Friend picks up $100K Cartier watch left behind at Newark Liberty Airport security checkpoint

A man who left his $100,000 diamond-encrusted watch at a Newark Liberty International Airport security checkpoint is getting it back via special delivery.

The Transportation Security Administration says the watch was picked up Thursday by a colleague of the Japanese real estate entrepreneur who left it behind. The friend planned to fly to Japan later Thursday to hand deliver it.

Guards at the airport accustomed to having travelers leave behind sunglasses and stuffed animals found the one-of-a-kind Cartier watch in a bin Tuesday. The owner had already boarded a flight to Japan.

The watch was kept under lock and key until it was retrieved.

Officials say the owner contacted them and that they used security images showing him wearing the timepiece to verify the claim.