David cleaned the box from all of the dirt, and when he opened it, he found a watch, and this was not just any ordinary watch. He knew this piece of jewelry was worth something and couldn’t believe his luck. What were the odds of finding such a precious piece behind his house?
David didn’t have his glasses on and found it difficult to check out all of the small details this watch had. He put it aside and planned to check it out a little later on. Little did he know that this watch was about to change his life.
David continued to dig until he pulled up what seemed to be something covered in a thick layer of dirt. Whatever it was, it wasn't so heavy, and it could have been anything. It could be a lost toy or a rooting plant root, but something inside was telling David that there was more to it.
He discovered a small box and was eager to open it right away. It's not every day that you come across a treasure in your backyard, and whatever this item was, David had to know where it came from and what its story was.
Who Lost Their Time?
The day was about to come to an end; David packed his things and prepared to take a closer look at what he had found. He shared his findings with his wife, Ruth, as this wasn't something he could keep to himself. They couldn't help wondering who the watch belonged to.
David or Ruth had never lost a watch in their life, and besides, it was a very old watch, so someone must have lost it many years before. David and Ruth lived in their house for a little over two years, so the watch must be related to someone who lived there before. But to whom?
He Loved the Old Things
David was an antique lover. He was fascinated by the past and captivated by the stories these old items occasionally brought with them. Moreover, he knew that many times, things that look ruined and worthless, can be worth a surprising fortune, and perhaps this watch did, too.
On so many occasions, people had found in their attics items that belonged to their ancestors, thinking they were not worth much, only to discover that they were worth so much more. Could there be an interesting story behind this watch that was hiding a small fortune, too? There was a story, and it was waiting to be discovered.
Turning Back the Years
The first thing David had to do was to clean the watch. It was full of dirt, and sand was stuck between the small and fragile pieces. He was just about to run it under the water, but Ruth saw what he was about to do and stopped him. Water could completely damage the watch, and even though it was dirty, there was still a good chance it was working.
David took a clean cloth and gently wiped off the stuff that covered the precious piece of jewelry. A lovely watch was revealed in front of David's eyes. He was amazed by how beautifully the watch had been preserved, buried for so long underneath the ground.