STOLEN ( ROBBERY ) Dear members of this great community .

Aug 06, 2019,03:30 AM

With great sadness i inform you that my beloved Linde Werdelin has been Stolen from me last night during my drive to the port of Marbella Spain. There are gangs who are specialist in these kind of robberies . They bumped into my car mirror when stuck in traffic and when i wanted to adjust it again and opened the window someone from behind grab my wrist and stole my watch . .
Please be carefull during your visit anywhere arround the world espacialy the ,, Hotspots,,

Here some pics of my Linde Werdelin Octopus Moon Tattoo nr 7/59

Please be carefull , its a crazy world we are living in and it ruΓ―nes our fun for our crazy hobby imho

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It’s very sad to read this, my friend.

 By: Pretty Boy : August 6th, 2019-03:37
I assume I should be a bit more careful in the future. Never thought that it would be that dangerous in that area. Best, V.

Its better to be safe then sorry my friend . I know now 🀬

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-04:57
I hear they even have waiters on there payrol who tip them when they see a nice watch here in the Port and Laguna V. etc

Somebody was robbed there also a few weeks ago on the parkinglot . They got his AP

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-05:50
Basterds 🀬 its a Hotspot too

Very sorry to read this.

 By: kev09 : August 6th, 2019-03:46
I make it a point that when I’m travelling away from home I wear a cheap watch. I shouldn’t have to and I resent it but I feel safer. Thankfully, you weren’t injured. Best wishes. Kev.

Thank you my friend . I will do that from now on .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-04:59
I find out the hard way

Sorry to hear this... everything ok with you and your family?

 By: FRAMII : August 6th, 2019-03:46
I will stopp wearing expensive watches when traveling after reading this.

All fine here thanks . Just angry about it . Need to give it some time to rest and move one .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-05:02
Its better to wear a ,,cheap ,, or unknow watch nowadays when your out of town

What a shame, what a shame

 By: COUNT DE MONET : August 6th, 2019-03:55
Such a beautiful piece! Thank you for the advice!

Me and my fam are fine thanks .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-05:31
It happend in a few seconds and nobody was hurt my side .

True thats also how i think right now .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-06:12
I just hope the will catch them before the hurt someone in the future.

Lets hop it will pop up some day .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-05:32
Thanks for your kind words

Lets hope it will pop up some day .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-05:32
Thanks for your kind words

So sorry for the sad news....I hope you didn't get hurt by those animals.

 By: FabR : August 6th, 2019-04:36
It's such a unique piece that it will be very hard for them to sell. We should spread the word as much as possible at this time and keep an eye out, I hope it will be recovered... Take care.

Thanks a lot for your kind words my friend .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-05:35
I hope it will pop up some day and I hope other people don't have to go through this . Its a shame we are living in a world like this

Wow - how awful.

 By: Bounce781 : August 6th, 2019-04:39
At least you are safe! That’s the main thing. We’ll keep an eye out - Linde Werdelins aren’t that easy to sell to the general public. I wonder if they mistook it for an AP Royal Oak or something. Bastards

Thanks for your kind words .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-05:38
I am sure they thought it was a AP RO . I just had the white strap on it and from a distance it realy looks like a AP then imo. They will need to google it to see what they got . It wont be a easy sell for them i guess .

I never look back. .things happen and i need to give it a rest and move on .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-05:40
We are all ok and thats the most importend imho

So sad

 By: Jurry : August 6th, 2019-05:08
It’s so sad to read this. Did they just tip it off your wrist? The only good thing is that you’re not injured. Unfortunately that will probably also mean the police won’t put in any effort in apprehending these bastards. It makes me mad, people like you a... 

All true words my friend .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-05:44
I hope the police will do there job . And i also hope Karma will do his job too πŸ™πŸ». Its so sad that we cant enjoy our hobby like we would love to do . Now wait till the summer is over and we start wearing long sleeves again

Thanks a lot dear Nick .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-05:46
Bedankt πŸ™πŸ»

Sorry to read this but very happy you are not physically harmed.

 By: MichaelC : August 6th, 2019-05:38
I hate to admit it, but I also have mostly stopped wearing a real nice timepiece in many places.

Its so sad we need to do that imho .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-05:48
Because most of my watches are independents and hardly nobody knows whats on my wrist i thought i was safe . Big mistake 😬 thanks for your kind words

So sad, my thoughts are with you today.

 By: jlc.thomsen : August 6th, 2019-06:04

Thank you so much my friend πŸ™πŸ»

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-06:10
I appreciate it a lot

Sad situation indeed

 By: matto1 : August 15th, 2019-16:21
I have a feeling that the POS gang thought it was an AP RO Offshore. Best of luck seeing it surface for sale.

I think so too , from a distance it dos looks similar as a AP RO .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 16th, 2019-00:36
Thanks for your kind words and i hope it will pop up one day πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Thank you so much my friend for your kind words .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-06:29
I am a positive person so i will get over it.

Really sorry to hear that...

 By: S F : August 6th, 2019-06:47
Plain ridiculous...hope the low life will be caught soon.


 By: thegrailwatch : August 6th, 2019-07:12
This is horrible horrible news. Interesting tactic I wouldn't have thought of. I'm so glad you're okay and will keep my eyes peeled for one on Watch Recon and elsewhere πŸ‘€

Thanks my friend . Normaly i am sharp as a fox (born in Amsterdam πŸ˜‰)

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-10:18
But this was a good tactic from them i have to admit . Still it S.cks like H.ll to be honest 😑. I hope they get what they deserve and maybe i can strap my watch back on the wrist one day πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

I'm very sorry to hear about this

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : August 6th, 2019-10:58
I really hope they will be busted and you get your unique watch back. The only good thing with this story is you share how they do so we know not to turn down the window and adjust the mirror under 50 kph.

Thanks a lot my friend .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 6th, 2019-11:25
Thats why i posted this so everyone can learn from my mistake and dont fall into that trap or worse get hurt .

f....k...sorry, this is spontanous first reaction to that...

 By: Izhik : August 6th, 2019-11:39
beyond the watch, I would simply get into sort of a trauma....what kind of beasts there are outside, just horrible. Sorry for you to experience something like that, really.... hope you get over this and at the first opportunity compensate yourself either ... 

Thank you very much for your kind words my friend πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 7th, 2019-00:40
Lets hope it will work out fine one day and i can strap it backon my wrist again . If not i will def get a other watch back at some point

Ughh, very sorry to hear this...

 By: Tim Jackson : August 6th, 2019-12:48
I only hope Karma will get these bastards soon. Unfortunately, a good lesson to be reminded of, wearing one's security hat in "holiday spots" is always a good practice. Cheers, Tim

Thank you very much my friend .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 7th, 2019-00:45
I will def think twice before picking a ,,flashy ,, watch next time i go out on a trip to a hotspot . Most of my watches are less known indie brands so i think they mistaken my LW for a AP or so . Hope they will get what they deserve sooner or later . KAR... 

Sad news [nt]

 By: brauner : August 6th, 2019-14:09

It sure is a Sad world we are living in .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 7th, 2019-00:46
To bad these things happen 🀬

Sorry for your loss, but glad you are ok. I hope you get your watch back.

 By: reintitan : August 6th, 2019-15:07
Like others wrote it's a really distinctive piece and will be easy to spot if they try to sell it on the open forums like chrono24 or the various watch sales forums. And I hope those savages get what they deserve. Karma's a b***h!

Thats whats keeping me positive my friend .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 7th, 2019-00:49
I hope It will pop up sooner or later . And i do believe Karma will do his thing πŸ™πŸ»

That’s really awesome, so sorry to hear that...

 By: Clueless_Collector : August 6th, 2019-19:14
part of it is this social media that makes watches so easily recognized and targeted. There are so many stories of people’s watch pry off from their wrist. Quite a wake up call for bringing nicer watch(es) to vacation. Hope those crooks get their β€œtime” a... 

Thanks my friend . Like you said i will def think twice to pick a nice watch to bring with me on a vacation next time . Still i come here more then 20years now and never had any issues what so ever . Just bad lucky this time

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 7th, 2019-00:51
Lets hope they will be caught one day and get what they deserve πŸ™πŸ». It would be great to strap my watch back on my wrist in the near future , time will tell πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Sorry for the loss of your lovely piece but more importantly you weren't hurt or injured thankfully...

 By: SALMANQ8 : August 6th, 2019-23:17
thank you for sharing it with us, that is very creative of the criminals, its hard to be vigilant all the time especially when you're on vacation. So I wouldn't blame yourself too much but rather them. S

Thats whats on my mind too right now .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 7th, 2019-00:59
I am born and raised in Amsterdam so i know this can happen any time and day . Still like you said i wasnt paying to much attention to the ,, accident ,, because it was just a mirror and nothing was broken at first sight . Thought just a quick adjust and ... 

So sorry for your loss

 By: Spencer Karrington : August 7th, 2019-05:10
I really hope that you find it soon. Silver lining/looking at the glass half full is that it is a great reason to buy a new watch. I just did a quick search on Chrono24 and saw that this recently was posted www.chrono24&...  

Dear Spencer . Thank you for your kind words .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 7th, 2019-07:00
The watch on Chrono is for sale for a while now and i know the owner as he is also on IG and offer me the watch a few weeks ago πŸ˜‰ .but thanks for looking out πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» much appreciate . Mine is stolen from me last Monday evening . So only a few days ago. It ... 

I am sorry for your loss...

 By: FlyingSnoopy : August 7th, 2019-07:58
I hope that you will get it back... If I see it in a forums for sale I will let you know Cheers


 By: Weems@8 : August 15th, 2019-11:12
Robbery is a serious crime. I will keep an eye open.

Thank you very much for your kind words my friend .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 16th, 2019-06:34
Yes i do believe in Karma so lets hope they will get what they deserve one day . Its the downside of the popularity of your great hobby . We cant enjoy them out in the open anymore .

V sorry to hear this.

 By: Conkers : August 18th, 2019-01:39
It is a sad world we live in.

My condolences. This is the first time I've seen this thread . . .

 By: Dr No : August 20th, 2019-17:44
. . . and hope there's been some response from the local authorities. A little over a week ago, I was out at a restaurant with my girlfriend, and noticed a watch that looked very much like an RO or Hublot on the wrist of a gentleman who bore a striking re... 

Thank you very much ,

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 21st, 2019-02:30
No news yet 😞. I just hope it will pop up at some point in the future . They def thought it was a AP RO i think .

This is just terrible to hear

 By: descartes1 : August 20th, 2019-18:23
It has become a real problem in the tourist spots all over Spain and its islands

Thanks . I think its a big problem arround the world .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 21st, 2019-02:32
I also hear stories about hotspots in the south of france etc , London , Amsterdam etc .

Sorry, really sorry for your loss, but happy anyone got hurt...

 By: mywrongwrist : October 8th, 2019-13:31
... here in Italy is rather common this kind of robbery Two stolen motorcycles, the first his the rear mirror, one push down the window to adjust it, and the second motorcycle arrives and grab the watch My only humble advice, which I follow from more than... 

Thanks for your kind words dear Luca ,

 By: Watchonthewrist : October 8th, 2019-13:38
I know these kind of robbery exist but didnt think it will hit me as i only wear indie watches, they have mistaken my LW for a AP RO I guess . Yes i hope it will pop up in the near future. For now on i will only wear less ,,expensive,, watches when i go t... 

While being again sorry for what happened to you, what you said is another good advice that I follow constantly, no matter the place I go and...

 By: mywrongwrist : October 8th, 2019-23:19
... in any case if the place is supposed to be safe: NO bling, bling watches, but for instance humble (or supposed to be at the eyes of potential thieves) vintage piece in steel or entry level Rolex on strap rubber or not depending on the season From my h...