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TRIWA are a Swedish company formed from a desire to do their bit for the environment while producing watches. Indeed their name itself is an acronym for Transforming the Industry of Watches, can’t get much clearer than that! They’ve even gone to the effort of working out each individual products’ carbon emission rating and posting it with the product on their site allowing consumers to make informed choices with their purchase. What they mainly do is recycle waste material (even destroyed illegal firearms!), turning it in to watches and, as you may have guessed from the name, the Sea Shepherd is made from recycled plastic claimed from the sea (apart from the buckles and hoops on the strap and the stainless steel back).

That isn’t the only reason it’s called the Sea Shepherd however. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society are a group that have been active since the 1970’s in trying to preserve marine habitats and eco-systems in the world’s oceans and TRIWA wanted to draw attention to their cause. Every 15% of sales from this watch will go to the Sea Shepherds to help support them so it may be worth checking them out to see how your well-spent money is being utilised.

The watch itself is fairly simple and utilitarian. A no-frills wrist-piece with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society logo proudly set in the lower half and only the 3 and 9 digits available on the face. It also looks pretty smart with a simple black colour scheme, nicely complemented by the buckles and hoops. And, as you may hope for in a timepiece aiming to highlight the plight of our oceans, it is water resistant to a depth of 100 metres so you can happily enjoy the ocean depths while wearing the evidence that you’ve helped in some small way! RRP £149

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A watch almost entirely made from recycled plastic removed from the oceans and part of the money goes to supporting a long-standing conservation group to help keep them healthy. What’s not to like?
  • Aids in a conservation group preserving ocean life
  • Simple and stylish
  • No clutter on the face
  • A few more features on the watch itself would have been nice