THE story of an Oswestry farmer whose Rolex watch was found by a detectorist 50 years after it was eaten by a cow has gone viral.

James Steele, 95, brought his story to The Advertizer first via his son Andrew Steele after detectorist Liam King found the watch believed lost after he had been invited to check the land.

Since The Advertizer first published the take of the cow eating the watch, James has since been interviewed across the world, from a spread of the English tabloid papers to many abroad.

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On Sunday, the world-famous Washington Post – most known for breaking the Watergate Scandal – contacted James for a chat and his story has been told in American homes.

Online sites across the world have also carried the incredible story while watch industry magazines have also carried the story.

And there is a ‘watch’ this space element of the story which the Advertizer will bring you when it is ready…