'Manny Pacquiao' loses $585K Vintage Rolex, offers P5M reward

A Facebook page allegedly owned by Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao posted that he lost a $585,000 Vintage Rolex watch recently.

"Reward P5,000,000 sa sino mang magbabalik ng watch ko. I left my Vintage Rolex inside the restroom of a 5 star hotel in Manila, I removed my watch while washing my hands. This watch is more expensive than a FERRARI.Paki share naman baka makaabot sa nakakuha makonsensya at ibalik. Salamat po. — feeling upset," the post dated August 21 read.

"My watch has been reported to Rolex Company, Rolex Cosmograph year model 2010 with serial number G 753439. A well versed and wise buyer of a very expensive rolex watch, will always verify the watch to the rolex center if the watch is stolen or not before you will buy the item. So this item is already alerted on their computer system record around the world. As simple as verifying to Highway patrol Group if the vehicle you are buying is not stolen. — at House Of Representatives Philippines Congress," stated an August 22 status message, with a link to a YouTube video about the "Most Expensive Rolex Watches in the World 2014."

When other Facebook users asked for the price of the Vintage Rolex watch, the supposed Pacquiao account replied:

"Ok.. I will answer your questions. PRICE- $ 585,000 plus priceless sentimental value. Water resistant- Alam ko naman pong, water resistant sya kaso pag nabasa sya, hindi po ganun kadaling patuyiin lalo na pag pumasok yung tubig sa mga inbetween ng bracelet magkakaroon ng water marks. Ang rolex po ay di basta-basta pinupunasan ng tissue or ordinaring telala lang, dahil pag nag karoon ng scratch kahit konti, P5,000-10k po ang buffing sa rolex center. CCTV- 3 persons are now under investigation. Restroom- is located inside the function hall. Insurance- Insured po sya 100% I can file a claim to the insurance company, but the sentimental value is not insured at the same time this kind of model only 11 units was made around the world and it's a limited edition. Well known owners of this model are Brad Pitt, Bill Gates, former Prime minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra, SM Malls President Hans Sy, Kobe bryant, London Prince Charles, a Dubai Prince,Cambodia Prime minister Hun Sen Etc."

It is still unknown whether or not the Facebook page is really owned by the Sarangani representative.

Pacquiao has a verified page which is managed by Top Rank, www.facebook.com/TopRankMannyPacquiao. It has a blue badge next to its name.

Manny Pacquiao real Facebook page

The one claiming he lost a Vintage Rolex has none.

Manny Pacquiao Facebook page

Now you be the judge, is it real or fake?

Hat tip to Ask Pinoy Bloggers member Rodney