A Vancouver Island octopus wrestler’s Rolex

A Vancouver Island senior is six figures richer after parting with a rare Rolex wristwatch that was once instrumental in his brief but successful career as an octopus wrestler.

The Rolex Explorer, circa 1953, sold at a New York auction house last month for US$126,000 ($158,000 Canadian).

The man who sold it is Bill Hook, 89, of Qualicum Beach, B.C… More here.

That is a beautiful watch, it really is, but the final price highlights the crazy world that vintage watches is at the moment.

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