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Bruce Lee’s Old Watch He Gave to Student Sells at Auction for $28,700

A Bruce Lee watch memorabilia recently went up for auction and was bought for far more than its asking price of 80,000 to 150,000 Hong Kong dollars ($10,192 to $19,111) to an unnamed buyer.

The watch, Universal Genève Polerouter timepiece (circa 1950s), which was described as a “very rare and historically interesting yellow gold-plated stainless steel wristwatch with sweep center seconds,” was sold for a much higher price of 225,000 Hong Kong dollars ($28,700), according to South China Morning Post.

Jon M. Chu Flew in a $700,000 Rolex To Film a One-Second Scene in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Since “Crazy Rich Asians” tells the story of, well, the crazy rich, it’s only fitting to see incredibly rare and ridiculously expensive items in the film, like the super rare Rolex watch that director Jon M. Chu flew in just to be included for a brief scene.

In May 2017, Kevin Kwan, author of the novel series of the same title, decided that the movie needed a really expensive watch, so at the time, he emailed Eric Wind, a watch specialist at the British auction house Christie’s, according to Galerie Magazine.

Man Finds Rare Swiss Watch at Goodwill for $5.99, Sells it for $35,000

Who says nothing good can be found at thrift stores? Arizona man Zach Norris walked into a Goodwill charity store in Phoenix last month looking for a golf cart when he spotted a real treasure.

Norris, an avid watch collector, believed he had stumbled on a rare Swiss watch, one of only 900 ever made. Goodwill priced it at $5.99. He claimed to have immediately recognized the 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch, and it was all his for the taking.