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Rolex service question - lost/stolen check?

Rolex service question - lost/stolen check?

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ross-456

Original Poster:

168 posts

116 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Just a quick question...
Will a Rolex be checked against the lost/stolen register when it goes to the service centre for a service?

I assume it would, as I can't imagine Rolex would want to work on a watch that wasn't in the correct ownership.

Can anyone clarify? Thanks.

aeropilot

11,909 posts

136 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Yes.

Markp13

422 posts

69 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Yes it would, so give it back to the guy you took it off.

Ikemi

7,328 posts

114 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Is there something you're not telling us? hehe

Dominic H

3,142 posts

141 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Yes, all watches returned for service are checked against the lost/stolen register.

DH
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Miguel Alvarez

4,764 posts

79 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Markp13 said:
Yes it would, so give it back to the guy you took it off.
lol.

ross-456

Original Poster:

168 posts

116 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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Good to know, thanks for the replys.

I didn't get my Explorer II checked when I purchased it (privately) because I knew the seller.
But I did get it serviced at Bexley a couple of months ago, so all's well.

sneijder

5,147 posts

143 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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They've identified bodies from a Rolex serial number in the past ........

LHD

16,923 posts

96 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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sneijder said:
They've identified bodies from a Rolex serial number in the past ........
Really?

Jesus...

LukeBird

17,119 posts

118 months

Friday 7th January 2011
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LHD said:
sneijder said:
They've identified bodies from a Rolex serial number in the past ........
Really?

Jesus...
Presumably sneijder is referring to the chap who was found off the South Coast (I think his body was dumped in the sea) and when his body was found they worked out who he was by his Submariner and worked out an approximate time of death based on when it had wound down.

aeropilot

11,909 posts

136 months

Saturday 8th January 2011
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LHD said:
sneijder said:
They've identified bodies from a Rolex serial number in the past ........
Really?

Jesus...
Don't think Rolex was around in his era...... hehe

Edited by aeropilot on Saturday 8th January 11:08

Mr MoJo

4,698 posts

125 months

Saturday 8th January 2011
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aeropilot said:
LHD said:
sneijder said:
They've identified bodies from a Rolex serial number in the past ........
Really?

Jesus...
Don't think Rolex was around in his era...... hehe

Edited by aeropilot on Saturday 8th January 11:08
hehe

pikeyboy

2,188 posts

123 months

Saturday 8th January 2011
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Yeah a guy who I know had a sub serviced which he bought from a rather dubious source and they sent it back to the insurnace company of the previous owner as it was listed as stolen.

MarsellusWallace

1,180 posts

110 months

Saturday 8th January 2011
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pikeyboy said:
Yeah a guy who I know had a sub serviced which he bought from a rather dubious source and they sent it back to the insurnace company of the previous owner as it was listed as stolen.
Sounds like they do get recovered every now and again.Does anyone know if the register is international or does each country have its own?(ie if a stolen watch goes abroad and into Rolex for something then it doesnt appear on that countries lost/stolen register)

aeropilot

11,909 posts

136 months

Saturday 8th January 2011
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MarsellusWallace said:
pikeyboy said:
Yeah a guy who I know had a sub serviced which he bought from a rather dubious source and they sent it back to the insurnace company of the previous owner as it was listed as stolen.
Sounds like they do get recovered every now and again.Does anyone know if the register is international or does each country have its own?(ie if a stolen watch goes abroad and into Rolex for something then it doesnt appear on that countries lost/stolen register)
It's international, stolen database is managed by Rolex HQ in Geneva IIRC.