This guy paid $6 for a watch worth $35,000 by Ben Geier @FortuneMagazine February 18, 2015, 4:04 PM EST E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Turns out the story of people finding diamonds in the rough at thrift stores can actually come true. Zach Norris of Phoenix spent $6 on a watch at a local Goodwill — but the piece was actually worth $35,000, according to AZFamily.com. Now, to be fair, this wasn’t just a random consumer — it was a watch enthusiast. He knew exactly what he was getting when he bought the 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch, of which only 900 were ever made. Norris later sold the piece to a watch collector website.