Buy a watch, help save the world? #9 (Phantasos Triclops Steel)

Hello friends!

Today, I have another charitable watch auction.  Up for your consideration is the Phantasos Triclops Steel with WANDERING HOURS complication!!!

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According to Mr. Talking Hands, this is the Affordable Urwerk!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvOm44x83ZI&t=285s

This is brand new, untouched, with everything still in box, wrapped in plastic. 

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All proceeds go to GiveDirectly.org.  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 8 auctions worked out spectacularly, in which our esteemed colleagues, @Bessio @Robcollects @Ichibunz @Deeperblue @Edge168n @Jklotz @CliveC @laurik have helped to raise $12,164 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 8 auctions thus far will effectively double the incomes of 34 families for a year!
Previous auction:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/HotWatchChick69/posts/buy-a-set-of-watch-straps-help-save-the-world-8-a-bunch-o-different-watch-straps-14073

Here's what I propose:

  • Let's open up bidding on the straps at, say, $20
  • Please post your bid by commenting below
  • The highest bid by Friday, September 2, 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 Phantasos Triclops in steel
  • 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?  


 

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I'll start with $100

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UnholiestJedi

I'll start with $100

All right!  Getting the bidding off to a flying start!

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$169.69.  Again, for the lolz.

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Edge168n

$169.69.  Again, for the lolz.

You keep doing this for the lolz, then you accidentally win the auction, and this becomes your reaction...

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In for $300 even if I have no idea how to tell the time on this watch. I guess I could watch the video, but i think it would be more fun to try and figure it out. 

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RyaledUp

In for $300 even if I have no idea how to tell the time on this watch. I guess I could watch the video, but i think it would be more fun to try and figure it out. 

You're a braver man than me!  I couldn't figure it out on my own if my life depended on it!

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400☝🏽

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HotWatchChick69

You keep doing this for the lolz, then you accidentally win the auction, and this becomes your reaction...

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I just enjoy huffing the watch auction gamble juice.

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playboyheafner

400☝🏽

He's back, folks!  Back from the grave!

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RyaledUp

In for $300 even if I have no idea how to tell the time on this watch. I guess I could watch the video, but i think it would be more fun to try and figure it out. 

It's 2:11. 

Pro-tip: only a third of the dial needs to be visible. The top third.

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I'll do $400 to keep the numbers moving up

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Relvee

I'll do $400 to keep the numbers moving up

Dude... you can't do that!  @playboyheafner already bid $400!  If 2 people bid the same amount, that would like break the space-time continuum!

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450. I missed that

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Relvee

450. I missed that

We have the leader of the pack, right here!

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Oh man, I actually wanted one of these! My potential bid was already surpassed so I'll stand aside and good luck to all!