Feel Good Story Of The Week: Reuniting A Family With Their Father's Long Lost Treasure
Trying to reunite a long lost vintage watch with it's owners family can be a tricky business.
Dave McDermott from Athenry Antiques got in touch after coming across the watch earlier this year.
Dave said, 'I’m wondering if you guys would like to help me return a watch that I found. In January I bought a lot of items from a pub in Kilfenora, Co. Clare. The pub was a base for the Kilfenora Ceili band.
'One item was an Omega Dress watch. It was in poor repair and I didn’t pay much attention to it. I passed it onto my watch maker for repair. It’s been fixed up and it has a name on the back of it, Peter Kinane, KevinsFort.
'But a google search of that name shows he died last July. The watch has some value, around €450-600. I’d like to return it to his family, I assume the watch was lost in the pub in the 60’s or 70’s.'
Low and behold, through the power and magic of radio, we managed to reunite Philip's family with this long lost treasure.
This is such a wonderful feel-good story. A #DermotAndDave listener found a vintage long lost watch and located the owner, who had sadly passed away.— Today FM (@TodayFM) May 10, 2018
We managed to reunite his family with the watch and his son had this to say: ⬇️❤️@DermotTodayFM @DaveTodayFM pic.twitter.com/BFeabJDByK
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A very special thanks to David from Athenry Antiques for making all this possible.