Man buys Goodwill watch for $6, sells for $35,000

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PHOENIX — A man found quite the treasure at a thrift store in Phoenix. He bought a watch for $5.99 and then sold it for $35,000.

According to KTVK, Zack Norris found a rare 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch at a Goodwill in Phoenix.

“The center face dial moved, and when that happened, that’s when I knew it was real. I didn’t even want to give it to her to scan,” Norris told KTVK. “I was like, you can scan it in my hand if you want to. I just didn’t want to let it go.”

Norris said there were only about 900 of the diving watches ever made.

After his find ended up on, a watch collectors website, a collector in San Francisco bought the watch for $35,000 and threw in a $4,000 Mega Speed Master watch as an added bonus.

Norris plans to put the money toward his wedding. He also donated some of his profits back to the goodwill.

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