How are wooden watches made?
First we choose a texture or grain, while keeping in mind that some wearers may need these pieces to be hypoallergenic. There's a few different woods that can be used, including zebra wood, ash wood, teak wood, maple wood, bamboo wood, walnut wood and sandalwood.
After choosing the kind of wood to be used, different parts are required, and those are:
- Quartz movement: This is the whole interior machinery of the watch.
- Crown: This is the watch part that allows you to adjust the time, date or other features.
- Watch Band Pins: Connects the face dial to the watch strap
- Watch Gasket: prevents the watch from getting water, dust as well as other residues. While many wooden watches are not waterproof they are water resistant so that you can do small tasks like washing up, etc, and they will likely be safe.
- Watch Batteries
- Watch crystal
- Watch hands
- Watch band clasps
- Watch bands
Quartz movement thickness is always estimated to be between 0.70mm to 2.35mm. Nevertheless, depending on the brand the thickness of the crystal is equal to that of quartz movement. The first wooden circle that has been cut is to be put at the bottom followed by the circular ring. Thereafter, the second wooden circle and then the circular ring is placed at the top.
A small hole is made in one of the two circular wood cut-out to allow the quartz movement rest easily on it. The watch hands are placed on the remaining side of the circular wood cut out. The two circular wooden rings are glued on every side of the circular wood cut-out. Using a watch gasket and glue, the side opposite the watch hands is covered by a watch crystal. The back of the watch will also be covered through the use of the remaining wood cut-out. The watch backside has super tiny holes drilled in order to utilse screws to have the back side covered. A watch gasket is also used at the back of your watch to shield the watch from oil, water and other residues from penetrating the inside of the gadget where they can cause damage.
A wooden watch has a watch crystal placed on top just like all other watches. Watch straps are also attached to make it a complete watch to be worn with various outfits. Nevertheless, as the gadget is assembled, caution is exercised as not every wood is durable. The final step of making a watch is to paint it in various different colors and there, you good to go.
How do I adjust a wooden watch band?
In this video we use two screwdrivers (1.4 mm). You can get them from a local store, these are watch, jewelry or phone repair tools.
First of all, use cloth on the table, because you don't want to scratch your watch glass.
Use two screwdrivers. With one hold screw, with another turn the screw. Remove screw.
3. Repeat it on other pin.
4. Push the pin that hold the links together out of their holes.
5. Put screws back.
That's it. Now you have shortened the watch band. It's very easy to change!
Are wooden watches any good?
In short... yes. Once they are looked after they can last for a very long time, even being passed on through generations. Because they use quartz technology their precision is also great.
Wood watches are not just good for the environment, but they are also good for us. If your skin is allergic to certain types of metal, silicone or leather, a fully wooden watch may be your best bet. A lot of people don't like to wear watches because they are too heavy.... wooden watches are actually lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Are wooden watches in style?
Yes, always. Being environmentally friendly is always in fashion.
Are wooden watches durable?
Durability is one of the main reasons that your average watch uses metal or rubber as its main material. Yes, these thing are more durable that wood. So your wooden watch will need a little bit of care for it to last a long time. But it can.
Are wood watches comfortable?
Wood is generally going to feel lighter than metal when it comes to watches because the wood that is used is a lighter type of wood. Most people find that the wooden watches are more comfortable due to the lighter material and the smooth wood finishing.
How long do wooden watches last?
As we mentioned, even though a good and well-maintained wood watch can last for over a decade, they are still not as durable as metal watches.
However, don’t make the mistake of thinking that wood watches are unreliable. The fact of the matter is that when wood watches are cared for well enough, they can last years, and even decades or more.
How to choose a wood watch?
This one is easy, Browse our incredible range on this website or just drop us an e-mail for advice.
Who buys wood watches?
From our experience, it's anyone. We have everybody from eco-conscious shoppers to celebrities and those who just think that they look incredible. Don't think too much about who else is buying them - just buy one for yourself and you'll never look back.
Why should I buy a wood watch?
There's actually a lot of reasons.
If your skin is allergic to certain types of metal, silicone or leather, a fully wooden watch may be your best bet.
A lot of people don't like to wear watches because they are too heavy. Wood watches solve this problem with ease. They're lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Also very importantly they are eco-friendly, sustainable and beautiful.