In a previous thread, @Bobofet mercilessly bullied me about my handle here on WatchCrunch.
This is an intervention, @Omeganut.
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.
So if you want to fix this, for both of our sakes, you’ll:
- Agree it’s time to move on and become either Seikonut or GRANDseikonut, and
- 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.)
[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.
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:
Charity auction #2:
Charity auction #3:
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:
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