Here is the second Watch for the Watch for the Cure Silent Auction. Bidding begins today at 12:00 pm (EST) with a starting Price of $100. The Auction will run though to 12:00pm (EST) on July 16, 2009 (Thursday). The High bid and bidder will be contained in the daily bump message.
All the proceeds from this and the other 5 auctions will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. PayPal fees and shipping will be added to the winning bid and a PayPal invoice will be sent to the winner after the close of the auction. Please see the the following link for the full text of the auction rules, a schedule of all the auctions, and pictures of all the watches being auctioned:
Watching for the Cure Auction Rules and Dates
WHEN SUBMITTING A BID PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING
Bids must be emailed to the following address:
The subject on your bid e-mail must be: CHARITY AUCTION BID
The body of your bid e-mail must contain the following:
- The Bid amount in US Dollars,
- The Forum you are from, and
- your forum ID/username.--------------------------------------------------------------THE BLUE OCEAN:
The Blue Ocean Started life as a Seiko SKX171. The inspiration for this one came from ship navigation. The color was chosen to emulate the deep dark blue of the open ocean, The bezel pattern emulates a ship's wheel, and the choice of hands reminds us a a ship's propellers. The case and bezel have been bead blasted and later coated in “SOCOM Blue” ceramic. SOCOM blue is a very dark navy colored ceramic coating that looks black in some lighting situations, but appears Navy blue when in more direct lighting. Many things have been coordinated here to make this watch pop out. Unique to this piece is a feature that you will rarely ever find on a modified watch: its Super Oyster bracelet has been bead blasted and fully coated in SOCOM blue (with the exception of the clasp latch). This is notable because of the difficulty involved in coating a bracelet that can’t be fully disassembled. Whoever ends up winning this piece will really have something very unique because of this.
The bezel and the clasp’s flip-lock latch were originally fully coated in SOCOM blue as well. However, rather than leaving them coated, the ceramic finish was partially removed from the surface of the bezel and completely removed from the surface of the flip-lock. This left the recess digits still coated and provided a nice fame for the part, which gives the watch a very unique look.
Inside the watch the original chapter ring was replaced with a Yobokies metal insert which as finished and coated to match the case. The original crystal was replaced with a blue tinted AR sapphire crystal also from Yobokies. The Dial is a black scuba diver dial with raised white indexes. And the original hands were replaced with a set of Spade hands which compliment the shape of the 1200 marker quite nicely.
One feature that only the ultimate owner of the watch will get to see is a little hidden surprise. When the caseback is opened it will reveal an engraved pink enameled ribbon on the surface of the rotor, which is the symbol for the Susan B. Komen Cancer Foundation (this is a feature that we’ve included inside each of the four watches being auctioned).
Here are more pictures of the Blue Ocean:
In the interest of avoiding eBay’s onerous fees and rules, and collecting and donating the largest amount possible to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The auction will be handled in the following manner:
1. The silent auction will run for 5-7 days and be listed list it in WUS, SCWF, PMWF and AWF. We will create a post including picture descriptions (Fully compliant to the forum rules), who the money will be going to, starting price for the piece that is going up for bid (One per week),
2. Each auction will be listed with a starting price with the understanding with the understating that PayPal fees and shipping to be calculated and added to the winning bid and send via a PayPal invoice.
3. Bids will be placed by e-mail to a dedicated email account which you will all have access to. All bidders will receive a “bid received” notice no later than 8am EST the following day.
4. At a set time (12pm EST) each day the highest bid amount and leader will be posted in a bump message to the thread.
5. At 12pm EST on the final day of each auction all bids are final and will only accept final e-mail bids with a time stamp prior to 12pm. Those last few bids will receive a confirmation of receipt and those that came later will be notified that they were too late.
6. If there is a tie in high bids the time stamp will be used to determine the first to place the high bid.
7. A post will be made to the forums with a spreadsheet showing the bid history and the final wining bidder the following day.
8. We will generate a PayPal invoice per the auction guidelines and send it to the winner. Upon cleared payment I will ship the watch to the winner.
Please see the the following link for the full text of the auction rules, a schedule of all the auctions, and pictures of all the watches being auctioned:
Watching for the Cure Auction Rules and Dates
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIDDING EVERYONE!