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? You’ve come to the right spot. OK, one spot at least…I’m trying to build this database as rapidly as I can, so please spread the word. The Alpha Hands stolen watch database is the largest free registry in the world.

There are a few commercial companies that have more entries than Alpha Hands (The Watch Register claims 70k pieces and MyStolenWatch claims 30k), but my goal is to provide the open access for maximum transparency. For the “closed” registries, who knows if they even have any pieces of your manufacturer and reference (maybe you are searching for your Rolex across their database of 2 Rolexes)? And why even submit a loss to those databases if it costs *you* money, if others don’t use the databases to check? Oh, and don’t forget if your is recovered through the database company (not necessarily a bad thing), there can be fees to pay. 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.

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. If you would like to have a watch added to this database, please contact me with details, including manufacturer, reference, images, any comments to help identify. Best if you can also send a police report, if you have one (will be noted in the database).

I will only be adding watches for which there is either a known serial/case/movement number or some clear identifying mark(s). To simply have a lost Rolex Daytona with no other information won’t be of help. Repeat after me: “nobody will be able to help me find a lost or stolen watch if I don’t have a record of the serial/case/movement number at a minimum.”

In addition to searching the below, always make sure to do 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. And 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