For years plastic, aluminum, and steel have been the most popular materials for watches and they remain prevalent today. However, a new material for watches is taking the market by storm and is sought-after by watch-wearers that want to be unique: wood.
If you are in the market for a new watch or just want to change things up a bit, below are reasons why a wooden one should be considered and it may be just what you are looking for.
When watches are crafted using wood as its main material, it is completely unique as two watches crafted using hardwood can never be the same. The color, direction, and shape of the wood grain vary by tree species, ensuring that the watch you purchase will be unique and can never be replicated. It is not possible to make two watches look the same even when both are made from the same tree.
When people think of wood they often picture a plain, brown colour. Not so with wooden watches. These types of watches can maintain their grainy, wooden appearance but are also available in many styles and colours.
By purchasing a wooden watch, you can do your part in helping the environment. Wood is one of the most renewable resources in the world. When a tree is harvested, a seed can be planted to replace the tree that was cut down. Most manufacturers of wooden watches make them out of recycled wood to begin with, meaning that in most instances no trees were cut down just to produce your watch.
In addition, most companies that sell wooden watches plant a tree for every watch that they sell, ensuring that the tree population is healthy. Wooden watches are perfect for those who have sensitive skin or are allergic to metal products as they are free of any toxic chemicals.
While wooden watches are definitely gaining in popularity, they are still rare compared to those made of other materials. As a result, wooden watches still garner a lot of attention and are desired by those who do not have one. Watches made out of plastic or metal are made in large quantities by manufacturers with all having the same exact look and features.
Wooden watches are commonly crafted with personal touches by a smaller company or person, guaranteeing that the piece you purchase will be unlike any other one on the market.
Not only are wooden watches rare and unique, but they are elegant. Whether you go with a plain, lightly-stained watch or a coloured one, it is bound to match whatever you are wearing from jeans to tuxedos. Nowadays, wooden accessories are hip, popular commodities with sunglasses, eyeglasses, bowties, bags, and wallets being only some of the examples that wood is being used to make.
A wooden watch to go with these accessories will allow you to maintain a classy style envied by many. Not only does a watch give you the time, it portrays your personality and a wooden watch can achieve this perfectly.
While many people do not complain that their wristwatch is heavy per se, they may say that it is uncomfortable after wearing it for a while. This is not a complaint that wooden watch wearers have as they are lightweight and extremely gentle against the skin. Wooden watches are available with just the dial or the band made of wood, or both. You are given the ability to try out different models to see what works for you.
For example, if the wooden band does not feel right against your wrist, you can opt to have the wooden dial with a band made of plastic, or even Velcro, allowing you to still maintain the great look of a wooden watch.