Hey guys, Yesterday, whilst walking Paddy in the park, I found a gold watch on the floor. It looks reasonably expensive. I asked a group of students nearby if they had misplaced their watch. They replied that they hadn't, but that I should treat it as "finders keepers". Anyway, I examined the watch, and on the back there is an inscription saying "Special Dad" I placed the watch in my doggy bag and let a few people in the park (regulars who I see each day) know that I had found a watch and to keep their ears open. I also said that I would place a notice up on the board at the park entrance with the salon number. I called the police when I got in to let them know about the watch, but would they take a description? No sir. They told me to take it to my local station when I had time and they would give me a receipt. They will then fill in some paperwork and issue a receipt to anyone who comes forward to claim the watch. I asked if I should place a notice in the park informing anyone who is searching for it that they should contact the local station? Nope. If someone rings in and reports it lost, they will deal with it afterwards. :confused1: All this admin over a watch? I thought the guy would take my name and number, a quick description of the watch (make/model/colour/inscription etc.) to let anyone know who might have called up that their watch was safely found. Right now, anyone who calls will be told they have no record of the watch being found. Do you think that I should just place notices up in the park, tell the park keepers about the watch, place an ad in the local newsagents and leave the watch in the salon safe for a few days or shall I take it to the police station and just hope the owner thinks to ring them? The watch is obviously of at least sentimental value to a local person...I'd like to see it back in their hands rather than gathering dust before being auctioned off.