Dreaming of a stolen watch denotes the importance of time in one's life.
If you appear to lose anything precious, such as a watch, it indicates that you are concerned about losing something valuable in your everyday life. If the watch is a Rolex or an expensive watch, the value of what could be lost is enormous. The watch can symbolise material prosperity, but it can also be a symbol of value or quality time.
If the watch in your dream has been replaced with something cheap, such as a plastic watch, or if the watch has changed, it could indicate that you have replaced something valuable with something less valuable. You feel like something has been taken from you; isn't it time to get your life in order? Buying a new watch in a dream means that you are attempting to reclaim your independence.
In one's dreams, the wrist represents freedom, and it alludes to the concept of free will. When we choose something in a store, such as a watch, we utilise our wrists to go forward and get what we desire. This dream could also indicate that the dreamer is thinking about spending quality time with their family. The work is reflected in the cheap, false copy of the watch, and it serves as a stand-in for quality time. The watch could be a sign that you're about to lose your job or that you're about to lose family time as a result of your job.
Keeping this in mind, the dreamer's worry about losing the Rolex mirrored his fear of losing his family. The dream also seemed to imply that one's work could be to fault for not spending quality time with one's own family. In a dream like this, the higher self emphasises the importance of deciding where the dreamer spends the most time.
The images in the dream should be examined to discover if one can choose whether or not to devote more time to one's family or to continue working. Going into a store and purchasing a watch only to discover it is a counterfeit or fake says that one should move forward in life and not dwell too much on the past.