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Natural is in. Handmade is in. Authentic sentiment is in.
Wooden watches; they’re natural, they’re handcrafted, they’re stylish. Who wouldn’t want to combine the subtle beauty of natural wood with eco-friendly time-telling? As these wooden watches find so many different and unique forms, they are suitable for any style, gender, or age. Presently a competitive market, the best wooden watches are manufactured through many different companies right now.
Apache Pine was found by Jordan, a young man inspired by growing up surrounded by the natural beauty of Idaho. The Apache Pine team uses renewable resources to create watches relatable to that natural beauty, “bringing nature into [their] daily lives.”
Don’t let the youth of Apache Pine fool you. Every watch is matchless and genuine. Every piece of wood used is different, therefore every watch is completely unique. With materials from bamboo and sandalwood to the Grand Tetons in Wyoming, nature is really always with you when wearing an Apache Pine watch. Bands are leather, buckles are stainless steel, and Swiss Quartz movement, with sizes small-medium and large.
This team truly cares about their customers. Not only do they offer a one-year warranty on each watch, but if you aren’t happy with your watch in the first 60 days, there is a money-back guarantee.
“Apache Pine. Take nature with you.”
Tree Hut, which evolved from a small home basement in San Francisco, is a one-of-a-kind sentimental watch company. With the option of an engraved message on each watch, Tree Hut makes sure each watch is unique and personalized.
Tree Hut uses woods only real woods such as Ebony, Zebrawood, Redwood, Bamboo, Walnut, and more. With the choice of a 1.3 or 1.7 inch face-diameter, these watches are made with Japanese quartz movement and the choice of a wooden or genuine leather band, in many different styles and forms.
Tree Hut’s watches range in price from $100-$150, with frequent sales and great deals, such as couples’ watches and bargains for gifts and weddings.
All watches are manufactured Wholesale-free in their tiny California studio, which means they are always extra personalized.Shop All Tree Hut Watches
JORD, a unique wooden watch brand based out of Montana, focuses more on telling a story through the use of time and style. This modernized company works on creative ways to design more than just a wristwatch. The determined artists at JORD believe watches should tell more than just time.
JORD uses a diverse selection of materials from all over the world:
As for glass protection, JORD uses strictly Sapphire. Next to the diamond, Sapphire is one of the toughest crystals; it’s scratch resistant, clear and colorless. JORD believes in keeping your watch safe in the most reasonably sleek way.
The watch bodies as well as the bands are made not only from these beautiful woods and reeds, but also from combinations of the materials, working together to create one-of-a-kind styles.
With watch prices ranging from $150 to $400, JORD offers a one-year warranty and detailed care instructions. Exceptional watches deserve exceptional consideration.
With so many selections, JORD promises exceptional time telling in an extremely contemporary way.
WeWOOD, a wooden timepiece company that started in Italy and is based out of Los Angeles, California, offers more than just watches. WeWOOD plants a tree for every watch sold. With a goal of one million trees worldwide by 2020, they have planted over 420,000 trees thus far.
Using mostly scrapwood, WeWOOD is proudly sustainable and diverse:
WeWOOD watches range in price anywhere from $100 to $200, including a two-year warranty and promise of tenable durability.
Not only are the watches free of any toxic chemicals, the boxes they come in are 100% recycled material.
Tense, a Canadian wooden watch company, named their brand after the idea of “one moment in time in relation to another moment in time.”
Designer Ken P. Lau began his craft making wooden watches in 1957, and has not stopped developing since. Made from 100% either recycled or reclaimed wood, Tense watches are handmade in their Vancouver workshop, and are powered by Miyota Watch Movements in Japan.
Also sustainable, in a limited edition of select watches, Tense donates 40% of its proceeds to the David Suzuki Foundation, a Canadian-based climate-protecting organization.
Tense’s wood styles vary from sandalwood, to rosewood, zebrawood, maplewood, walnut, and teak. Watch dials are silver, gold, black, or white. Prices range anywhere from $100 to $500.
Based out of Dallas, Texas, Mistura Wooden Watches uses wood from renewable trees in South America. Wood is hand-chosen in the forest and laid to dry naturally for about six months before crafting begins. This authentic company takes about 85 hours to craft each watch individually. On their website, there is also the option to buy and plant a tree to keep the company sustainable and eco-friendly.
Mistura uses South American Pui, Purpleheart, Ebony, Bamboo and Teak wood, representing the beautiful trees in Columbia on leather straps. These watches are water-resistant but not waterproof and have replaceable batteries. With so many unisex options, the watches range in price from $190-$500. As Mistura cares deeply about the satisfaction of their customers, returns, exchanges, and warranties are all available under certain conditions.
Each watch combines fashion with the dedicated love of the earth in one.
Original Grain is exactly what it sounds like. Founded in the Pacific Northwest by Andrew and Ryan Beltran, the company is dedicated to nature’s grace. OG plants ten trees for each watch sold, in partnership with Trees for the Future- including fruit trees to feed families all over the world.
Original Grain Watches have adjustable stainless steel straps and bands, and scratch-resistant mineral glass to cover their Japanese Miyota Precision Quartz Movement. Prices range from $150-$190 and include free shipping worldwide. Original Grain also offers a seven-day return refund and a 14-day exchange policy to guarantee customer happiness.
Springbreak Company, SPGBK for short, was started by two fraternity brothers from North Carolina in search of a stylish and low-cost watch to wear on the beach during their college spring break. The founders wanted the watches to be modern and appeal to college students.
All watches are made from Maple and Sandalwood, are lightweight, adjustable, and unisex. SPGBK understands what it’s like to be a broke college student with a love of art and style. With their promise of affordable watches comes a lifetime warranty. Prices range from $50-$60, including package deals. They wanted to create unique and eco-friendly timepieces without emptying the wallets of their customers, and that is just what they did.
Grovemade, from Portland, Oregon, was created in 2009 by friends Joe Mansfield and Ken Tomita who wanted to put an uncommon yet uncomplicated spin on telling time. Since then, their team has expanded to 20 workers and more products than just watches. From homegoods to Apple accessories, Grovemade has products for everyone.
As for handmade wooden watches, the company uses hand-sanded materials such as Eastern Hardrock Maple and Oregon Claro Walnut, including parts from Japan and China, as well as Portland itself. Straps are made from vegetable-tanned leather and have stainless steel cores and adjustable clasps. Prices range from $239-$319 and includes free shipping anywhere in the United States.
Grovemade’s modernized timepieces are different from many other wooden watches. They have circular hands with twelve windows to keep time-telling simple yet trendy.
Analog Watch Co. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has a zeal for Mother Nature. It started as an art school project, and after lots of hard work, grew into independent company constantly inspired by the outdoors. Forever grateful for what nature offers the world, Analog Watch Co. partners with non-profit companies to plant trees for each watch sold.
The company uses wood from off-cut lumber, genuine leather, and are 80% biodegradable. Watches tick through Miyota Japanese quartz movements, and straps are made from leather or soft wood. Analog Watch Co. uses wood from all over the world, including Makore, Maple, Teak, Bamboo, Blackwood, Silverheart, and Red Sanders.
Watches are water-resistant but not waterproof, and should be handled with care. Straps can be adjusted, various watch diameters and case-thicknesses are available, and batteries are replaceable. With prices ranging from $150-$200, each watch comes with a one-year warranty and can be shipped all over the world.
Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, Luno Wear is a wooden watch company that comes from a long history of family business and hard work. Boman Farrer was inspired by his great-grandfather’s watchmaking many years ago. Between him and manufacturer Ryan Krantz, the company was born four generations later. The two were interested in creating a reasonably-priced, lightweight wooden watches, and after lots of hard work, that is just what they did.
Luno Wear’s watches are made out of all natural Ebony and Bamboo, complete with genuine leather straps and the promise of a modernized appearance. Prices range from $65-$80, and an array of different colors and styles are available for men and women.
Martin and MacArthur is a company that manufactures in British Columbia, Canada, but is based out of Hawaii that specializes in selling handmade wooden watches, furniture, accessories and more. The company uses Koa, which comes from a large, dark red Hawaiian forest tree. Koa only grows in Hawaii, but the company is sustainable in the sense that they only use wood from dead and fallen trees. Martin and MacArthur is actually a leader in reforesting Koa.
Martin and MacArthur has over 125 different styles of timepieces for men and women. The company has self-winding and automatic watches, and include materials such as gold, silver, and mother of pearl. Some watches even present the monthly phases of the moon.
The physical elegance of Koa wood is enhanced with skin contact, so the wooden links of the strap improve with time. Prices range from $185-$1,950.
Author: Danielle Mulligan