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 Ring in Ithaca NY …………Found (2017)

    Matt contacted me about his lost wedding band near Ithaca NY.  He had lost it during a kayak mishap while duck hunting at a secluded beaver pond. He thought that the ring had came off his finger when the kayak rolled and his hand went down into the mud of the pond bottom. Matt and […]

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  • Lost Ring In Loyalsock State Forest Lycoming County PA…………….Found (2017)

    Recently Ed contacted me to find a wedding ring lost during a family hiking trip. Ed had removed his white gold wedding ring and it was safely placed in a zippered pocket in his daughters backpack. When Ed and his family arrived at their home they discovered the zippered compartment was partially unzipped and the […]

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  • Lost Ring New Albany PA…Found (2017)

    Hi my name is Tom Watkins. I  joined The Ring Finders to help people find their lost jewelry and precious valuables.  I have over 3 years of experience locating items on land and water with state of the art metal detector equipment.   I want to put it to work for you and put a smile […]

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Tom Watkins - Testimonials

  • Tom is up for the challenge! (2017)

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    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