Lost and Found: Patek Philippe

Last Thursday’s New York Times had a terrific story by Austin Considine about Charles B. Woehrle, who received a Patek Philippe watch while imprisoned at Stalag Luft III (he ordered the watch and promised to pay for it after the war). A burglar stole the watch in the mid-1970s, but thanks a niece, the company recently gave him a replacement.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
This entry was posted in 1944, Fashion, World War II and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Lost and Found: Patek Philippe

  1. Pamela Porter says:

    Man – no one writes a business letter like that today. And I’d bet the farm you didn’t have to “press 1 to speak to an associate” either.


  2. Eve says:

    Wasn’t that heartwarming? Between that and the Times story about all the Phil Campbells showing up to help that town called Phil Campbell, my heart is in serious danger of thawing out.


Leave a Reply. Note: Your IP is logged with your comment so a fake name and email address are useless.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s