Man in Tokyo Effortlessly Robbed of $55,000 USD 18K-Gold Rolex Yacht-Master II

“I was too stupid and honest.”

Watches
29,470 Hypes 7 Comments

Even if Japan does sit on the list of top 10 safest countries in the world, this next story proves that you should always be cautious when selling your high-valued goods — especially a $55,000 USD 18K gold USD Rolex Yacht-Master II.

A man from Saitama, Tokyo scheduled a meeting with a buyer where the two agreed to meet in a parking lot. The buyer showed up in shorts and a T-shirt while wearing thick gloves. While many would have called off the deal, the seller, who admits he was “too stupid and honest” went a step further by reducing the price of the Rolex down to ¥6.3 million JPY ($47,000 USD) and even obliged when the buyer asked him to head to the convenience store to buy tea — leaving watch with the “buyer.” The whole robbery took place in under two minutes.

Needless to say that when he came back with the tea, the buyer was gone, and left the seller the text message, “I left it in your car.” Not all is lost, however, as the buyer was able to get a video recording of the thief as well as CCTV footage of what transpired. In high spirits, the seller even went on local news for an interview which can be viewed above.

In other watch news, Revolution and The Rake join Parmigiani Fleurier for Salmon Tonda PF Micro-Rotor.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

New Air-King With Crown Guards and Green and Black Left-Handed GMT-Master II Headline Rolex's 2022 Releases
Watches

New Air-King With Crown Guards and Green and Black Left-Handed GMT-Master II Headline Rolex's 2022 Releases

Accompanied by new Yachtmaster, Deepsea and a host of Datejust models.

Daniel Arsham Releases 'SKETCHBOOK’
Art

Daniel Arsham Releases 'SKETCHBOOK’

A detailed look at the multidisciplinary artist’s creative process.

Packer Announces Its Three-Piece Collegiate adidas Forum '84 Hi Capsule
Footwear

Packer Announces Its Three-Piece Collegiate adidas Forum '84 Hi Capsule

“Collegiate Navy,” “Collegiate Green” and “Collegiate Maroon” colorways are on the way.


Zenith Reveals DEFY Extreme E Desert X Prix 1/100th Sec Chronograph
Watches

Zenith Reveals DEFY Extreme E Desert X Prix 1/100th Sec Chronograph

The first of five limited editions to mark the races of the Extreme E 2022 Championship.

Mike Dean Pulled From Kid Cudi's Moon Man's Landing Festival Lineup
Music

Mike Dean Pulled From Kid Cudi's Moon Man's Landing Festival Lineup

The producer did not give a reason as to why, however.

New Balance Delivers the 1906R in Two Modern Constructions
Footwear

New Balance Delivers the 1906R in Two Modern Constructions

Framed within a visual series in collaboration with Akio Hasegawa.

HUMAN MADE Readies its Season 24 FW22 Collection
Fashion

HUMAN MADE Readies its Season 24 FW22 Collection

Featuring new original graphics.

Gentle Monster Opens its Largest Flagship Store in Beijing
Fashion

Gentle Monster Opens its Largest Flagship Store in Beijing

A “Future Retail” experience.

'John Wick' Director Chad Stahelski Asked Marvel If He Could Direct 'Blade' Reboot
Entertainment

'John Wick' Director Chad Stahelski Asked Marvel If He Could Direct 'Blade' Reboot

But Kevin Feige favored someone else.


Palace Shares its Champion Store Exclusive Capsule Collection
Fashion

Palace Shares its Champion Store Exclusive Capsule Collection

Celebrating its London, New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo locations.

Keanu Reeves Starring in Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Hulu's 'Devil in the White City'
Entertainment

Keanu Reeves Starring in Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Hulu's 'Devil in the White City'

An adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 book about the 1893 World’s Fair.

Albino & Preto Readies a 'Mobile Suit Gundam Wing' Collection
Sports

Albino & Preto Readies a 'Mobile Suit Gundam Wing' Collection

Featuring Wing Gundam and Gundam Epyon.

Director Mohamed Diab and Oscar Isaac Tease 'Moon Knight' Season 2
Entertainment

Director Mohamed Diab and Oscar Isaac Tease 'Moon Knight' Season 2

“Why else would we be in Cairo?”

A One-of-a-Kind Mark Zuckerberg Little League Baseball Card Is Headed to Auction
Gaming

A One-of-a-Kind Mark Zuckerberg Little League Baseball Card Is Headed to Auction

Gifted to his camp counselor 30 years ago.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.