Antiques Roadshow guest has hilariously lacklustre reaction after learning £28 watch is now valued at £10K

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An Antiques Roadshow guest appeared less than impressed after finding out he could potentially pocket a large sum of cash for his Heuer watch.

Sunday night's episode of the popular BBC One show saw antique expert Alastair Chandler inform a man that the watch he purchased for £28 was now valued up to an eye-watering £10,000.

Speaking of the item in question, Alastair said: "Now, Heuer were synonymous with motorsport, Formula One in the 60s and the 70s.

"You'd see the drivers with the Heuer badge on their overalls, they'd sponsor the stopwatches and the lap times and everything else.


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"Do you have an interest in motorsport?"

The owner of the watch replied: "Well, I'm not into motor racing, but it was something that I liked the look of when I saw it in a friends' jewellers in the middle 60s, so I purchased it."

Alastair praised his decision to buy the watch decades earlier, gushing: "It's a very attractive watch. It's got a great colour combination, with the rotating hour mark.

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"So the most important thing for collectors nowadays is condition. Real condition is vital, so to know that it hasn't been restored or replaced – the bezel is the original.

"In the 90s and even early 2000s, we were storing watches and making them look like new sometimes, but what's really important to collectors nowadays is that nothing's been done and this is a lovely example."

Alastair then asked the owner how much he paid for it, to which he responded: "£28 to £30, it would have been a week's wages for me at the time."

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Delivering some good news, the expert told him: "So a good investment. A good pre-sale auction evaluation would be around £7,000 to £10,000."

The watch's owner failed to show any emotion as he promptly responded: "Right, very nice."

The moment didn't go amiss with viewers, as one tweeted: "He didn't seem very enthusiastic about the valuation of his watch I would be jumping around if I was told that #AntiquesRoadshow."

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