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- Bamboo dial, mercury free battery, Quartz movement
- Vegetable dyed olive organic cotton strap
- Corn resin case and buckle
- Large size, red sweep second hand, printed arabic numerals and indexes; Luminous hands, printed outside minute and 24hr tracks
- Case diameter: 43 mm
Bold and sporty yet gentle on the earth, the Sprout Unisex Corn Resin Olive Organic Cotton Strap Watch strikes an ideal balance between functionality and environmental conservation. The bamboo dial features luminous hour and minute hands, a red seconds hand, and black, printed Arabic numeral indexes at the even hours. The olive green, outer perimeter is printed with handy, military time indexes along with a minute track. The black case, bezel, and buckle are all made from sturdy corn resin, and a mineral crystal window offers scratch resistance. The strong, canvas watch strap features organic cotton and is colored olive green with vegetable dye. This unique timepiece is equipped with reliable quartz movement and is powered with mercury-free batteries.
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 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.
Conflict Free Diamonds
Our diamonds are all certified and conflict free.
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.
Tyvek is a high-density fiber which is strong, water and tear resistant and is recyclable. Tyvek can also be safely incinerated and if recycling or incineration are not options, Tyvek can be safely landfilled. Given the nature of this material, Tyvek is supple and develops a leather-like look over time.
Cork is a highly sustainable resource, being both biodegradable and renewable. Cork material is harvested from the bark of the cork oak tree without incurring any harm to the tree, which can live up to 250 years. In fact, when the cork is harvested and the bark removed, the tree will absorb 3-5 times as much CO2, and give off more O2, than a tree left idle. Because of this Cork forests support one of the highest levels of biodiversity among forest habitats where plant diversity can reach 135 species per square meter, many of which having culinary, aromatic or medicinal values.
With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.
Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, atomic timekeeping means the users never have to reset the time. Recently, Casio launched a series of Bluetooth watches that sync to the users cell phone to automatically update the time. Casio is always moving time forward.
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.6 x 2.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
- ASIN: B003S4JDEO
- Item model number: ST/3002GYGYOL
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 10, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Sprout|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||corn resin|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12 millimeters|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||corn resin|
|Special features||Luminous, includes a seconds-hand|
|Item weight||16 Ounces|
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was looking forward to an every day watch that was eco friendly. Disappointed. Appeared to be cheaply made.Clasp broke after one week of use.Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love the watch but this is my second one because the band breaks. Wish they would put a metal piece on the buckle.Published 20 months ago by Rosemary Martin
This is my third watch from Sprout Unisex. Matches all my camo gear.Published 21 months ago by Pedro Ortiz
Wristband fastener broke after 2 weeks, made out of flimsy biodegradable corn resin. everything works like I wanted except for that cheap plastic part.Published 23 months ago by Denis Piette
I purchased this as a gift for my son and he likes it except tor the clasp ALREADY broke off and he cannot even wear it until it gets repaired. Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by pam