This Saturday Nov 20th I was attacked while walking with my girlfriend in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires. A guy came from behind and grabbed my PAM88 and put me in a chokehold until he ripped it off. An accomplice drove by on a motorcycle and the sped away. Luckily we are both ok except my neck must have been injured as I have a hoarse voice (hopefully not permanent damage).
This watch meant a lot to me and I intended on passing it down to my son. It was my first "real" watch.
I've emailed panerai but haven't heard anything from them. I am posting this in hopes that someone who is offered to buy my watch will report it to me and/or the police.
The serial numbers are:
I also hope this post serves as a warning to any visiting Buenos Aires. Three people were in the local police station that morning who had there watches stolen. There are people in shops, in hotels, etc casing out those wearing nice watches. They work in groups and will attack in broad daylight. Be Careful!