Watch this

 

I was contacted by Awemix Watches about their Time to Care scheme.  They wanted to send me a watch to help promote their scheme where 20% of the sale price goes to good causes – which are currently Breast Cancer and Wildlife and Conservation.  The chosen charities change every now and again but are currently Keeping Abreast and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

I was a bit suspicious because I couldn’t find anything on the NWT website about this, and I still can’t, but when I contacted NWT they confirmed that they were expecting to be beneficiaries of this idea. Keeping Abreast is rather more gushing about the scheme.

The watch is OK – although the strap is too short to fit on my wrist – but I don’t think I’d pay £20 for it. Or even £16 and give £4 to charity. I might just give £4 to charity and not bother with the watch.

Sorry – I can’t be very enthusiastic.

 

 

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4 Replies to “Watch this”

  1. I think I too would rather give the money to charity but then I where a Tissot watch and have done since the late eighties. Up to that point I had worn a Swiss Zenith my maternal grandfather bought in 1928, I had worn it since I was a teenager the sixties ( giving my ancientness away here) but it was stolen in a burglary in the late eighties. It still galls when I think about it!

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  2. I think you are being a little harsh chaps. My children would be up for one of those and maybe younger folk is where this product should be targeted?

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  3. It seems to me that you miss the point of the thing. It's obviously not simply a way of prompting people to give money to charity. "Give us £20 and £4 will go to charity" would be a dumb concept.

    The point is, rather, "If you are about to spend £20 on a new watch, please buy this one and some of the money will go to a good cause"?

    You may, of course, prove me wrong by giving that money direct to the charities concerned as a result of this prompt. Have you?

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