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      04-15-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
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Wood Watches

So, I've been looking for an inexpensive watch to bum around in, and I'm pretty keen on getting a wood watch. I like the looks, and I recently purchased a few pair of Evoke Bamboo Sunglasses, and a wood watch would go well with them.

That said, I've done some research and there are a handfull of companies offering wood watches. Yet there is little (if any) information in the form of reviews on them. Has anyone actually seen/worn any of these?

We-Wood:

http://we-wood.us/collections/alpha/...ood-alpha-army

I really like the look, but the reviews I found show some pretty shoddy craftsmanship. It's also got a pretty lackluster movement.

JORD:

http://www.woodwatches.com/series/sully#18

These look to be a bit better quality, and even offer a mechanical (though I don't like square watches, so I'd go with the quartz). No real reviews online.

Tense:

http://tensewatch.com/store/compass-...0dg-p-132.html

Like the looks, but it doesn't specify the movement (assuming it's crap) and again, no reviews.

Martin & McArthur:

https://www.martinandmacarthur.com/c...etail?Itemid=0

https://www.martinandmacarthur.com/c...etail?Itemid=0

https://www.martinandmacarthur.com/p...29-2024-detail

These look to be the highest quality, as well as the most expensive. They offer various mechanicals and even a moon phase, though I'm not going to drop $2k on a wooden watch so I'm limited to their quartz offerings.


So, anyone actually seen one of these in the flesh (er, wood)?
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      04-15-2014, 12:48 PM   #2
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i was in maui and their is a line of watch they make with teak or whatever their native wood is there that they make a lot of high end furniture with. kinda cool and very very light weight. wasnt my thing though.
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i was in maui and their is a line of watch they make with teak or whatever their native wood is there that they make a lot of high end furniture with. kinda cool and very very light weight. wasnt my thing though.
It's Koa wood that you're thinking of from Hawaii. Love it!
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It's Koa wood that you're thinking of from Hawaii. Love it!
Yes correct, that is it.
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I know this isn't even close to what you have in mind, but they are lovely to look at: http://danevych.com/en/collection.html .

If you aren't nuts about the watches you've identified so far, this may be helpful to you: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/tag/watches-made-with-wood/ .

Here's a review of a WeWood watch: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/wewood-j...atch-review-2/ .

Here's another brand that may appeal to you: http://www.originalgrain.com/ .

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