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A nightmare has turned into a fairy tale thanks to the PuristS family

Mike H
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Most of you know about the incredibly sad story our friend Nico aka amanico told us about his newly acquired Rolex Air King being stolen just one month ago, only 2 weeks after he had got it www.watchprosite.com /
A real nightmare to see this watch disappear and specially due to its very special story : he had picked up this watch with his daughter at the occasion of a great weekend, making of this watch a very special one. He was so desperate he did not even dare telling his daughter about it having disappeared.
A few days later MichaelC, our dear AP moderator, took the initiative to call for 60 donators for being able to gather enough funds for buying a new Rolex Air King for our friend. Within just a few days not only enough money had been already raised but also PuristS friends who had not seen the original call from Michael insisted to be in for participating. Simply incredible how the PuristS family gathered so quickly for replacing that special watch for our very special friend Nico.
To cut the long story short, our friend ChristianDK took the burden to collect the funds from all donators, few friends tried to find the very same Air King from an AD and Arie got a good deal from his Rolex dealer (thank you Gassan none). Everything went then smoothly as I could meet with my friend Arie in Zagreb and brought the watch safely back to Paris.Because of our busy agendas we could only meet yesterday for remitting his new Air King to Nico in the presence of... his little princess to whom he had explained the story in the meantime.
THANK YOU ALL for having made this possible to turn Nico's nightmatre into a fairy tale. Thanks to the participation of his daughter to the remittance of his new one, this new Air King will have even more value : it will carry all the love and friendship from his daughter AND the PuristS family.
Enough talking here are yesterday's pics of the event :

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His daughter was quite happy to participate and the 3 of us were quite moved to be honnest...

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She tried the watch and changed it to Nico's new "Air Queen"

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I like this picture a lot. Look how she looks at her father with the eyes full of love and happiness to be associated to this wonderful moment YOU gave them


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Nico also seems to be a happy man. THANK YOU ALL FOLKS to have made this possible !

Mike
This message has been edited by KMII on 2018-04-15 04:45:51
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RG1 April 15th, 2018-02:36
Happy Ending, Happy Moment 
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amanico April 15th, 2018-02:48
Merci, Ronald.  
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amanico April 15th, 2018-02:47
Wow, Mike. Thank you so much for this post, and for immortalizing this moment. My daughter told me just one thing. " You have awesome, incredible friends, Papa ". I cannot say it better than she did. Best. nico
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Mike H April 15th, 2018-02:52
I was glad and proud to be the ambassador of the PuristS community And your daughter too is a great person, like father like daughter
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amanico April 15th, 2018-02:58
The funny thing is that she knows a lot of people from our community. She grew up with them. Merci, Mike. Merci.  
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Watch_kha_wen April 15th, 2018-02:59
wonderful ending! Both your daughter & yourself look really happy with this reunion !
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amanico April 15th, 2018-03:07
Happy and very moved...  
Incandenza April 15th, 2018-03:05
Amazing story It is wonderful to see such generosity. Congratulations on the Air King!
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amanico April 15th, 2018-03:07
Thank you so much!  
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joeyza April 15th, 2018-03:14
This is a great story and demonstrates the inherent goodness in people. Congrats Nico!  
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