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Swedish brand TRIWA generally makes inexpensive quartz (but not exclusively) watches with simple familiar designs. Founded in 2007 in Stockholm, the name derives from their ambitious founding principle of “Transforming the Industry of Watches”.
Transforming an industry is something which perhaps many brands would like to achieve in one form or another, but they have two recent achievements of note.
The first of these was their ‘Time for Peace’ Humanium range, made from something called ‘Humanium metal’, which is made from illegal firearms taken from conflict zones. Confiscated firearms are destroyed, turned into a metal, and TRIWA have used it to make the cases for these watches. Each watch can be traced back to a specific weapons destruction programme, and comes on either an organically tanned leather strap or a recycled PET nylon strap. They come with either Miyota or Ronda movements and 15% of the purchase price goes to violence prevention programmes. They have raised over EUR 100,000 for programmes in El Salvador, from where the metal was obtained. You can take a look at them here. https://www.triwa.com/se/page/triwa-x-humanium-metal/
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https://www.triwa.com/global/watches/fa ... n-plastic/
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