Buy a watch, help save the world? #6 (Victorinox INOX Mechanical Blue)

Friends!

I come to you with another charitable auction.  This time, it is the Victorinox INOX Mechanical!  (@munky1, here is your chance to get that second watch in a different color!)  And to sweeten the deal, winning bid also gets a brand new Swiss Army Knife!  

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All proceeds to GiveDirectly.  

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GiveDirectly 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 5 auctions worked out spectacularly, in which our esteemed colleagues, @Bessio and  @Robcollects and  @Ichibunz and  @Deeperblue and @Edge168n helped to raise $1,350 and $900 and $2,000 and $3,294 and $1,080, respectively, for a number of Kenyan families.  These are families earning less than the global poverty line of $1.90 / day.  All of the auction proceeds went directly to them, and the funds from the 5 auctions thus far will effectively double the incomes of 24 families for a year!

Charity auction #1:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/Omeganut/posts/buy-a-watch-help-save-the-world-5479

Charity auction #2:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/Omeganut/posts/buy-a-watch-help-save-the-world-part-deux-6622

Charity auction #3:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/Omeganut/posts/buy-a-watch-help-save-the-world-2-10284

Charity auction #4:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/HotWatchChick69/posts/changing-my-wc-handle-for-charity-buy-a-watch-help-save-the-world-numero-quatro-10788

Charity auction #5:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/HotWatchChick69/posts/take-two-buy-a-watch-winder-help-save-the-world-5-wolf-blake-double-winder-w-storage-11918

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb0DZmARjNM&t=1s

The INOX is indestructible.  Apparently, they put the watch through 130 tests:  

https://www.swissarmy.com/us/en/Watches/Inspiration/Watch-tests/cms/watches-tests

They even ran over the frickin’ thing with an 8-ton construction vehicle!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHsh4DmEpKY&t=1s

It’s a pretty bada$$ watch.  It’s been worn maybe 2 times?  It’s in effectively mint condition.

“So, why are you auctioning the Victorinox INOX, HotWatchChick69?”  Well, a) I bought it primarily to serve as a makeshift set of brass knuckles, given how beefy the 43mm case is, but have not had the pleasure of getting into any drunken brawls of late, and b) because I gotta hit my charitable pledge goal before the end of the year!  Until I hit it…

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Here's what I propose:

  • Let's open up bidding on the watch at, say, $20
  • Please post your bid by commenting below
  • The highest bid by Wednesday, August 3, 12pm PT wins the watch and Swiss Army Knife
  • 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 a Victorinox INOX and Swiss Army Knife 
  • 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?  

* Fine print:  Continental U.S. bidders will get UPS shipping.  International bidders will get post.

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Bro.  Haven't you even saved the world yet?

Kidding of course, you're doing a good thing.  If I were less poor I'd chip in.

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$100

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thekris

Bro.  Haven't you even saved the world yet?

Kidding of course, you're doing a good thing.  If I were less poor I'd chip in.

Ha, ha!  No problem, man.  To me, you are always a hero.

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UnholiestJedi

$100

We have our strong man, right here!

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A great cause and a great watch. I had the red and then bought the blue...!

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$102.50

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Ichibunz

$102.50

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Fuck, just when I was going to start saving. Not sure about the legality of posting a knife to the UK from overseas, but let's see. $120. 

Edit: Wait never mind I just saw the fine print. 

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Scooby

Fuck, just when I was going to start saving. Not sure about the legality of posting a knife to the UK from overseas, but let's see. $120. 

Edit: Wait never mind I just saw the fine print. 

Yo, I will amend that.  International will be shipped via post.  If you're okay with that - like waiting 2 weeks for your watch to arrive - then it's all good.

U.S. will ship UPS.

You now have highest bid!

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Got to be completely honest I only want the knife. I can't legally buy one for 10 more months and I need a new multi tool. Yo @Ichibunz wanna collab on a bid? 

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Scooby

Got to be completely honest I only want the knife. I can't legally buy one for 10 more months and I need a new multi tool. Yo @Ichibunz wanna collab on a bid? 

Ha! Nah, if it’s illegal to send knives to the UK, then we can’t do that! Ha!

@Ichibunz has high bid. 

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Scooby

Got to be completely honest I only want the knife. I can't legally buy one for 10 more months and I need a new multi tool. Yo @Ichibunz wanna collab on a bid? 

What’s the legal age to buy a knife in the UK? I don’t wanna go to jail for collaborating😂

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Ichibunz

What’s the legal age to buy a knife in the UK? I don’t wanna go to jail for collaborating😂

Yeah, no illegal activities!

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$150

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Fiatjeepdriver

$150

New high bid!

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