A rare watch has sold for £25,000 at auction in Lichfield after bidders from across the globe battled it out to own the timepiece.
The 1968 Omega Seamaster 300 was eventually purchased by a telephone bidder from Hong Kong.
Auctioneer Richard Winterton said he had expected the item to prove a popular lot.
“We knew this special timepiece really was one to watch as there was a huge amount of interest from people all over the world.
“With a number of online bidders and a client on the telephone, a brilliant bidding battle lasting almost eight minutes built up to a fantastic hammer price of £25,000 with the watch won by an internet bidder in Hong Kong.
“All stemming from a routine valuation in Lichfield – what a result and we are all delighted for our client.”Richard Winterton