50-year old UK 1:1 fake Rolex reappears after passing through a cow

A perfect replica Rolex wristwatch has been recovered by a metal detectorist half a century after it was lost, presumed eaten, by a cow.

95-year-old James Steele, who has run a dairy farm in Morda, Oswestry, Shropshire, all his life, says he lost the cheap fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King some time in the early 1970s.

He believes it fell of his wrist in a cow field, and was most likely swallowed by one of his herd because he remembers searching endlessly for the luxury super clone Rolex UK.

The aaa quality replica Rolex was unearthed this month by metal detectorist Liam King, who found it buried in the mud.

Mr Steele, who owns Treflach Hall, said the discovery as an amazing piece of luck. “I was quite pleased because I never thought I would see the watch again,” he told the BBC.

The Swiss movement copy Rolex watch’s face has gone a green colour, but does not appear to be damaged, but it does not run, according to Mr Steele.

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