How to Check Your Apple Watch Serial Number to See if it’s Stolen

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The Apple Watch is one of the most popular smartwatches on the market and has many features that make it a great choice for anyone looing for a wearable device. But like any device, it can be stolen or lost, leaving you without your beloved watch. That’s why it’s important to know how to check if your Apple Watch has been stolen and what steps you can take if it has.

The frst step in checking if your Apple Watch is stolen is to look at the serial number. All genuine Apple Watches have a unique serial number that you can find on the back of the watch case or by going into Settings > General > About and scrolling down to Serial Number. You can then enter this serial number into Apple’s Activation Lock Status Check website to see if the watch is locked or not. If your watch is locked, it means that someone else has registered it as their own and will need to enter their own passcode in order to use the device.

If someone else does have your watch, there are stil ways that you can track it down. The first step is to contact local law enforcement and provide them with the serial number so they can cross-reference it with reports of stolen property within their jurisdiction. Additionally, you may be able to use Find My iPhone/iPad/iPod touch/Apple Watch feature on iCloud to locate your device, provided that Find My was enabled on your watch before it went missing.

Finally, if all else fails, you may be able to contact Apple directly with proof of purchase and proof of identity (such as a driver’s license). They may be able to help you locate the owner or provide some other assistance in tracking down the device.

No matter what steps you take however, always remember that prevention is key when it comes to protecting yourself from theft or loss of an Apple Watch. Be sure to enable Find My service on your device so you can easily track its location should anything happen; keep a close eye on your device when out in public; and never leave it unattended in an area where someone could easily grab it without being noticed. Taking these precautions will help ensure that your watch remains safe and secure at all times!

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Identifying a Stolen Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch is stolen, the best way to know is to enable ‘Find My’ on the device before it goes missing. Find My is an app that you can use to locate, track, or flag a lost or missing device. If you have enabled Find My on your Apple Watch before it is stolen, you will be able to track its location and contact local authorities for help in recovering it. You can also put the device into Lost Mode, wich will allow you to remotely lock the watch and display a message with a contact number on its screen.

If you haven’t enabled Find My before your watch goes missing, unfortunately there is no oter Apple service that can help you track it down. In this case, your best option would be to contact local law enforcement officials and file a report of the theft.

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Tracking a Stolen Apple Watch Using Serial Number

No, it is not possible to track a stolen Apple Watch with a serial number. The serial number is used to identify the device, but it does not contain any information that wold allow you to track the device’s location. If your Apple Watch was stolen, you should contact the police and provide them with the serial number of the device so they can investigate.

Consequences of Purchasing a Stolen Apple Watch

If you purchase a stolen Apple Watch, then it is unlikely that you will be able to use it. Apple has security features in place which means that any Apple Watch that was previously linked to an Apple ID cannot be used by anothr owner. This means that the device will remain locked and unable to be used until the original owner unlocks it with their Apple ID and password. Therefore, if you suspect that the Apple Watch you purchased is stolen, then I suggest that you hand it in to the police so they can investigate further.

Locating a Lost Apple Watch Serial Number

If you have lost your Apple Watch, you can find the serial number by uing your iPhone. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app. Tap the My Watch tab, then tap General > About. Look for Serial Number or IMEI. If you don’t have access to your iPhone, you can also find the serial number on the original packaging that came with your Apple Watch. The serial number should be printed on the barcode label of the box, and will begin with “S/N”.

Can Stolen Apple Watches Be Blocked?

Yes, Apple Watches can be blocked if stolen. You can lock it immediately at or your paired iPhone by placing your watch in Lost Mode. This will disable the Watch and prevent anyone from using it until it is unlocked with your Apple ID and password. You can also send a custom message with your phone number to the Watch in case someone finds it.

Tracing a Stolen Watch

Yes, you can trace a stolen watch using the Watch Register database. The Watch Register is the largest international database of lost and stolen watches, and is used by police forces, insurance companies and theft victims to register and recover losses. The database includes detailed inforation on each watch, including its make, model, serial number, owner’s contact details and any other relevant information that can be used to identify it. This makes it possible to trace a stolen watch if it is reported as lost or stolen. Insurance companies can then use the information in the database to help with recovery efforts.

What to Do If You Find Someone’s Apple Watch

If you have found someone’s Apple Watch, the best thing to do is to turn it in to your local police station. You can explain that you have found the watch and povide any identifying features that may help them locate its rightful owner.

You can also check if the watch is linked with an iMessage account. If so, then you can contact Apple directly so they can reach out to the lost watch’s owner. This will be possible even if the device is locked as Apple has access to information such as serial numbers, IMEI numbers, and oher details that could help identify who owns it.

Finally, if none of these options are available or successful, then you could try posting abot finding the watch on social media sites or in online forums where people can see it. Be sure to include a description of the watch and any other information you might have about it in order to make it easier for its owner to find it.

Checking a Watch Serial Number

Yes, you can check a watch’s serial number to determine its origin and production date. To do this, you will need to locate the serial number on the watch. The serial number is typically engraved onto the case back of a watch, however some Rolex models have it located between the lugs at 6 o’clock or on the inner bezel. Once you find the serial number, you can use online resources to look up information regaring its production and origin.


In conclusion, the Apple Watch is a great device for staying connected, tracking fitness goals and much more. It can be used to make and receive calls, text messages, emails and more. However, it is important to remember that if the Apple Watch is lost or stolen, it cannot be tracked or located without the Find My feature enabled beforehand. Additionally, Apple does not provide any service that woud allow you to track a device by serial number. Therefore, if you do find yourself in this situation, it is best to contact the police and report the device as stolen.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.