Law Enforcement

THE WATCH REGISTER database provides a highly effective stolen property recovery service and investigative tool to law enforcement agencies worldwide. All our services to police are free of charge. We have a long history of working with agencies such as the FBI, Interpol and the Metropolitan Police Service.

Police forces globally register watches stolen in smash-and-grabs, robberies, burglaries, snatches, scams and frauds on our database. We successfully locate watches by means of our widespread search operations on the watch market, even after property has crossed international borders.

The total value of the stolen property recovered by THE WATCH REGISTER and our parent company the Art Loss Register over 30 years totals hundreds of millions of pounds. The intelligence supplied to police as a result of our stolen property recovery has led to dozens of arrests and convictions.

Police officers can also search recovered watches against the database to identify if they have been reported to us as stolen, in order to reunite property with its rightful owner.

Register a loss

Ensure the best chance of recovery

Your watch will be registered on the largest international theft database used by dealers, jewellers, pawnbrokers and auction houses to identify stolen watches. We will actively search for your watch on the global pre-owned watch market until it is recovered.

50% of our recovered watches are found within 1 year of the theft, and 35% within 6 months.

Search the database

Check if a watch is lost, stolen or fake

  • Buy and sell with peace of mind
  • Avoid financial loss
  • Protect your reputation
  • Search Certificate as evidence of your theft checks

Serial number checks on Rolex and all other brands. Search by SMS, Whatsapp or via the website. Results within minutes.