More Than 50 Years After Theft, Man Gets Stolen Watch Back

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (October 22, 2012)--A man in upstate New York finally has his wristwatch back, 53 years after it was stolen.

Ed Grigor said he long ago forgot about the 23-jewel wristwatch, which was stolen while he was in the Navy.

Then last month the Binghamton-area man got a call from a Las Vegas couple, who were able to track down Grigor because his name was engraved on the back of the watch.

The Press and Sun Bulletin of Binghamton reported that the mother of the woman who tracked down Grigor owned a guesthouse frequented by Navy servicemen stationed in Virginia Beach.

When they ran low on money, she would hold collateral until they paid their bills, but some never came back.

When the woman's mother died, the watch was found among her possessions.

Grigor now calls his watch Time Traveler.


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