Tom Watkins

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on the reward system ( whatever you feel finding your ring is worth to you ) I have a $25.00 call out fee to cover gas. Fees are negotiable

Search Types

I can search just about any terrain and have a metal detector capable of underwater searches down to 10'

Search Locations

I mainly search Bradford, Sullivan and Wyoming Counties of Northeast Pa. Outside of these Counties is negotiable.

Tom Watkins's Bio

I have been metal detecting for three years with my own machines. I would love to help you find your lost treasure!

Tom Watkins - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost Gold Ring Bradford County PA. Found (2021)

    Don’s granddaughter texted me that he had lost his family heirloom gold ring while feeding his koi. Don was completely devastated ever since he felt the ring slide off his finger. Several weeks had passed and Don thought the ring was lost for ever. They even had a guy come out to look for the […]

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  • Tom Watkins to the rescue! (2020)

    Tom to the rescue! I stupidly let a ring that had been in the family for at least a century get swept away in a rapid stream and feared it was gone forever. I spent a couple hours searching the banks and scooping silt out of the lake I thought it had landed in before […]

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  • Lost gold ring in Wayne County PA…………………..Found! (2020)

    Cora emailed me to ask if I would be willing to help her find her heirloom ring she lost while clearing debris from a small stream.  She felt it leave her finger and quickly lost sight of it in the fast moving water.  Less than twenty feet from where she lost the ring the stream […]

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  • Thank you, Tom Watkins! (2018)

    Thank you, Tom Watkins! My husband was at his cabin and discovered his gold wedding band was missing. He knew it must have come off his finger at some point while working in the woods nearby. He had a rough idea for the radius of where the ring might be. After borrowing a metal detector […]

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  • Lost gold wedding band in Picture Rocks PA………….Found! (2018)

    Kevin contacted me via email about a lost gold wedding band. He had been preparing his hunting cabin for the upcoming hunting season and had lost his wedding ring he had worn for over 40 years. My wife Traci and I Set up a time to meet Kevin the next morning. We met Kevin near […]

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Tom Watkins - Testimonials

  • Tom is up for the challenge! (2017)


    Tom is up for the challenge!

    "This isn't just a long shot, this is astronomical! But I am up for the challenge," Tom replied after I relayed the story of my lost wedding ring. The past weekend, I was on a 3-day 27 mile hike on Old Logger's Path in Loyalsock forest in north central Pennsylvania. I usually remove my ring before the hike but didn't remember until I was already on the trail. Not having a zippered pocket of my own, I placed it in a small zippered section of my daughter's backpack. Not thinking much of it, when I finally got home - nearly 4 hours away - the zipper was half open and no ring to be found.

    I explained to Tom that my daughter, on her own, checked each day and saw the ring at our last camp site. So my GUESS was it was either there, at one of the two spots we stopped on the last day of the hike, or in the parking lot. But basically the ring was somewhere along 7 miles of trail covered by the fall leaves. I wrote up directions and information on the four spots we stopped and sent to Tom.

    Tom first asked me to get permission from the Loyolsock State Forest office of the PA DCNR and the ranger was happy to oblige after hearing my story.

    Friday of that week, Tom texted me a picture of the ring. It was in the parking lot (the first place he searched!). Tom sent me the ring via priority mail - just a few months ahead of our 20th wedding anniversary.

    Thanks Tom!

    Ed Stevenson