ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A dive team recovered an elderly man’s lost Rolex on Wednesday after it fell into the 6 Mile Creek, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
The sheriff’s office dive team happened to be busy with its monthly training exercise when the elderly man approached the divers “pleading for help to recover his $16,000 heirloom Rolex watch,” the post shows.
The man told deputies the watch had fallen into the water and sunk after its band broke.
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Within 20 minutes, one of the divers located the watch at a depth of nearly 20 feet.
The sheriff’s office said the watch was still ticking once it surfaced.