Sprout Men's ST/7006BKNV Multi-Function Tree Bark Dial Navy Corn Resin Bracelet Watch
|Price:||$28.69 & FREE Shipping|
- 43mm round black corn resin case and bezel engraved with Arabic numerals
- Black reflector ring with white printed minute track and blue squares at all hours
- Black tree bark dial with day, date, and 24 hour subdials; silver-tone Arabic numerals 2, 4, 8, 10 and 12, with silver-tone markers at all other hours
- Silver-tone luminous tipped skeleton hour and minute hands with blue second sweep and subdial hands
- Not water resistant
This Men's Eco-Friendly Round Black Tree Bark Bracelet Watch by Sprout is made out of natural, biodegradable corn resin and has a mercury free battery. Perfect for the environmentally conscious individual, this product is low-impact. Features include charcoal tree bark dial with silver-toned numbers, Japanese movement, engraved bezel and adjustable bracelet with butterfly closure. This watch also has day, date and 24 hour sub-dials with navy blue hands. Sprout is a member of 1% For The Planet. Has a 1.75" x 1.6" x 0.5" face and 0.85" band
The small size Sprout™ watch is 80% eco-friendly (by weight) The large size Sprout™ watch is 86% eco-friendly (by weight)
All Sprout™ watches are in compliance with the CPSIA and are lead and phthalate free. The corn resin we use is in full compliance with the American ASTM D6400 as well as the European EN13432 standards for compostable material.
The shelf life of corn resin is similar to synthetic plastics. It will not break down during regular wear and use. In a composite environment, corn resin is 99% biodegradable in carbon dioxide and water within 365 days. This means that if you place your watch in the garden, it will biodegrade. Since it’s made from corn, it comes from a renewable resource. Conventional plastics use an estimated 200,000 barrels of oil a day in the United States alone but because corn resin is bio-based, it therefore uses no oil resources in production.
The majority of cotton is grown with toxic chemicals. Conventional cotton requires the use of enormous amounts of pesticides - 25% of all insecticides and 10% of all pesticides - which have a huge environmental impact. It is one of the most environmentally damaging crops to grow, as about 84 million pounds of pesticides are sprayed on US cotton crops alone in one year. Some of these chemicals are considered to be the most toxic chemicals in the world. Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment and is grown without the use of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
Bamboo is considered eco-friendly based on its properties as 1) a natural (nonsynthetic) fiber, 2) a quick-growth plant (it's in the grass family) that sequesters greenhouse gases, and 3) a renewable plant that can grow back after its three to five year harvesting period. It largely doesn't need chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers to grow.
Most lenses in the medium price range of watches are made from plexiglass, a type of synthetic plastic. Sprout™ lenses are made from Mineral crystal which is a type of glass made from sand. It can technically be recycled.
Mercury Free Battery
Mercury is actually a neurotoxin, which is harmful to both animals and humans. Exposure to even small amounts of mercury over a long period may cause negative health effects including damage to the brain, kidney, lungs and a developing baby. Sprout™ watches use only Mercury Free batteries.
Sprout™ packaging is made from at least 80% post-consumer fibers. It is both recycled and recyclable.
Enclosed in each box is a grass seed card. Follow the instructions and grow a mini grass garden, right on your desk.
Conflict Free Diamonds - Our diamonds are all certified and conflict free.
Mother-of-Pearl - Our Mother-of-Pearl watches are all declared through the Department of Fish and Wildlife in the United States and will never be from forbidden or endangered species.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT Simply put, our mission is to make the most eco-friendly watch we possibly can. We don’t believe in inflated claims with lots of exclamation points at the end (no one likes to be screamed at). What we do is tell you the truth about who we are, what we do and what we can & can’t do to make our product more environmentally friendly. We believe in promising less and delivering more.
WHO WE ARE A company that has been in the business of making timepieces for over 50 years. Our strength as a company comes from our employees who collectively have invaluable knowledge, technical expertise, experience and a real passion for the traditions of watch making. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a bunch of ambitious, freethinking, rebel employees with an entrepreneurial spirit who are committed to looking ahead to a greener future for our company and our planet. Asking the simple question, "How can we make a greener watch?" they looked for an answer. After countless hours of research and development and a lot of lunches eaten over their keyboards, two years later Sprout was born. See all Product Description
- Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.6 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00FE8M2I6
- Item model number: ST/7006BKNV
- Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
- Date first available at Amazon.com: November 19, 2013
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Sprout|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Item weight||3.84 Ounces|
Top Customer Reviews
Don't like the markings on the date dial. I didn't expect to be able to read the tiny numbers with my old eyes, but thought I would at least be able to interpolate between major markings like people do with minutes/seconds. Unfortunately, they chose an odd sequence, starting at 31 and skipping by 3 except for 7-10. I'll never remember that scale. They should have marked 3, 6, 9, etc. leaving the odd skip from 30 to 3 with a tick mark at 1 (instead of 31). What they did makes no sense to me. Should have looked closer at the picture. My fault, lightning deal was about over so didn't check carefully.
As others noted, the band is too small given the size of the watch. I'm 5-7, 200 lbs and it barely fit my wrist. Hoping it will stretch a bit as I don't want a whole link. Can't help thinking of the irony of not selling the watch with plenty of links given the band is biodegradable. Surely, the cost and effort of shipping extra links for those who need them is a much bigger waste of resources.
Stem needs some texture. It's difficult to set the date which seems to take more torque than the time.
"Crystal" seems more durable than typical plastic watches (I scratched my Casio the first day I wore it) but is sure is a smudge magnet compared to my Citizen.
Overall, I'm just OK with it even at the sale price. Few plastic watches offer bracelet style bands so I give them props for that. It's a nice Japanese movement in an interesting, but not well thought, out case. Give us more function, less fashion.
There were no extra links included, nor are there holes to move the clasp around to give it a looser fit on my wrist. For the record, I'm 6'5" and about 300 pounds, so if you're on the larger side, this will be very snug on you, though the size looks just right on me, not too small. However, I know as I lose some weight, my wrist will get smaller and it will fit better (I have another watch with a steel band that is equally tight until I drop a few pounds), so it will get a proper wearing then and I'll update this to reflect that.
As for the construction itself, it looks to be very well put together for a plastic watch, I expect it to stand up to everyday wear well, and it is lightweight so it should be comfortable to wear all day. The markings on the face are sharp and easily readable at a quick glance, and the luminous tips of the hands seemed to hold a "charge" for a fair amount of time.
I will likely be buying another Sprout watch that comes with an adjustable band in the near future when the price is right, as I am happy with how well-made this one appears to be for an inexpensive (under $100) watch.
It is made of the case and band are made of corn resin (plastic made from corn). It's supposed to be biodegradable. Why one needs a biodegradable watch, I don't know.
The watch isn't very heavy and feels good on my wrist. The band looks almost like enameled metal. The band had a bit of a tricky clasp which takes some getting used to. At first I thought I'd break the clasp while un snapping it from my wrist, but it's a lot stronger than it seems. The band has 16 links - It just fits my wrist with about 1/4 inch to spare. According to the manufacturer's website, extra links are available for free if needed. Good to know because if you have a thick wrist the watch might not fit.
The case is also made of plastic. Doesn't look too bad but does look like plastic. The crystal is a "mineral crystal" some type of glass - but I'm not sure if it's also just tough clear plastic.
The hands are supposed to be luminous. Just barely - very hard to see it the dark - they just don't glow enough to be read in a dark room. The numbers and markings on the face are not luminous.
It's kind of hard to set the date because you have to wind the watch through 24 hours to turn the date on day - so that's like 60 full turns to set the day. The calendar is so small it's hard to read it anyway.
The watch does not come packaged with directions or warranty information. You have to download that from the Sprout website. It's listed on the box.
I wound not have purchased this if it was not on sale, but I am happy with the purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The watch was immediately sent back. It was way to small for my wrist and even if it wasn't it seems so flimsy that it would not be long before it broke.Published on April 22, 2014 by Matt
The strap is non-adjustable and it is so small I couldn't get it on my wrist (and yes I did open the clasp) have no idea how well the watch worked sinc ei couldn't wear it - navy... Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by Tim
This watch appeared as an Amazon Lightening Deal at less than $20. I liked the looks, and intrigued by it's enviromental cache. Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by Myrtle Beach retiree
LIGHT, FITS FINE /extra links can be had at no cost by contacting company,CLASP REQUIRES CAREFUL HANDLING BUT NOT A NEGATIVE, THIS MODEL NOT FOR UNDERWATER USE.Published on April 22, 2014 by MARK STEPHENS