I have been looking for a new watch for a long time and am so excited to share my Bergs + Betts watches! Not only are they a local company (from beautiful Victoria), the watch straps are also sustainably made from surplus leather scraps. They have a curated collection of 3 models but with wonderful color combinations. Read on to see how I style my Bergs + Betts watch and how you can win one for yourself too!
About Bergs + Betts
What makes Bergs + Betts watches different is that the watch straps are crafted from surplus leather that would have gone to waste! I’m trying to be more eco-friendly in my actions and being a responsible consumer is a small step towards that goal.
The watches are designed and assembled in Victoria (a ferry ride away from Vancouver). I love to support Canadian companies and it’s even better that this one is so close to home. The parts are sourced from China and the supplier was chosen based on their business practices.
Here are some technical information about the materials used to create these watches:
- stainless steel case
- genuine leather for the watch straps
- Japanese Quartz movement
- 2 year warranty
One of the models offered by BERG + BETTS is called The Mindful ($139). This is a super minimalist design with a round face and dashes as the hour mark. I have a really small wrist so I appreciate when brands make round faces with different sizes. The Mindful is a 38mm face which is slightly smaller than their Original collection which is 40mm.
I picked this Burgundy and Rose Gold color combination as I thought it was very unique but still easy to pair with outfits. There are 16 color combinations to choose from in this model!
The watch I decided on myself is The Classic ($119) in gold and black. I currently have two watches in my collection. Both are round faces so I wanted to try something new. I have a lot of gold and black accessories so I thought this watch would pair really well. I used to think square watches are dated but I absolutely love the classy vibe it gives off. There are not a lot of watches made in Canada with a square face so I’m ecstatic about this find!
As I mentioned earlier, my wrist is quite small and I’m happy to say that this fits perfectly! The case is 40mm by 23mm and while it’s not dainty by any means, I think it looks quite sleek!
How I Wear My Watch
The easiest way to make your accessories look coherent is to match metals! I have a black and gold Gucci belt that I think will match perfectly with this watch. I know lots of people like to stack bangles and bracelets but I find that while it’s nice for photos, it’s not as practical. Often the bracelets will slip under the watch and be hidden from view.
Since my engagement ring is platinum, I didn’t want to mix gold rings with it. I decided to just wear the watch on it’s own and rolled up the sleeves to make it the star of the show. I’m wearing a super casual outfit of thermal tee and black tights but the Berg + Betts watch makes me feel way more put together!
Want to win a Berg + Betts watch for yourself?! I am giving away The Mindful in Burgundy and Rose Gold. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents. Head over to my Instagram to enter!