vintage Rolex Daytona 6241 ‘Paul Newman.’

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A $25 thrift-store couch turned out to be highly profitable for one Canadian woman.

A Rolex similar to this one was found in a thrift-store couch. Photo: Christie’s

Four years after purchasing the sofa, she accidentally dropped her phone between the cushions, according to Paul Altieri, CEO of Bob’s Watches, writing for the Robb Report. When she went to grab it, she ended up finding the watch.

The timepiece was, in fact, a vintage Rolex Daytona 6241 “Paul Newman” worth $250,000.

The woman, who prefers to stay anonymous, called the thrift store to see if anyone had reported a missing watch or could identify the couch’s previous owner. No records were available.

Looking to sell the watch, she called Bob’s Watches.

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With the  proceeds, she planned to “buy a house and get a boob job.”

Altieri says it’s “easily one of the craziest stories I’ve come across.”

Read more at the Robb Report

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