Teddy Bacon, 89, of Tarvin,
But just in case thought the veteran, he took the trouble to leave his name and address with the harbour master but expected to never see it again.
Mr Bacon said he was "amazed" when he received a parcel with a
"I told my wife, you unpack it, and you will find out it isn't a present for you," he said.
"Then out came my watch complete with everything, exactly as it had been when it disappeared, after 67 years!
"It's exciting to have an old friend, I won't lose it again."
The American-brand watch, which he was told had been underwater in mud, is still working and telling the time perfectly.
Mr Bacon added: "Remembering what my father said, nothing is lost until you are certain it's left the planet.
"Well it didn't leave the planet, it's back." …..wise words indeed sir! ,,not to mentioned the money to be made from the advertisement rights??.