Military veteran and watch collector David explained to “Antiques Roadshow” appraisers how he kept his watch untarnished for decades. According to Click Orlando, the secret was placing it in a safe deposit box and only pulling it out a couple of times for rare occasions.
This trick certainly served the veteran well. The watch is on par with the prices of the top 10 most valuable items to ever be featured (via Screen Rant). David also had the right idea regarding the type of item he chose to value and later have appraised. Thus far, the most expensive item to appear on “Antiques Roadshow” was, in fact, a watch. It just wasn’t David’s watch.
The watch that currently holds the title is a 1914 Patek Phillipe pocket watch in near-mint condition. This watch was appraised at $1.5 million in 2016. Now, just five years later, it is believed to be worth somewhere between $2 million and $3 million (via Screen Rant).