Triwa Introduces a Watch Made From Recycled Plastics with the Time for Oceans Series

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If the recent 50th anniversary of Earth Day celebrations has you thinking of ways you can help the environment, or about ways you may have fallen short in the past, a new watch out of Sweden might just have your name on it. Triwa has recently released their “Time for Oceans” line, and it consists of four colorful watches, with cases and straps made from recycled ocean plastics. These inexpensive quartz watches are made to be conversation starters – not about horology, but about horology, but instead about a much more serious issue that impacts all of us. Let’s take a look.

Triwa Time for Oceans

  • Case Material: Recycled ocean plastic
  • Dial: Coral, Seaweed, Deep Blue, Seal
  • Dimensions: 37mm 
  • Crystal: Mineral glass       
  • Water Resistance: 10 ATM  
  • Crown: Push/pull                  
  • Movement: Miyota 2035
  • Strap/bracelet: Woven recycled ocean nylon    
  • Price: $129
  • Reference Number: n/a
  • Expected Release: Available for pre-order now 


Pollution in the world’s oceans is a serious problem, as it impacts not just marine life, but our own food supply. Recent years have seen many large and small initiatives to clean the massive amounts of accumulated plastics from our oceans, and Triwa has teamed up with a Swiss environmental group to retrieve, recycle, and reuse recovered plastic by turning it into the watches seen here. In a solar powered process, ocean plastics are turned into small granules from which they can then be recycled into watch cases, straps, and a whole host of other things. 

The Time for Oceans watches are at once incredibly simple, with a classic 3, 6, 9 layout and a brightly colored arrow tipped hour hand. But if the method of manufacture limits things like, for example, the ability to finish a case in an interesting way, Triwa has swung for the fences in executing the dials on these watches, each with a colorful wave pattern in the same color as the case. Yes, a wave pattern on a watch made from recycled ocean plastics is a bit on the nose, but it has a great look and seems to be really well executed, particularly in the “Coral” and “Seaweed” colorways. 

The Triwa Time for Oceans watches are available to pre-order right now, with delivery set for the end of April. Triwa

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.
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