Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0300)
I started metal detecting several years ago and I have made many great finds with my White’s XLT detector over my 11 years of hunting. From my first silver ring find until now I have enjoyed each of my trips out and thinking that the next find could be that big one we all dream of making. In order for me to explain my feelings for this find so you can understand I have to give you a little back ground of my family. I come from a family of two sisters and four boys from rural North Carolina. My dad and younger brother have always been big into deer and turkey hunting. Although I have hunted many times with them I choose to do a different type of hunting, metal detecting. Seven years ago while I was hunting around a small Lake in Georgia where I live I happen to find a watch. Not thinking much about it I put it in my pouch and kept hunting until dark. It was buried in about ten inches of muck and mud. The way it came out of the mud I never thought that it would have any real value because I had found many watches before and they all had been broken or in very poor shape. After I got home that night and checked my finds for the day I saw that this watch was different. I started cleaning the watch and realized that this was a great find for me because it was still working. The watch was a Movado with an approximate value of $500-$700 new from what I’ve been told. I thought to myself that since I wear a nice watch already that I would give this to my dad for his 70th birthday. Needless to say my dad was very happy to receive the watch. Year after year I would show my dad things I would find like civil war relics; coins etc. and always had a great time telling him the story of how and where I had made the finds. It has been a month now since my father has pasted away and my mother has given the watch back to me. Although I own a Rolex I no longer wear it. I now wear my dads watch. I will always love this hobby and will never stop hunting. As my father was a hunter I am a hunter. And the time I’ve had with my dad will forever be my greatest find of all. I want to thank Whites Electronics for getting me involved in this great hobby!