130-year old watch from bottom of ocean returned

Published on August 19th, 2009 | by Admin


A silver pocket watch which lay at the bottom of the ocean for 130 years is being returned to the family of its owner.

After bringing it to the surface, he saw the words “Richard Prichard 1866 Abersoch North Wales” engraved on the casing. Mr Hughes told how he started to trace the family of ship captain Richard Prichard to hand over the heirloom.

Mr Hughes, 38, said: “I was amazed that the watch was in such good condition after laying at the bottom of the sea for generations.

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4 Responses to 130-year old watch from bottom of ocean returned

  1. La Chat Noir says:

    How wonderful to see it so preserved. Excellent blog by the way. Another great find :0)

  2. Joisan says:

    nice story but would like a bit more detail, eg where was it found, presumably a wreck site?

  3. Hi Josian,

    If you click on the photo or the link in my summary you can read the full article with all the details.


  4. gumus taki says:

    was it waterproof or waht?

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