Our Story

The Cactus Story.

Australia's Best Watches and smartwatches for Kids, Children, Teens and Tweens.

Cactus delivers uniquely designed, tough, durable, digital and analogue educational kids watches that help teach children how to tell the time and enjoy their first ever watch.

Cactus Watches was started in 2006 by Sheryl and Len Smith, husband and wife team with many years' experience in the watch industry.

There was so little available for parents who wanted to buy their child - their first watch to teach them the time - and help them easily read the clock.

Yes there were Swatch watches, Casios, and Chunky G-shocks - but appropriate nothing for youth. The market was lacking stylish and cool watches for kids for toddlers, tweens and teens.

After having over 15 years of experience in the international watch business - we decided it was time to focus on the children - and we wanted to make kids' watches and smartwatches for children - boys and girls of all ages.

The world of watches and clocks for kids was lacking quality, cool time teacher designs, waterproof watches for boys that would last, look cool, classical yet trendy and modern.

But above all, we wanted to make quality products that boys and girls would be proud to own and want to look after well.

Cactus is about youth on-time trends, style, quality and durable design, and innovative smartwatch technology.

We are passionate about our carefully designed range of watches for kids and teens [and all who feel young]. We believe that kids have their own innate sense of style – and we design watches that kids love to wear – watches that capture the energy and freshness of childhood. We create watches that are colourful, fun, and imaginative. We also do edgy and funky styles for trendy kids and teens, as well as time teachers with easy to read faces – perfect for a first watch.

Our range of digital, analogue, and smartwatch collections include collections 30m water proof watches, 100m water-resistant surf and beach watches, trendy easy to read time teachers, and the best new kids smartwatches and fitness trackers.

The inspiration of "Cactus Watch Designs" comes from the Australian outdoor lifestyle and culture.

So welcome to Cactus. Australia's #1 brand for kids digital watches, analogue time teachers and smartwatch fitness trackers for children through to teenagers.

Enjoy our new collections of watches and noise limiting kids headphones too - and we hope your kids, teenagers, and youngsters love their first watch!

You are welcome to shop, or to find a local stockist where you can touch and feel the range.

Sheryl and Len