Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Treasures of the Reef


You may have forgotten – it was ages ago when I was last in your showroom – but I did promise to give you a copy of the report we sent to Rolex after my wife lost her Lady Datejust off the coast of South Australia many years ago, only to have it turn up, miraculously retrieved from below the waves, where it had been lodged in a reef.

Attached is a copy of the original report to Rolex. It’s brief (I think Rolex cut it down from its original word length) but it still covers the essentials, a copy of the cover of the Rolex booklet and the Rolex letter to me.

There’s a bit more to the story – the involvement of a pawnbroker, Rolex in Melbourne and the police but those are side issues.

The reason I’ve not fulfilled my promise to you is that in our move from Sydney to Adelaide (again), our copy of the Rolex publication that our report was reprinted in was mislaid or just plain lost. In early December this year (with Christmas coming and nothing to offer you), I decided to write to Rolex in Geneva and ask them if they still had archived copies of their publication dating back to the 80s.

I returned from Adelaide today and found a copy of that original publication and a nice letter from Rolex.

To say I was surprised would be an understatement.

Will you please consider me a man of my word? Yes, belated, but I’ve done what I said I would do.

My best to you,


PS I’m into your web site almost every day. I do want you to sell me that old, non-working Submariner I’ve pestered you about.