Changing my WC handle… for charity. Buy a watch, help save the world? (Numero quatro!)

In a previous thread, @Bobofet mercilessly bullied me about my handle here on WatchCrunch. 

This is an intervention, @Omeganut.

To show you it’s not hard, after changing from AccuTron to @OutOfWind, I’ve changed my username to @Seikonut while also squatting on @GRANDseikonut.

Why? Because you need help, @Omeganut. You’re not an Omeganut any more than I’m a Seikonut. (I own two, both purchased in the 1990s, and both quartz.)

But now I’m Seikonut and GRANDseikonut.

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So if you want to fix this, for both of our sakes, you’ll:

  1. Agree it’s time to move on and become either Seikonut or GRANDseikonut, and
  2. Since I am squatting on your desired username, buy it from me for your choice of either a plastic Tritiumsaurus, a picture of your adorable dog NOT pooping (or urinating, or doing something to another dog or innocent bystander’s leg), or a beer the next time I happen to be in San Diego or you happen to be in Orlando.

NOTE: @Aurelian … This temporary change in username to help @Omeganut come to his senses and recognize his true identity as @Seikonut or @GRANDseikonut does not reset my 1WC participation, because I want the shirt and possibly hat. (@Max … Men’s size medium, and 7-3/4” hat if fitted… Please and thank you.)

Given the unrelenting persecution from all sides from everyone who then piled on - including, but not limited to...

… this thread shall mark my official handle change.  Whosoever wins this charitable auction, in addition to the amazing Baltic Bicompax 002, shall also have the right and privilege to dictate my user handle here on WatchCrunch, which I will absolutely continue to use till, let’s say, at least the end of the year.  (Now, it can’t be too offensive or anything like that, because otherwise it’ll get banned, but anything else goes, as obviously “Omeganut” doesn’t work.)

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[The watch is effectively in mint condition.  Has been worn maybe a grand total of two times.]

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/

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The first three auctions worked out spectacularly, in which our esteemed colleagues, @Bessio's and @Robcollects's and @Ichibunz’s winning bids helped to raise $1,350 and $900 and $2,000, 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 families in need, and the funds from the 3 auctions thus far will effectively double the incomes of 12 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

Baltic have been killing it, and this micro brand brings on the 40’s retro cool like nobody else.  In fact, the Bicompax 002 is so good that it convinced me that I could let go of my Omega Chronoscope, which I subsequently traded in.  “Well, why are you auctioning the Bicompax 002, then, Omeganut?”  Well, because I gotta hit my charitable pledge goal of $20,000 before the end of the year, and at the current pace I’m behind!

Here's what I propose:

  • Let's open up bidding on the Bicompax 002 at, say, $20
  • Please post your bid by commenting below
  • The highest bid by Friday, June 24, 12pm PT wins the watch, and dictates my WatchCrunch user handle
  • 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 watch and dictate my WatchCrunch handle till at least the end of the year

• 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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$50, and I vote to keep your username AS IS. 

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$50.02 and I vote for IchinutZ!!…

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$50.03 and you've gotta change it to "AMR>Porsche"

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$50.03, and I vote for AuctionNut.

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$100

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no need to change the name sir, you are my role model. its just a tease 😂😂.

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UnholiestJedi

$50, and I vote to keep your username AS IS. 

Ha!  For the longest time, I thought I would keep it no matter what, just to f*ck with everyone.

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Ichibunz

$50.02 and I vote for IchinutZ!!…

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I think we should all take bets on how long you're gonna keep it up with the dancing watermelon!

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Scooby

$50.03 and you've gotta change it to "AMR>Porsche"

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The former...  a hot-headed, megalomaniacal, man-child.  The latter...  a refined gentleman racer.

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Bobofet

$100

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$105 I would slow down the passage of time for you and make you change your name to "MVMTnut". This way the year would seem soooo long as you wait for year end and you can change your handle ... okay I'm not that mean lets go with with "GS_Ninja"

Didn't you just buy that Baltic and sell an Omega as a result?

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thatguy306

$105 I would slow down the passage of time for you and make you change your name to "MVMTnut". This way the year would seem soooo long as you wait for year end and you can change your handle ... okay I'm not that mean lets go with with "GS_Ninja"

Didn't you just buy that Baltic and sell an Omega as a result?

High horology at its finest...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj3yZ1IhcaI

I did just buy the Baltic and sold the Omega!  But...  gotta get to $20k total donated by the end of the year, so...

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HotWatchChick69

I think we should all take bets on how long you're gonna keep it up with the dancing watermelon!

What you say!??  😜 That’s my Auction Face 😂
 

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$150.00 and I will not be involved in trash talking or bullying .... yet.

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HotWatchChick69

Ha!  For the longest time, I thought I would keep it no matter what, just to f*ck with everyone.

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