On April 22nd, 1970, 20 million people across America joined together to celebrate the planet we live on and put a spotlight on the environment, creating Earth Day. Meant to bring awareness to the growing issues of the degrading environment that were largely unaddressed, it is now celebrated around the world, and more important than ever. To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, OneEleven Watches has created a fun limited edition watch inspired by the pins and slogans from the first Earth Day celebration.
OneEleven Watches creates solar watches with sustainability in mind. By utilizing recycled plastics for their cases and straps, solar movements to reduce toxic battery consumption, and recycled packaging materials as well as biodegradable inks, they are working towards a goal of creating ever-more eco-friendly timepieces. Additionally, as a 1% For the Planet Partner, they will donate 1% of sales to an environmental cause.
For their Earth Day timepiece, OneEleven created a colorful timepiece with a palette based on the pins worn at the first Earth Day celebration, giving them a fun, vintage style. You’ll find the 42mm bio plastic case features a frosted clear body with a yellow bezel that brings the sunrise to mind. The dial is then dark blue with a red and white chapter ring, yellow, green and red hands and heavy white markers, for a fun mix of colors with a lot of pop. The numbered case back then features a recreation of some 70’s Earth Day graphics.
Perhaps the standout feature, however, is the multi-colored velcro strap made from recycled water bottles. One half is dark blue, and has a sewn on patch with the quote “Save Your Earth, You Can’t Get Off,” while the other half is crisp white with a dark blue tip, and a printed vintage 1970 Earth Day emblem. The whole thing comes together to be an exciting, energetic reminder of this important movement, and that while Earth Day is a single day, the Earth should be top-of-mind everyday.
Limited to just 500 pieces, the OneEleven Earth Day watch is only $75, making it a great fun addition to your collection that is great for summer days at the beach. It’s also perfectly priced as a gift for a friend, a loved one, or anyone who likes to keep the welfare of the planet on their mind. Pick one up here today