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Luck Restores Lost Watch

From American Horologist magazine, March, 1945

Luck Restores Lost Watch

As strange a story as was ever printed occurred recently in Ogden, Utah. It all embraces a common, run-of-the-mill dime, a cup of coffee and a wrist watch with a defective pin (spring)-and how they became acquainted.

One morning a short while ago John 1. Hodges, supervisor of an office appliance repair branch in Ogden, picked up a dime on his way to work -so he and a mutual friend enjoyed an enjoyable cup of coffee at the expense of their unknown benefactor.  But, that isn't all.

While seated in the cafeteria he caught sight of a wrist watch-an expensive looking man's wrist watch in fact-lying on the floor. He picked it up, noting the while that a missing spring pin ostensibly caused it to drop from the owner's wrist. More incredibly still, while passing the cafeteria later on in the day he found the spring pin.

Still later the same day he took a work order for some welding to a B. J. Birrell. Birrell apologized for not being able at the moment to fill the order, in that he was "down in the dumps" at the moment over the loss of a wrist watch-a treasured gift from his wife and children. Yes it was the watch Hodges had found that very morning!

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