Would you like to know where to find a vegan watch? A vegan watch is made with high quality straps that are free from leather, which is often made in countries with poor welfare laws (for both animals and humans). The tanning process is also extremely polluting to our planet. So although vegan leather is not yet totally biodegradable, it’s still far less polluting than conventional leather, and obviously more kind.
These watches are made from PVC-free vegan leathers (some of which use up waste from pineapple and apple harvests) and others are made from silicone (which looks and feels like plastic, but lasts much longer and does not quickly break down into microplastics, the cause of so much harm to marine wildlife). Maintain most of them with clear dubbin and leave the waxed strap in a warm location for 24 hours (before buffing with a soft cloth).
Whichever watch you choose, at present there are few that run on solar power (one does, but the strap is leather). So for now, they use watch batteries. Small watch batteries are a choking hazard for children and pets. So never leave them lying around. You can recycle watch batteries at jewellery shops, and unwanted watches at Watches for Charity (the money raised from scrap metal helps to fund nurses who visit terminally ill patients).
Votch Vegan Leather Watches
Votch is a luxury vegan watch company, founded by a woman who was in hospital with a painful skin condition. After reading of how animals suffer in the leather industry, she vowed to start a business that helped their skin, while her own was healing. The watches are shipped worldwide, as one of the premium vegan leather watch companies in the world. A portion of sales from each watch, goes to help animals in need.
This Rose Gold & Sage Vegan Leather Watch is a fun sustainable Lyka watch with a signature brushed rose gold steel case, and a soft vegan leather quick-release strap, with a feminine taupe face. The ideal combination of simplicity and style, it’s water-resistant up to 300m. Features steel hands and a rose gold second hand.
This Rose Gold & Pink Vegan Leather Watch features an animal-friendly vegan leather watch strap and a classic feminine design. It has brushed gold indexes and hands, and comes in its own sustainable felt box and pouch.
This Square Silver & Light Grey Vegan Leather Watch is the ideal everyday watch. It combines a signature brushed silver square case with a vegan faux leather light grey strap. The strap is interchangeable and free from PVC and added anti-microbial chemicals. Water-resistant up to 300m.This Gold & Brown Vegan Leather Watch is a timeless and minimal stylish watch with an Aalton watch and a brown vegan faux leather quick-release strap. It has a signature brushed gold case and an interchangeable strap that is free from PVC and heavy metals.
Vegan Watches from Barcelona
Hurtig Lane (Spain) offers beautiful vegan watches, in unique designs. The vegan leather straps are made with cotton fibre woven with PU (no PVC). All shipped in environmentally-friendly packaging. Again, you can just update your present watch with one of their straps if preferred. This company offer quite the charm with square watches, ‘ethical mesh’ and even rubber watches (made with silicone, these are ideal to allow skin to breathe, while wearing). Some of the watches are offered in 8 colours. Free worldwide shipping on all orders.
Scandinavian-Inspired Vegan Watches
CHPO makes beautiful vegan watches, inspired by their Scandinavian heritage (the company is based in Stockholm). With quality and style, these ethical watches work each season with charities, to give all profits to a particular cause. This beautiful Harold Watch (below) features a vegan leather strap and gold bezel and white dial. Unisex. Sold with a 2-year guarantee, it’s delivered in a branded cardboard box. Not water-resistant.
Buddhist-Inspired Silicone Watches
Ksana makes these lovely Buddhist-inspired vegan watches, named after the Buddhist concept for ‘time’. This conscious brand also donates 1% of sales to environmental causes. And the used straps (made from medical grade silicone: sand) are made into solar panels. Packed in easy-to-recycle cardboard, silicone straps are lightweight and comfortable. And if your watch did get lost, silicone does not break down into millions of ‘microplastics’ like plastic, so less likely to cause harm to wildlife.
The Sustainable Watch Company
The Sustainable Watch Company offers unique affordable time pieces, made from sustainable materials. All these watches are vegan, and made from natural woods. The warm natural colours of the woods become a complimentary feature, for a range of styles. The Ash has a dark square dial against a deep brown wooden hazel. Lightweight with a smooth finish, it has a unique grain pattern and a Quartz movement for accurate time, the battery sends electrical currents through a quartz crystal, electrifying the crystal and creating vibrations to power the wash. In eco packaging.
The Oak features a square watch body with a circular dial, including red accents and multiple dials.
The Birch is a classic white watch face with gold accents, set against a light wooden bezel.
The Pine has a simple bright dial with detail, set against a light brown bamboo bezel.
The Maple has a rectangular white dial with roman numerals, set against a light brown zebrawood bezel.
Other Nice Vegan Watches
Harold Mini Gold Vegan Leather Watch is a unisex watch designed in Sweden. It features a black dial and gold accents, with a black vegan leather strap. In eco-friendly packaging, it’s non water-resistant and includes a 2 year manufacturing guarantee.
CHPO Rose Gold Vegan Leather Watch is a unisex watch designed in Sweden. It features a white dial and rose gold accents, with a black vegan leather strap. This mini-watch is a slim version of the Harold watch. In eco-friendly packaging, it’s non water-resistant and includes a 2 year manufacturing guarantee.
CHPO Gold Vegan Leather Watch is a unisex watch designed in Sweden. It features a white dial and brown vegan leather strap, with a gold bezel. In eco-friendly packaging, it’s non water-resistant and includes a 2 year manufacturing guarantee.