Great Escape WWII watch sells for £155,000 at auction

A Rolex watch that survived the real-life Great Escape has been sold for £155,000.

A timekeeper with a waterproof case and Radium-filled hands that let it be seen in the dark, it is thought the watch played a key part in the daring escape.

It was owned by Flight Lieutenant Gerald Imeson, who was imprisoned in the Axis-controlled prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III after his Wellington bomber made an emergency landing off the coast of Belgium.

During the escape attempt that inspired the 1963…

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