18 reasons you should buy a wood watch

Watches have always been a “nice-to-have” accessory, not a “must-have” and now watches made from wood may provide that reason you have been looking for. Prices can range from $149 to over $4,000 if you buy a high end wood watch. While Wood Watches do look different, and grab lot of attention, so we decided to compile a top list of reasons people choose to wear watches made from wood.  

1) They are Unique

No two watches made from timber are the same

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One of the best features of a wood watch, is how they’re all different. Every wooden watch is unique not just because it is handmade, but it’s because working with wood, it is impossible to make two pieces look the same. When you purchase a Wood Watch, although it may be from the same production, the watch you purchase will be crafted using different parts of the wood, creating a variance in the grain and hue.

2) Eco-friendly

They are made from one of the most renewable sources we have: Wood! eco-friendly-reasons-you-should-buy-a-wood-watch
Wood is a brilliant resource, it is renewable and grows naturally all around the world, and there simply is no shortage of wood. Depending on the type of wood you use, there is a variety of hardwood, softwood and even bamboo resources available. Bamboo is one of the best resources for making wood watches, it is strong, grows fast and has a low carbon footprint. Wood requires less energy to process when creating products from it. If you didn’t know it already: wood absorbs carbon dioxide from the air, therefore by wearing a wood watch, you are removing chemicals from the air.

3) Rare

How many people do you know with a wood watch?

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We’ll have to agree, its fun wearing something that is out of the ordinary and very unique. We have found that many times people say something like: “That watch looks like wood.” And then they realise that it actually is wood. The best part is, your watch is unique, and each watch has a slightly different colour and tiny changes in the grain means, that no one else will have a wood watch just like yours.

4) 100% Chic

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This is fairly obvious, but it’s true. We guarantee that if you purchase a Wood Watch, you will get many complementary questions, compared to wearing a standard metal watch.

5) Made from Recycled Wood

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Any recycled or reclaimed wood that is used for our watches, has been carefully selected for quality and sustainability. This is a very important point to make; Wood Watches are primarily made from recycled wood. This is because there is an abundance of wood thrown away each year, we source only the best wood off-cuts, or reclaimed wood for a fraction of the cost.

6) 100% Natural Wood

This is the most obvious point we can make: Wood Watches are made from wood! natural-wood-reasons-you-should-buy-a-wood-watch
Our craftsmen and women take their time when selecting the raw product used in our watches, this is not just to ensure the end product looks good, while making sure the product is natural and won’t harm the customer.

7) Chemical and Toxin-Free

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When selecting any type of Wood that will be used in close contact with skin, it is imperative to test it and make sure it is chemical and toxin free. Unlike some Wood Watch companies, we make sure that all the wood in our production process, has been tested to comply with international standards.

8) Hypoallergenic

If you’re having issues with metal against your skin, wood watches are the perfect alternative Hypoallergenic-reasons-you-should-buy-a-wood-watch
Wood Watches are perfect for people with skin conditions and allergies. Many people choose Wood Watches because they cannot wear standard watches. If you choose to purchase a 100% Wood Watch, you can be rest assured, you will be able to wear your watch without fear of breaking out.

9) Nickel-Free

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Nickel allergies are very frustrating, especially if you would like to wear a watch but you can’t because you fear a break out. Wood Watches have a wooden plate on the back, this is in contrast to most watches which have a standard metal plate on the back. With a WoodMafia 100% Wood Watch, you no longer have to worry about an allergic reaction. If you know anyone who is unable to wear a watch, let them know about WoodMafia, or even buy a wood watch as a gift.

10) Did you know? The traditional gift the a 5th Wedding Anniversary is Wood!

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We have just solved problem of finding that perfect 5-year anniversary gift with a Wood Watch! There is no need to give a chopping board, wooden spoon or plaque. It’s time to give something a little different, stylish and unique.

11) They age well

Unlike the owners, they just get better with age
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Wood is an amazing material, its colours and textures improve over time. As soon as you put on your Watch, the skins natural oils gradually change the wood. If you have ever seen a 5-year old Wood watch, you will be amazed at how it looks. Unlike plastic and metal watches that wear down over time, wood watches age beautifully.

12) Durable and Lightweight

Wood is one of the lightest and most durable materials on earth lightweight-durable-reasons-you-should-buy-a-wood-watch
As soon as you put on a Wood Watch, you will notice how comfortable it is compared to metal or plastic watches. It may not seem like a bit issue, but metal watches are surprisingly heavy. If you’re always at work, you will notice the weight can put unnecessary strain on your arm. Wood watches generally weigh half of a standard metal watch.

13) They go with Anything!

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It doesn’t matter what you are wearing or where you are going, wood watches always look good. Unlike metal watches, which normally are worn to dress up, or plastic watches which are worn for recreation. Wood Watches can be worn almost anywhere, or with just about anything. Wood has an amazing colour and texture, it can be worn just about anywhere and since it’s natural, it looks great. It does not matter if you are out in a bar, on the beach, at work or in a suit. You can wear a Wood Watch with just about anything.

14) Showcase Craftsmanship

Not just a timekeeper
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This amazing piece of art will elevate your overall look. It is amazing that such a small item as a watch can make such a difference to your overall appearance. It’s because WoodMafia Watches bring back a glimpse of the past: Real Craftsmanship. WoodMafia Watches are built to high standards to suit the modern gentleman. Not only this, but WoodMafia Wood Watches can be customised to fit your taste.

15) Minimalist Design

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Our craftsman wisely chose to craft our watches by leaving the natural wood grain, streamlined shape, and uncomplicated face to be the main points of our Wood Watches.

16) Easy to Maintain

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Wood is a brilliant material that with the right care, can look beautiful with minimal effort. We recommend that keep your Wood Watch looking gorgeous: Simply apply a dab of lemon or orange oil with a cotton cloth in brisk strokes. Then gently rub it in until there is no residue left.

17) The perfect Heirlooms

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Wristwatches such as the WoodMafia range of Wood Watches are not just the perfect gift, but they are the ideal heirloom. When taken good care of, wood will last for a very long time and ages beautifully. Watches can mean a lot and stand the test of time. Being able to own a timepiece from a different time is a remembrance of the people who came before you. This does not mean that the watch is worth a small fortune, but what it resembles can mean so much more.

18) Variety of Colours

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Natural wood can showcase a broad range of colours We all enjoy having something a little different and unique. With the range of Wood Watches at WoodMafia, you truly have a good choice variety in your watch. Almost all of our clients enjoy having a mix of colours, from the wood face to the different straps which we have available. WoodMafia watches enable you to display your personal, self-expressive style that is just naturally attractive.  

A few places you can buy wood watches

Amazon | Etsy 

  • Abbie Simpson

    Haha this post made me laugh – They are Chic? Thanks for the update 😉

  • simon

    100%Chick, sure, what will you think of next? I just purchased a wood watch from you, thanks!

  • Bobby B

    Great post, you should have spent more time on #1 – I get asked about my wood watch every day… it a little boring now 😛 haha

  • Jackie

    I have been on the search for Hypoallergenic watches, thanks for pointing me in your direction

  • Sarah

    Haha great reasons for the watch. You forgot to say : they are big!