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Stolen watch database

If you would like to submit your watch to the registry, please complete the Alpha Hands stolen watch registry submission form.

Trying to figure out if the watch you are buying is stolen? Looking for a quick way to search that’s free? I’m building this database as rapidly as possible, so please spread the word. The Alpha Hands stolen watch database is the largest free registry in the world. This database doesn’t just include stolen Rolex – this database includes a wide variety of manufacturers, including Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, TAG Heuer, Vacheron Constantin and others.

There are a few commercial companies that have more entries than Alpha Hands [1], but free access allows for maximum transparency. “Closed” registries differ from Alpha Hands in that you don’t know the set of watches you are searching, you pay to search/submit/when found, and you may have to provide personal information when submitting stolen watch information. So, I decided to create this database entirely free. Free to post stolen watches, free to check if a watch you are purchasing has been reported (and I have found, of course) as stolen.

In addition to searching the Alpha Hands registry, always perform a broader search (aka Google) for the serial number of the watch you are purchasing (or even a fraction of the serial number) to see if you can find information as well. For those who haven’t had the misfortune of a watch being stolen before, make sure your pieces are insured appropriately, and get a good home safe.

As with the rest of this Website, the following table, and data contained therein, is subject to Alpha Hands LLC Terms and Conditions