'Cajun Pawn Stars': George Washington's Pocket Watch (VIDEO)

06/07/2012 03:42 am ET | Updated Jun 07, 2012

It was understandable that the "Cajun Pawn Stars" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on History) would be cautious when a man presented them with a pocket watch he claimed once belonged to the first president of the United States of America, George Washington. So they brought in an expert to see if he could validate the claim.

After examining the watch, including the "G. Washington" engraving on it, the man produced a photo that matched the watch perfectly, confirming that this was actually a watch owned and used by one of the nation's Founding Fathers. The historical significance of the piece is almost priceless by association alone.

But the expert was nevertheless able to tell the man that the watch could earn upwards of a million dollars at auction. So understandably, the man opted for that route over whatever the pawn shop could have given him. Still, it was pretty exciting to touch a piece of history like that.

Tune in to "Cajun Pawn Stars" every Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on History.

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