Lost Garmin Watch Found in Snow! – Wauwatosa, WI

  • from Menomonee Falls (Wisconsin, United States)

A late January snowstorm resulted in Wauwatosa, WI resident, Natalie Schneckloth, having an impromptu workout when she shoveled several inches of snow off her driveway and sidewalk. In the process and unbeknown to her, the stainless-steel clasp on Natalie’s Garmin watch let go. Only later did she discover her beloved watch missing.

The next day I received a text message from Natalie asking if I might be able to help. After a subsequent phone call and a line of forensic-type questioning, I arranged to meet Natalie on location. My detector of choice in this situation was an XP Deus 2 with a smaller 9” coil. It performs well in all kinds of terrain and conditions, both on land and in the water. Now, I’ve discovered, it works extremely well in snow thanks to its fast multi-frequency technology.

Scanning the banks of the long driveway failed to pick up any signals consistent with Natalie’s watch. But when I moved to the piles of snow lining her front sidewalk, a signal well above ground level invited further investigation. I subsequently probed deep into the snow using a hand-held pinpointing device which vibrates whenever it senses a metallic object. It didn’t take long to locate the source of the signal. As it turned out, it was Natalie’s lost, but now found, Garmin watch!

So glad to have solved the mystery of your missing watch, Natalie!

If you or someone you know has lost a jewelry item, perhaps even long ago, give me a call. I have over 40 years metal-detecting experience and specialize in solving lost-jewelry mysteries. Whether on land, under water or in the snow, chances are, your lost item is just waiting to be found.

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  1. Natalie dit :

    Sheer panic set in when I noticed my watch wasn’t on my wrist. Paul was prompt in his response and came out to our property within a few hours. Within 30-45 minutes of reviewing the property, Paul detected a signal leading us to my watch. So thankful for his help in finding it!

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