Have you ever bought a pre-owned watch? Do you know exactly where it came from? It's worth asking yourself that question because luxury watches are wildly attractive to thieves. Not only do they command a strong resale value, but the fact that watches are small enough to slip into a pocket makes them easy to transport and move on to buyers who may have no idea of their stolen origin. As a result, it's hardly surprising that watches are regularly targeted by crooks. As the following crimes show, there are unscrupulous people out there who'll go to extreme and sometimes violent lengths to separate you from your timepiece particularly, it seems, if you're travelling to Paris Rafael Nadal hit by Grand Slam scam After winning the 2012 French Open, Rafael Nadal climbed into bed in his five-star hotel suite in Paris and took off his Richard Mille RM027 Tourbillon. He placed the $US375,000 watch *which weighs less than 20g (including the strap) *on his bedside table and nodded off to sleep. When he woke up the watch was gone. The worst thing about all this? It wasn't the first time the tennis player had fallen victim to a…

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