The Rolex watch was purchased by the gentleman (then serving in the Army) in Zweibrucken, Germany in 1960.
The gentleman had no clue what he was buying, he had not even heard of Rolex before — he was simply going on the good recommendation of his Sergeant to “buy a Rolex watch” before he returned to the States. And so he did — for $120.35. And he’s got the receipt to prove it!
Though it may not seem like much, $120 was more than a month’s salary for the gentleman when he bought the watch — unquestionably a big purchase for him.
Even better, though, is that the guy actually bought two of Rolex watches, spending another month’s salary on a Rolex for his father. And when the owner hears the estimated auction value of his Rolex GMT-Master Ref 6542. well, a genuinely emotional and heart-melting reaction comes fort.
You have to see it to appreciate it. Enjoy!