10 Stylish Sustainable Watches Well Worth Your Time
Sustainable watches that combine modern, minimalist design with environmental values are arriving in the nick of time. That’s because time is not exactly on our side when it comes to reducing our reliance on the planet’s finite resources. We’ve got some sustainable shopping to do.
We know that watches are symbols. Yet, what they symbolize is evolving just as our cultural perception of what constitutes value is shifting. Watches made with greater consideration for people and the planet are in ascendance. Status is increasingly tied to elevated consciousness.
An example of this trend is the Humanium watch by Triwa. Check out the video.
A timepiece always makes a statement. Today we can choose eco-friendly watches that tell time, look stunning, and convey a message of conservation, consciousness, and hope.
It’s easy to make time for the ten groundbreaking sustainable watches listed here.
10 stylish sustainable watches
1. humanium watch by triwa
Gorgeous and sophisticated looks are front and center in this watch made from Humanium metal, a recycled material created from melting down seized illegal firearms from around the world. A portion of sales supports fighting the spread of illegal firearms, rebuilding conflict-torn societies, and offering support to armed violence victims.
EXPLORE: Humanium Watch
2. circular watch by circular clockworks
Circular Clockworks designs every aspect of this watch with an eye towards minimalist good looks and planetary consciousness. The wristbands are made from recycled leather. The plastic casing and body are made from recycled consumer products like refrigerators, coffee makers, and televisions. The entire manufacturing process is predicated upon circular design principles — nothing goes to waste; instead, every component is recycled and repurposed to become once again usable.
PRICE: 149 Euros (approx. $174)
EXPLORE: The Circular Watch
3. swatch 1983 BIORELOADED WATCHES
Swatch, the Swiss brand that’s been making a bright, colorful plastic splash since the 1980s, is again shaking up the watch industry. The 1983 Bioloaded Reloaded Watch is still made of plastic, but unlike the original, this newly released version is made of bioplastic derived from castor plant seeds.
PRICE: $70 – 150
4. the naturalist watch by panda
Beautifully designed using premium, natural, renewable materials, The Naturalist comes with a wristband made of eco-friendly cork and a casing made from sustainably harvested bamboo. Panda prides itself on giving back and supporting worthy environmental and social causes. Every purchase of The Naturalist watch supports the state of Washington’s Natural Park Fund.
EXPLORE: The Naturalist Watch
5. TRIWA OCEAN PLASTIC WATCHES
Crazy as it sounds most of the plastic we put in the recycling bin doesn’t get recycled. In fact, the U.S. EPA puts the number at less than 10%.
As more plastic reaches our oceans, it can severely stress marine habitats and marine life. Plastic particles that get swallowed by fish can end up inside of us when we eat fish, which is not exactly as healthy as swallowing a vitamin pill.
So what to do? For starters, we can shift our consumption toward products made from recycled ocean plastic. Triwa is making fantastically bold and stylish designs with this intention in mind. The company’s Ocean Plastic Watch Collection is fun, colorful, and high-performance enough for your water-bound activities. Both the band and the case of these watches are made from recycled ocean plastic.
PRICE: $129 – $149
EXPLORE: Ocean Plastic Watch
6. plano 684 watch by mam
Elegant and sleek, the Plano watch features a recycled Milanese mesh strap (a design with roots tracing back to the 13th century). The casing is made of FSC certified sustainable Ebony wood. This beautiful watch is extremely thin, lightweight, and waterproof.
EXPLORE: Plano 684 Watch
7. Essence Eco-Friendly Watches by Mondaine
Swiss watchmaker Mondaine combines the brand’s iconic Swiss Railways Clock aesthetic with sustainable materials to form the essence collection. Cases are made from Rizinus (a bioplastic derived from castor oil), and straps incorporate natural rubber and a cork facing for comfort against your skin. Numerous styles are available.
PRICE: $175 – 215
EXPLORE: Essence Collection
8. La Bleue Solar Sustainable Watch by Awake
Perhaps the most innovative, eco-friendly watch in the world, La Bleue was introduced to the world by none other than French President Emmanuel Macron at the 2019 G7 Summit. The solar-powered watch automatically recharges on your wrist. The case is made from fishing nets reclaimed from the sea and the strap is made of recycled polyester.
PRICE: $175 – 215
EXPLORE: La Bleue
9. Henricksen Solar Recycled Watch by Skagen
Embodying modern Danish design with a sustainability twist, Skagen’s solar-powered capture’s the brand’s future-forward outlook. The case is made of renewable, plant-based plastic and the strap is made of recycled plastic.
EXPLORE: Henricksen Solar Watch
10. Solar Watch by Jack Mason
Jack Mason’s solar-powered watch possesses sustainability superpowers. It features a case made of recycled steel and a strap made of recycled polyester and sustainable cork. It’s also water-resistant up to 100 meters.
EXPLORE: Solar Watch
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