27 Oct '16, 2pm

Sailor says he is being blackmailed by auction house over...: A sailor has called police claiming a Swiss auc...

Sailor says he is being blackmailed by auction house over...: A sailor has called police claiming a Swiss auc...

A sailor has called police claiming a Swiss auction house tried to sell him back his £10,000 Rolex - which he fears was stolen from him nearly 20 years ago. Furious Philip McColl, 68, has accused Geneva-based Christie's of "blackmail" after they phoned him and asked if he would be willing to "negotiate" on his long lost watch. The yacht engineer from Flushing was given the precious engraved Rolex Submariner by his now deceased former employer and friend, Italian businessman Raul Gardini. But he lost his beloved watch – estimated to be worth around £10,000 – while on his passenger boat back in 1998, believing it had slipped off his wrist into the sea. He said it was more than about the money because of the emotional connection and if it was just "bought from a market in Plymouth," he wouldn't care. Philip McColl claims Swiss auction house, Christie's, tried to sell his watc...

Full article: http://www.westbriton.co.uk/sailor-says-he-is-being-black...

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