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?
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.
Caliber Number: 6R35
Precision: +25 to -15 seconds per day (I get around minus 10 myself)
Power reserve: Approx. 70 hours
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
From Mark Alamares
From Just Watches
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.
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.
What do you get? The watch comes with original packaging, box, papers, warranty card, manual along with the warm and fuzzy feeling that you’ve 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.