Aurelio S., one of the die-hard Panerai fans on the Paneristi and TimeZone Panerai Forum lost his Panerai PAM00127, also known as the ‘1950’. He visitted a watch GTG (Get ToGether) in New York and not much later he discovered that his watch was gone from his collection.
Another regular from both forums (by the name of Yogi) initiated a fundraising for a new PAM00127 and it seems that within a short period of time, over hundred people donated an amount of money for a new watch for Aurelio S.
You can see the message about the status of the fundraising here.
Besides the fact that Aurelio S. is a populair fellow amongst Paneristis, it is nice to see that the Panerai community is so close they even start a fundraising to replace a stolen watch. Although I wonder if this was done as well for someone else with less ‘status’ at Paneristi.com or the Panerai forum at TimeZone.