Wearing a watch may seem a little retro, but Sprout’s eco-friendly timepieces are anything but old-fashioned. We’ve teamed up with this innovative company, which outfits the wrists of men, women, and children alike, to give three lucky Ecouterre readers—yes, three!—a sustainably crafted watch of their choice. Sprout makes its time-telling wares from renewable and recyclable materials, including organic corn resin, organic cotton, cork, and Tyvek. Each lead- and phthalate-free timepiece features a mineral crystal lens, a mercury-free battery, and a mother-of-pearl or bamboo dial. A few styles even flaunt certified-conflict-free diamonds. Whether you’ll choose to keep the watch for yourself or give it to someone special for the holidays, enter now for three chances to win!


1. SIGN UP FOR THE ECOUTERRE NEWSLETTER. (This is important because we’ll be announcing the winners there.)

2. LEAVE A COMMENT BY DECEMBER 23 and tell us what you look forward to most during the holiday season. Although it doesn’t hurt to get fancy, we’ll be picking three winners at random.

Note: This contest is open only to residents of the United States.

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We’ll announce the three winners in our newsletter on Wednesday, December 26.The deadline to enter is 12 midnight ET on Sunday, December 23, so ENTER NOW for a chance to win!

Don’t want to leave your gift-giving to chance? With plenty of styles to choose from—and prices starting at $30—Sprout Watches make timely holiday presents. Plus, they look amazing whether under a tree or in a stocking. Shop online today!


After 50 years of making watches, E. Gluck Corporation decided to expand its company to make eco-friendly watches that have a low-impact on the Earth. From watches made from organic corn resin to cork to conflict-free diamonds and mercury-free batteries, Sprout Watches aims to create sustainable and stylish watches for every green family, as well as introduce the not-yet-green to eco-friendly alternatives.

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Originally published on Dec. 4, 2012.