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    Hello, Companies must have a full time position, "Finder of Obscure Charities", to market their watches for. It can't be a well known one, but one that uniquely is identified with the watch company. JLC just gave some money to a Costa Rican national park. Raymond Weil (a rather obscure brand in its own right) wants you to know that they support giving musical instruments to poor kids. Fortis wants to get money to send someone to Mars. And my favorite, Rolex, or maybe Omega, will give some of its sales proceeds on a certain watch to a charity to get more inner city youths on the golf course. Now that's got to be embraced by just about every solid platinum President wearing golfer. So my question: Have you ever NOT purchased a watch due to its associated "charity"? heb

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    Omega have a partnership with Orbis. I watched this short documentary a couple of days ago and its quite good - narrated by Daniel Craig.



    I would never not buy a watch due to a charitable partnership - unless it was something I was extremely dubious of.
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    Honestly, I'd rather pay less for the watches I buy.
    If i want to donate, i would just do it on my own.
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    Yoofs on golf courses - i'm buying me an Omelex pronto

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    Quote Originally Posted by heb View Post
    Hello, Companies must have a full time position, "Finder of Obscure Charities", to market their watches for. It can't be a well known one, but one that uniquely is identified with the watch company. JLC just gave some money to a Costa Rican national park. Raymond Weil (a rather obscure brand in its own right) wants you to know that they support giving musical instruments to poor kids. Fortis wants to get money to send someone to Mars. And my favorite, Rolex, or maybe Omega, will give some of its sales proceeds on a certain watch to a charity to get more inner city youths on the golf course. Now that's got to be embraced by just about every solid platinum President wearing golfer. So my question: Have you ever NOT purchased a watch due to its associated "charity"? heb
    Charity?... Nope. Giving away money to a good or at least decent cause is always a good thing.
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    Charity?... Nope. Giving away money to a good or at least decent cause is always a good thing.
    I agree.

    I also think that often "obscure" charities are the ones that make the most direct impact on the people they help.

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    Isn't it a known fact that Rolex runs its own charity organisation ?
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    Isn't it a known fact that Rolex runs its own charity organisation ?
    More accurately a charitable trust runs Rolex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    Isn't it a known fact that Rolex runs its own charity organisation ?
    Quote Originally Posted by ilitig8 View Post
    More accurately a charitable trust runs Rolex.

    Actually it's both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedargrove View Post
    Actually it's both.
    Run by a charitable trust? Can't completely agree with that assessment.

    You'd think a real charitable trust wouldn't gouge its customers with ridiculous, frequent, price-hikes with zero improvements to their products. Also, another member is looking for a replacement bezel after a bad hit on his Rolex popped the lume pip out. Just wants a replacement bezel. Cost from Rolex... $1500. I mean come on. Even for Rolex, that's just ridiculous. It truly is.
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