Vario is the best! They've donated a set of amazing straps for this charity auction! Buy a set of amazing Vario watch straps, help save the world? #14

Friends!

A fellow Cruncher, who asked to remain anonymous, recently reached out to Ivan and Judy Chua, founders of Vario, and asked if they might be willing to donate some Vario gear for this charity auction.  And they came through BIG TIME!  Up for auction:

  • 3 Vario high tension 2 piece silicone straps w/ quick release pins
  • 3 Vario Twill nylon single pass straps
  • 4 Vario stretch nylon single pass straps
  • 2 Vario grey canvas watch & strap rolls
  • 1 Vario Deluxe ash grey zipper watch travel case
  • 1 Vario Deluxe charcoal grey zipper watch travel case
  • All straps are 20mm
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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 13 auctions worked out spectacularly, in which our esteemed colleagues @Bessio  @Robcollects  @Ichibunz  @Deeperblue  @Edge168n  @Jklotz  @CliveC  @laurik  @tempus  @Al_Ra_Ra  @TimeJunkie  @tuanvinh2000  @UtahExplorer  have helped to raise $19,842 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 13 auctions thus far will effectively double the incomes of 55 families for a year!

Previous auction:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/HotWatchChick69/posts/buy-a-watch-help-save-the-world-13-seiko-srph55-brown-sea-turtle-19308

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 13, 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?  

[Continental U.S. shipping only!]

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I'll start with $50

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$50 for the awesome people of Kenya. Yes, I’m bad at auctions.

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@Fiatjeepdriver & @AllTheWatches, one of you has to add the @Ichibunz $0.69 to your bid, as you both bid the same amounts!

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$69.69

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Aurelian

$69.69

Top dog!

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I'll bump it to $75

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Fiatjeepdriver

I'll bump it to $75

Right here!  Leader of the pack!

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$96.96

Did I do it right? 🤪

Really awesome what Vario and the anon cruncher did to contribute to this.

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UtahExplorer

$96.96

Did I do it right? 🤪

Really awesome what Vario and the anon cruncher did to contribute to this.

New leader!

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How about $169.69?  Am I doing this right?

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thekris

How about $169.69?  Am I doing this right?

Damn! This dog be crazy!

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This is brilliant! 

WTG @thekris 🎉🥳👏

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It's awesome to see all of this, Ivan and Judy are both great, i'm glad to see they jumped in the WatchCrunch charity auctions! Happier than before in owning one of their great watches

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Jericho

It's awesome to see all of this, Ivan and Judy are both great, i'm glad to see they jumped in the WatchCrunch charity auctions! Happier than before in owning one of their great watches

I don't own any of their watches yet, but with some luck I'm about to own some of their straps.  Actually, I think we all know the high-rollers will pop in shortly and kick me out of the game.

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thekris

I don't own any of their watches yet, but with some luck I'm about to own some of their straps.  Actually, I think we all know the high-rollers will pop in shortly and kick me out of the game.

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Here's mine just now! Some tea and stuff with the trench