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