Buy a watch, help save the world? #10 (Baltic MR01 Salmon)

Okay, there was enough interest in bidding on the Baltic MR01 Salmon now to go ahead and get this auction going immediately!

https://www.watchcrunch.com/HotWatchChick69/posts/put-the-baltic-mr01-salmon-up-for-charity-auction-now-or-wait-till-after-the-new-year-15951

Per some really insightful comments, now is a good time to auction it to raise the most amount of money for charity, given that Christmas is coming!

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All proceeds go to GiveDirectly.org.  GiveDirectly.org DIRECTLY sends on funds to recipients in some of the poorest countries on Earth, with an incredible track record to-date.  The effort sprang out of the Effective Altruism movement.

https://www.givedirectly.org/beta/

https://www.givedirectly.org/financials/

The first 9 auctions worked out spectacularly, in which our esteemed colleagues, @Bessio @Robcollects @Ichibunz @Deeperblue @Edge168n @Jklotz @CliveC @laurik @tempus have helped to raise $14,464 for Kenyan families living under the global poverty line of $1.90 / day.  All of the auction proceeds went directly to them, and the funds from the 9 auctions thus far will effectively double the incomes of 40 families for a year!

Previous auction:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/HotWatchChick69/posts/buy-a-watch-help-save-the-world-9-phantasos-triclops-steel-14682

Here's what I propose:

• Let's open up bidding at, say, $20

• Please post your bid by commenting below

• The highest bid by Friday, September 23, 12pm PT wins the watch

• Here’s where we do some real good for charity:  If you are the winning bidder, please then Paypal or Venmo me the winning bid amount.  I will make the donation of your winning bid, plus I will match that amount, to double the donation…  But that’s not all folks!  My employer will then do a full 100% match of that combined amount!  Thus, every $1 of the winning bid will get multiplied by 4!!!

• Let me say that again - every $1 of the winning bid will turn into $4 donated to GiveDirectly!!!

• I will then post the screen shot of the full donated amount! *

So, in summary:

• Win the Baltic MR01 Salmon

• Have the entirety of the proceeds go towards lifting a family out of extreme poverty

QUADRUPLE the size of your charitable contribution through my and my employer’s matching funds

Whaddya say?  

[If winning bidder is continental U.S., then it'll ship ground UPS for free.  If outside the continental U.S., then it'll ship US Postal, and I would ask that winning bidder cover the cost of shipping - which will get included into the charitable donation.]

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Okay, for all the folks who voted "yes, auction it now" on the poll, I hope you bid!

@watchesandespresso @Aaronwilder13 @Dxnnis @rleiro @Al_Ra_Ra @craiger @Stricko @celinesimon @well.dressed @R16013 @ChaseEagle @VictorAdameArt @Robcollects @Davemcc @Luca_WTC @synaptyx @simonswatch @KevinK @Edge168n @watchdiary365 @1969mustang @Timetodial @yungboi @BtownB9 @AussieWatchGuy @UtahExplorer @georgefromquaters 

For all the folks who voted "no, wait till later" on the poll...  I hope you change your mind and bid now!

@henrikc @Sinnguy @WatchYourIntruder @Aurelian @edizzle @mpower5266 @street.credor @dustylowend @woodcut @curtaincall @TonyXXX @Speedy77 @Bessio @sebneb @Unholy @OscarKlosoff @Gasworks @Droptuned83 @laurik @nytime @Rarias @valleykilmers @MissingMilo @Velomax @IanCognito @UnholiestJedi @Cheap_Watch_Fanatic @GreenNeptune @dennisbible @MegaBob @cageyjames @JapanExclusive @NSsTot @CaptainD @Nico816 @Mastiff @WatchbuildingNerd @TalkingDugong 

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The one caveat to all of this is that I have already maxed out my employer's matching charitable contributions for the 2021 calendar year.  Thus, I will need to hold onto the cash until January 1, 2023.  On January 1, 2023, I will then make then charitable contribution through my employer's matching funds portal.

I hope I've conducted enough of these charitable auctions that folks won't suspect me of trying to pull a heist of some sort!  Doing 9 other charitable auctions, only to try and pull a fast one on #10 would truly be an admirable "long con" though!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P2OeK4MRkM&t=1s

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I'll offer $25 and no, I have no expectations of winning this.

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$100

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I love this idea!  The watch is not my style, but will definitely play.  $200

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$150

No 🦕🦖 this time?! 

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$250

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$269.69

😘

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$283.00...for Matt Ryan!

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$300... madness? 

this. is. WatchCrunch!

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Bessio

$150

No 🦕🦖 this time?! 

No dinosaurs.  To add in the glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs, I'd have to open the box.  Literally, the package arrives Friday.  I ain't even gonna open up the package!!!  Whoever wins gets brand new watch, in full packaging!  Like, winner gets the joy of opening the shipping container as sent out by Baltic!

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Edge168n

$269.69

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One day, all this ".69" bidding is gonna bite you right in the...

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curtaincall

$300... madness? 

this. is. WatchCrunch!

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$350

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HotWatchChick69

One day, all this ".69" bidding is gonna bite you right in the...

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You know I like to live in the edge....

Besides I am an avatar of market discovery!

$369.69

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In at $350

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Can’t wait for you to hold my money! 🤪

$400