Here is something you don’t see everyday. Watches made out of wood. Yes, you read it right, wood. Well, at least the case and strap is made out of wood. A company called WeWood makes the watches.
The company was founded in Florence in 2010. It is now based in Los Angeles. They offer watches in both analog and digital style. All the watches are powered by movements sourced from Miyota of Japan and then encased their special wood cases. The watches measure a large 42 mm to 48 mm, model dependent.
The watches are rendered in beige, black or brown finishing. The wood used to make the case is toxin-free and 100% hypoallergenic. Each model comes on an intricately carved wood bracelet. The watches are not waterproof but it is splash resistant. I am not sure about splinter issues.
The watches retail for about USD119.
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A sample of their offerings:
WeWood Date Beige.
WeWood Date Black.
WeWood Chrono Brown.
WeWood Date Brown.
In case you were wondering, Tissot was the first company to offer watches encased in wood back in 1988 called "The Wood Watch".