While OJ might’ve gotten away with murder (literally) in the 90′s, but thats where his luck ran out.
Shortly after the famed “not-guilty” verdict was announced, the family of murder victim Ron Goldman filed a civil suit against the ex-NFL player. So while OJ escaped jail, he lost the civil trial, and was forced to pony up nearly $34 million to the Goldman family.
Now, you may be asking yourself, “OK. But what does this have to do with watches?” Don’t worry, we’re getting there…
As of 2007 OJ still owed the Goldmans over $32 mill of the settlement, when the judge at Simpson’s Las Vegas robbery trial (for which he is currently serving a 33 year sentence) intervened.
This is where the watch comes in…OJ was required to turn over his $22,000 gold Rolex submariner to Fred Goldman, who then went to sell the watch and was presented with some shocking news.
The San Fran Jeweler who appraised the piece uncovered that it was a fake, and probably not worth more than $100-150.
Moral of the Story? Even Celebrities (and Crooks) are susceptible to watch foolery.
So, if it looks like a Rolex, smells like a Rolex, costs as much as a Rolex- it doesn’t mean its a Rolex. Shop at eRelyx and rest assured knowing each and every watch is 100% guaranteed authentic.
A Gold Rolex Submariner similar to OJ Simpsons’ (this one is the real deal). Click above to visit the eRelyx site and check it out
OJ Simpson circa 1994.
Picture courtesy of PR Photos.