Rolex lost for 20 years recovered by geocacher - and it still works

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Rolex lost for 20 years recovered by geocacher - and it still works

Post by logan2z » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:42 pm

I have no idea what geocaching is but cool story nonetheless. And no, the watch wouldn't have still been ticking away under a tree if she hadn't found it ;)

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2018/07 ... till-works

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Post by Nellipj » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:46 pm

Very cool! Awesome of her to return it to the owner. My kids used to geocache when they were in grade school.


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Post by dinexus » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:47 pm

Aw dang, that's real neat.

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Post by JBZ » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:54 pm

Very cool.

Briefly, geocaching is a sort of treasure hunt utilizing GPS. People hide caches (usually consisting of a logbook and maybe an ink stamp, or some other nominal "treasure"), and then post directional coordinates online so that others can find the cache. Geocachers use GPS to find the cache and then record the date of their find in the cache notebook. Some carry their own notebooks and will simultaneously record the find there, or use the stamp located in the cache to stamp their notebook as a record of the find.

There are geocaches everywhere. Urban, suburban, and rural locations. City streets and in the middle of the woods.

A low tech version is called letterboxing, where people provide physical directions to their caches rather than coordinates. I did some letterboxing with my sons' cub scouts dens. It's fun for kids, and it teaches them some rudimentary directional/mapping skills.
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Post by smellody » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:01 pm

Really cool!

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Post by nweash » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:25 pm

My brief stint with geocaching got me a dinosaur shaped eraser. I guess we know who the real winner is here.
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Post by JBZ » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:50 pm

nweash wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:25 pm
My brief stint with geocaching got me a dinosaur shaped eraser. I guess we know who the real winner is here.
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Post by mellonb1 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:29 pm

Cool story

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Post by Joeprez » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:35 pm

Very cool story, good on her for contacting the owner.
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Post by 59yukon01 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:51 pm

Always good to hear about the good & honest people still out there.

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Post by JDC222 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:57 pm

It would be interesting to know if she learned the value before, or after returning the watch... :)
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Post by outtatime » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:55 pm

I would go exploring her geocache...
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Re: Rolex lost for 20 years recovered by geocacher - and it still works

Post by petethegreek » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:53 pm

Great story. I did this geocaching thing with my nephews (who were from out of town) and couldn’t believe all the sites located right in my neighborhood.

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