A boastful Englishman was holding forth on the merits of his watch to friends in New York City. At last, one of the American friends decided he could stand it no longer.
"That's nothing, "he interrupted. "I dropped my watch into the Hudson a year ago, and it's been running ever since."
The Englishman looked taken aback. "What!" he exclaimed. "The same watch?"
"No," he replied, "the Hudson."