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    Rolex and other watches stolen in North West England, late October 2017

    These watches (some of them without bracelets) are reported to have been stolen in late October, 2017 :

    Gents Rolex Date 1500(0) 4122084
    Gent’s Rolex Datejust 16234 X121672
    Gent’s Rolex Datejust 16233 X437021
    Gent’s Rolex Datejust 16234 E249903
    Lady’s Rolex Oyster 176200 M460489
    Lady's Rolex Datejust 69173 8435251
    Midi Rolex Datejust 178273 27U51705
    Gent’s Omega 2255.80.00 80897463
    Gent’s Omega Constellation 1502.30.00 80110655 << identified with a dealer soon after the robbery, along with a number of other watches therefrom, but only recently and after much messing recovered.

    Edited to add details of more watches reported lost in this robbery :

    Gents 18ct rose gold AP ROYAL OAK 6492/J34934 26320OR.0012220OR.01
    OMEGA SEAMASTER 91000473
    TAG HEUER CT1110-0 QM0720
    ROLEX 15000 R974595
    BREITLING COLT AUTOMATIC A17380 924276
    ROLEX 16200 F620471
    LADIES BREITLING B13355 ?? 15380 ??
    LADIES CARTIER SANTOS 2878 465196NX
    OMEGA SEAMASTER 2000AUTO 60468023
    ROLEX DATEJUST 16233 W338175
    BREITLING FOR BENTLEY 0937/1000
    GENTS ROLEX 16220 X928633
    LADIES ROLEX 6917 CASE BACK 6900 816587
    ROLEX GMT 16710 / 16713 ? T450371 < See update below!
    BREITLING A32350 1308685
    ROLEX PEARL MASTER 80318 K551149
    BREITLING A13352 258949
    ROLEX DAY DATE 118238 F021734 -- this number has now been corrected.
    Rolex Turn-o-Graph 116261 F819938
    BREITLING BLACKBIRD A13350 51593
    BREITLING D52065 31426
    TAG HEUER 4000(CASE & BRAC) 9620061 2
    TAG HEUER 962006F-2
    TAG HEUER Monaco CW2113 TG9540

    I have relevant police details etc, if anyone comes across them.

    Haywood
    Last edited by Haywood_Milton; 30th July 2018 at 11:44.

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    I am delighted to report that Rolex GMT-Master 16713-T450371 was brought into one of my stores this morning, its bearer wishing to buy a spare link.

    Haywood

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    Interesting, what happened?

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    Haywood offered him a coffee while fitting his link, sorry, call a police.

    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    Interesting, what happened?

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    The watch is now in my safe, awaiting involvement of the officer dealing.

    Gentleman bearing it was unhappy but decided to leave, despite my invitation to stay.

    Usual recording was in operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    The watch is now in my safe, awaiting involvement of the officer dealing.

    Gentleman bearing it was unhappy but decided to leave, despite my invitation to stay.

    Usual recording was in operation.

    H

    Excellent result at least it wasnít sold on to some poor unsuspecting so and so.

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    Do you memorise every stolen watch serial or just check every watch you handle?

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    Bravo Haywood, I bet the owner thought he would never see that watch again. Hope the cctv provides a few leads to recovering more watches & a prosecution.
    We can live in hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by anz3001 View Post
    Do you memorise every stolen watch serial or just check every watch you handle?
    I'd like to think that my memory of Rolex numbers is rather strong, but remembering the number of every one that I'd seen reported stolen would be impossible.

    As well as accessing one or more of the third party registers of lost / stolen watches, I also built my own proprietary software system which helps us to identify watches that have been reported.

    It helps that my watch team are as diligent as they proved in this instance, something peculiar about the watch arousing their suspicion as soon as it was shown to them.

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    Lol, I was being a tad facetious. I find it quiet remarkable (though commendable) that a guy comes in for a link and ends up losing Ďhisí watch. The fact that heís left it without kicking up a fuss tells a story in itself of course but you must have many customers come through your doors, vigilant doesnít cover it! But then I guess, sometimes itís just a hunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    The watch is now in my safe, awaiting involvement of the officer dealing.

    Gentleman bearing it was unhappy but decided to leave, despite my invitation to stay.

    Usual recording was in operation.

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    Would you put him up overnight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anz3001 View Post
    Lol, I was being a tad facetious. I find it quiet remarkable (though commendable) that a guy comes in for a link and ends up losing Ďhisí watch. The fact that heís left it without kicking up a fuss tells a story in itself of course but you must have many customers come through your doors, vigilant doesnít cover it! But then I guess, sometimes itís just a hunch.
    Indeed. Did not wish to speak with the police - possibly had a parish council meeting to get to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Would you put him up overnight?
    I know a place which offers a thin mattress and meals on a tray, but the ensuite facilities are basic.

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    At what point do you say the Police have been called? Shame you canít string them along until they turn up but I guess that could be anytime, or do you have a decent relationship with the constabulary?
    Cheers..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    At what point do you say the Police have been called? Shame you canít string them along until they turn up but I guess that could be anytime, or do you have a decent relationship with the constabulary?
    Typically we will try to draw what information we can before it becomes necessary for us to state what the position is.

    We are sadly in the same boat as everyone else as far as awaiting police response when human life does not seem to be in imminent danger.

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    This is most excellent news. Good work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronet king View Post
    I bet the owner thought he would never see that watch again.....
    Just hypothetically, if the victim had been trying to claim that this watch were worth between £7,000 and £9,000 then he would perhaps be most disappointed to find that it had been recovered.

    Hypothetically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    Just hypothetically, if the victim had been trying to claim that this watch were worth between £7,000 and £9,000 then he would perhaps be most disappointed to find that it had been recovered.

    Hypothetically.
    Dam you & your high levels of due diligence always spoiling someone's fun.

    Hypothetically


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    Hypothetically again, if a private seller of some of these watches explained that they had "found them in a bag on a train" . . . . . which happens all the time, of course . . . . . then when next speaking with the investigating officer, I might ask if he is familiar with the offence of Theft by Finding.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theft_by_finding
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    I would tend to believe the vendor if it were in the Bucks area in August 1963.

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