Buy a watch, help save the world? #13 (Seiko SRPH55 Brown Sea Turtle)

Dear friends, I come to you with yet another charity watch auction!

Because winter is coming!  

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And a fat man, who enslaves animals and vertically challenged humans to make toys in a sweatshop at the North Pole, is soon going to break and enter into your home.  Get a loved one the Seiko SRPH55 Brown Sea Turtle - or, more likely, you’d be getting it for yourself, you watch-addicted degenerate!

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The watch has ~2.5 years remaining on its 3 year international warranty.  It has been very rarely worn, the bracelet has never been sized, and it’s in immaculate condition.

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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 12 auctions worked out spectacularly, in which our esteemed colleagues @Bessio @Robcollects @Ichibunz @Deeperblue @Edge168n @Jklotz @CliveC @laurik @tempus @Al_Ra_Ra @TimeJunkie and @tuanvinh2000 have helped to raise $19,142 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 12 auctions thus far will effectively double the incomes of 53 families for a year!

Previous auction:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/HotWatchChick69/posts/buy-a-watch-help-save-the-world-12-seiko-spb091-blue-enamel-dial-18824

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, November 18, 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 match that amount!  Thus, every $1 of the winning bid will get doubled!!!

• Let me say that again - every $1 of the winning bid will turn into $2 donated to GiveDirectly!!!

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

So, in summary:

• Win the watch

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

• DOUBLE the size of your charitable contribution

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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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 10 other charitable auctions, only to try and pull a fast one on #13 would truly be an admirable "long con" though!

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One more cool temptation! So, I have friends, I have family, I give presents… 

OK let’s start at $100. 

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I'll bump it to $150

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Robcollects

One more cool temptation! So, I have friends, I have family, I give presents… 

OK let’s start at $100. 

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Fiatjeepdriver

I'll bump it to $150

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You have so many cool watches that you put up for these auctions it makes me very curious about your watch collection iceberg. It's obviously so much bigger than the smattering of GS we usually see. I'm particularly keen to know what (else) lurks in the midnight zone of your collection...

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Deeperblue

You have so many cool watches that you put up for these auctions it makes me very curious about your watch collection iceberg. It's obviously so much bigger than the smattering of GS we usually see. I'm particularly keen to know what (else) lurks in the midnight zone of your collection...

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My prized possession...

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Auction being extended to Saturday, 12pm PT to accommodate surprise collaboration with @Deeperblue.  This is becoming the HWC69 x Deeperblue limited edition charity!

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HotWatchChick69

My prized possession...

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Noooo!!

That doesn't fit the picture of you I have in my head at all! 

In my mind this is you...

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I'm very interested to see whatever else has in their heads come Friday.

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You seriously under sell this watch. It's gorgeous! Plus, I was doing a search for wrist shots and discovered it's a fancy special USA-only edition!

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I wish I hadn't literally just sworn in front of all WC on WRUW that I would buy no more watches till Christmas.... but then....what counts as 'christmas'? 😁

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I would be bidding if I didn't already have one of these's beauty's! Whoever  wins it will be Most Pleased! 

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Deeperblue

You seriously under sell this watch. It's gorgeous! Plus, I was doing a search for wrist shots and discovered it's a fancy special USA-only edition!

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I wish I hadn't literally just sworn in front of all WC on WRUW that I would buy no more watches till Christmas.... but then....what counts as 'christmas'? 😁

I'm pretty sure there's a grace period when you declare you won't be buying another one until a certain date. So No Worries! 

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Deeperblue

You seriously under sell this watch. It's gorgeous! Plus, I was doing a search for wrist shots and discovered it's a fancy special USA-only edition!

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I wish I hadn't literally just sworn in front of all WC on WRUW that I would buy no more watches till Christmas.... but then....what counts as 'christmas'? 😁

[...] 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.

That means technically the transaction isn't complete until after Christmas.

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Let's keep it rolling, $200 (I'm also not supposed to buy another watch until next year... We'll make an exception for charity 😂)

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UtahExplorer

Let's keep it rolling, $200 (I'm also not supposed to buy another watch until next year... We'll make an exception for charity 😂)

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@MegaBob discovered the loophole...

[...] 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.

"That means technically the transaction isn't complete until after Christmas."

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UtahExplorer

Let's keep it rolling, $200 (I'm also not supposed to buy another watch until next year... We'll make an exception for charity 😂)

I'll go $250.00,  Like Utah I am about $20,000.00 over this years budget on watches.  Don't tell my wife I bid.