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    Watch makers that do good

    I’ve been thinking more about where my money goes lately. Do you know if some great initiatives done by watch companies that can make a person feel good about wearing their brand in your wrist?

    Here are a couple articles I found, but please do share others if you find anything good!

    7 luxury watch brands that work to support Ocean conservation:
    https://www.veranda.com/luxury-lifes...-conservation/

    More of them here too (Rolex, Blancpain and Omega come up a lot):
    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...omega-10688956

    5 affordables brands that are making a difference:
    https://www.inc.com/aj-agrawal/5-wat...-under-99.html

    Do you know of any particularly remarkable stories of do-goodery by a watch company?



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    Here's one I bet you never expected to see showcased...

    Invicta...!

    I used to take jabs at Invicta as much as anyone else on here, until Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. The CEO of Invicta, Eyal Lalo, reached out after seeing a report on the news, offering to help a woman, running an elderly hospital and the 11 patients she cared for. Lalo immediately jumped into action, loading his company's plane with supplies, and headed toward hurricane-battered Puerto Rico and basically saved those eleven people and the staff. My hats off to him and never a harsh word will be spoken by me again! I have a good friend there, who happens to work at the Omega Boutique in San Juan and most of the island is still devastated. I am embarrassed for the United States and how everything was handled... not to mention how the death toll was covered up. We may never know the real number or the real story.
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    I was thinking of Oris with their newest Aquis watches and their Oceans Project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Like em BIG ! ! View Post
    Here's one I bet you never expected to see showcased...

    Invicta...!

    I used to take jabs at Invicta as much as anyone else on here, until Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. The CEO of Invicta, Eyal Lalo, reached out after seeing a report on the news, offering to help a woman, running an elderly hospital and the 11 patients she cared for. Lalo immediately jumped into action, loading his company's plane with supplies, and headed toward hurricane-battered Puerto Rico and basically saved those eleven people and the staff. My hats off to him and never a harsh word will be spoken by me again! I have a good friend there, who happens to work at the Omega Boutique in San Juan and most of the island is still devastated. I am embarrassed for the United States and how everything was handled... not to mention how the death toll was covered up. We may never know the real number or the real story.
    This is doing good. Good on Invicta! But the majority of corporate efforts to "do good" it is pure marketing. Do you really think that the contributions to things like Only Watch (Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies - THE COLLECTION) are primarily aimed at doing good? They are more for marketing and allowing the 0.1%-ers to feel good about excess. Giving a small amount of money made from selling baubles to the ultra-wealthy is not necessarily "doing good." It is more like money laundering and marketing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tohono Rat View Post
    This is doing good. Good on Invicta! But the majority of corporate efforts to "do good" it is pure marketing. Do you really think that the contributions to things like Only Watch (Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies - THE COLLECTION) are primarily aimed at doing good? They are more for marketing and allowing the 0.1%-ers to feel good about excess. Giving a small amount of money made from selling baubles to the ultra-wealthy is not necessarily "doing good." It is more like money laundering and marketing.
    I agree that there is a strong element of PR there - however,oes the motive matter as long as the company *is* doing some good? It's still better than doing nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
    I agree that there is a strong element of PR there - however,oes the motive matter as long as the company *is* doing some good? It's still better than doing nothing.
    Completely agree with this.

    Sure it's fair to ask whether they may care more about being seen to be doing good than the good deeds themselves, or those who are on the receiving end, but it's a good thing that a good deed is being done.

    Blancpain may care less about a certain cause than I do, but may help far more than I do/can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tohono Rat View Post
    ... But the majority of corporate efforts to "do good" it is pure marketing. Do you really think that the contributions to things like Only Watch (Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies - THE COLLECTION) are primarily aimed at doing good? They are more for marketing and allowing the 0.1%-ers to feel good about excess. Giving a small amount of money made from selling baubles to the ultra-wealthy is not necessarily "doing good." It is more like money laundering and marketing.
    You state this as fact, but it's really your opinion.

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    Even if it’s “just marketing”, the publicity can help the charitable organizations.

    As an example, I wouldn’t have known about the Orbis “flying eye hospital” if it weren’t for Omega being one of its sponsors. I didn’t buy any of the special edition watches, but I learned that Orbis is listed in our annual charity drive’s book. Added them to my donation form and, hopefully, maybe my money helped a couple kids get their eyesight back.
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    The real daily people/companies that do good deeds are usually the ones with the least PR.

    When it doubt do something better for the world, not something worse, IMHO.
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