Has anyone ever acquired a watch without realising what you have received. I did, a couple of years ago I popped into a charity shop just to see if they've got anything interesting. They had a couple of Seiko 5's which I said I would buy. I got chatting to the manageress and after she had heard my life story and I was also a watch geek, she said she's got some broken ones in the back of the shop did I want them and thought 1 or 2 of them were Seikos. I thank her and paid for the watches which I purchased plus made a goodwill donation in the box for the broken ones. And a couple of weeks later I had the Time to have a fiddle and pulled out of the bag a Grand Seiko 1966.
I never go past a charity shop without putting my head around the door but with no luck, I guess It's 1 in 1000.