The Telegraph: Database aims to counter surge in luxury watch thefts

The Telegraph: Database aims to counter surge in luxury watch thefts . “The increased targeting of luxury watches by ruthless street robbers and smash and grab gangs has led to a dramatic rise in the number of stolen timepieces being registered with a crime prevention database. The surge in thefts – which has seen more than £1m of watches stolen in central London in the first quarter of this year alone – has led to a rush of owners using the Watch Register in a bid to trace their items.”