The best reasons why wooden watches are the best

The best reasons why wooden watches are the best

In a time of smartphones and wearable technology, watches are not exactly a must have fashion accessory for men anymore. However, when it comes to status symbols and the ability to add a bit of class to your fashion style, traditional watches are still very much the go-to accessory for most people. But racing watches, sport watches and wrist chronometers kind of start to look the same after a while. They become generic, sterile and boring, even the latest high-end wrist wear.

Wooden watches, on the other hand (pun intended), add a touch of class with their unique, naturalistic twist. It doesn’t matter if you spend $100 or $5,000 on such an item, depending on the materials and craftsmanship, a wooden watch instantly becomes the center of attention and a topic of constant praise.

There are many reasons to own a wood watch, and we chose the best. Here’s why we think it’s a good idea to investing in a unique timepiece that might be there for generations to come.

Most unique style

When a watch is crafted from wood, you know it’s unique. No two watches can ever be the same when they are built using hardwood. Nature has an infinity of varieties, especially when it comes to wood grain: color, shape, direction, you name it, they all vary by species of tree and the cut of the wood. It’s almost impossible to make two timepieces appear identical, even when they are cut from the same tree.

More so, if you purchase a production wood watch, designers tend to incorporate multiple parts of the wood in order to create contrast between the components. This way, they enhance the natural beauty of the wooden pieces.

Wooden watches are eco-friendly

Because it is a natural resource, wood is always renewable, compared to metal and plastic. Basically, trees grow on every inhabited continent on Earth and, if we remain responsible with forests, the world will not be running out of wood anytime soon. Also, besides the fact that it’s more renewable than metal, wood needs less energy for rework.

Many artists that make wooden watches use bamboo as the main “ingredient”. It’s strong, has a rapid growth span and generates a lower carbon footprint compared to conventional hardwoods and softwoods.

Wooden watches are rare

We live in an age of copycat products that anyone can order from the internet at the touch of a button. Thus, the oportunity to wear something unique and unusual, that adds class to your style, rarely presents itself. What’s the solution? Dress up your wrist with a super cool wooden watch and you instantly turn yourself into an object of admiration, awe and maybe even disbelief. Get yourself a wooden watch and random compliments on the street will become a thing. But beware: people will want to touch your watch to make sure it’s really wood.

In addition to being an unusual sight, wooden watches are unique and completely individual. This is thanks to the natural variations found in wood grain. We guarantee you will never bump in the street with someone who has an identical watch. Anyone can buy two identical Rolexes, but only wood watches are impossible to duplicate. Much like Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

Wooden watches are cutting edge fashion

There’s no doubt wearing a wood watch on your wrist gives you that little bit of extra fashion spice that so many want to find. It allows you to make a bold statement about yourself and what you stand for. It gives you the extra push to stand out from the crowd. You will distinguish your style with one of the few accessories that never fail to attract compliments and comments.

No matter what your style is, formal or casual, if you choose a wooden watch in the right color tones and with the right finish, it can compliment any outfit and add that finishing touch to your almost perfect outfit. Want to make a statement and wow people? Get yourself a wooden watch.

They are recyclable

Most wooden watches are made from reclaimed or recycled wood. This prevents wasteful disposal of old wood from demolition sites and it backs up every watch with a unique story about the wood it came from. Just imagine having a wood watch made from the mast of an old sailing ship. How cool would that be?

You can also provide the wood yourself, for example if you have wood from a tree that means something to your family, that had to be cut or didn’t survive a storm. It’s a great way to keep that memory alive, while also looking amazing. We all know the most powerful gifts are the ones tied to people and places we love.

Wood watches are 100% natural

We’d go for 101%, but that’s mathematically impossible. Very few possessions we carry every day in our bags and pockets have that natural look and feel of wood. We live in a world covered in plastic, synthetics, glass and metal. That’s why most of our everyday products seem sterile and emotionless, out of touch with the natural world.

Add wood accents to our daily objects and it all changes. It doesn’t matter if it’s a pen, a card holder, or an object that we check out frequently, such as a watch, wood gives it that natural feel amid all the artificial that surrounds us.

Of course, we cannot control every bit of our environment, but we can still have a little piece of nature with us to remind us where it all came from and keep ous grounded (pun intended again).

Wooden watches are non-toxic

A watch is an item that stays glued to our skin for most of the day, so it’s important to keep it out of the range of toxic chemicals. When you have wood close to the skin regularly, your skin absorbs the materials that coat the wood’s surface.

When you buy a wood watch, make sure your contact with it’s surface does not result in harmful side effects to your everyday life. Fortunately, wood watch creators make the best watches from non-toxic, chemical-free materials and finishes. This way, thanks to the improved crafting processes and finish formulas, buying a wooden watch doesn’t have to involve any health hazards.

Wooden watches are hypoallergenic

Many people have allergies to metal which they either know about or discover only after they start wearing their favourite jewlery. Metal allergies can cause discoloration and severe irritation or rashes. For some people, it’s impossible to wear even the finest jewlery made from the purest metals, simply because it wreaks havoc on their sensitive skin. Of course, metal allergies are never a concern if you wear a wooden watch.

Wooden watches ar also nickel free. Nickel allergies can be harsh for those who enjoy wearing a fine timepiece on their wrist. Nickel is a metal primarily used in most digital and mechanical watches, which makes them a deal breaker for anyone who is allergic to it. The backings of wood watches do not contain metal, so anyone with a nickel allergy can easily wear one.

They’re lightweight

Things are simple here: a lot of people refuse to wear watches because they are too heavy, especially metal watches. A wood watch solves this problem by its nature: it’s lightweight and comfortable to wear. You won’t even know it’s there, until someone compliments it.


There are so many more reasons to own a wood watch that we didn’t get into here. But we hope we convinced you that it’s time to own a wooden watch, which may become a standard for men and women’s timepiece accessories.

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