Say goodbye to replacing watch batteries.
Cadence’s Ecomatic is a watch that winds itself, powered by the wearer’s movements. The watch has a power reserve of 36 hours, and it can also be manually wound if you decide to stay in bed for the weekend. Automatic watches might mean less hassle for you, but they have bigger implications: fewer batteries in the landfill and ultimately less waste.
At $195, the Economatic is no Rolex, but it feels like a quality watch at that price point — and an attractive one at that, with its subtle yet elegant face inspired by European railroad watches. The case is made of jewelry-grade stainless steel and sapphire-coated quartz glass. It’s by no means a diving watch, but you can certainly bring it on your adventures worry-free, since it’s water resistant up to 5 atmospheres, or 50 meters (realistically, you’re likely not going deeper than 18 meters).
The Ecomatic can certainly pass for a more expensive watch than it is, but two things give it away: the ever so slight tick from the second hand, as opposed to a constant fluid movement, and the green cotton band. The former takes a close eye to notice (and if the observer notices this minutia, he’ll certainly realize it’s a $200 watch), but the latter is replaceable.
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