Dalí-esque pocket watch found at Wanstead Rugby Club

PUBLISHED: 13:54 09 February 2015 | UPDATED: 15:31 09 February 2015

Brian Martin's Dali-esque discovery at Wanstead Rugby Club. Picture: @BriRMar

Brian Martin's Dali-esque discovery at Wanstead Rugby Club. Picture: @BriRMar


A mysterious, oversized pocket watch, has been discovered by a park walker.

The Salvador Dalí-esque find at Wanstead Rugby Club’s grounds in Roding Lane North, Woodford Green, looks freakishly similar to the artist’s famous 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory and has left the club and walker stumped.

The painting features a melting pocket watch draped on the branch of a tree.

Brian Martin, 49, from Woodford Green, who made the discovery, is calling on anyone with information to come forward in order to find out about the watch’s origins.

Brian said: “I’m often taking photos of different things but this is just totally strange.

“It looked like it had been there for a while and it’s not in a prominent position at all.”

He added: “It looked so Dali-esque, I just had to take a picture of it.”

The rugby club has confirmed that it doesn’t know where the withered clock, which “looked like it was made from metal”, came from.

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