Durable, leather-free watch brands you’ll love


Hello dear reader. Can you tell me the time?

Every time you look down and see a watch wrapped around your wrist, it not only sends you back the minutes and times of the day, but also your choices and the power behind them.

When you look down and see a consciously designed watch spinning delicately and with great precision, crafted from sustainable and ethical materials by passionate craftsmen, you to feel Something. If you are really careful you can actually to feel the alignment of the material goods you own and the values ​​you hold in your heart. Your hard-earned dollars have gone to a brand that is Well. And it feels Well.

So today we take one step closer to vegan living beyond food and into the realm of vegan fashion and accessories. Were talking all about vegan watches!

What is a vegan watch?

A vegan watch is a timepiece made without products of animal origin, namely without:

  • Leather
  • Sweden
  • Snake skin
  • Alligator skin
  • The skin of any other animal
  • Ivory (made from elephant tusks)
  • Shell
  • pearl

… Or any other animal product. Leather is the most common animal product used in watch bands, but these days it’s easy to avoid with tons of herbal or synthetic alternatives.

Modern vegan watch straps

Today, you can easily get watch straps made from animal-free materials such as:

  • Cork
  • Silicone
  • Hemp
  • Cotton
  • Vegan leather
  • Pineapple leather
  • Vegan buckskin
  • Drink
  • Rubber
  • Stainless steel

And if you can get a beautiful watch that is functional and built to last without causing damage, why wouldn’t you?

You can find luxury vegan watches, high fashion watches, eco-friendly watches, and super affordable vegan watches available at big box stores like Target and Walmart. There is a vegan watch for everyone, and we hope we can help you find the perfect plant watch for you!

100% vegan watch brands

Here are several all-vegan watch brands that offer exquisite, compassionately designed watches. Most of them are online stores that can ship internationally so your new watch arrives at your doorstep. These also make a perfect vegan gift for a loved one celebrating a special occasion. Many of these brands are also PETA approved vegan

Note: These brands are located in different countries around the world, but they are shipped worldwide.

How to find an “accidentally vegan” watch

Of course, you can also find “accidentally vegan” watches made by both mainstream companies (like Apple Watches) and other more obscure brands. Stores like Target and Walmart and other low-cost mass-produced stores often accidentally sell vegan watches (which may be the more affordable option).

How do you know if a watch is vegan?

Look on the watch band or tag, and if it says “all man-made materials” or “100% man-made” or something like that, that indicates it’s vegan! If you see something that says “genuine leather” or other hides, then it isn’t. Some watches may be difficult to identify as vegan or not due to obscure or absent labeling, and in some of these cases there is no way to know (unless you contact the brand.

Replace your old leather watch straps

If you have an old watch that you love with leather watch bands that need to be replaced, consider finding a vegan watch band from one of the vegan brands that will fit your existing watch face! You should be able to easily find several options. You can take them to a watch store if you want them to assemble the new watch straps for you.

Remember the more durable watches are used watches. Save an old watch and give it a longer life with a little love and care. Just adding new straps will make it look brand new!

Sustainable Vegan Apple Watch Bands

It is undeniable that Apple watches are taking over. If you have one, you might be happy to know that you can find some super ethical and durable Apple watch bands, like these compostable watch bands from Pela! They are made from “flaxstic” which is a plastic like material made from flax seeds! Plants are truly magical.

What should I do with my old leather watch?

If you don’t know what to do with your leather watch now that you’re vegan (or the other animal products you bought before you went vegan), listen to our Vegan Clothing & Fashion episode from the Plant-Powered People podcast. We hope this helps you!

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This guide to vegan watches is not sponsored but may contain affiliate links, and purchasing through these links supports our work at World of Vegan. Thank you!

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