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Police seeking more than $125,000 of stolen watches

A Bell and Ross Airborne II watch, similar to this one, is among the stolen watches that police are seeking.

Toronto police are seeking the public's help in locating eight valuable watches, stolen from a downtown condominium in October, together with a watch box.

Valued at more than $125,000, the haul, which included several rare watches, was taken from a residence near Wellington Street and Spadina Avenue. A police source said the victim was not a jeweller, but a wealthy gentleman who lived alone.

Police in 14 Division also issued a reminder that it is a criminal offence to possess stolen property.

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Photos of the items can be seen on the Toronto Police Service Web site. They are described as follows:

- A Wolf Design leather watch case, two feet wide, by one foot high, by one foot deep, with a glass window on the front and a chrome button to open the case.

- A Breitling Navitimer watch, with stainless steel case and band; a black face with white ring around the face; valued at $6,500.

- An Artya Tesla 500 Volt watch, with a burnt metal case; toadskin leather and rubber band; it has a small black dial in the centre with a clear face with gold coils. Valued at $7,500.

- A Cartier Roadster chronograph watch, with small dials; a stainless steel case with white face, and tan alligator skin band. Valued at $6,500.

- A Zenith watch, with a stainless steel case, a black face and skeleton movement, valued at $12,500.

- A Ulysse Nardin watch, model Black Sea 263−92, bearing the serial number 329 written in stainless steel on the left side. It has a black face with red accents, an all-matte-black finish and a black rubber band. Valued at $10,000.

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- A Bell and Ross watch, model: 01 92 Airborne II, serial number: 168. It has a brown leather strap, a square grey steel face with a skull and crossbones design. Valued at $7,500.

- A Blancpain watch in 18-karat rose gold with moonphase complications serial number: 398. It has a skeleton case back, a genuine alligator tan strap with concealed buckle. Valued at $35,990.

- A Jaeger-Lecoultre watch, model Q6042420, with a rose gold case and brown alligator skin band; it has a white face with a lunar date in the top right corner of the face, time clock in the top right corner and 1/6 second clock at the bottom of the face. Serial number: 2737544. Valued at $41,726.60.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416−808−1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), or online at

With a file from Kristina Virro

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