I found a Panerai in the wild, today, my first one. A guy (network engineer) in my training group for a medical asset/environmental management tracking application was wearing it. He told me a great story about it-that he got married in Hawaii years ago and remembered looking at one in a window over and over, and being completely bowled over by it. 10 yrs later they wee celebrating their anniversary at the same place, and he returned to the store to see if the store was still there. It was, and the proprietor tapped on the window and asked if he was "Bob". "Bob"went inside at the behest of the man, and found his wife.....and a large wooden box......

Great story, and one in which I discovered that he is also a forums member (id yet unknown)! How cool is that?

He's also got a Hammie that was bead blasted and set with an orange lumed hand. He's going to wear it tomorrow so I can see it.