And is it really that weird? Watches, Swiss or otherwise, are often housed in cases made from natural materials: the bronze trend, Even otherworldly metals like gold and platinum are dug out of the ground to make watches.
Gaining grounds in men’s accessories is Wooden wristwear. And, let’s be honest: watches are just a complicated extension of standard men’s jewellery. So wooden timepieces aren’t really that odd.
Wooden watches are largely natural, and this is the greatest point of difference as they’ll age and weather over time, adding uniqueness and character. Many wooden watches boast hand-carved components, adding a personal touch to every piece.
Below are some of the best wooden watches you can buy right now;
Wewood Unisex Assunt Watch
Wewood’s Assunt watch could, at a glance, be confused with any regular carbon or steel timepiece. Upon closer inspection however, this timber ticker is crafted from 100 per cent natural wood, emphasized by the subtle grains that run throughout.
Mam Originals Stainless Dark Watch
Mam creates wooden watches using responsibly sourced materials, but they look nothing like traditional wooden timepieces.
Eclipse Wooden Watch
Sure, wooden watches may be incredibly different to their Swiss counterparts, but you can have best of both worlds. Eclipse’s iteration melds a light wood dial with a traditional silicone strap for a design that echoes a traditional sports watch.
Original Grain Ebony Matte Minimalist
As with any trend, jumping in with both feet can seem a terrifying prospect. Instead, dip a toe with Original Grain, which has created this slick minimalist watch with just a touch of wooden detailing to the bezel.
Tree Hut Stainless Steel Wood Watch
Hybrid watches don’t just end with dual-metal styles. While previous attempts to ‘traditionalise’ wooden watches have fallen flat, Tree Hut hit the sweet spot with a stainless steel bracelet and case that sits comfortably with real ebony wood inlays.