Finding a hundred percent Eco-friendly and ethical watch is a difficult task. Still, there are several brands producing watches using natural resources like wood, recycled metals, and vegetable tanned leather. Such brands try to inculcate earth-friendly technology to create both masculine or feminine watches.
Whether you are looking for a watch for personal use or to gift someone special in your life, without making any negative impact on the environment, you are on the right page. Check these incredible, Eco-friendly and ethical watch brands below.
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Everyone wants a timeless watch. “But wouldn’t you love it that the timelessness emanates out of natural, vegan watches?”. British brand Votch creates a stylish yet environmentally conscious and cruelty-free watches. One of the first brand to offer watches with vegan leather. Votch makes sure that their products do not harm the planet, human or animals. With different styles and colors, they have something for both genders. Be it unisex watches in black, silver or gold to feminine pink, they have every timepiece in the store. The brand use less known pinatex or pineapple leather that provides softness like real leather and gives simple yet elegant appearance for the everyday style. You will love the fact that apart from being Eco-fashion the brand is also active in charity as they donate ten percent of their sales. “Talking less and doing most”.Our favorites (priced between $155-$199/10,000-14,000 INR)
For him: Black Piñatex
For her: Powder Blue Classic
The brand uses thirteen different wood in their watches including Acacia, Bamboo, Ebony and many more. They use steel parts and cases inside the wooden watches that enhance durability while reduces wear and tear.Our favorite
For him: Hyde – made of Ebony and Iron ($164)
For her: Arcadia – made of rose gold and black marquina marble ($133)
A man’s wardrobe deserves a fine timepiece. Wear a crisp white shirt with a black suit and a wood crafted watch and we are sure your lady will compliment. The Original Grains handcrafted wooden watch is the accessory you need to accompany your masculinity.
Manufactured from recycled wood, this is the perfect take for meetings or clubs parties. Whether you like only wood or a combination of wood and metal, you will make the others covetous anyway. The brand has a large number of leather-free, sustainable and Eco-fashion watches for both men and women. And if you are a scotch fan, one of the watches from Barrel collection is made of recycled whiskey barrels.Our favorite
For him: Brewmaster – made of stainless steel and wood ($319)
For her: Moderne – made of Hawaiian Koa Wood ($152)
Image Source : mankindunplugged.comAs goes with its name, the watches from the brand are classic with plain white face available with different interchangeable leather straps. Made with vegetable tanned leather, all the watches are assembled in Amsterdam. Watches from Classic Engineering are crafted from scratch resistant steel and can be worn by anyone. One unique thing – the brand provides maintenance and repair service for the lifetime.Our favorite
Unisex: silver VARIO with black strap ($249)
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Handmade in Canada, the brand uses hundred percent recycled or reclaimed wood combined with natural leather. Powered by Japanese Miyota movements and Swiss movements, these watches are completely customizable. So, you can choose the leather, wood, dial and even you can engrave your name on it. Suggestion – use it as a gift, engrave it with her/his name and then see the magic.Our favorite
For him: Hudson – made with walnut and silver ($305.99)
For her: Small Hempton – made with Zebrawood ($161.49)
Image Source : cdn.shopify.comInspired by a naval officer who lost his sight in Afghanistan, the watches from Eone combines form and function through its clever design that works for both sighted and visually impaired users. Simple and smooth design of the watch has two balls bearing rotating around the dial. One of them for minutes and other for seconds. People with normal eyes can obviously see the time while others with vision impairment can feel it using their hand. All the watches from this brand is handcrafted with a titanium face and recycled steel.With each sale, the brand helps East African blind people by providing brailer papers for a year or repairing brailler’s device. We are proud to have such brands in our world.Our favorite
Unisex: Bradley Watch Canvas Noir Black ($255)
The famous Swiss brand is constantly trying to reduce its environmental impact by including more Eco-friendly products in the manufacturing process. They are Eco-upgrading their current production units by installing solar panels on top and using recycled water for the laser-related work in the factories. They have also built a new green building for the production of new watches. As a part of Responsible Jewellery Council, they have stopped using Python skin in their products and purchase packages are no more plastic or any other man-made material, instead, they are using FSC certified wood for the same.Our favorite
For him: Carrera Calibre 16/CV2A1R.BA0799 ($4, 800/3,68,000 INR)
For her : Aquaracer ($2, 050/1,93,450 INR)
Image Source : cdn2.jomashop.comProducing only 12, 000 watches per year, the brand is a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council following ethical, environmental and social practice throughout their supply chain. The luxury brand is also a member of KERING’s sustainability strategy that includes using Fairmined metals, purchasing traceable gems and many other green trend in the production process.Out favorite
For him: Laureato ($14,070)
For her: Cat’s Eye Majestic ($15,440)
Image Source : media.luxury-insider.comThe brand focuses on a fact that old and end of life weapons can also harm the environment. Collectors from the brand take all the unused and expired part of dangerous and illicit weapons to transform them into killing accessories for men and women.Our favorite for men: Inversion Principle ($350, 000)
Whether it is by using recycled parts or following traceable guidelines, horologists are trying their best to offer greener and Eco-conscious products. Next time when you purchase a watch, make sure you choose something environment-friendly otherwise we will not be here to tell our story.