Buy a watch, help save the world? #16 (Porsche Design Datetimer)

Friends!

Up for auction today is the Porsche Design Datetimer.  All titanium construction!

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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/

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The first 15 auctions worked out spectacularly, in which our esteemed colleagues @Bessio  @Robcollects  @Ichibunz  @Deeperblue  @Edge168n  @Jklotz  @CliveC  @laurik  @tempus  @Al_Ra_Ra  @TimeJunkie  @tuanvinh2000  @UtahExplorer @biglove @whitesalmon @JapanExclusive  have helped to raise $21,756 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 15 auctions thus far will effectively double the incomes of 60 families for a year!

Previous auction:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/HotWatchChick69/posts/buy-a-watch-help-save-the-world-15-seiko-sarx055-baby-snowflake-24243

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, January 27, 12pm PT wins the auction
  • 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 get a match for 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 auction
  • Have the entirety of the proceeds go towards lifting a family out of extreme poverty
  • DOUBLE the size of your charitable contribution

Whaddya say?  

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Wow, you are putting a very real entrant into the mix. Cool watch! Let’s get started $200

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Robcollects

Wow, you are putting a very real entrant into the mix. Cool watch! Let’s get started $200

As always, YOU...

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Having just spent all of my watch money for the year, lets bid early with 215!

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JapanExclusive

Having just spent all of my watch money for the year, lets bid early with 215!

That was quick. It's going to be a long year.

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HotWatchChick69

As always, YOU...

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Get it?  Get it?

As you know, your biggest auction fan here! Who knows, I might just need to start a watch box for auction wins

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JapanExclusive

Having just spent all of my watch money for the year, lets bid early with 215!

January 1 is obviously the best time to do an auction.  The thing is, even after everyone has gone through their entire yearly watch budget, there's always the rationalization:  "Oh, but this is such a good deal, I need to buy this now...  and I'll just spend less next year."  😜

You also...

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HotWatchChick69

As always, YOU...

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Also this kind ah Rock.... who happens to be a bit of a watch collector

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$250

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tempus
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$250

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Aren't you out of watches yet?

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thekris

Aren't you out of watches yet?

That's what so eff'ed up about this hobby...  if you let yourself get obsessed, you never run out!

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What the heck, $300

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brianDk

What the heck, $300

This is you now!

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Let’s go for $333 has the number of the beast is still a bit far away 😎

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Gauthier

Let’s go for $333 has the number of the beast is still a bit far away 😎

You are bringing it!

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