Postal clerk Oscar Scott Woody was a passenger of the RMS Titanic when it sunk on April 14, 1912. Woody didn't survive the shipwreck but his pocket watch was found and given to his wife. A century later, it just sold at auction for £98,000 (US$116,000). The watch stopped working when Woody entered the icy water but it still shows the correct time twice each day. Other items in the auction—hosted by Henry Aldrige & Sons in Devizes, England—included a first-class dining menu and a passenger list. From the BBC News:
The passenger list belonged to a gambler called George Brereton who went aboard transatlantic liners to try and earn money.
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told BBC Radio Wiltshire: "He's put stars next to the names of the wealthiest people.
"There's one in particular, Charles Hays, who owned the Grand Pacific Railroad in America; very wealthy chap.
"Brereton has written in block capitals below his name, 'MILLIONAIRE'.