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.