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    A tale of lost and found

    So I wore my vintage Omega De Ville to work on Wednesday, and after being there about 45 minutes I checked the time to see that my crown was gone. I'm a teacher and work in a large school, so when I couldn't find it after retracing my steps I accepted the fact that I would never see it again and would have to buy a replacement. I was pretty angry with myself because I didn't notice that the crown wasn't pushed in all the way which was the only way it could have fallen out.

    Fast forward over two days later to Friday afternoon. I walked over to another teacher's room whom I had to get something from. This room is nearly on the other side of the school and I don't think I had even walked in that particular hallway for a week or two. So as I'm approaching the recessed door, I noticed a tiny, slightly shiny, silver object in the corner of the little alcove leading to the door. I'm not sure why I even looked down in that direction, but I bent down to pick it up, and, sure enough, it was my lost crown. Over the course of over two days, it has somehow traversed to the other side of the school; probably unknowingly kicked around by dozens of students' feet or the broom of a custodian. It wasn't dinged up at all, and it's now safely back on the watch. I understand that it's not a miraculous find, but I'm still amazed that I found such a tiny watch part days later in a large building, and I just wanted to share a "lost watch" (kind of) story.

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    Re: A tale of lost and found

    Congrats on finding it. I probably would have lost sleep over it.
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    Re: A tale of lost and found

    That's awesome.

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    Re: A tale of lost and found

    Result! Always love a happy ending. ;)

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    Re: A tale of lost and found

    If i was your student and knew youd lost it, id be looking everywhere to find it so i could blackmail you for good marks with it lol ;)

    Great story, its good when stuff like this happens.



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    Re: A tale of lost and found

    That’s awesome! You never know when something small like that will turn up. I wouldn’t have ever thought I’d find it.

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    Re: A tale of lost and found

    This' really something special. Thanks for sharing.

    Love it when life deals this sort of random your way.

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    Just read your post and I have to say that is pretty amazing. Definitely was meant to be.

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    Re: A tale of lost and found

    That's a miracle, you found a tiny piece of metal in a place where the whole watch could have vanished.
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    Yeah, in a world where REAL miracles happen, I can't ascribe it to that. However, I can't help but feel that it was something a little more than pure coincidence that I found a tiny hunk of metal only a few millimeters wide two days later.

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