Running it Back: Make a Donation to Charity, Win a Seiko SPB187 Marine Master 200!

Alright boys and girls, on the back of the entirely unexpected success of last month's charitable giving escapade, we've decided to run it back!

Thank you to all you lovely people who entered the raffle last time! Up for round 2?

@Mr.Dee.Bater

@SpecKTator

@valleykilmers

@TalkingDugong

@Magstime

@cabarbhab

@AndreasEU

@Bazzateer

@RFIMike

@rowiphi

@gatorcris

@jlavoie

@Tyrone2714

@TimeIsOnMySide

@Half_Life

@FutUhr_Zwo

@Chubbs

@Herald85

@ensley

@Aurelian

@AshKetchup

@ChiefIlliniwek

@TMBonine

The second ever WatchCrunch Charitable raffle begins now!

The basic idea is you make a donation to a charity of your choice (501(c)(3)) and get entered to win my watch!

And to whet the appetite, please see for your review, a modern classic, the Seiko SPB187 MarineMaster Reduced.

Specifications

Caliber Number: 6R35

Precision: +25 to -15 seconds per day (I get around minus 10 myself)

Power reserve: Approx. 70 hours

Jewels: 24

Case Material :Stainless steel with clear hardness coating

Case Size Thickness:12.5mm Diameter:42.0mm Lug-to-lug:48.8mm, Lug width of 20mm

Crystal : Sapphire with antireflective on the inside

Water Resistance: 200m ISO rated diver

Why should you want this watch?

As my dear friend @Fieldwalker says, this is as prototypical a diver as it gets.

The Marinemaster Reduced is Seiko diver DNA distilled, a harmonious blend of old school Seiko design, beefy diver specs, and a dash of flash to make it appropriate for office or adventure.

And they even cut the height from the big brother, so it wears absolutely brilliantly!

And don't take my word for it!

From Escapement and Watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpWlUm5Pgqs

From Mark Alamares

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u07zIG-f0YQ

From Just Watches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI-ntQyVKRI

Why am I giving it away?

I am an incorrigible buyer of watches that I don't need, especially dive watches. This is yet another absolutely perfect diver with only one problem.

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Take advantage of my self destructive consumptive habits!

So what do you need to do?

Make a $25+ donation to the charity of your choice (anonymized receipt posted in the chat) to enter for one chance to win.

Bonus points if you make a pitch as to why your charity RAWKS and I might throw in an additional donation to the winner.

Once we get all the names, I'll toss everyone into a random number generator and pop out the winner.

FAQ

What do you get? The watch comes with original packaging, box, papers, warranty card, manual along with the warm and fuzzy feeling that you鈥檝e made a difference in the world. Also, depending on your jurisdiction, a charitable tax break.

Is this audited? Nah. You're just gonna have to take my word for that I run a fair lottery. Given that I don't stand to make any money on it, I think I'm pretty reliable.

Any charity? For US folks, call it any 501(c)(3) organization. For any non US organization, it will be the sole call of the operator of this charitable lottery (me).

And you'll ship anywhere? Anywhere I can, on me. North Korea, Iran, Russia are probably a no go. You know who you are.

Donations due by 12PM Pacific Time November 29th, 2023. Raffle will be run at that time.

You sir, are a very generous man. The last time I went with Partners in Health, a great charity. This time I am going with another favorite of mine. The World Central Kitchen

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jlavoie

You sir, are a very generous man. The last time I went with Partners in Health, a great charity. This time I am going with another favorite of mine. The World Central Kitchen

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When I lived in DC, I volunteered at World Central Kitchen a couple of times. Very near and dear to my heart and I love what Jose Andres is doing there.

You're in (and currently at a 100% chance of winning)!

Edge168n

When I lived in DC, I volunteered at World Central Kitchen a couple of times. Very near and dear to my heart and I love what Jose Andres is doing there.

You're in (and currently at a 100% chance of winning)!

Stop the Vote! Close the post. His story and what they do is absolutely amazing.

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Thanks for puting this on again.

Daily Bread food bank because I did all my high school community service hours there in the prep kitchen and my retired mum volunteers there every week.

AshKetchup
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Thanks for puting this on again.

Daily Bread food bank because I did all my high school community service hours there in the prep kitchen and my retired mum volunteers there every week.

Love a good food bank! I appreciate the efficiency and the efficacy with which they serve their communities. My long standing charitable obligations are almost all food banks.

You're in!

*puts on Eye of the Tiger for that can do attitude*

*type in some stuff*

This ok with you? This time I decided to go with Doctors Without Borders/M茅dicins San Fronti猫rers for those who needs medical help.

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TalkingDugong

*puts on Eye of the Tiger for that can do attitude*

*type in some stuff*

This ok with you? This time I decided to go with Doctors Without Borders/M茅dicins San Fronti猫rers for those who needs medical help.

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You're in and you're awesome!

Given everything in the world, M茅decins Sans Fronti猫res is absolutely an organization I've been supporting.

My Dad has been talking about volunteering there in retirement....which gives me some small heart palpitations but also makes me very proud.

Chubbs
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Thanks for this!

My donation is to the NSPCC

For children suffering abuse,

Christmas can mean being trapped with their abusers and cut off from friends and support networks. They have no one to turn to.

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kbeightyseven

Thanks for this!

My donation is to the NSPCC

For children suffering abuse,

Christmas can mean being trapped with their abusers and cut off from friends and support networks. They have no one to turn to.

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