Editor’s pick: Whenever I pop into an op shop (or thrift store for our American readers), I always make sure to have a look at the watches, JUST IN CASE. Because you never know, you might just have the level of luck of this guy who, in 2016, picked up a Panerai that turned out to be worth a shade more than the 10 pound asking price …* It’s happened again. First, this guy found an original LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm in a thrift store. And now,*the son of a Cheshire man who bought a Rolex-made Panerai issued to the Italian Navy in WW2 at a car boot sale for 10 quid has sold the*watch for £46,000 at auction. It turns out the timepiece was one of only 618 Rolex 17 Rubis Panerai 3636 watches made between 1941 and 1943. Your pain is our pain. “He was so shocked by the result he had to be told the final sale price three times by the auctioneer —*as he had expected the antique to go for around £500,” reports the Daily Mail. “Made by the Italian company Panerai, in a collaboration using a Rolex movement, the oversized wristwatch was sold without…

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