Saved by a pocket watch

We’ve all seen old western films where a pocket watch saves the protagonist by blocking a bullet. I thought that only happened in the movies. Here’s an interesting real life case of it happening from the Philadelphia Enquirer dated Dec. 6, 1865.



  1. That’s incredible. The poor guy loses his money but watch saves his life. The creeps beat him senseless and he still lives. That was a LOT of money 150 yrs ago. But… There are a lot of Republican oil men that need to be beat senseless today. Lol

  2. How can I get your training lessons? I have been metal detecting for awhile. I recently upgraded from a Garrett Ace 350 to Garrett AT Max and I need to get ready for when it warms up.

    • Rusty Craig says

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