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Drake

I Don't Have

the Phantom Rolex

6/10/2012 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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There's no way in hell Drake took the $30k missing Rolex in NYC ... he claims his version came directly from Rolex, not some jeweler in midtown -- this according to sources.

Manhattan lawyer James McMillan filed a lawsuit in New York, says the NY Post, claiming his $30k Rose-Gold Rolex Presidential watch with a diamond bezel went missing from a midtown jeweler last year. McMillian claims the jeweler wouldn't return the watch and eventually sold his Rolex to rapper Drake.

But sources close to Drake tell TMZ ... that claim is total BS. We're told the rapper does own a Rose-Gold Rolex -- which can be seen on the cover of his album "Take Care" -- but is adamant he bought it directly from Rolex himself.

Our sources say Drake NEVER received a watch from the midtown jeweler named in the case.

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1.

itsnoise    

Um insurance...

764 days ago
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Margo    

They just wanted publicity. Drake didn't steal their watch. SMH

764 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

Was there only one made? Do these expensive watches have serial numbers on them. Expensive items in my store are marked with a serial number, and I can prove it came from my store. The coputer also says who purchsed it.

764 days ago
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the_truth_hurts    

if he can spell rolex without looking at it I say let him keep it....

764 days ago
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Jac    

Obviously he can prove he didn't steal the watch. Every Rolex has a serial number on it. The jeweler is out for some fast publicity.

764 days ago
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CaMeO    

Why speculate when serial numbers exist? That's its sole purpose of existence, to verify ownership

764 days ago
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I am Spartacus    

Little Wheelchair Jimmy from that Disney show? No way he stole. Just because he talks tough and tries to look hard doesn't mean he is tough. He's still Little Wheelchair Jimmy the Canadian half-black Jew.

764 days ago
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static    

Racism!

764 days ago
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MJ    

For that amount of money, that watch should stop time or rewind it on command.

764 days ago
10.

Sarah    

Was Lindsay Lohan around??????

764 days ago
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Thedude1    

This is simple...Rolex will have the record of who owns the watch. They keep a master list of purchasers.

764 days ago
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VictorD    

BUT IN MOST IF NOT ALL CASES, you CAN'T buy qty 1 of something direct from the manufacturer. See if the serial numbers match!

764 days ago
13.

LRT    

EVERY Rolex has an ID number inside....easy enough to solve

764 days ago
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VictorD    

"to rap superstar" Drake? Ha, ha. funny. Beastie Boys are rap superstars because they're timeless. Drake is "flash in the pan" and bankrupt with tax liens in less than 10 years.

764 days ago
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Latoya's Headband    

I sold Rolex watches for years. Where the bracelet and body of the watch meet is the serial number. ALL Rolex sold thru a authorized dealer MUST subit the the transaction to Rolex. They will know its history and servicing times. This is a open and shut case. Go Drake!

764 days ago
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