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The Traveling Watch Project

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Massen, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. Massen

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    I don’t know if anyone on this forum is familiar with this watch, but the Traveling Watch Project is a fundraiser created to raise funds for the Veteran Watchmaker Initiative.

    The watch is currently touring around the globe but will eventually be auctioned off to raise funds. Today it arrived at my doorstep and I’ll be playing host for the next week or so!

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    I’ll be posting pictures specific to this watch and project here. You can learn more and see my unboxing video on Instagram!

    https://instagram.com/mostly_watches_edc

    https://instagram.com/traveling_watch_project

     
  2. Massen

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    Today is my first full day with the Traveling Watch!

    It’s being accompanied by my new wallet and strap which were also delivered yesterday! Plans are to hit up our favorite ice cream shop that opens today, which may not seem super exciting, but trust me, it is!

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  3. Massen

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    Yesterday the Traveling Watch got to experience some local favorites...

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    ...and today we started with a fresh NATO strap and some good old fashioned caffeine!


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  4. DCBman

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    Could you perhaps do a quick summary of what this project is all about for those of us who have bandwidth limitations for watching videos? I know you've said in your OP it was a vet project and the watch will ultimately be auctioned off to fund 'the project', but what is the project, and some background on how the whole thing works would be appreciated (by me anyway). Sorry to be a pain.
     
  5. Massen

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    The Traveling Watch Project is a fundraiser created to raise awareness and funds for the Veteran Watchmaker Initiative, which is a is a non profit program that teaches disabled veterans an in demand skill and provides them with a future and rehabilitation.

    The watch is currently touring the globe but will eventually be auctioned off to raise funds. I am hosting it for the next week or so, and have been tasked with documenting its adventures and experiences in our area. More information on the project can be found on the @traveling_watch_project Instagram page.

    I’m not a founder or steward of the project, it’s just with me for the past week as a stop along the way! Hopefully that provides some clarity?
     
  6. Massen

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    So far since the last update the Traveling Watch Project has been getting around!

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    Including a trip into Chicago...

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    It also had a chance to sample a local favorite while chaperoning my wife and I on a date night...

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    And the last couple days have been spent working on projects around the house and enjoying some much needed relaxation!

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  7. Massen

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    The Traveling Watch Project had one last adventure yesterday while in my care as we visited Madison, WI starting with a stop at my favorite dinner...

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    ...and then visited one of my favorite ice cream shops with a view of the capital building!

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    Today was its last day with me, and I wore it as I unpacked my grail watch I’ve wanted for nearly two years! You’ll have to jump over to my personal thread for those detail, and don’t forget to keep up with the Traveling Watch Project on Instagram!

    My personal EDC thread: https://www.edcforums.com/threads/massens-edc-evolution.120353/

    My personal Instagram: https://instagram.com/mostly_watches_edc

    The Traveling Watch Project’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/traveling_watch_project


    Thanks and hope you enjoyed!