Robin Devine is selling a watch commemorating Canada’s 150 anniversary as part of her continuing effort to support veterans.
The owner of Time is Ticking has been making commemorative watches for military and civilian groups for decades. She does this on her own dime and always gives part of the proceeds to an organization. Last year, Devine sold hundreds of watches commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel and donated $10 per watch to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
The plan this year is to donate $10 per watch to Wounded Warriors Canada, which supports veterans across the country.
“It’s important to me because these are people who have served us. They served Canada and put their life on the line,” Devine said. “I am always so proud and so honoured to do this, because I think we have the finest military in the world, and everyone who I’ve met who’s represented Canada ... they do it from the heart, and they do it because they want to make a difference in the world, and they want to protect everyone.”
The watches feature Seiko Japanese movement and come with a Speidel leather strap in blue, black, red or green. A maple leaf is on the watch face, and a Wounded Warrior Canada crest is engraved on the back. They are valued at around $220, but are being sold for $85 plus taxes and shipping.
The maple leaf watch was sold years ago to support the Military Family Resource Centre. The design was popular, so she brought it back to commemorate the anniversary.